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About Gardner Tours

Gardner Tours is committed to delivering the most professional, comprehensive, and entertaining tours in Cuba! 

About Gardner Tours – Colby Gardner Cuba Tour Guide

A Few Words About Us

It started while traveling around the globe in 2010. Colby Gardner, owner and guide, is a researcher and a relationship developer at heart. As he traveled, built relationships, and encountered new cultures and experiences, he began to compile databases of info from his favorite countries along the way. Eventually, the knowledge of his travel experience, relationships, and these databases began to get out. After helping setup private vacations for numerous friends and family encompassed with a need to create personal economy, someone suggested “With all of that expertise and data, you should think about starting your own travel company!” And so Gardner Tours began!

Built on family values, we desire to serve you wholeheartedly, and will take care of you like family along the way. That’s our guarantee!

Our Satisfied Customers

We are proud to serve travelers from all over the world from the USA, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Canada, Turkey, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Mexico, China, Thailand, Syria, Costa Rica, India, and on! See what our travelers have to say…

  •   Taking a dive into the Cuban culture was nothing like I thought it would be. We had five days of adventure from the city of Havana to the quiet... read more

    cherylsmall42
    10/09/2019

      I went to Cuba in July and from the very beginning of my planning to the very end Colby was a great help. I did a trip with Colby to... read more

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    8/12/2018

      Colby and his guides are phenomenal. I felt immediately safe and part of thier family from minute one. Their knowledge on culture and the ability to immerse groups... read more

    GGSmall
    10/07/2019
  •   Absolutely wonderful, super friendly and qualified guides, cannot beat the price. Incredible atmosphere, safety and food!!! I would recommend this company to anyone.

    naomirich19
    6/14/2019

      We took a 5 day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line to Havana and then on to The Bahamas. Colby Gardner met the 8 in our group promptly at the... read more

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    7/28/2018

      On this, my second trip to Cuba, I had the privilege to work with Gardner Tours and Colby. From our arrival, throughout the journey, to our final drop off at... read more

    257laurelc
    10/03/2019
  •   Absolutely Amazing!! Colby, Yunior, and Albert are an awesome crew. Their knowledge of the country of Cuba is great. Between the Old Car tour and the Historic walking tour you... read more

    PatKavanaugh
    10/19/2019

      I've always wanted to go to Cuba. It was one of my dreams and my dream finally came true and I couldn't have chosen a better tour company to make... read more

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    9/12/2018

      My wife and three young boys had a fantastic time traveling to Havana and Viñales. It was a taste of the history of Cuba in Havana for us and... read more

    ScottyKlo
    8/08/2019
  •   When we told our friends and family that we were heading to Cuba by air for 6 days after our planned cruise with an overnight stay in Cuba was suddenly... read more

    SAKKBKMSKCAK
    8/09/2019

      My husband & I (and a group of friends) went with Gardner Tours to Cuba for a week & we had an amazing time. I highly recommend booking your trip... read more

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    10/22/2018

      Our tour guides and tours were the best! I highly recommend Gardner Tours! The Classic Car Tour and Old Havana Historical Walking Tour were amazing!! I don’t usually go back... read more

    Marilyn324
    10/19/2019
  •   This trip was absolutely amazing from start to finish, Colby and his team are so awesome and welcoming, and the hotel was the coolest! The classic car tour was by... read more

    riahhsmith
    10/19/2019

      Just back from Havana! We had an epic time and I really have to say cheers to Colby who made our trip so much fun. Colby helped connect us to... read more

    NSSELECTS
    10/10/2019

      Gardner Tours out did themselves for my wife Maribel and I. It was a dream come true. Gardner Tours prepared practically everything for us. They booked the flights, the place... read more

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    5/30/2019
  •   Colby was our tour guide through Havana which was the only day my wife and I were able to spend in the country. We were with 6 other friends. One... read more

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    8/05/2018

      We had a great time on our Gardner Tours Cuba trip. Colby is the consummate trio leader and host. You will have all your needs taken care of and be... read more

    Michael D
    10/09/2019

      Had a great trip to Cuba back in January, one I will never forget!!! Got to see and experience some amazing places and people. Had a couple of days in... read more

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    9/28/2018
  •   Gardner Tours rocks!!!! From the moment I shared with Gardner tours that my husband and I wanted them to set up this special occasion for us they were... read more

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    6/08/2019

      Incredible knowledge of the history of every location we visited. Logistics were always on point and managed behind the scenes so things just flow perfectly. And most of all these... read more

    Brent R
    10/05/2019

      See the sites and learn the history of Cuba and the people. Colby, Albert and Yunior are by far the kindest people around and pretty entertaining as well. You will... read more

    Debi B
    10/19/2019
  •   Firstly, I have to say that it was a great experience to traveling with gardner tours and especially with Colby. He showed me around and explained every single corners, buildings... read more

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    4/08/2019

      I recently had the pleasure of meeting Colby for my visit to Cuba. It was my first time to visit Cuba and I knew immediately when I met Colby that... read more

    M6007SSlisas
    10/10/2019

      Great trip! Colby arranged everything. From transport to guide... Good prices and fast communication!

    Lisavandebeek
    9/10/2019
  •   I did not book my trip through Gardner Tours (that being said, I will next time), but I did have the great fortune of sitting next to Colby on the... read more

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    8/12/2018

      If you want the best possible tours of old Habana, look no further. The beautifully restored classic car tour of the City allowed a classic view from all angles. The... read more

    P9944AVrickyh
    10/21/2019

      As professional guide myself with several countries and destinations in my portfolio I went into my adventure with Gardner tours with some healthy skepticism. I have been on other tours... read more

    JordanRJackson
    10/08/2019
  •   We happened across Gardner Tours while we were already in Cuba and I’m so so glad we did. Colby was attentive, really quick to respond to all messages we sent,... read more

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    9/21/2018

      Everything about this trip was AMAZING! The attention to detail by Gardner Tours went above and beyond. Every adventure, every meal, every moment was carefully planned; and the results were... read more

    texaspilgrim2015
    10/07/2019

      This trip was amazing!! Colby was such a supportive guide. From even before I booked he was available to answer questions and support. It was a very personalized experience. I... read more

    SheTravels3
    6/21/2019

Meet the Team

Our team of tour guides is compiled of men and women who are well experienced and educated on their country and culture, but most importantly, they love to serve their travelers! If there’s one thing we can guarantee, it’s that your guides will care for you like family and deliver an amazing and unique experience!

Colby

Owner & Guide

Colby has guided over 60 travel groups around the globe since 2010 and has traveled/guided in over 35 countries. He specializes in...

Michel

Cuba Guide

Michel is a man of great information and loves telling the stories of his people. He has been a professional guide in Cuba for many years and everyone enjoys...

Yunior

Cuba Guide

Yunior, pronounced 'Junior', is a native Cuban who loves introducing people to his country. He is a family man, happily married with four beautiful children...

Manuel

Cuba Guide

Manuel grew up in the center of Cuba. He's an explorer at heart and loves to introduce people to the journey. Manuel is such a connoisseur of...

Albert

Cuba Guide

Albert is as Cuban as it gets. He is funny, loves to laugh, and people know when he is in the room. He has a presence about him that people can't...

Johanna

Cuba Guide

Johanna is as easy-going as it gets, and she always keeps her travelers 'on the edge of their seats' to learn more about Cuba from her! She has...

Carlos

Cuba Guide

Carlos has worked in tourism for over 10 years and it's clear that he enjoys serving his travelers. He's a quirky guy with a great sense of humor, so it's...

Chanel

Cuba Guide

Chanel is laid back and a great listener, she’s well educated on the history and culture of her country, and she's been to...

Camila

Cuba Guide

Camila is currently finishing her foreign language and tourism studies in Havana and it seems that she knows almost every detail about...

Zeydi

Cuba Guide

Zeydi is a native of Trinidad, Cuba, a mother of a beautiful little girl, a software engineer, and an amazingly detailed tour guide! She has...

Helping Cubans Make an Honorable Living

Due to public knowledge that the national average income in Cuba is between $8 and $20 per month, many of our travelers ask what our guides are paid. In the spirit of being open and transparent, we are proud to inform you that all Gardner Tours guides start out at a minimum of $8 per hour and have opportunities to increase their pay from there. We believe that this presents a win-win situation for all involved! Our guides are incentivized to serve well and be more personal via an honorable income, our travelers receive outstanding service, and new travelers continue to request our services due to great reviews and a trusted reputation!

Thank you for trusting Gardner Tours to serve you well in your Cuba travels!

Our Partners

Built on years of established trust, we only partner with those who deliver the best quality experiences, from comfort in accommodations to fine taste in cuisine, leaving you something to reminisce for years. Read on to learn about a few of our partners below…

Restaurante Cuajaní in Viñales, Cuba

Restaurante Cuajaní, led by a husband and wife team who have a taste for the finest cuisine and hospitality, proves itself as one of the top restaurants in Cuba. It’s highly likely that you’ll dine here on one of our tours.

Cuba Tour Taxi Driver – Michel

Michel, one of our many drivers in Cuba, is a joy to cruise with! From his choice tunes, desire to perfect his English, and the cool air blowing from his dash, it’s guaranteed that you’ll be happy he’s driving you around.

Restaurante Casa Vieja

Casa Vieja, a private restaurant, art gallery, and BnB in the heart of Old Havana, is a favorite stop among our travelers. From its rooftop breeze and tasty cuisine, we promise you’ll walk away wishing you hadn’t.

Esto no es un Café

Esto no es un Café, situated in a famous alley, hosts thematic dishes as tribute to artists’ works around the world. Their mouth-watering cuisine combines international recipes with that of Cuban tradition.