Mexico, Guatemala & Cuba

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Countries Visited:

  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Cuba

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From the Mexican highlands and Mayan ruins, to the Guatemalan jungle and old-world Havana, experience the rich culture and colours of Mexico, Guatemala and Cuba. Discover the contrasts and similarities of these unique countries as we take part in authentic traditions, explore ancient sites and visit local villages.

Immerse yourself in Mexico

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. Immerse yourself in Mexican tradition in charismatic San Cristóbal, and learn about the Mayan culture and traditions in the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zincantan. Visit the ancient Mayan pyramids of Palenque and enjoy time at the relaxing beach resort town of Playa del Carmen.

A Guatemalan Adventure

Cross the border into Guatemala and discover the amazing ancient Mayan city of Tikal. Famous for its great stone monuments and temples, Tikal is set amidst lush tropical rainforest which hid the city for centuries, only to be rediscovered in 1848. Enjoy the serenity of scenic Lake Atitlan in Panajachel and discover the lake’s traditional villages and fascinating culture. Visit the largest and most vibrant market in Central America, Chichicastenango, then experience the baroque-influenced architecture of beautiful Antigua.

Colourful Cuba

Spanish, Caribbean, native Indian and African cultures all blend together to create the Cuban way of life, full of dance and colour! Visit the beautiful Vinales valley, home to unique limestone hills and tobacco fields, then discover the ‘Pearl of the South’ - the spectacular natural bay of Cienfuegos and the beautiful El Nicho waterfalls. Continue to the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Trinidad, Cuba’s best preserved colonial city. Quirky and colourful Havana will beguile you with its charm. Explore the city by classic car and foot, discovering the murals and sculptures in the streets of Jaimanitas, Casa Fuster and Callejon de Hamel. 

Note: Cuban Charm

A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

Itinerary

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

Day 1. Depart Australia - Arrive Mexico City

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TRAVEL TIP! Mexico City is a fascinating place and many world class museums can be found here including the Anthropological Museum, Frida Kahlo Museum, Templo Mayor Museum, Bellas Artes Museum and Leon Trotsky’s house to name a few. Our sightseeing program in Mexico City is quite full so if you have an interest in visiting any of these museums we would recommend booking at least 2 nights pre tour accommodation to give you time to see those places that may be of particular interest to you.

Bienvenido a Mexico! We arrive in the capital, Mexico City, buzzing with life and full of history.

Day 2. Mexico City

Our day begins with a tour of bustling Mexico City. We visit the Zocalo - the main city square - constructed from the stones of ancient palaces and temples, and the National Palace.

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Special Experience: Board an authentic Mexican trajinera for a traditional lunch and cruise through the waterways of Xochimilco.
On our return to the city, we’ll stop to explore a colourful arts and crafts market. Tonight we enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,L,D]

Day 3. Mexico City

After breakfast, we visit the site of Teotihuacan, considered one of the most impressive and mysterious archaeological sites in Mexico. The city was established in 100BC and the name Teotihuacan roughly translates as ‘Birthplace of the Gods’. We also visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, arguably the most important Christian pilgrimage site in Latin America. [B,L]

Day 4. Mexico City - Tuxtla - San Cristóbal

This morning we fly to Tuxtla and continue to Chiapa de Corzo and the spectacular Sumidero Canyon, which we’ll tour by boat. Enjoy lunch before we travel to charming San Cristóbal. [B,L]

Day 5. San Cristóbal

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Special Experience: In the mountains surrounding San Cristóbal, we visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zincantan to learn about the Mayan culture and traditions, still alive today. [B,L]

Day 6. San Cristóbal - Palenque

Driving through lush, green valleys, we travel to Palenque through the Tabasco region, stopping for lunch. Along the way we'll visit the beautiful turquoise waterfall of Roberto Barrios, cascading to form pools perfect for swimming. [B,L]

Day 7. Palenque - Villahermosa - Merida

Spend the morning discovering the incredible ancient Mayan site of Palenque, boasting several magnificent pyramids. In parts, it is still covered in lush, tropical jungle. This afternoon we'll fly to the historic 'White City' of Merida. [B]

Day 8. Merida - Chichén Itza - Playa del Carmen

Another amazing day of antiquities - this morning we depart for Chichén Itzá, the most famous of all Mayan sites and home to the enormous pyramid of Kulkulkan. [B,L]

Day 9. Playa del Carmen

Enjoy a day at leisure in sunny Playa del Carmen. This evening we'll enjoy a group dinner to farewell Mexico. [B,D]

Day 10. Playa del Carmen - Cancun - San Salvador - Guatemala City

The morning is at leisure before we fly to Guatemala and its fascinating hub, Guatemala City, later this afternoon. [B]

Day 11. Guatemala City - Flores

We’ll discover the city on a sightseeing tour this morning and visit the Ixchel and Popolvuh Museum, before lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon we fly to Flores, on Lake Peten Itza. [B,L]

Day 12. Tikal National Park Excursion

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Special Experience: Visit the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal, nestled amidst lush rainforest. The largest of Mayan cities during the Classic period 1,000 years ago, it represents one of the most impressive achievements of the Mayan civilisation. [B,L]

Day 13. Flores - Guatemala City - Panajachel

Today we fly back to Guatemala City and make our way to the scenic lakeside town of Panajachel, stopping along the way at the archaeological site of Iximché. The afternoon is at leisure. [B]

Day 14. Panajachel

This morning we board a boat on stunning Lake Atitlán to visit the villages of Santiago Atitlán and San Juan la Laguna. [B]

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Special Experience: Travel by tuk tuk to the home of the Mayan god, Maximon, and witness a traditional ceremony.

Day 15. Panajachel - Chichicastenango - Antigua

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Special Experience: An early start to visit the incredible, colourful market of Chichicastenango - the best in Central America. [B]

Day 16. Antigua

Known for its baroque-influenced architecture, we’ll tour the sights of colonial Antigua including the Ciudad Vieja, San Antonio Aguas Calientes and the Cerro de La Cruz. [B]

Day 17. Antigua

Today is at leisure to relax or explore. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group dinner and folkloric show to farewell Guatemala. [B,D]

Day 18. Antigua - Guatemala City - Panama City - Havana

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TRAVEL TIP! Cuban Charm: A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Cuba, via Panama City. [B]

Day 19. Havana

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Special Experience: Step back in time to the 60s and discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour this morning.

This afternoon we'll witness the contrasts of 'New' Havana, including the artistic areas of Hamel Island, Fusterland and the Fort of Havana. [B,D]

Day 20. Havana - Viñales

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Special Experience: Marvel at the incredible valley dotted with limestone hills, known as mogotes, as we travel through the beautiful region of Viñales to Pinar del Rio.

We'll stop to visit a tobacco field and drying house and have lunch with a local family at a traditional Cuban paladar and then continue to Los Jazmines lookout point, for views over the small village of Viñales. [B,L]

Day 21. Viñales - Cienfuegos

Today we travel to the busy, colonial-era port of Cienfuegos, the ‘Pearl of the South’. Along the way we'll stop at the infamous Bay of Pigs, where the failed US Military invasion of 1961 was undertaken. [B]

Day 22. Cienfuegos

This morning we’ll discover beautiful Cienfuegos on a walking tour, visiting the impressive Teatro Tomás Terry and the historic town centre. In the afternoon we'll cruise to the end of the bay to visit Jagua Castle and wander through the village. [B]

Day 23. Cienfuegos - Trinidad

On the way to Trinidad we’ll stop to discover El Nicho National Park, home to Cuba’s most spectacular waterfalls. Tonight we'll enjoy an evening of music and dancing, Cuban-style, at Casa de la Trova. [B]

Day 24. Trinidad

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Special Experience: Wander the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Trinidad and discover its colonial past.

This perfectly preserved settlement is one of Cuba’s most enchanting cities. We'll also stop at the famous Canchanchara Bar. [B]

Day 25. Trinidad - Havana

We return to Havana, visiting the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara along the way. [B]

Day 26. Havana

A day at leisure to enjoy charming Havana, before dinner at a local paladar. [B,D]

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Special Experience: Cruise through Old Havana's Malecon and Revolution Square districts by classic car.

Day 27. Depart Havana

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 28. In Transit

Day 29. Arrive Australia

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Mexico and the United States. Taxes included
  • 8 economy-class flights in Mexico and Central America
  • Economy-class flight from Cuba to USA
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $235pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 21 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 3 nights in a former convent in Antigua
  • 2 nights in Casa homestay in Trinidad
  • 26 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based guides

Sightseeing

Experience the Mexican zest for life

  • Tour bustling Mexico City including visits to the Zocalo and National Palace to view the famous Diego Rivera murals.
  • Experience an authentic trajinera ride through the waterways of Xochimilco and enjoy lunch on board.
  • View the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City - arguably the most important Christian pilgrimage site in all of Latin America.
  • Marvel at the mysterious archaeological site of Teotihuacan and see its magnificent pyramids and the well-preserved Temples of the Sun and the Moon.
  • Tour the spectacular Sumidero Canyon by boat.
  • Enjoy the stunning scenic drive into the Chiapas Mountains, home to numerous indigenous villages.
  • Spend two wonderful nights in the colourful town of San Cristobal de las Casas, high in the Chiapas Mountains.
  • Discover the indigenous Mayan communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Learn about the Mayan culture and their traditions which are still alive today in these towns.
  • Admire the incredible turquoise colours of the Roberto Barrios waterfalls.
  • Explore the ancient Mayan site of Palenque, hidden deep in the lush jungle and boasting several pyramids.
  • Visit the great pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen.

Delve into Guatemala's ancient history

  • Take a sightseeing tour to discover Guatemala City, including visits to the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles and Clothing, the Popol Vuh Museum - home to one of the world's biggest collections of Maya art, and Historic Centre.
  • Spend 2 nights on quaint Flores Island in the middle of Lake Peten Itza, connected to the mainland by a 500m long causeway.
  • Visit the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal.
  • Enjoy a picturesque lunch inside Tikal National Park.
  • Spend 2 nights in one of Guatemala's finest and most charming boutique hotels, surrounded by botanical gardens, right on the shore of scenic Lake Atitlan.
  • Take a boat trip on stunning Lake Atitlan to visit the picturesque lakeside villages of Santiago Atitlan and San Juan La Laguna.
  • Travel by tuk tuk to visit the home of the Mayan god, Maximon, and witness a traditional ceremony.
  • Visit the vibrant and buzzing market - the best in Central America - as well as the Church of Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango.
  • Stop at the archaeological ruins and former capital of the Maya kingdom, Iximche, en route to Panajachel.
  • Spend 3 nights in a boutique hotel that was a former convent in Antigua.
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Antigua including visits to the Ciudad Vieja and Cerro de la Cruz. Then enjoy a walking tour of the Central Plaza, the Cathedral, Municipal Government building, Palace of the Captain's General and a jade factory.
  • Enjoy a dinner and Guatemalan folkloric dance show.

Step back in time in colonial Cuba

  • Discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour.
  • Tour the sights of 'New Havana' including Hamel Island, Fusterland & Fort of Havana.
  • Visit a tobacco field and drying house at the Hector Luis Prito Cigar Farm, and observe famous Cuban cigars being rolled.
  • Experience lunch Cuban-style at Finca Agrologic, a typical 'Paladar', with a local Cuban family.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views over the valley from the Los Jazmines lookout point en route to Las Terrazas.
  • Stop at the infamous Bay of Pigs, where the failed US Military invasion of 1961 was undertaken and explore the museum.
  • Enjoy a city tour of charming Cienfuegos, the 'Pearl of the South'. See the historic town-centre, Teatro Tomas Terry, the Main Square, Malecon and Prado.
  • Cruise to the end of Cienfuegos Bay and visit Jagua Fotress, erected by King Philip V of Spain to protect the bay from pirates.
  • Stop at picturesque El Nicho Waterfalls, take a guided walk to Salto El Nicho and enjoy some free time for swimming.
  • Experience Cuban life at a traditional Casa homestay in Trinidad.
  • Get a taste for the Cuban spirit and spend an evening at famous 'Casa de la Trova' in Trinidad.
  • Take a city tour of Trinidad, one of Cuba's most enchanting cities, including the Museum of Romance and a visit to the Canchanchara bar to try its namesake cocktail.
  • Drive through the rows of sugarcane fields in the Valle de los Ingenios and visit the Manaca Iznaga tower for amazing views over the valley.
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara, the monument of the blinded train and the historic centre in Santa Clara.
  • Tour timeless Havana by classic car including Malecon and Plaza de la Revolucion.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes, $1,125pp
Single supplement: from $2,750
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Fitness to Travel

Let's Talk Fitness

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At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:
1. Generous amounts of free time
2. Lots of walking
3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:
1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces
2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
4. Carry their own luggage
5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

Optional Excursions

Mexico

Garibaldi Show - 3hrs - $58pp US
(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 - $110pp US
(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.

Tulum Express – 4hrs – $57pp US
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 Santa Cruz – 4hrs – $95pp US
Discover the hidden marvels beneath your feet on the Yucatan Peninsula with a visit to Cenote Santa Cruz. 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.

Guatemala

Pacaya Volcano Hike – 7hrs – $90pp US
Get up close and personal with a Guatemalan volcano! Pacaya Volcano is one of the country’s most active. Hike through volcanic vegetation and surreal landscapes on your way to the top, enjoying impressive views of three nearby volcanic peaks, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango at the summit. Your excursion from Antigua to the volcano includes round-trip private transportation from your hotel, an adventure guide and a local guide, entrance fees and a box lunch with soft drinks.

Please Note: All tours are based on minimum 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised are 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.

Note: Cuban Charm

A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

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 this modern and comfortable hotel. Rooms are tastefully designed and feature top-quality amenities.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Sombra del Agua, San Cristobal

The Sombra del Agua Hotel l is a former hacienda that has been transformed into a hotel, complete with stucco walls, colonial architecture and beautifully designed courtyards. The hotel is located in the heart of the city near a number of great leisure attractions. The hotel restaurant “La Hosteria de Don Quijate” serves delicious Mexican cuisine. The property features history and tradition with the modern day comforts of a world class hotel.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

Hotel Mision Palenque, Palenque

Hotel Mision Palenque offers first class accommodation in an exotic setting surrounded by waterfalls, majestic ruins of the Mayan past and jungle landscapes. Rooms have excellent services and amenities. Located just 5 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the archaeological site of Palenque, the hotel offers a swimming pool, gym and spa, as well as a laundry and dry cleaning service.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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. Yucatan Gran Real’s full-service restaurant, The Emperor serves local Yucatecan food as well as international cuisine. Bar Los Vitrales offers light dining and a full drink menu.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; indoor and outdoor swimming pool

Hacienda Paradise, Playa del Carmen

The Hacienda Paradise is situated in the idyllic setting of cosmopolitan and coastal Playa del Carmen. The property is located close to the famous 5th Avenue with its numerous shops, restaurants and bars. 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. Dine by the pool and unwind in their spa which is nestled in a tropical garden.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Hotel Isla de Flores, Flores

Situated in the heart of Isla de Flores, with the central park on its doorstep, Hotel Isla de Flores offers charming accommodation in a colonial style building. It features an outdoor pool and rooftop terrace, as well as a restaurant, and is located just a 3 minute drive from the main square.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; outdoor swimming pool

Hotel Atitlan, Panajachel

Hotel Atitlan is one of Guatemala’s finest and most charming boutique hotels surrounded by botanical gardens. The hotel is situated 10 minutes from the main town of Panajachel on what was once the estate of a family owned coffee plantation. It is wonderfully decorated with hand-carved wood furnishings and ornate ceramic tiles. The design and décor reflect the elegant Spanish colonial style of an 18th century Guatemalan plantation. Outside, the gardens are abundant with roses, orchids, bougainvillea and azaleas. An infinity pool gazes onto Lake Atitlán and over to the majestic Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the distance.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities (public area)

Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua

This luxurious hotel is located only a few minutes walk from the centre of Antigua. Housed in a former convent, it offers an outdoor pool, spa and gym, as well as several museums and galleries. Set within pretty gardens, the spacious rooms at Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo feature elegant décor, a fireplace and scenic views. The gourmet El Tenedor restaurant serves breakfast and traditional cuisine and guests can enjoy snacks and refreshments on the terrace from the El Cabido bar.

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Mercure Sevilla, Havana

Set in the old town in a 1908 Moorish-style building, this elegant hotel is a minute's walk from Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana-Cuba and 3 minutes on foot from the Museum of the Revolution. Guest rooms feature high ceilings and city views and the property boasts a rooftop restaurant, terrace bar and outdoor pool.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Hotel Moka, Las Terrazas

Hotel Moka is set amid the forested hills of Las Terrazas, 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 rooms even 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. Hotel Moka also has a restaurant, bar, and a lovely swimming pool surrounded by trees.

Facilities: air-conditioning; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

La Union Hotel, Cienfuegos

Located in the heart of the city of Cienfuegos, La Union Hotel combines the charm of its neoclassical architectural structure and colonial surroundings with modern facilities. Originally a colonial mansion built in 1869, it 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.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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!

Weather

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Currency

Currency

Mexican Peso

The official currency of 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

Quetzal

The official currency in Guatemala is the Quetzal (Q)

  • 1/100 = Centavo
  • Notes are in denominations of Q200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1
  • Coins are in denominations of Q50, 25, 10, 5, and 1

Convertible Peso

The official currency of 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

Visa Information

Visa Requirements

Passport-AU2

Please note, Australian passport holders need to obtain a visa for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details.

  • Australian passport holders
    • A visa for Cuba needs to be purchased in Guatemala. Please ensure you have approximately $20pp US per person in cash to pay for the card which will be arranged for you and handed to you upon arrival in Antigua.
  • Non-Australian passport holders
    • Please check with your travel agent on visa requirements.

The following government websites are also a handy source of general information.

Tour Extensions

These optional extras can be included in your tour.

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Mexico, Guatemala & Cuba Great variety 5
Great variety of natural and historical sights & experiences in the 3 different countries made it an amazing eye opening trip. Eleanora P - April 2018

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Special Experiences!

  • Board an authentic Mexican trajinera and cruise through the waterways of Xochimilco.
  • Visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zincantan to learn about the Mayan culture.
  • Visit the great Mayan ruins of Tikal.
  • Travel by tuk tuk to the home of the Mayan god, Maximon.
  • Visit the colourful market of Chichicastenango, the best in Central America.
  • Discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour.
  • Travel through the beautiful region of Viñales to Pinar del Rio.
  • Wander the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Trinidad
  • Cruise through Havana's famous districts by classic car.

Trip Info

Group Size

Max: 20

Transportation

Coach, trajinera, plane, boat, tuk tuk & classic car

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $235pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• Tour bustling Mexico City including the Zocalo and see the Diego Rivera murals • Visit the great pyramid of Kulkulkan at Chichén Itzá • Visit the incredible ruins of Tikal • Relax at scenic Lake Atitlan and enjoy its beautiful backdrop of volcanoes • Enjoy panoramic views over Cuba's Viñales Valley • Drive through the rows of sugarcane in the scenic Valle de los Ingenios

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Bunnik Tours Reviews for Mexico, Guatemala & Cuba

This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 reviews.