Cuba's Unique Society & Mexico's Mayan Pyramids

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: ambos-mundos

From: £3540.00

Highlights

  • Combine Cuba's revolutionary society with the Mayan heritage of Mexico's Yucatán
  • Enjoy a tour of Havana with a local expert and time at leisure to soak in the city
  • Venture out to see the tobacco plantations and rock formations of rural Vinales
  • Stay in the colonial city of Merida and visit the impressive Uxmal Mayan ruins
  • Explore the world-famous Chichen Itza, staying nearby to avoid the biggest crowds
  • Finish on the idyllic Caribbean beaches of Playa del Carmen

Havana - Days 1 - 5

Day 1 - Travel to Havana

Departure on a daytime flight to Havana, arriving in the evening where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel in Old Havana for 5 nights with 4 full days to explore. After a short introduction to your surroundings you may go out or take a good night sleep.

Day 2 - Havana city tour

Full day guided tour of Havana, including a walking tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the most beautiful palaces of Spanish baroque architectural style. Visit Revolution Square, followed by the Memorial to José Martí and the museum of the Revolution, ending on the seafront at the Malecón.

Day 3 - Havana at leisure 

You are free to explore this fasinating city.

Day 4 - Vinales

Full day tour to the countryside out of the city towards Vinales, an area of gigantic rock formations rising out of the flat, green landscape. Visit the small provincial town with its colonial architecture and also learn about the tobacco process. Visit the beautiful gardens before returning to Havana in the late afternoon.

Day 5 - Havana at leisure

A full day at leisure in Havana to explore and discover the wealth of the local life, music, history, and why not visit the famous Casa de la Musica for a great night of salsa music?

Merida - Days 6 - 7

Days 6-7 - Yucatan

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Mérida in the Yucatán, southern Mexico, staying for two nights at the Hotel Casa del Balam by the main square. Full day tour to the Mayan archaeological site of Uxmal.

Chichen Itza - Days 8 - 9

Days 8-9 - Chichén Itzá

Morning transfer to Chichén Itzá and in the afternoon tour the archaeological site. Stay overnight at the nearby hotel Mayaland. Chichén Itzá is a large site with numerous ruins and pyramids spread over a large area and it is best to visit with time, avoiding the heat of the midday sun. Following morning free to continue exploration and late afternoon transfer to Playa del Carmen for 4 nights.

Playa del Carmen - Days 10 - 13

Days 10-13 - Leisure in Playa del Carmen

At leisure in Playa del Carmen staying at Las Palapas hotel (other hotel options available). Transfer to Cancún Airport for the return flight home, arriving the following day, Day 14.

What's Included

  • 14 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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