Mexico & Cuba

  • days: 30
  • from $11,682

Flights Included

Types of travel:

Countries Visited:

  • Mexico
  • Cuba

Description

This incredible tour combines the best of Mexico and Cuba, to give you a unique insight into the lives and traditions of these two colourful countries. From the rich Mayan history of Mexico, to the salsa clubs of Cuba, this tour has it all!

The adventure begins...

Our Mexico and Cuba tour begins in Mexico City. We visit the archaeological site of Teotihuacán, with its impressive Temple of the Sun and the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, arguably the most important Christian site in Latin America. From here our tour continues to Oaxaca. where we tour the surrounding region including Monte Alban, spiritual home of the ancient Zapotecan people.

Explore the charming towns of Mexico

Our next stop is the charming town of San Cristóbal de las Casas. Here we visit several of the small indigenous communities and have a chance to bargain at the colourful local markets, full of authentic Mexican handicrafts. From San Cristóbal, our tour continues to the ancient site of Palenque, which boasts several magnificent pyramids and temples.

Discover the ancient site of Chichen Itza

Mexico is a treasure trove of fascinating ancient sites and no tour of Mexico would be complete without a visit to Chichen Itza. The most famous of all the Mayan sites, it is home to the Kukulkan Pyramid, which was recently voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The beautiful beach resort of Playa del Carmen is our last stop on the Mexico part of our tour, before we continue to Cuba.

Experience colourful Cuba

Experience the ‘real’ Cuba before mass tourism changes its unique character forever!. Our Cuban discovery starts in the colourful capital of Havana, where we explore the old town and enjoy a ride in a classic American car. The coastal city of Santiago de Cuba is our next stop - the site where Castro & Che Guevara’s revolution commenced. Other highlights in Cuba include a visit to the province of Pinar del Rio - home of the Cuban cigar, a visit to the beautiful colonial town of Baracoa and a fun day exploring the Escambaraye Mountain region, where we have the chance to swim in the refreshing El Nicho waterfalls.

This Mexico and Cuba tour is the holiday of a lifetime!

Itinerary

DAY 1 DEPART AUSTRALIA - ARRIVE MEXICO CITY

Welcome to Mexico! On arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel.

DAY 2 MEXICO CITY

Today we begin our sightseeing with a visit to the Zocalo, the main square in the heart of the city, before visiting the National Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure, before our group welcome dinner. [B,L,D]

DAY 3 MEXICO CITY

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: We visit the nearby archaeological site of Teotihuacan, known for its pyramid structures, well-preserved murals and the impressive Temples of the Sun and Moon.

Later we visit the Church of our Lady of Guadalupe, an important Christian pilgrimage site since the 16th century. [B,L]

DAY 4 MEXICO CITY - PUEBLA

We depart Mexico City and make our way to Puebla, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its baroque-style churches and beautiful ceramics, as well as spicy Mole Poblana sauce! [B,L]

DAY 5 PUEBLA - OAXACA

Today we travel to Oaxaca, a delightful city with a UNESCO cultural heritage-listed cuisine! On arrival, we enjoy a walking tour of the old centre and historic town square. [B,L]

DAY 6 OAXACA

An action packed morning, as we tour the scenic region surrounding Oaxaca. We stop to admire the pyramids and tombs at Monte Alban, the spiritual capital of the Zapotecan people. The ruins extend over the peaks of three mountain ranges that converge in Oaxaca’s central valley. These mountain ranges are home to some of the most spectacular natural wonders in all of Mexico. [B,L]

DAY 7 OAXACA - TEHUANTEPEC

Your morning is at leisure to explore. After lunch, we travel to Tehuantepec - a city known for its women and their traditional dress, which was adopted by Frida Kahlo.  [B,L]

DAY 8 TEHUANTEPEC - SAN CRISTÓBAL

We travel to Chiapa de Corzo and explore the Sumidero Canyon by boat, before arriving at charming San Cristóbal de las Casas. [B]

DAY 9 SAN CRISTÓBAL

This morning we visit the small indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, in the mountains surrounding San Cristóbal. Later, we explore the city and the Santo Domingo Church. [B,L]

DAY 10 SAN CRISTÓBAL - PALENQUE

On our way to the town of Palenque, we drive through the lush valleys of the Chiapas Mountains and visit the Agua Azul waterfalls, where we have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters. [B,L]

DAY 11 PALENQUE - CAMPECHE

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Today we explore the amazing Mayan ruins of Palenque. Set in the verdant jungle, it encompasses some 500 buildings over 15 square kilometres!

We then continue to the colonial city of Campeche. [B]

DAY 12 CAMPECHE - MERIDA

An incredible day as we visit the site of Uxmal, considered to be the most important of all Mayan sites, before continuing to historic Merida. [B,L]

DAY 13 MERIDA - PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Another amazing day as we visit Chichen Itza, the most famous Mayan site and home to the huge pyramid of Kukulkan. Later, we travel to Playa del Carmen. [B,L]

DAY 14 PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Enjoy a full day at leisure before our group 'Farewell to Mexico' dinner tonight. [B,D]

DAY 15 PLAYA DEL CARMEN - HAVANA

WELCOME TO CUBA!: Please note, a trip to Cuba is a unique & rewarding experience, and visitors over the next few years will be amongst the last to see the ‘real’ Cuba before mass tourism changes its unique character forever. However, part of Cuba’s current charm is it’s naivety. This means that hotels, transport and other facilities sometimes lack the creature comforts Australians are used to. So, a word of advice - our tour to Cuba requires an adventurous spirit!

Today we fly to Cuba. This evening, we enjoy a group 'Welcome to Cuba' dinner. [B,D]

DAY 16 HAVANA - BARACOA

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: We fly to Baracoa which dates back to 1511, making it the oldest colonial destination in Cuba. Christopher Columbus is thought to have first landed at this spot, and locals claim that he planted a wooden cross here to mark his landing. On arrival we visit a local countryside farm where we learn about how cacao is made from the fruit of the tree and hear all about rural life in Cuba.  [B,L]

DAY 17 BARACOA

Today we travel to scenic Yumuri Valley and explore the surrounds of Baracoa, we’ll also make a visit to the Matachin Fortress museum to learn about the oldest settlements and the native inhabitants. Enjoy the evening at leisure in Baracoa.  [B,L]

DAY 18 BARACOA - SANTIAGO DE CUBA

A stunning day of coastal scenery as we travel to Santiago de Cuba, before visiting St Ifigenia Cemetery and Plaza de la Revolución. Tonight we visit a Casa de la Trova for some fun, live Cuban music. [B,L]

DAY 19 SANTIAGO DE CUBA

We explore the beautiful colonial city of Santiago de Cuba. We see the Museo Ambiente Cubano, Plaza Cespedes and Castillo del Morro Fortress. [B,L]

DAY 20 SANTIAGO DE CUBA - CAMAGUEY

Today we travel to Camaguey via Bayamo, where Cuba's National Anthem was composed and sung for the first time. [B,L]

DAY 21 CAMAGUEY - TRINIDAD

This morning, we enjoy a tour of Camaguey by bicycle taxi. Then, we drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed colonial city of Trinidad. This perfectly preserved Spanish colonial settlement is one of Cuba's most enchanting cities. We are in for a fun evening tonight as we enjoy live music and dancing at a local Casa de la Trova. [B,L]

DAY 22 TRINIDAD

This morning we explore the Plaza Mayor and Museo Romantico, before lunch at the former Spanish prison, Santa Anna. [B,L]

DAY 23 TRINIDAD - CIENFUEGOS

We head along the coast to Cienfuegos, and first stopping at El Nicho National Park. Here we enjoy a refreshing swim in one of its many waterfalls, before lunch in the park. Later we visit the historic centre of Cienfuegos and the Theatre Tomas Terry. [B,L]

DAY 24 CIENFUEGOS - HAVANA

Today we travel to Havana via Santa Clara, where we stop for a photo opportunity to view the Che Guevara mausoleum (the hero of the revolution). [B,L]

DAY 25 HAVANA

Today we tour the province of Pinar del Rio, visiting a magnificent underground cave system, and the famous Mural de la Prehistoria commissioned by Fidel Castro. [B,L]

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Today we learn about the world famous Cuban cigars and how they are rolled.

DAY 26 HAVANA

Today is all about Havana! We explore the artistic areas of Jaimanitas, Casa Fuster and Callejon de Hamel. We also visit the modern neighbourhood of Vedado, before tonight's group farewell dinner. [B,L,D]

DAY 27 HAVANA - PLAYA DEL CARMEN

We bid farewell to Cuba today and fly back to Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. [B]

DAY 28 DEPART PLAYA DEL CARMEN

We begin our journey home. [B]

DAY 29 IN TRANSIT

DAY 30 ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Mexico (taxes included)
  • Return economy class flights from Mexico to Cuba
  • All internal flights within Cuba
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Pre-paid tips - $266pp

Accommodation & Meals

  • 27 nights in good quality hotels with private facilities (3-4 star)
  • 27 breakfasts, 21 lunches and 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

A comprehensive sightseeing program is included in the price.

Highlights include:

  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • Discover bustling cities and ancient sites in Mexico
  • Enjoy a half day tour of energetic Mexico City
  • Visit the archaeological site of Teotihuacan and the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Visit the historic town of Puebla, famous for its Baroque churches and beautiful ceramics
  • Half day tour of the Oaxaca district including a visit to Monte Alban, spiritual home of the Zapotecan people
  • Spend 2 wonderful nights in the charming town of San Cristóbal de las Casas high in the Chiapas mountains
  • Explore the ancient site of Palenque, home of pyramids and temples set amongst lush tropical rainforest
  • Stay in the colonial city of Campeche which is still surrounded by its ancient city wall and watch towers
  • See the pyramids of Uxmal, one of the most important sites of the ancient Mayan civilisation!
  • Overnight stay in historic Merida, the ‘white city’
  • See the great pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza
  • Enjoy touring Havana including visits to Vedado, the artistic street of Callejon de Hamel and the old city, Habana Vieja, Santa Clara, the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and the Monument of the Blinded Train
  • Cruise around Havana in classic cars for an evening tour
  • Visit Museo Ambiente Cubano (the house where Diego Velazquez lived), the Museum of Carnaval and Plaza Cespedes
  • Catamaran trip to Cayo Granma, a small island in the Bay of Santiago, and visit el Morro Fortress
  • Visit Sta Ifignenia cemetery, with the remains of Cuba's national hero Jose Marti, and the Plaza de la Revolucion, the site of Fidel Castro’s speeches
  • Spend 2 nights in Baracoa, Cuba’s first settlement and capital, famous for its cobbled streets and colourful buildings
  • Spend 1 night in Camaguey, Cuba’s largest province
  • Visit the small seaside town of Moa, in the province of Holguin
  • Explore the romantic city of Trinidad on a morning tour including the Plaza Mayor, the Museum of Romance, and the Bar Canchanchara
  • Enjoy evening visits to the Casa de la Trova in Trinidad
  • Visit the beautiful El Nicho Falls enjoying free time to explore

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
Other departure cities: Clients ex Hobart add $176pp, Adelaide add $264pp, and Perth add $396pp
Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy amount of $266pp
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes of $1,265pp
Single supplement: $1,650 (subject to seasonality)
  • Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
  • Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
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Optional Excursions

MEXICO

FROM MEXICO CITY:

Garibaldi Show - 3hrs - USD$58pp (May not be available on Sundays)
Visit the Zocalo to admire its illuminated monuments, the National Palace and the Cathedral. Your evening continues as you travel to the famous Plaza Garibaldi, the meeting place of the Mariachis, to enjoy a traditional Mexican show with live music and dancing.

Garibaldi Show with dinner - 5hrs - USD$110pp (May not be available on Sundays)
Travel to the Hotel Bellini for a delicious evening meal before continuing to the Plaza Garibaldi, meeting place of the Mariachis, to enjoy a traditional Mexican show with live music and dancing. Afterwards, be taken to enjoy an evening panoramic view of downtown Mexico City.

Please Note:
All tours are based on minimum participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised are an approximate only and can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without notice. Payment must be made to your Tour Director with cash. 

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Holiday Inn, San Cristobal

The Holiday Inn San Cristobal Español offers 79 guest rooms and is located at the heart of the wonderful colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas – which is considered the cradle of Chiapas’ ancient cultures. This is a charming and colourful Spanish-colonial style hotel located within walking distance of the main handicraft market, main square, cathedral and a multitude of shops and restaurants.

Hotel Galeria Plaza Reforma, Mexico City

Galeria Plaza Reforma is set in a prime location in Zona Rosa, Mexico. Located in the heart of the financial and commercial district, just five minutes’ walk from the Paseo de la Reforma’s office buildings. Exclusive boutiques, shops and fine dining restaurants surround the this modern and comfortable hotel. Rooms are tastefully designed and feature with top-quality facilities including coffee/tea maker, free WiFi, in-room safe, LCD TV, minibar.

Hotel Posada San Pedro, Puebla

With quintessential colonial architectural structure and glamour, Hotel Posada San Pedro is nestled in the heart of the historic center. It is classified as a heritage building as it dates back to 1542. Air-conditioned guest rooms include all the usual amenities you would expect (including a safe, hairdryer and iron) and hotel facilities include a pool and jacuzzi in a garden setting, Ajonjoli Restaurant, steam bath, wi-fi, gym and dry cleaning service. A warm and welcoming property with all the comforts of home.

Casa Conzatti Hotel, Oaxaca

The Casa Conzatti Hotel offers 45 guest rooms and has been adapted from a lovely colonial-style house located in a peaceful residential area in Oaxaca’s historic Centre. It is conveniently located within walking distance of the Santo Domingo Church and Cultural complex. While dining in ‘Magnolias’ restaurant, you can sample various traditional dishes, as well as a selection of international specialties. Casa Conzatti is a wonderful place from which to explore Oaxaca’s fascinating history and culture.

Hotel Calli, Tehuantepec

The Hotel Calli is located in the suburbs of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec and a popular stopover point for those travelling between Oaxaca and San Cristobal. It has free Wi-Fi access available and has both an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Rooms offer a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. There’s restaurant at the hotel which specialises in typical regional food.

Holiday Inn, San Cristobal

The  Holiday Inn  Hotel San Cristobal was an ancient 'hacienda'  transformed into a hotel with stucco walls, colonial architecture and beautifully designed courtyards. The hotel is located on the heart of the city  near a number of great leisure  and  business  attractions. Free Wi-Fi access and  Fitness Center is offered to all guests. The hotel restaurant “La Hosteria de Don Quijate” serves delicious Mexican cuisine. Perfect match between history and tradition with the innovating comfort  of a World Class Hotel.

Hotel Mision Palenque, Mexico

Hotel Mision Palenque offers first class accommodation in a place surrounded by waterfalls, majestic ruins of the Mayan past and jungle landscapes. The hotel has 210 rooms with excellent services and amenities. Located just 5 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the archaeological site of Palenque, the hotel offers swimming pool, gym, spa and laundry and dry cleaning service.

Hotel Plaza Campeche, Campeche

Situated next to San Martin Park in central Campeche, Hotel Plaza Campeche offers an outdoor pool, and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The seafront is just 500 metres away. Decorated in a classic style, each modern room at the Plaza Campeche includes a flat-screen TV, a safe and a coffee machine. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer. Hotel Plaza Campeche is located in the historic city centre, a 3-minute walk from Campeche Cathedral and Independencia Park. The hotel’s Bicentenario restaurant serves Mexican and international cuisine, including typical regional dishes. There is also a 24-hour café and an elegant bar where you can enjoy drinks and snacks.

Hotel Gran Real Yucatan, Merida

This elegant hotel in historic downtown Merida is a 10-minute walk to Parque Principal and the plaza. It features modern rooms with a private balcony and an outdoor pool with sundeck. The contemporary rooms at Gran Real Yucatan are decorated with dark wood furniture and ceramic floors. Each has pool or garden views, a wall-mounted LCD TV and includes free Wi-Fi. Guests can arrange for poolside massages or use the laundry facilities. Yucatan Gran Real’s full-service restaurant, The Emperor serves local Yucatecan food as well as international cuisine. Guests can sit indoors or on the terrace overlooking the gardens. Bar Los Vitrales offers light dining and a full drink menu. Merida's Gran Real Yucatan is situated in the Yucatan peninsula. The Government Palace and Museum of Anthropology are both within walking distance.

Hacienda Paradise, Playa del Carmen

The Hacienda Paradise offers a unique and memorable holiday experience in the idyllic setting of the cosmopolitan and coastal city of Playa del Carmen. Hacienda Paradise is located close to the famous 5th Avenue with its numerous shops, restaurants and bars. Their guestrooms are beautifully decorated and have been thoughtfully fitted out with comfort and eco sustainability practices in mind. Lending a sense of calm and sheer relaxation, each room features elegant hardwood furniture inspired from the Spanish Haciendas, plush bedding and quality mattresses. They also include: a hair dryer, wi-fi, organic bath amenities, cable TV, mini bar and safe. Dine by the pool and unwind in their spa which is nestled in a tropical garden.

Iberostar Parque Central, Havana

The Iberostar Parque Central Hotel is nestled in the heart of Havana and is close to iconic sites such as the Capitol Building, the Paseo del Prado and the Havana Pier. Its 427 rooms are decorated in a cosy, classic style and are distributed among two buildings connected by an enclosed walkway, a unique feature of the hotel. Amenities include: satellite TV, safe, air conditioning, and hair dryer. Choose from 3 dining options - the Buffet Restaurant specialising in local and international cuisine, an Italian restaurant or the Steakhouse. Relax in one of their bars where you can sip on an ice-cold mojito or a hot Cuban-style coffee - they even have a cigar lounge! After a day's sightseeing you can take a dip in the stunning rooftop pool which provides an amazing view of the city below.

El Castillo, Baracoa

This modern hotel was built on the site of Seburoco Castle a colonial fort which was built in 1739. It is located at the top of a steep elevation with splendid views of the mountains, the city and the bays surrounding it. Parts of the castle walls, including a turret still remain. The famous El Yunque of Baracoa can be clearly seen from the hotel. Guest rooms are simple with colonial-style furnishings, and are set around the pool. All rooms have air-conditioning, a fridge, satellite TV, telephone and safe. Hotel facilities include a bar with a great view of the bay, a restaurant, shop and a lovely swimming pool.

Melia Santiago de Cuba Hotel, Santiago de Cuba

The Meliá Santiago Hotel is strategically located near the historical quarter of the city. Situated right on the busy Avenida de las Americas you will be close to shopping, restaurants and the historical city centre. There are several cafes, bars and restaurants within the hotel itself that offer a variety of International dishes. They have a beautiful swimming pool where you can take a refreshing dip as you unwind after your day's sightseeing.

Hotel Las Cuevas, Trinidad

The Hotel Las Cuevas is located on the grounds of lush gardens close to the mountains and only a short distance from the historic centre of the old town of Trinidad. All rooms come with air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV and safety boxes.  

Casa Zenia Wanda, Trinidad

The recently renovated Casa Zenia-Wanda offers you a fantastic local Cuban experience. Located a short distance from the centre of town it provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore and discover Trinidad.

With the US embargo soon to be lifted and a large influx of new visitors from across the globe already travelling to Cuba it has meant that hotel options in some locations have become limited due to lack of infrastructure. One such destination is the beautiful colonial city of Trinidad. Where it can be very difficult to confirm hotels in the downtown area.

To ensure that our groups get the best out of their time here we use a number of smaller hotels or ‘Casa Privada Stays’ that will give you first-hand experience of Cuban life. The casa’s are part of a Government managed program and have been inspected and provided permits by Government officers, ensuring their suitability.  Each room has private bathroom facilities, air-conditioning and fans. The casa’s have 2 to 6 rooms and a private room or central patio where meals such as breakfast are served. They are essentially the Cuban equivalent to a B&B!

Hotel La Ronda, Trinidad

Located in the Parque Cespedes (Plaza Carrillo) in the heart of the beautiful city of Trinidad de Cuba, a jewel of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO declared in 1998, and the second ring of heritage protection, its construction dates back to 1868. Its comfortable rooms have air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, safety box, mini bar and internet facilities.

La Union Hotel, Cienfuegos

The 4-star La Union Hotel, located in the heart of the city of Cienfuegos, combines the charm of its neoclassical architectural structure and colonial surroundings with modern facilities. The La Union Hotel was originally a colonial mansion built in 1869 and features marble pillars, antique furniture, two inner patios, a pool, bar, restaurant and a great roof top terrace offering delightful views of the town below. It's also just a short stroll from Parque Jose Marti in downtown Cienfuegos. Its 49 comfortable guest rooms are equipped with satellite TV, IDD phone, hair dryer, safe and mini-bar. In the interior courtyard there is an inviting pool and open air bar which is a great area to just sit back and relax. A massage service is also available.

Weather

Weather

Mexico City

At sea level the weather in Mexico remains hot and warm all year round making this a great destination for any time of the year, although the months between October to May tend to be the most popular.

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Cuba has a subtropical climate with warm, sunny weather all year round. There are two seasons, wet and dry. The dry season runs from November to April and these months tend to be the most popular for travel.

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Currency

Currency

Mexico, Mexican Peso

The local currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (CM$)

  • 1 Mexican Peso = 100 centavos
  • Notes are in denominations of M$1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20
  • Coins are in denominations of M$100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centavos

Cuba, Peso

The local currency in Cuba is the Convertible Peso (CUC$)

  • 1 Convertible Peso = 100 centavos
  • Notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 3 and 1
  • Coins are in denominations of $1, and 50, 25, 10, 5, and 1 centavos
  • No USD dollars accepted in Cuba, not Credit cards issued by USA banks

Levels of Fitness

Levels of Fitness

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Our tours have been designed for the ‘not too young & not too old’ and while we do not discriminate on age, you do need to have a good level of fitness and mobility. Sightseeing includes lots of walking, getting into and out of boats and other forms of transport and extended periods at high altitude. You should be able to carry your own bags, as porter services are not always available at all hotels, and you should be able to walk apx. 3.5km on uneven ground and climb several flights of stairs. Passengers who are 70 and over will be required to obtain a doctor’s clearance before travelling.

Tour Extensions

These optional extras can be included in your tour.

Reviews for Mexico & Cuba

This tour has a rating of 4 stars based on 9 reviews.

Here's what others have had to say about this tour.

Mexico & Cuba Loved Mexico & Cuba with great guides 4
Both our Mexican and Cuban guides were excellent. The small buses were very comfortable and great to get around in. The drivers were very kind - making sure the vehicles were clean and COOL when we returned from wherever. Highlights; Mexico - the people, colonial towns, food history and Aztec and Mayan sites. Cuba - the old buildings and cars, the never ending fascinating transport. the music and people. Georgina Simmons - May 2015
Mexico & Cuba Loved the diversity and travelling in a small group 5
Highlights..seeing the Aztec and Mayan sites in Mexico then the difference in Cuba. Fun with Marion and Frank. I had fun although we encountered a few awkward situations, a sense of humour got us through them. I was very happy with the accommodation and the guides. Raydell was young and energetic, very proud of his country and made the group sparkle. He gave us plenty of history and information. Delwyn Johnston - March 2015
Mexico & Cuba Sergio was extremely well organised and everything ran very smoothly. 5
Sightseeing on Tour - Excellent. Highlights were the ruins in Mexico, opportunity to experience the environment up close, museums, town walks, farm visit, significantly adding to previous limited knowledge of Cuban history, culture and everyday life & opportunity to meet other like-minded travellers. Both guides were friendly and helpful at all times. Ed Bennett - March 2015
Mexico & Cuba Excellent itinerary, great contrast history, people, sites, above all travelling with frank and Marion 4
Cuba is wondrously beguiling, full of anachronism and paradoxes, seething with sensuality, poverty, and populated by highly spirited peoples who all have an extra gene in their makeup - their bodies move and dance without any effort! Vive la LA CASA DE LE TROVA! Betty Liew - March 2015
Mexico & Cuba How fascinating Cuba was 4
Highlights - Cuba homestay, the American cars, the plight of the Cuban people. Mexico's pyramids and the altitude in Mexico city, very challenging. The friendliness of the people. How safe I felt in Cuba. Denise Williamson - March 2015
Mexico & Cuba Fantastic, loved every second 5
All hotels were excellent and staying in the Casa for two nights was wonderful. Loved all the dancing and being asked to dance while in the street. Mexico has lots of beautiful things to tempt you to shop. Cuba has soul. Beverley McLauchlan - March 2015
Mexico & Cuba It's the 4th Bunnik tour I have travelled on 5
I always enjoy them, I come back completely satisfied that I seen and done as much as I can in the time allocated. It was a bonus to have Marion & Frank travelling with us. Thanks Marion & Frank - you are the greatest!!! Bronwen Lambert - November 2012
Mexico & Cuba Overall a good cross section in both countries 4
The cars in Havana were fun, in fact, I loved Havana could have had more time here. Sheila Reynolds - October 2013
Mexico & Cuba Very Good 4
Great group of fellow travellers on the tour. Bunnik appears to attract like minded and experienced travellers which makes for a good cohesive group. Richard Baldwin - October 2013

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Unique Experiences!

  • Tour bustling Mexico City
  • Visit the archaeological site of Teotihuacán and the Church of Our Lady Of Guadalupe
  • Explore the ancient site of Palenque
  • See the great pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza
  • Tour the colourful city of Havana, the Cuban Capital
  • Tour the western province of Pinar del Rio, home to the famous Cuban cigar
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the El Nicho waterfalls 

Trip Info

Group Size

Max: 20

Transportation

Plane, Boat, Coach, Catamaran, Classic Car

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy amount of $266pp

Tour Highlights

Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Uxmal, Merida, Playa del Carmen, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa, Camaguey, Trinidad, El Nicho waterfalls, Cienfuegos, Pinar del Rio & Havana

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This tour has a rating of 4 stars based on 9 reviews.