Key West Botanical Garden In The News

2013 Eco Educational Tours

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Welcome to our 2013 spring/summer Eco/Educational Tourism program. I’m Caroline Cotton, a Licensed, Bonded, Florida Seller Of Travel, and Certified Travel Counselor with 37 years as a Tour Director and travel expert. I organized
and led the original Educational tour to Cuba for our Botanical Garden.

These are the tours that are ONLY OFFICIAL KEY WEST BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY TOURS and a portion of your total payment will be a Tax Deductible contribution to the KWBGS. These funds are used to maintain the Gardens which we all so love.

In keeping with our mission statement, we'll be continuing the Humanitarian and Ecological Missions in the fall/winter/spring 2013-2014 year! We're planning additional tours to Cuba and other exotic destinations around the Caribbean basin to Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Bahamian Islands. We'll publish our dates as soon as they are available!

All tours include Round Trip Airfare Miami-Havana-Miami, Deluxe motor coach with at least one English speaking guide, Visa, License, US Departure Tax, VIP service throughout, KWBGS Representative, most meals per itinerary , Medical Insurance, all entrance fees where itinerary specifies to attractions to museums, lectures, Tobacco Farms, Botanical Gardens, Orchid and Palm gardens. Also included is pre paid admission to The Tropicana - the world known cabaret and club in Havana, Cuba founded in 1939."  We are working closely with OFAC to maintain the quality and meet all rules and restrictions to deliver
the best of our deluxe all inclusive Ecological/Humanitarian journeys. This year we are adding in other Caribbean Basin destinations of Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean destinations if time allows.  We welcome you aboard your choice of these elite, customized tours ..... or ALL of them!

*All groups must have a minimum of 22 passengers. A $500 deposit is required to secure reservations.  We know you'll have a wonderful and enlightening experience on these Educational excursions to Cuba and other destinations. Your support is vital to ensure that the now 76 year old Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden continues to thrive. In addition, your support also will ensure that the 25 year old Key West Botanical Garden Society operates the Garden with our Mission: Native flora to support native and migratory fauna; conservation for the unique suite of species that exist on this tip of continental North America.

If you have interest in these excursions, please contact Caroline Cotton at
Thank you, and see you at the Gardens!
Key West Botanical Garden Society

June 05-14: Havana | Santiago de Cuba
Indeed, music, landscape and art are the heart and soul of this seductive, charismatic island. Enjoy all at their best on our nine-day Cuban Music & Art Tour, where your Cuban guide will immerse you in the cultural scenes of Havana and Santiago de Cuba, the country’s biggest urban hubs. This tour is a true people-to-people travel experience, full of meaningful conversation and opportunities to get to know lifelong Cuban residents who live and breathe artistic expression.Cuba is a country unblemished by commercialization, and it thrives on spontaneity and free spirit. This is especially true when it comes to the arts. So while your journey includes plenty of planned activities, ranging from recording studio tours, stops at gardens,  to art school visits, to encounters with Cuban musicians, chances are you’ll stumble upon at least one live performance on a historic city avenue; when you do, go ahead – lose yourself in the beat, get swept up in the spirit!