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Connect with Locals in Cuba

Connect with Locals in Cuba
1 May 2018 James Brooke

Rickshaw Travel, the Meaningful Travel company, has launched a new activity-buddy experience for customers travelling to Cuba.

Available to book now, ‘Cuban Connections’ seeks to match travellers with like-minded locals and enables them to double up on an authentic experience, as part of a longer Cuban itinerary.

Working closely with their local partners on the ground, Rickshaw’s Travel Specialists will try to find someone who shares your passion and arrange an activity with a Cuban twist.

Whatever a traveller’s hobbies or interests, there’s a strong chance that someone, somewhere in Cuba likes the exact same thing; whether that be a long hike, cooking a local dish or attending a musical event. With prices starting from £22 per person, travellers can spend anything from half an hour to half a day on an activity.

Rickshaw Travel prides itself on allowing travellers to experience the real spirt of a local culture by delivering unique, personalised holidays that truly showcase the heart of a destination. They believe in travelling in a way where everybody benefits; holiday-makers can gain from enriching experiences where they learn something new, and at the same time the local people benefit too.

For further information on ’Cuban Connections’ and other trips with Rickshaw Travel, please visit:


For further press information, please contact:
Natalie Garland/Baillie Horwood/Nicole Lovett/James Brooke
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About Rickshaw Travel
Rickshaw Travel is an independent tour operator based in Brighton. They are committed to providing enriching, immersive travel experiences that take holidaymakers off the beaten path and into the heart of local communities.

Meaningful travel – or travelling in a way that everybody benefits from – is the core ethos of Rickshaw: the traveller benefits from enriching experiences where they learn something new (about the destination, culture, a skill or about themselves) and at the same time the local people, animals and/or environment benefit too.

Rickshaw Travel’s individual approach to independent exploration enables adventurous holidaymakers to visit the heart of a destination and experience the real spirit of a local culture. Rickshaw specialises in offering small-scale, authentic accommodation that truly reflects the character of each destination.

Rickshaw are proud to have built up a team of passionate Travel Specialists who each have extensive travel experience in their own dedicated destinations. They pride themselves on being open and honest about the places they have visited and are on hand to inspire and support travellers. The company’s style of travel is unique – Rickshaw’s dedicated Product Team has worked alongside the company’s in-destination partners to create a choice of carefully selected bite-size trips, typically 2-4 days long, which can be combined to create the perfect itinerary. Rickshaw’s bite-size trips include a range of local excursions, charming authentic accommodation and some transfers to ensure a hassle-free holiday. A minimum of three bite-sized trips must be combined to create a full itinerary.

Protecting nature and wildlife – and encouraging travellers to do the same – is also key for the Rickshaw team. The company has partnered with World Animal Protection to develop an Animal Welfare Policy, has committed to supporting the end of elephant riding by signing World Animal Protection’s elephant-friendly pledge, and is in the process of auditing trips involving any type of wild animal interaction.

Rickshaw Travel now offers trips in 24 destinations across Asia, Central and South America, including Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Borneo, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil and Japan. The company’s turnover and passengers carried increased by 50% from 2015 to 2017 and the company is aiming for a further 30% increase by 2019.