From (AUD)$13,895
Days26
Airfares included
Experience the rich culture and colours of Mexico and Cuba. Discover the contrast between old and new in Mexico City, marvel at Mayan ruins and meet the wildlife at Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Travel back in time as you explore Havana in a classic car, meander through picturesque valleys and enjoy a traditional Casa homestay in Cuba.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $275pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Classic Car, Coach, Plane & Trajinera
No Hidden Extras
Tour bustling Mexico City including visits to the Zocalo and National Palace.

Visit the impressive and mysterious Teotihuácan, with its magnificent pyramids and Temples of the Sun & the Moon.

Stop at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, where the failed US military invasion took place in 1961.

Special Experiences

Board an authentic Mexican trajinera for a traditional lunch and cruise through the waterways of Xochimilco.
In the mountains surrounding San Cristóbal, we visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan to learn about the Mayan culture and traditions, which are still alive today.
Step back in time to the 1960s to discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour.
Visit a tobacco field and drying house to learn more about the production of cigars before lunch with some locals.
Cruise through Old Havana's Malecon and Revolution Square districts by classic car.

Itinerary Mexico & Cuba

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Mexico & Cuba

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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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.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Puebla, famous for its baroque churches and beautiful ceramics.
  • Take a walking tour of the colonial town of Oaxaca including Church of Santo Domingo, the Cathedral, the Temple of San Juan de Dios, Government Palace, the local markets and a chocolate store.
  • Admire the view of the Oaxaca Valley while exploring the pyramids and tombs at Monte Alban, the spiritual capital of the Zapotec people.
  • Travel to Tehuantepec via the town of Mitla. Visit "The Tule", an amazing tree considered to be the oldest in the world, a mezcal factory and Teotitlan del Valle.
  • 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 Agua Azul waterfalls.
  • Explore the ancient Mayan site of Palenque, hidden deep in the lush jungle and boasting several pyramids.
  • Spend the night in the colonial city of Campeche which is still surrounded by its ancient city wall and watch towers.
  • Visit Uxmal, one of the most important sites of the ancient Mayan civilisation. It features magnificent pyramids, temples and intricate carvings. 
  • Tour the "white city" of Merida, including the Zocalo, the Cathedral, Government Palace, Town Hall and House of Montejo.
  • Take a guided boat tour in the Celestun Biosphere Reserve and Bird Sanctuary to see the variety of coastal birds and search for it's famous flamingos (usually found here from Nov - Mar).
  • 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.

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 Viñales 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.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Mexico and the USA. Taxes included
  • Economy-class flight from Mexico to Cuba
  • Economy-class flight from Cuba to the USA
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $275pp pre-paid 

Accommodation

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  • 21 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights in a Casa homestay in Trinidad

Meals

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  • 23 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based guides

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in South & Central America click here.

Accommodation Mexico & Cuba

Accommodation

Hotel Galeria Plaza Reforma

Mexico flag 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

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Casa Conzatti Hotel

Mexico flag Oaxaca

The Casa Conzatti Hotel has been converted from a lovely colonial-style house located in a peaceful residential area of 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.

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

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Hotel Calli

Mexico flag 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. The property offers both an outdoor pool and an indoor pool and the restaurant at the hotel specialises in typical regional food.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; indoor and outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Sombra del Agua

Mexico flag San Cristobal

The Sombra del Agua Hotel 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

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Hotel Mision

Mexico flag 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

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Hotel Plaza

Mexico flag Campeche

Situated next to San Martin Park in Campeche's historic city centre, Hotel Plaza Campeche is just 500m from the seafront and 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.

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

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Hotel Gran Real Yucatan

Mexico flag 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

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Hacienda Paradise

Mexico flag 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

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Iberostar Parque Central

Cuba flag Havana

The Iberostar Parque Central Hotel is located in the heart of Havana and close to iconic sites such as the Capitol Building, the Paseo del Prado and the Havana Pier. Its 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. If you'd like to dine in the hotel, you can choose from 3 dining options - the Buffet Restaurant specialising in local and international cuisine, an Italian restaurant or the Steakhouse. Relax in one of the bars where you can sip on an ice-cold mojito or a hot Cuban-style coffee, they also 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.

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

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Hotel Moka

Cuba flag 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

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La Union Hotel

Cuba flag 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

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Casa Zenia Wanda

Cuba flag 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 a large influx of new visitors from across the globe 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!
 
 

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Information Mexico & Cuba

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

 

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, 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 without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  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

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Dates & Prices Mexico & Cuba

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
14 Nov 20
09 Dec 20
$13,895
On Request

Additional Information

Seasonal Departures
28 October 2020 - Participate in the festivities of Mexico's famous Day of the Dead festival. Although the name may sound grim, this festival is actually a colourful celebration where the Mexican people remember and honour their deceased loved ones. We'll watch the comparsas (parades) and experience the unique graveyard celebrations.
Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
Other departure cities
Clients ex Adelaide, Perth & Hobart add $100pp
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $275pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $510
Single Supplement
From $2,050
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
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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