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José Martí's portrait crafted out of local bamboo, Centro de Bambú, Chinatown, Havana.

Birdwatching + Landscape Appreiation Trips

Our January 17 and February 7 trips just sold out. 

We have space on our Feb. 27-March 26 on below.

What we do...

Soroa, Viñales, Girón (Bay of Pigs; Zapata Biosphere) &  Havana

Last winter we documented 118 species.

So next winter, we offer:

 Feb 26-Mar. 6
$2,900 all-inclusive

I like birds, but.....

Perfect for photography, practicing your Spanish, sketching, daily yoga and more...

Feb 26-March 3 Details.

Airfare (Roanoke-Atlanta -Havana on Delta), all meals, lodging, guides, transportation (air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz 15-passenger van), in-group cultural docent, expert local Cuban guides. Price adjustments for Atlanta-only connections.

ItineraryTwo nights each in the mountainous settings of Soroa Botanical Gardens and Viñales (UNESCO Site). 3 nights on the Caribbean coastal village of Girón in the Zapata Biosphere. We seal the trip with exciting Havana (UNESCO Site). Our 2019 group documented 118 unique bird species and two-thirds of Cuba’s native birds. Spectacular pink flamingo nesting sites in Salinas (Matanzas Prov.) and the amazing bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), the smallest bird in the world (<2 grams) and endemic to Cuba.

Flyways & Highways

January and February are the best months to catch the Atlantic-coast flyway in action, as birds wintering in the Caribbean and South America make their way north. We'll see most of the birds native to Cuba as well as scores of other species that are returning from South America, and making their way up through the island chain (Lesser & Greater Antilles).

Next steps?

A $500 deposit secures a spot. Send an email to and we'll get the paperwork rolling. And complete the Applicaiton Form linked above.