Travelling through National Parks, Wildlife Refuge’s and the famous Sierra del Rosario Biosphere brings the experienced birdwatcher in touch with bird species  of all types.  Paradise !

Day 1

Depart Toronto for Havana.  Upon arrival at Jose Marti International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  Dinner.  Evening at leisure.

Day 2

Breakfast.  This morning tour the historic centre of the city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Transfer to Montemar Natural Park on the Zapata Peninsula.  Board a boat crossing the Laguna del Tesoro for your hotel.  Check in.  Lunch.  This afternoon you have two bird watching options:

  1. The Bermejas area – full of woods and palm trees for nest building specifically for different species of Woodpeckers.
  2.  A nearby area full of natural wells – an ideal habitant for different species of pigeons. 

Return to hotel.  Dinner.  Evening at leisure.

Day 3

Early breakfast.  Depart for the La Salina Wildlife Refuge; an area frequented by different species of waterbirds that inhabit the many mangrove swamps, coastal lagoons and woods.  Stop for a packed lunch.  Return to hotel.  Dinner. Night bird watching session will be available this evening.

Day 4

Early breakfast.  Depart for the Santo Tomas Wildlife Refuge famous for being the habitat of three very rare Species of birds: 

1. The Ferminia (Ferminia cerveral), endemic in this area.
2. The Cabrerito de la Cienaga (Torrearnis inexpectata).
3. The Gallinuela de Santo Tomas (Cyanolimnas cerverai) - a rarely seen species that would be thrilling to see or hear.

Also, there is a good chance that you could spot the Zunzuncito – the world’s smallest bird.  Packed Lunch.  Return to hotel.  Dinner.  Evening at leisure.

Day 5

Breakfast.  Today you depart for Soroa – the Rainbow of Cuba – stopping along the way to visit the National Botanical Gardens for a guided bird watching tour.  Enjoy The Japanese Garden and lunch at the Ecorestaurante.  Upon arrival in Soroa check in at your hotel located in The Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve.  Dinner.  Evening at leisure.

Day 6

Breakfast.  This morning participate in a bird watching session in the Sierra del Rosario Reserve.  Return to the hotel.  Lunch.  This afternoon visit the Orchid Garden and waterfall.  Bird watching session.  Return to hotel.  Dinner.  Evening at leisure.  

Day 7

Early breakfast.  Depart for La Guira National Park.  Bird watching session throughout the day stopping for a packed lunch.  Return to hotel.  This evening enjoy a typical Cuban countryside farewell dinner.

Day 8

Breakfast.  Transfer directly to Jose Marti International Airport for return to Toronto.

The above tour includes:
Airfare - Toronto/Havana/Toronto
7 Night Accommodation - at selected Horizontes Hotels***
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
Transfers - Airport/Hotel/Airport
Transportation on tour
Experienced Guides for Bird Watching Sessions
Driver/Guide Escorted
Canadian Departure Taxes
Cuban Tourist Card
Not Included:
Cuban Departure Tax - Paid locally $20.00 U.S.
Personal Incidentals and Tipping

Please fill up " Vacation Order Form", with name of trip in "Aditional information"