From (AUD)$13,295
Days26
Airfares included
Special Departure
Embark on an exciting adventure through historic Mexico and colourful Cuba. Experience the rich culture and unique sites in Mexico City. Learn about Mayan traditions in San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan and meet the birdlife in Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Travel back in time during a classic car tour through charming Havana and enjoy a traditional Casa homestay in Trinidad.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $270pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Classic Car, Coach, Plane & Trajinera
No Hidden Extras

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

Photo credit: Bryan Bevan

Visit the great pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Cruise to the end of Cienfuegos Bay and visit Jagua Fortress, erected by King Philip V of Spain to protect the bay from pirates.

Photo credit: Donald Barbour

Experience the history and charm of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

Special Experiences

Board an authentic Mexican trajinera for a traditional lunch and cruise through the waters 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.
Learn the art of Cuban cocktail making as we participate in a cocktail workshop at Vista Gourmet before a delicious dinner with a special view.
Experience an evening classic car tour around the Malecon and Revolution Square areas of Old Havana.

Itinerary Mexico & Cuba - Day of the Dead Festival

Itinerary

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Inclusions Mexico & Cuba - Day of the Dead Festival

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Sightseeing

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Experience the Mexican zest for life

  • Tour bustling Mexico City
  • Experience an authentic trajinera ride through the waterways of Xochimilco
  • View the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City
  • Marvel at the mysterious archaeological site of Teotihuácan
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Puebla
  • Experience the Day of the Dead festival
  • Take a walking tour of the colonial town of Oaxaca
  • Admire the view of the Oaxaca Valley while exploring the pyramids and tombs at Monte Alban
  • Travel to Tehuantepec via the town of Mitla
  • 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 Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Discover the indigenous Mayan communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan
  • Admire the incredible turquoise colours of the Agua Azul waterfalls
  • Explore the ancient Mayan site of Palenque
  • Spend a night in the colonial city of Campeche
  • Visit Uxmal, one of the most important sites of the ancient Mayan civilization
  • Tour the "White City" of Merida
  • Take a guided boat tour in the Celestún Biosphere Reserve and Bird Sanctuary to see the variety of coastal birds
  • Visit the great pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá, 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'
  • Visit a tobacco field and drying house at the Hector Luis Prito Cigar Farm
  • Experience lunch Cuban-style at Finca Agrologic
  • Enjoy the panoramic views over the Viñales valley from the Los Jazmines lookout point
  • Stop at the infamous Bay of Pigs, where the failed US Military invasion of 1961 was undertaken
  • Enjoy a city tour of charming Cienfuegos, the 'Pearl of the South'
  • Cruise to the end of Cienfuegos Bay and visit Jagua Fortress
  • Stop at picturesque El Nicho Waterfalls
  • 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
  • Enjoy a city tour of Trinidad and visit the Canchanchara bar
  • Take part in a cocktail workshop and enjoy dinner at Vista Gourmet
  • Drive through the rows of sugarcane fields in the Valle de los Ingenios
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara 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 USA
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles, except
  • Tipping Made Easy, $270pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 21 nights in 3-4½ star hotels
  • 2 nights in a Casa homestay in Trinidad

Properties include:

  • Hotel Galeria Plaza Reforma, Mexico City
  • Hotel Casa Conzatti, Oaxaca
  • Hotel Calli, Tehuantepec
  • Hotel Sombra del Agua, San Cristobal
  • Hotel Mision Palenque, Palenque
  • Hotel Plaza Campeche, Campeche
  • Hotel Gran Real Yucatan, Merida
  • Hacienda Paradise Boutique Hotel, Playa del Carmen
  • Iberostar Parque Central Hotel, Havana
  • Hotel Moka, Las Terrazas
  • Hotel La Union, Cienfuegos
  • Casa Home Stay, Trinidad

 Hotels listed are an indication and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 23 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 5 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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Please note:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Optional Excursions:

  • All optional tours are based on a minimum of 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director or guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Please note some optional tours may also be available on multiple or alternate days. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director or guide locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

Information Mexico & Cuba - Day of the Dead Festival

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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, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  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 South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 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 a minimum of 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 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!


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Dates & Prices Mexico & Cuba - Day of the Dead Festival

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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    
28 Oct 23
22 Nov 23
$13,295
Available

Additional Information

Seasonal Departures
28 October 2023 - 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
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing.
Booking Deposit
$1,000 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $270pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $2,345
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.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies are shown as a guide only.

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