OUr community of travelers is a huge parT of what makes Otros Ojos such a special experience. Here is what some of them have to say about traveling in Cuba with us.
New Haven, CT
Initially reluctant to take on a country that seemed too fraught with complications for a short trip, I am now, thanks in large part to my experience with Otros Ojos, eager to return. Kay and Norberto opened doors that would otherwise have remained unknown and inaccessible to those unfamiliar with the arts and music scenes in Havana. With a distinct warm and personable touch, this pair paved paths for our group to enchanting galleries, phenomenal music encounters, thought-provoking theatre and superb restaurants. My eyes have been opened to a culture that has warmed my heart- these are a people who truly enjoy each day. They seem to revel in their vibrant music and celebrate family and friends. I am grateful for the rich insider perspective of Kay and Norberto and highly recommend seeing Cuba through their learned eyes!
Visiting Cuba with Otros Ojos gives an opportunity to experience the culture in an authentic and fun way. Besides being wonderful people, Kay and Noberto provide a unique access to places that only connected residents know about. I personally enjoyed the amazing art we got to see in private studios and a fantastic concert that was attended by enthusiastic local fans.
New Haven, CT
I cannot thank you enough for the time and attention you spent making our time in Cuba really spectacular. I felt we had a true insider's look to arts and music, dining and community. While we ate well, and I tried dancing, my favorite moments were sitting and talking about life in Cuba with you and your friends. It is your knowledge and love that made it all so enchanting. Thank you for a memorable trip.
New York, NY
My time in Cuba with Otros Ojos was fantastic. I’m an avid traveler and love exploring new places so had high expectations for my time in Cuba. I was not disappointed! The ability to see the country through that of a local, find gems of restaurants, bars and artists that you would never find as a normal tourist, and walk away really feeling like you experienced the culture is the ultimate prize when traveling. Mission accomplished. Thank you to Kay, Norberto & the amazing Otros Ojos team!
Otros Ojos wove together a Cuban experience that was unlike any other. In three days, we enjoyed wonderful dinners in tucked away corners of La Habana, drinks on the porch of Kay and Norberto’s magical home, live music, talks and connections with so much of their community, drinks and lively conversations on rooftops, and personal connections with artists. The small group of likeminded travelers we were with led to such a special group dynamic and made the trip even more meaningful. You couldn’t be in better hands for an eye-opening and local experience of Cuba.
Palm Springs, CA
Cuba is much more than original colonial architecture and nostalgia stirred by a fleet of autos from the 50’s or a ride through the city in a 1957 Impala Convertible! I have travelled around the world, but going to Cuba with Otros Ojos was a true discovery experience. Otros Ojos will help you discover the real culture and music of Cuba, new never before experienced rhythms and colors that cause your body to involuntarily to move to the beat, new sounds that fill your head as your cares of the day disappear! They introduced us to the musicians, artists, chefs of Cuba, and the people of Cuba who are filled with an infectious joy. Let Otros Ojos show you the real Cuba, the music, the art, the food, and the people, that make Cuba an unforgettable experience, and your memories will beckon you to return again and again.
Shani & ERiK H.
Finding Otros Ojos was an amazing stroke of luck. With Kay and Norberto's expert guidance, we got to experience life in Cuba for the past 40 years, engage with active artists and musicians, find off the beaten path restaurants and shops, and immerse ourselves in this amazing culture. Being there sparked an intense curiosity about the place which has lasted far beyond the trip - we've immersed ourselves in Cuban music and history and food. We can't wait for our next visit!
Traveling with Otros Ojos in Cuba was an unparalleled experience. Kay and Norberto are informed, intelligent, creative and educated. The know Cuba in such a deep and interesting way. Their perspectives and the communities they connected us to were so varied and important. Prepare to be treated not only like an honored guest, but like family. This was such a unique chance to know the generous hospitality of the Cuban people and to become acquainted with many special aspects of this beautiful island country. The Otros Ojos team is the best of hosts!
Naomi & Rob M.
We had a wonderful time traveling with Otros Ojos during our first trip to Cuba. When we travel, we look for ways to get to know a place beyond the tourist traps. That’s what Kay and Norberto provided. We went music venues and restaurants we never would have found on our own and got to know their wonderful community of artists and musicians. They also provided all of the necessary information to make logistical planning easy. Overall, we had an incredible time and hope to go back soon.