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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…

  •   As the Executive Director of an adventure tour company that creates voyages on all seven continents, I scoured the globe for an organization that I could entrust all of my... read more

    wondervoyage
    10/05/2019

      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

      Thanks to Colby and his professional staff our group had an outstanding adventure in Cuba. We immediately connected with them on a personal and professional manner. We learned a lot... read more

    Global580762
    10/03/2019
  •   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

      Gardner Tours provided a wonderful tour of beautiful Havana. Our group of 4 selected the classic car tour of the city. From start to finish the... read more

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    5/18/2019

      It had always been a dream of mine to go to Cuba. Like everyone else I was a little apprehensive about it. Colby took care of everything for us. He... read more

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    10/02/2018
  •   I took this trip with some friends and Colby and his team arranged every detail. There were so many options and things to do including historic tours, classic car rides,... read more

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    8/30/2018

      We had a fantastic tour arranged by Colby. We were staying in Havana and asked him about the possibilities of going to Trinidad. Within a few hours, Colby had arranged... read more

    bram12384728
    11/03/2019

      Colby is a person who clearly has a passion for Cuba. You can see that simply by the way he speaks of the island, the way he shows you the... read more

    Manusm88
    10/28/2019
  •   Everything about this experience was exceptional. From the moment we landed Colby and his team made us feel comfortable and cared for. The passion of Colby and his... read more

    shanes739
    10/08/2019

      Classic car tours, fantastic restaurants, a beautiful bnb and city, and experiencing Cuban culture and history. What more could you ask for? How about being guided by a team who... read more

    Jeremyjacobbianco
    10/24/2019

      Colby is so awesome! I couldn't imagine anyone not enjoying their time, it is an amazing experience. Colby knows so much about Cuba and all of the best places to... read more

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    6/08/2018
  •   Just finished a 7 day premium cigar tour with Gardener Tours. Wow what an amazing experience from start to finish!!! From the lively streets and classic cars of Havana to... read more

    G2117FOchrisc
    2/18/2020

      Sooo...a group of friends decided to go to on a cruise to Cuba. We were only going to be in Havana overnight, and we had selected an evening excursion... read more

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    8/18/2018

      I cannot say enough wonderful things about Gardner Tours! We had an amazing time in Cuba. Colby did more than just “lead a tour.” He created a wonderful experience for... read more

    Rana S
    10/28/2019
  •   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

      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

      I joined Colby for a walking tour of Old Havana and he also arranged a classic car tour for me. He is so friendly and helpful, full of great... read more

    redangel1978
    2/18/2020
  •   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

      I went on a Cuba Cigar Tour with Gardner Tours in February 2018 and I had the time of my life! Our guide, Colby, was very knowledgeable of the culture... read more

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    9/12/2018

      I’ll have to admit I was slightly hesitant to go to Cuba due to the history between our two countries. I was totally wrong. I have visited many Latin American... read more

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    9/22/2018
  •   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

      My Dad took me on a trip to Havana where we met our tour guide Colby. He was really knowledgeable about the history of Cuba and I learned a lot... read more

    DylanMattW
    2/15/2020

      It had been several years since I had traveled overseas, and these few days in Havana made me remember why I love it so much! To a certain extent, the... read more

    rsmith8806
    6/21/2019
  •   I’m a professional guide with a tour company in the USA. I had a great time in Cuba with Gardner Tours. The professional guides with Gardner tours served our entire... read more

    Groundworks4
    10/05/2019

      Wow! After taking a one-day tour with Gardner Tours of Havana, I absolutely want to return to Havana for a second trip. Yunior (our guide) was incredibly friendly and open... read more

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    6/03/2019

      Southern hospitality in Cuba!I really appreciate making our trip to Cuba a trip of a lifetime.It was beyond just a sightseeing or cookiecutter experience.Colby made the trip personable and insightful. He... read more

    harimkk
    1/26/2020
  •   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

      Hah! Caught you looking for a bad review! I'm happy to say it's not coming from me. We had a blast! I can't thank Colby, Yunior, and Albert enough... read more

    mysitesrock
    10/29/2019

      I can't say enough about Colby and the Gardner Tours guides, they really did give us a one of a kind experience. Colby's passion for the country, its people,... read more

    luthorville
    10/11/2019

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.