What's Included

  • Fourteen nights accommodation, eight of which are in 5 star hotels (three nights at all-inclusive Melia Varadero, two nights at Melia Santiago, three nights at Havana's Hotel Nacional).  Country Hotels are Hotel Jajua (Cienfuegos), Hotel Ciego de Avila and Gran Hotel (Camaguey).
  • All meals (full breakfasts, lunches and dinners) with the exception of 2 lunches/2 dinners in Havana; our three days at the Melia Varadero are all-inclusive!
  • Orientation sessions in Varadero (videos on Cuba's agriculture sector, CBC Country Canada video on Canada Cuba Farmer to Farmer Project), Eight day farm tour of Cuba (large co-ops, processing enterprises; a good mix of farm visits with some free time for sight-seeing). 
  • All ground (air conditioned coach) and air transportation while in Cuba (leaving from Varadero in the province of Matanzas, we will drive in a south-westerly direction towards the Caribbean seaport of Santiago de Cuba; spending time along the way in the provinces Havana, Ciego de Avila, Camaguay and Granma. After a night in Santiago de Cuba we fly to Havana for three days of sight seeing before returning to Canada.
  • Full translation/bilingual tour guide.
  • As a Canadian Agrologist and Canada-Cuba Project Leader, I will personaly accompany every tour.  I was  British Columbia Agrologist of the Year 2000 and in 2008 named one of 9 Distinguished Alumni of the UBC Faculty of Agriculture since the university was founded.  In April 2009 I was the BC/Alberta recipient of Farm Credit Canada's Rosemary Davis Award for passion and commitment to agriculture and have received the Queen's Medal twice for contribution to community...  I just finished a second masters (in co-ops from Saint Mary's University) and am supporting an international farmer project in Cuba.
  • AIRFARE - Priced separately as cost varies depending on departure city.  SunWing, WestJet, Air Transat have direct flights from many Canadian cities.  We are happy to arrange all your travel bookings or alternatively you may choose to book direct (and, for example use your air points with Air Canada).  
  • Also excluded is travel medical insurance (required by Cuba), personal beverages and two luncheds and dinners in Havana.