Mexico & Cuba

  • days: 28
  • from $14,622

Flights Included

Types of travel:

Countries Visited:

  • Mexico
  • Cuba

Description

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

A City of Culture

Explore bustling Mexico City. Venture into the city’s cultural heart and visit the Zocalo and the magnificent National Palace. Discover the ‘place where the gods were created’, Teotihuacan, one of Mexico’s most impressive and mysterious archaeological sites. Known for the vast size of its monuments and impressive Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, it is one of the most powerful cultural sites in Central America.

Explore the charming towns

Travel east to the Spanish colonial city of Puebla. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed town is known for its 17th and 18th century European architecture and its exquisite ceramics. Continue to Oaxaca and see the Zapotecan ruins at Monte Alban. Immerse yourself in Mexican tradition in Tehuantepec, Chiapa de Corzo and charismatic San Cristóbal, and learn about the Mayan culture and traditions in the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zincantan.

Mayan Antiquities

Discover the ancient Mayan sites of Palenque and Uxmal, the heritage-listed city of Campeche and the historic ‘White City’ of Merida. End your Mexican adventure on a high at the enormous pyramid of Kulkulkan in Chichén Itzá, then spend a day soaking up the sun in the beautiful beachside resort of Playa del Carmen.

Colourful Cuba

Fly to Havana and travel along the ‘tobacco route’ through the lush, green Pinar del Rio region and learn about the country’s most famous export - cigars. Visit the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed reserve of Las Terrazas, and then discover the ‘Pearl of the South’, the spectacular natural bay of Cienfuegos and the beautiful El Nicho waterfalls. Continue to the charming heritage-listed site of Trinidad, Cuba’s best preserved colonial city. Experience real Cuban culture with an evening of live music and classic cocktails and enjoy a traditional Cuban lunch in Sancti Spiritus.

Classic Havana

Quirky and colourful Havana will beguile you with its charm. Explore the city by classic car, discovering the murals and sculptures in the streets of Jaimanitas, Casa Fuster and Callejon de Hamel, and take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride. Soak up the liveliness of the old-town and enjoy a special dinner at famous Paladar La Guarida – location of the Oscar nominated film ‘Fresa y Chocolate’.

Itinerary

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

We begin with a tour of bustling Mexico City. We visit the Zocalo, the main city square, built out of the stones of ancient palaces and temples, and the National Palace where we view the Diego Rivera Murals. We then continue to Xochimilco where we board a trajinera and enjoy a voyage through the waterways to enjoy the ambience on this unique place in Mexico City before tonight’s group welcome dinner. [B,L,D]

DAY 3 MEXICO CITY

We explore Teotihuacan, one of the most impressive and mysterious archaeological sites in Mexico, known for its pyramid structures, murals, and impressive Temples of the Sun and the Moon. We also visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, arguably the most important Christian pilgrimage site in Latin America. [B,L]

DAY 4 MEXICO CITY - PUEBLA

We travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Puebla - a Spanish colonial treasure, filled with 17th and 18th century European architecture. [B,L]

DAY 5 PUEBLA - OAXACA

Continuing to Oaxaca today, we enjoy a walking tour of the main plaza and historic old town. One of the most diverse states in Mexico, Oaxaca has a sub-tropical climate and is famous for its high peaks and hidden jungles. [B,L]

DAY 6 OAXACA

An action packed morning touring the scenic region of 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. [B,L]

DAY 7 OAXACA - TEHUANTEPEC

Today we travel to Tehuantepec, a city known for its women and their traditional dress, which was adopted by Frida Kahlo.  On the way we will make a stop to walk through the quaint, narrow and colourful streets of Mitla, home to textile merchants and a great number of Mezcal producers and vendors. [B]

DAY 8 TEHUANTEPEC - SAN CRISTÓBAL

We travel to Chiapa de Corzo before arriving at charming San Cristóbal de las Casas. En route we enjoy a cruise through the Sumidero Canyon. [B,L]

DAY 9 SAN CRISTÓBAL

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: We visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zincantan, in the mountains surrounding San Cristobal. We learn about the Mayan culture and traditions which are still alive today. [B,L]

DAY 10 SAN CRISTÓBAL - PALENQUE

Driving through lush green valleys, we head back down the mountain to Palenque. [B,L]

DAY 11 PALENQUE - CAMPECHE

Our morning is dedicated to the nearby ancient Mayan site of Palenque. Later, we make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Campeche which retains some of the city walls that once protected it from pirates. [B]

DAY 12 CAMPECHE - UXMAL - MERIDA

Considered one of the most important of all Mayan sites, we spend time exploring Uxmal. After lunch, we continue to historic ‘White City’ of Merida. [B,L]

DAY 13 MERIDA - PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Another amazing day of antiquities! We explore Chichen Itza, home to the enormous pyramid of Kulkulkan, recently voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Next we travel to the beach resort of Playa del Carmen. [B,L]

DAY 14 PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Playa del Carmen. Relax on the beach, or snorkel in some of the clearest waters on the planet, then meet up this evening for a group dinner to bid farewell Mexico. [B,D]

DAY 15 PLAYA DEL CARMEN - HAVANA

EXPERIENCE THE "REAL" 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!

We fly to Cuba and meet in the evening for dinner. [B,D]

DAY 16 HAVANA - VINALES - LAS TERRAZAS

As we travel through the beautiful region of Pinar del Rio, we visit the small village of Vinales. Here we walk around the colourful Mural de la Prehistoria - one of the world’s biggest outdoor paintings. [B,L]

DAY 17 LAS TERRAZAS

Our journey takes us through the Sierra del Rosario Mountains, where we visit a 19th century coffee plantation. [B]

DAY 18 LAS TERRAZAS - CIENFUEGOS

We head to Cienfuegos, the ‘Pearl of the South’. After lunch, we visit Teatro Tomás Terry and the historic town centre. [B,L]

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Bay of Cienfuegos.

DAY 19 CIENFUEGOS - TRINIDAD

On our way to Trinidad we visit the beautiful El Nicho National Park, home to Cuba’s most spectacular waterfalls. [B,L]

DAY 20 TRINIDAD

Step back in time as we explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed colonial city of Trinidad. [B,L]

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Enjoy one of Cuba's lesser known cocktails, the 'Canchanchara'.

DAY 21 TRINIDAD - SANCTI SPIRITUS - REMEDIOS, CAYO SANTA MARIA

We visit Sancti Spiritus which remains largely untouched by mainstream tourism, and the town of Remedios where we stroll through the idyllic main square and admire it’s splendid 16th century church. Then we travel over a 37km long causeway to the island paradise of Cayo Santa Maria. [B,L,D]

DAY 22 CAYO SANTA MARIA

Enjoy a day at leisure on the beach. [B]

DAY 23 CAYO SANTA MARIA - SANTA CLARA - HAVANA

Heading back to Havana we stop in Santa Clara, where we’ll see the Che Guevara Mausoleum. [B]

DAY 24 HAVANA

Riding in classic cars, we explore the artistic areas of Jaimanitas, Casa Fuster and Callejc de Hamel, and the modern neighbourhood of Vedado. Later we take a horse-drawn carriage back to our hotel. [B,L] 

DAY 25 HAVANA

Spend a day at leisure exploring Havana. [B]

DAY 26 DEPART HAVANA

Our homeward journey begins. [B]

DAY 27 IN TRANSIT

DAY 28 ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Mexico and Cuba (taxes included)
  • One way economy-class flight from Mexico to Cuba
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $266pp AUD prepaid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 23 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in Casa Particulars in Trinidad
  • 25 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Sightseeing

  • Enjoy a half day tour of energetic Mexico City
  • Experience a trajinera ride through the waterways of Xochimilco
  • 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
  • Enjoy a stunning scenic drive into the Chiapas Mountains and explore the majestic Sumidero Canyon by boat
  • 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
  • Visit a local tobacco field and drying house.
  • Visit the Cueva del Indio and enjoy an underground boat tour
  • Travel through Pinar del Rio and enjoy lunch with a local family
  • Tour Vinales and visit the Mural de la Perhistoria
  • Stop at Los Jazmines lookout for a view of the Vinales valley
  • Visit a French Coffee Plantation and even have the opportunity to soak in the natural pools of the San Juan River
  • Enjoy a city tour of Cienfuegos including the Tomas Terry theatre
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise in the Bay of Cienfuegos
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the El Nicho waterfalls
  • Explore Trinidad and visit the Museum of Romance
  • Enjoy one of Cuba’s lesser known cocktails the ‘Canchanchara’
  • Enjoy evening visits to the Casa de la Trova in Trinidad
  • Travel through the Valley of the Sugar Cane Mills
  • Visit Santa Clara including the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and the Monument of the Blinded Train.
  • Spend 2 night relaxing on Cayo Santa Maria
  • Discover the sights of Havana in classic cars

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
Other departure cities: Clients ex Hobart add $180pp, Adelaide add $270pp, and Perth add $405pp
Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy amount of $266pp
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes of $1,152pp
Single supplement: $2,450 for all departures
  • 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
  • T&C: All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, all taxes and tips. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.
  • Cuba Accommodation: Cuba is changing since the USA lifted their embargo with many US citizens now enjoying travel here. The increasing popularity of this destination is impacting the availability of Hotels, general accommodation, coaches and tour guides. Because of limited local infrastructure it’s possible your final accommodation options may change without notice, as these are still controlled by the Government of Cuba. As this is outside of Bunnik Tours control, we are not able to guarantee our normal standard of accommodation during your stay in Cuba. However you will experience the unique charm of yesteryear Cuba – something likely to change soon with the rapid growth in tourism.

Optional Excursions

MEXICO

FROM MEXICO CITY:

Garibaldi Show - 3hrs - USD$58pp (May not be available on Sundays and Mondays)
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 and Mondays)
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.

FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Tulum Express – 4hrs – USD$57pp
Discover one of the most beautiful and ancient Mayan cities for an informative and historical guided tour. The thing that you'll find most striking about this ruins site is not only its pyramids, but its amazing setting and the staggering backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.

Cenote Hidden Worlds – 4hrs – US$80pp
Discover the hidden marvels beneath your feet on the Yucatan Peninsula with a visit to Cenote Hidden Worlds. Here you can explore the underground caverns and waterways and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh water amongst the tropical fish and beautiful cave formations. This tour includes return transfers, entrance fees and snorkeling equipment.

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.

Important note on Cuba Accommodation

Cuba is changing since the USA lifted their embargo with many US citizens now enjoying travel here. The increasing popularity of this destination is impacting the availability of Hotels, general accommodation, coaches and tour guides. Because of limited local infrastructure it’s possible your final accommodation options may change without notice, as these are still controlled by the Government of Cuba. As this is outside of Bunnik Tours control, we are not able to guarantee our normal standard of accommodation during your stay in Cuba. However you will experience the unique charm of yesteryear Cuba – something likely to change soon with the rapid growth in tourism.

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 Senorial Puebla, Puebla

Hotel Señorial is a comfortable hotel with an excellent location in the historic center of Puebla, one block from the convention center and 5 minute walk from the Cathedral and Zócalo Main Square. Part of the building is a 16th century hacienda that was expanded in the 1980s and renovated in 2010, offering old world charm and modern comforts, with a total of 76 guest rooms. Facilities include 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a cloakroom and lift access. Guests may wine and dine in the cafe, bar or restaurant. Wireless broadband Internet access, a business centre with conference facilities, room and laundry services, and a car park and garage round off the facilities available to guests.

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.

Hotel Telégrafo

Located at the intersection of Prado and Neptuno, Hotel Telégrafo is just steps from the Gran Teatro and the Capitolio and within walking distance of the historic centre. The famous El Floridita bar and Museo Nacional de las Bellas Artes are just a stone's throw away. The rooms are comfortable, stylish and modern, with well-appointed bathrooms. Double glazed windows filter sounds of horn happy drivers and late-night revellers. Contemporary artwork adorns the walls.

Hotel Moka, Las Terrazas

Hotel Moca is set amid the forested hills of Las Terrazas and is 49 miles west of Havana. The design is contemporary Spanish-colonial and features a multi-tiered atrium lobby built around a large lime tree - its branches disappear through the skylight. Some of the units actually have trees growing through their balconies and ceilings! Each room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows with French doors leading onto a terra-cotta tiled balcony with a spectacular view of the forest. In-room amenities include: air-conditioning, safe, minibar, satellite TV and hairdryer. Hotel Moka also has a restaurant, bar, and a lovely swimming pool surrounded by trees.

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.

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 Melia Cayo Santa Maria

Traditional and refined, the Meliá Cayo Santa María offers superb services for relaxation in an atmosphere of wellbeing and tranquility. A leafy tree with comfy chairs dominates the open and fresh lobby, decorated in soft tropical colours, in perfect harmony with the Cuban Caribbean environment. From the lobby bar terraces enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and the views of the gardens and pool. This five star all inclusive holiday resort, located right on the beach in Cayo Santa María, is reminiscent of a traditional Caribbean village. It covers an area of 12,000 m² and offers extensive facilities.

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.

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Mexico & Cuba Vibrant - music, art and culture 4
As a ceramicist and artist I loved the ceramics, sculpture and the Ancient sites of Mexico and the wonderful live music which accompanied most meals. Cuba with it's decaying fabulous architecture, horse and cart transport, music and public art was fascinating. Enjoyed the home stays with our very welcoming hosts. Loved the extra space in the buses. Hotel and home-stays were very good. Group dynamic excellent, a good mix of like minded people. Petra Murphy - March 2016

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Special Experiences!

  • Visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zincantan, in the mountains surrounding San Cristobal. Learn about the Mayan culture and traditions which are still alive today.
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise in the Bay of Cienfuegos.
  • Try one of Cuba's lesser known cocktails - the 'Canchanchara'.

Trip Info

Group Size

Max: 20

Transportation

Coach, trajinera, boat, plane, catamaran (subject to change) & classic car

Tips

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

Tour Highlights

• Visit Teotihuacan and the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe • Tour the scenic Oaxaca region • Spend 2 nights in the charming town of San Cristóbal • See the ancient pyramids of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá • Explore the western province of Pinar del Rio, home of the Cuban cigar • Step back in time in colonial Trinidad • Discover colourful Havana

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