"Having unfettered access to Finca Vigía was such a privilege and learning about Hemingway's daily work habits and muses was unforgettable....Byron, we thank you for your unique perspectives on Cuba and your exuberant warmth. Your observation that Cuba enables people experience their better selves was both profound and true". 

-Michael (New York, NY)


​​​We’re just getting started and already our clientele is raving!
Here’s what they are saying!


“Byron has been there and KNOWS Cuba. He put us in touch with honest and reliable people who arranged what WE wanted to do. It was both exhausting and exhilarating as we met with all manner of local folks who were deeply involved and highly experienced in what interested us! The Cubans are just flat out wonderful to meet but you will want someone (like Byron) reliable to help connect the dots. Don't wait too long to get over there.”
- Gerry & Annette (Pasadena, CA)


"With Byron's help, I was able to take my mom to Cuba for her birthday on an experience she'll never forget. Everyday was thoughtfully planned out with exciting adventures and carefully selected restaurants that highlighted the best of Cuban cuisine. I would not hesitate to recommend Embracing Cuba Tours to anyone considering a trip to Cuba. They were able to handle all of the logistics and always replied to my questions in a timely manner. I'll definitely use them again on my next visit. Thank you!"

- Joshua M.  (Studio City, CA)



“Because of Byron's vast knowledge of Cuba we were able to visit areas and experience a level of the culture that may have been lost to us otherwise”.
- Tina & Ray (Pasadena, CA)


“My husband and I recently traveled to Cuba. Because of Byron’s advice we had the most wonderful trip that we could have never experienced without his guidance! Byron really knows his way around the country and I would not hesitate sending anybody I know to him if they were planning a trip to Cuba”.
-Lori B. (Bel Air, CA)


“Thanks to Byron's knowledge of Cuba, our honeymoon was a unique trip-of-a-lifetime.  We knew where to dine, what tours to take, and where to go to soak in local culture.  We experienced a Cuba still unchanged by time.  The colors, sights, sounds, smells and tastes remain vivid in our minds eight years later.  We are so grateful to Byron for sharing his expertise”.
-Stephanie & Jory (Los Angeles, CA)

Afro-Cuban culture tour group taking a ride in a classic vintage car!

Testimonials

Hemingway tour group inside the office of Ernest Hemingway guided by Valerie Hemingway!