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Best of Mexico & Cuba

Best of Mexico & Cuba

Raise a glass to the vivacious beauty and fiery flavours of Mexico and Cuba. Discover the culture and landscapes of these fascinating countries – with a splash of enticing stops along the way. Discover Maya history and culture at the incredible Chichen Itza ruins and visit indigenous communities near the charming San Cristobal de las Casas. Indulge in a feast of delicious local food, with a chance to learn some cooking skills of your own. Wander through glittering colonial architecture in Havana, soak up the clear mountain air among Soroa’s vibrant mountain orchards, and admire Trinidad’s unrivalled ambience. Cuba’s imminent political and cultural change makes it something to experience now before it evolves. From ruins to old cars to fragrant cigars and with plenty of salsa and mariachi in between, this trip has it all.

Activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City – National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)
  • Mexico City – Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee)
  • Mexico City – Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)
  • Teotihuacan – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Puebla – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Mitla – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca – Zapotecan home-cooked lunch
  • Oaxaca – Tule Tree
  • Sumidero Canyon – Boat Excursion (entrance and transport)
  • San Cristobal de las Casas – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Zinacantan – Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • San Juan Chamula – Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Agua Azul – Waterfall Visit
  • Palenque – Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)
  • Merida – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chichen Itza – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Chichen Itza – Home-cooked pibil lunch
  • Havana – Leader-led walking tour of Old Havana
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Soroa – Orchid Garden (entrance fee and guide included)
  • Vinales – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Vinales – Half-day Valley tour on foot including Tobacco Farmhouse
  • Vinales – Farm-to-table dinner at an eco-friendly ranch
  • Bay of Pigs – Coastal swim stop
  • Cienfuegos – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cienfuegos – Palacio de Valle (entrance fee)
  • Trinidad – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Trinidad – Salsa Dance Lesson (1 hour)
  • Santa Clara – Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum (entrance fee)
  • Havana – Revolution Square

Highlights

  • Take a step way way back during enlightening guided tours through the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Palenque and Mitla.
  • A guided walking tour of Old Havana sheds lights on the difference between the lives of city and rural life in Cuba.
  • Get a taste of Maya culture during a homecooked Pibil lunch with a local family, sampling this traditional method of cooking which involves barbecuing food underground.
  • Explore the Maya communities surrounding San Cristobal de las Casas and learn about local culture, religion and the traditional way of life retained in the highlands.
  • Trinidad is a real Cuban treat – step back in time on its old-world streets, then hit some fine palm-flanked beaches.

06/18/2023 through 12/04/2024
06/18/2023 through 12/07/2024

Day 1 Mexico City
Day 2 Mexico City
Day 3 Puebla
Day 4 Oaxaca
Day 5 Oaxaca
Day 6 Oaxaca
Day 7 Salina Cruz
Day 8 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 9 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 10 Palenque
Day 11 Palenque
Day 12 Merida
Day 13 Merida
Day 14 Playa del Carmen
Day 15 Havana
Day 16 Soroa / Vinales
Day 17 Vinales
Day 18 Bay of Pigs / Cienfuegos
Day 19 Trinidad
Day 20 Trinidad
Day 21 Santa Clara / Havana
Day 22 Havana

01/06/24 - 12/07/24

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