After my first experience with Gio guiding our son and me I organized a trip with my wife and a college buddy couple. He was that good. I felt comfortable intrusting experienced world travelers who wanted to experience Cuba to Gio. We communcated often prior to our trip so we got to experience Cuba locally, authentically and our way. We all came away with a feeling of what life in Cuba is really like, the history of where we were and most importantly what daily life is like for normal Cubans. No scripted or set tour could come close to this real experience. Through out our stay we had plenty of time for the exploring and discovery while on our own including the funny misadventure which travel stories are made of. All of this knowledge, experience and insight was delivered as a good friend would. Overall I easily highly reccomend Gio.