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5 Tips for Planning an Amazing Trip

We believe travel is great way to explore and understand the world. We hope these tips will help you as you plan your next adventure!

Make a Google Map List

We love Google Maps. The saved lists feature allows you to create and easy-to-follow plan and the offline function makes it easy to use during your trip, even without an internet connection. At CAYOS Travel, we keep a meticulously curated and constantly expanding collection of Google Map lists—feel free to check them out!

Confused about visas?

Our mission is to provide clear, accurate information on Cuba travel for Americans. Check out our article on visas or visit our site for more!

Hire a Local Guide on Your First Day

Even if you’ve done your research, as a newcomer there’s always more to know about a place. Booking an experience with a local guide on your first day is a great way to get the lay of the land, ask all of your questions, and feel an immediate connection to a place. And you never know, you might make a new friend!

Seek Out Cultural Experiences

We think the best type of travel experiences create connection and new understanding between cultures. Experiencing the art, music, theatre (even if you don’t understand everything) or other cultural expressions of a place is the perfect way to better understand the world and our place in it.

Find Accommodations in a Good Neighborhood

Staying in an area where you can exit your door and explore on foot, see interesting things and taste new exciting flavors is much better than being in a fancy hotel removed from the action. You’re traveling to have experiences—so make sure you stay somewhere that brings you closer to those experiences!

Booking Lodging? Taxis? Activities? Restaurants?

We provide Americans with resources for independent Cuba travel. Our private business guide connects you directly to Cuban shops, restaurants, planning services, activities, and more!

Find Ways to Support the Local Community

Traveling is about enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration, but travelers have a responsibility to leave a place better than when they found it. This means making sure that during your visit you are supporting local businesses so that your tourism dollars are infused into the local economy. This takes some forethought and planning, but it’s worth it to know that you are contributing to a better world.

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