It must have been Chad Olin’s thirst for a thousand tedious impediments – plus a good dose of Cuban rum and cigars – that led to his taking a road less traveled and not following the rest of his classmates into a traditional career in investment banking or consulting.
What started out as an idea to organize a tour of Cuba for some fellow Harvard students morphed into starting a tour company, CUBA CANDELA, after graduating from Harvard Business School.
Today, Chad’s tours are licensed by the U.S. government and comply with current travel rules for Americans (persons of U.S. jurisdiction) that are under implementation by President Trump.
Chad designs tours for particular groups – never larger than about 20 people – and flavors his tour experiences with a hands-on style that translates into memorable experiences in the island nation. There is plenty of culture and learning, and travelers enjoy private taxis and prime, renovated accomodations in private homes.