SPANISH CARIBBEAN CUBA & MEXICO 14 Days

“SPANISH CARIBBEAN” CUBA & MEXICO

CUBA: HAVANA – VIÑALES – VARADERO – CAYO BLANCO

MEXICO: CANCUN – CHICHEN ITZA – IK KIL CENOTE – MERIDA – UXMAL – VALLADOLID – TULUM – SIAN KA’ AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE – MUYIL – PLAYA DEL CARMEN

14 DAYS

HIGHLIGHTS: DARE TO LIVE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE IN CUBA AND MEXICO. ENJOY A COUNTRY WHERE TIME SEEMS TO HAVE STOPPED IN THE 1950´S. YOU WILL GET TO KNOW CUBAN HISTORY BY VISITING HAVANA´S MOST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL SITES IN HAVANA.  YOU WILL VISIT ONE OF CUBA’S MOST FERTILE AREAS WHERE SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST TOBACCO IS GROWN, HARVESTED, DRIED AND PROCESSED IN VIÑALES. ENJOY THE SUN AND THE CARIBBEAN BREEZE WHILE SAILING IN A LUXURY CATAMARAN DISCOVERING THE BEAUTIFUL WHITE SANDED CRYSTALLINE WATERS AND SIGHTS OF CUBA’S COAST DURING YOUR CUBA GETAWAY TO CAYO BLANCO. RELAX AND ENJOY THE SUN, THE BEACH, SEVERAL MOJITOS; SALSA MUSIC AND WHY NOT…? A CUBAN CIGAR IN THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH OF VARADERO. EXPERIENCE MEXICO, “THE AMIGO COUNTRY”. COME AND SEE WHY MORE THAN 35 MILLION TOURIST VISITED IT IN 2016, AND MANY MORE LAST YEAR; INMERSE IN THE AMAZING MAYAN CULTURE AND VISIT ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE MAYAN WORLD, “CHICHEN ITZA”; VISIT “LA BLANCA MERIDA” AND UXMAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE; EXPERIENCE LIFE IN VALLADOLID; YUCATAN; COME AND SEE WHY IT IS CONSIDER “PUEBLO MAGICO”(MAGIC TOWN); TOUR TULUM AND ENJOY ITS BREATHTAKING VIEWS TO THE TURQUOISE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN; ENJOY WILD LIFE, FLORA, FAUNA AND THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS IN SIAN KA’AN BISOSPHERE RESERVE…AND AT THE END OF THE TRIP, EXPERIENCE LIFE IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN. COME SEE WHY THE “SPANISH CARIBBEAN” IS NUMBER 3 FAVOURITE VACATION DESTINATION AREA FOR EUROPEANS…THEY CANNOT BE WRONG! CUBA & MEXICO ARE WAITING FOR YOU…!


DATE


ITINERARY

Day 1

EUROPE DEPARTURE – HAVANA
FLIGHT DEPARTURE FROM EUROPE WITH FINAL DESTINATION, HAVANA CUBA.
FLIGHT ARRIVAL TO JOSE MARTI - HAVANA CUBA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
AFTER FINISHING WITH CUBAN CUSTOMS FORMALITIES, MEET AND GREET WITH YOUR DRIVER AT THE MEETING POINT AT JOSE MARTI - HAVANA AIRPORT; TRANSFER AND CHECK IN TO HOTEL IN HAVANA.

Day 2

HAVANA CITY TOUR (SHARED)
AFTER BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL, DISCOVER HAVANA’S SECRETS AND BEAUTY WITH THE HAVANA CITY TOUR; YOU WILL SEE AND VISIT SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING AND FAMOUS CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL SITES IN THE OLD AND MODERN HAVANA REGISTERED BY THE UNESCO AS PART OF THE WORLD HERITAGE; WE WILL WALK THE OLD CITY STREETS AND SQUARES AND SEE AMONG OTHERS PLAZA SAN FRANCISCO DE ASÍS - PLAZA DE LA CATEDRAL - PLAZA VIEJA - PLAZA DE ARMAS - PALACIO DE LOS CAPITANES GENERALES – THE CAPITOL - PARQUE CENTRAL - UNIVERSITY OF HAVANA - PLAZA DE LA REVOLUCIÓN (REVOLUTION SQUARE) MODERN HAVANA AND THE FAMOUS MALECON. AT THE END OF THE TOUR, YOU WILL HAVE ENOGUH INFORMATION TO CONTINUE EXPLORING HAVANA AT YOUR OWN PACE.
OVERNIGHT IN HAVANA.

Suggested visits:
*RUM MUSEUM (MUSEO DEL RON)
*Visit the “Parque Morro – Cabaña”, a Spanish fortress (the biggest in the Americas) built in 1519 to protect the city against pirate attacks and the English.
Witness one of the city’s oldest traditions - El Cañonazo - the cannon firing at 21:00 hours (09.00 pm).

Day 3

VIÑALES TOUR (SHARED)
AFTER BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL, GET READY FOR A DAY OF ADVENTURE WITH VIÑALES TOUR. THIS IS ONE OF CUBA’S MOST FERTILE AREAS WHERE SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST TOBACCO IS GROWN, HARVESTED, DRIED AND PROCESSED. WE WILL PROCEED WITH A VISIT TO A TOBACCO FACTORY WHERE WE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE WORLDWIDE FAMOUS HANDMADE TOBACCO PROCESS AND WHY NOT, TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A SOUVENIR. WE WILL ENJOY LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT AND THEN, CONTINUE TOWARDS VIÑALES; THIS WAY WILL PROVIDE YOU UNFORGETTABLE VISTAS; WE WILL STOP AT “EL MIRADOR DE LOS JAZMINES” TO ADMIRE THE BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL LANDSCAPE; WE WILL VISIT THE PREHISTORICAL MURAL, A REPLICA OF PREHISTORIC PAINTINGS AND TAKE THE BOAT RIDE TO SEE “LA CUEVA DEL INDIO” (THE INDIAN CAVE). THEN OUR TOUR WILL RETURN TO THE HOTEL IN HAVANA.
OVERNIGHT IN HAVANA.

Day 4

HAVANA - VARADERO
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL.
YOU WILL HAVE THE MORNING AT LEISURE TO CONTINUE EXPLORING HAVANA, CUBA AT YOUR OWN PACE AND AT NOON YOU WILL CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AND MEET YOUR DRIVER WHO WILL TAKE YOU TO THE OLD FAMOUS VARADERO.
AT ARRIVAL, YOU WILL CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL AND ENJOY THE SUN, FUN & ALL INCLUSIVE AND ACTIVITIES THE HOTEL HAS TO OFFER.
OVERNIGHT IN VARADERO

Day 5

CATAMARAN TOUR TO CAYO BLANCO
AFTER BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL, MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE HOTEL FOR TRANSFER TO ENJOY THE SUN AND THE CARIBBEAN BREEZE WHILE SAILING IN A LUXURY CATAMARAN DISCOVERING THE BEAUTIFUL WHITE SANDED CRYSTALLINE WATERS AND SIGHTS OF CUBA’S COAST DURING YOUR CUBA GETAWAY TO CAYO BLANCO. ON OUR WAY, WE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER THE VAST MARINE LIFE AND BE AMAZED BY THE CORAL REEF AND THE COLORFUL UNDERWATER SCENERY. WE WILL EXPLORE BANKS OF SILVERY FISH, DIFFERENT CORAL TYPES, CRUSTACEANS, SPONGES AND MANY MORE SPECIES IN SIGHT WHILE SNORKELING CUBA'S WATERS; THE SNORKELING EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED ON SITE; THEN, WE WILL ENJOY FREE TIME AT CAYO BLANCO BEACH.
BEVERAGES ON BOARD AND AT THE ISLAND (RUM-BASED COCKTAILS, SOFT DRINKS AND BEER) WILL BE INCLUDED AS WELL AS LUNCH. RETURN BACK TO VARADERO.
OVERNIGHT IN VARADERO.

Day 6

VARADERO ALL INCLUSIVE
FREE TIME AT LEISURE TO ENJOY THE BEACH, THE SUN AND TO HAVE FUN IN THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH PLUS THE AMENITIES, ACTIVITIES, THEME PARTIES AND SHOWS THE ALL INCLUSIVE OFFERS IN THE HOTEL
OVERNIGHT IN VARADERO

Day 7

VARADERO – HAVANA AIRPORT - CANCUN
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
MORNING AT LEISURE TO ENJOY THE BEACH OR TO DO THE LAST SHOPPING
CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER TO HAVANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE TO CANCUN AS FINAL DESTINATION
ARRIVAL TO CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AFTER FORMALITIES WITH MEXICAN CUSTOMS MEET AND GREET WITH YOUR DRIVER AT THE MAIN EXIT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS; THEN TRANSFER AND CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL
OVERNIGHT IN CANCUN

Day 8

CHICHEN ITZA / CENOTE IK KIL TOUR – MERIDA
AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AND MEET AGAIN THE DRIVER TO HEAD TO VISIT ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD, CHICHEN ITZA. CONSIDER THE MOST IMPORTANT MAYAN SITE, WE WILL TOUR AROUND VISITING THE DOMINATING TEMPLE OF KUKULKAN (A MAYAN FEATHERED SERPENT DEITY SIMILAR TO THE AZTEC QUETZALCOATL) EL CASTILLO ("THE CASTLE"). THE MAIN BALLCOURT; ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED THIRTEEN BALLCOURTS IN CHICHEN ITZA BUT THE GREAT BALL COURT ABOUT 150 METERS TO THE NORTH-WEST OF THE CASTILLO IS BY FAR THE MOST IMPRESSIVE, THE LARGEST AND BEST PRESERVED BALL COURT IN ANCIENT MESOAMERICA. AT ONE END OF THE GREAT BALL COURT, WE WILL VISIT THE TEMPLE OF THE BEARDED MAN (TEMPLO DEL HOMBRE BARBADO) THEN THE TZOMPANTLI, OR SKULL PLATFORM AND THE CHICHEN ITZA MAIN CENOTE AMONG OTHERS; OUR EXPERIENCED LICENCED LOCAL TOUR GUIDE WILL SHARE WITH US HIS KNOWLEDGE TAKING US BACK IN TIME TO THE EXPLENDOR OF THIS AMAZING MAYAN CITY.
WE WILL HAVE TIME FOR LUNCH AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS, THEN WE WILL VISIT IK KIL CENOTE WHERE YOU CAN “SPLASH” INTO ITS COOL WATER AND THEN TRANSFER TO “LA BLANCA MERIDA” (THE WHITE MERIDA)
CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.

Day 9

MERIDA CITY TOUR - UXMAL TOUR - VALLADOLID
AFTER BREAKFAST CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER TO MERIDA DOWNTOWN FOR
THE CITY TOUR; WE WILL SEE THE RICH INFLUENCE OF SPANISH CULTURE AND MODERN LIFE IN “LA BLANCA MERIDA”. AMONG OTHERS. WITH OUR TOUR GUIDE, WE WILL VISIT PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA (INDEPENDENCE PLAZA), THE MERIDA CATHEDRAL AND PASEO MONTEJO WHERE WE WILL SEE LA CASA DE MONTEJO, A 16TH-CENTURY MANSION, A LANDMARK OF COLONIAL PLATERESQUE ARCHITECTURE. THEN WE WILL VISIT THE LOCAL MARKET TO ENJOY SHOPPING AND WE WILL HAVE TIME FOR LUNCH AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS. AFTER LUNCH, WE WILL HEAD TO EXPLORE ONE OF THE GREATEST MAYAN CEREMONIAL CENTERS IN THE YUCATAN PENINSULA; THE MAGIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF UXMAL; WE WILL TOUR AND GET TO KNOW ABOUT THE FAMOUS PYRAMID OF THE MAGICIAN (EL ADIVINO), THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE, THE NUNNERY QUADRANGLE, THE BALLCOURT AND MORE.
AT THE END OF THE TOUR, OUR DRIVER WILL TAKE US TO VALLADOLID, YUCATAN; CONSIDER “PUEBLO MAGICO” (MAGIC TOWN) BASED ON ITS NATURAL BEAUTY, CULTURAL RICHES, AND HISTORICAL RELEVANCE TO THE COUNTRY.
CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.

Day 10

TULUM TOUR – PLAYA DEL CARMEN
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL, THEN WE WILL CHECK OUT AND HEAD TOWARDS THE BEAUTIFUL WALLED CITY OF TULUM. WHEN TOURING THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, YOU WILL “REALIZE” WHY THE MAYANS CHOSE THIS AREA TO SETTLE DOWN. ITS BREATHTAKING SCENERIES WILL MAKE YOU FEEL RELAXED AND VERY HAPPY OF COMING TO VISIT THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN AND ITS SURROUNDING AREAS. WE WILL VISIT “THE CASTLE” WHICH IS ITS MAIN BUILDING AND TOUR AROUND THE BASEMENTS AND FRESCOS WITH THE EXPLANATION OF OUR EXPERT LOCAL TOUR GUIDE. THEN WE WILL HAVE TIME TO SWIM AND ENJOY ITS WHITE SANDY BEACH; TIME TO HAVE LUNCH AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND FINALLY, TRANSFER TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN HOTEL. CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL AND OVERNIGHT.

Day 11

SIAN KA´AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE TOUR (SHARED TOUR)
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL AND THEN THE TOUR GUIDE WILL MEET YOU AT THE LOBBY OF THE HOTEL FOR THE SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE TOUR. ENJOY WITH THE LOCAL GUIDE THE MYSTERIES OF MUYIL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE; WALK THROUGH THE JUNGLE IN THE INTERPRETIVE TRAIL, VISIT CHUNYAXCHE LAGOON WITH ITS TURQUOISE WATERS; “JUMP” INTO ONE OF THE CANALS OF SWEET WATER AND LET THE CURRENT TAKE YOU IN A “FLOATING TOUR” WHILE ENJOYING THE LOCAL FLORA AND FAUNA. THEN VISIT THE CENOTE AND AT THE END ENJOY A TRADITIONAL LUNCH PREPARED WITH LOCAL FOOD FROM THE AREA. TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL.

Day 12

PLAYA DEL CARMEN
FREE DAYS AT LEISURE TO CONTINUE EXPLORING THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AT YOUR OWN PACE AND TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL MEXICAN CARIBBEAN.

OPTIONAL TOUR (+$):
**XCARET
XCARET ECO-PARK. OUR DRIVER WILL TAKE US THERE; WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO ENJOY THE DAILY ACTIVITIES PROGRAM AND DAILY SHOWS LIKE “VOLADORES DE PAPANTLA” PAPANTLA FLYERS, THE HORSE SHOWS AMONG OTHERS; WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO SNORKEL IN THE UNDERGROUND RIVER AND IN ITS CALETA, WHERE YOU WILL SEE A GREAT VARIETY OF SIZE AND MULTI-COLOR FISH; AND EVEN RAYS IF YOU ARE LUCKY; HERE YOU WILL HAVE THE CHOICE TO DO THE ACTIVITIES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ENJOY; YOU CAN VISIT THE AQUARIUM; THE TURTLES FARM; THE BIRDS FARM AND SO MUCH MORE; WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE BUFFET LUNCH IN ONE OF THE RESTAURANT ON SITE; THE CHOICES ARE MEXICAN FOOD, INTERNATIONAL FOOD OR SEAFOOD SPECIALITIES RESTAURANT. AND TO FINISH A GREAT DAY, WE WILL ATTEND “XCARET MEXICO ESPECTACULAR” SHOW, A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE MEXICAN HISTORY.
TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL

Day 13

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
TRANSFER TO CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CANCUN DEPARTURE WITH EUROPE AS FINAL DESTINATION

Day 15

EUROPE ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL TO EUROPE.

*We are 100% flexible to your inquires. 

We are able to make any modification you request to this program. 

If you desire additional Activities or Tours, ask us; we are the local Experts.

“SPANISH CARIBBEAN”

14 DAYS

 

 TOUR ROUTE
Day 1Europe – Havana, Cuba
Day 2Havana City Tour (shared)
Day 3Viñales Tour (shared)
Day 4Havana - Varadero
Day 5 Catamaran Tour to Cayo Blanco
Day 6 Varadero
Day 7Varadero – Havana Intl. Airport - Cancun
Day 8Chichen Itza – Ik kil Cenote – Merida
Day 9Uxmal – Valladolid
Day 10Tulum – Playa del Carmen
Day 11Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (Muyil)
Day 12Playa del Carmen
Day 13Playa del Carmen – Cancun Intl. Airport. Departure
Day 14Europe Arrival.

 General Offer

*From 1295 € Per Person + Airfare

*Minimum 4 persons group

TOUR INCLUDES:

CUBA

    • Arrival airport Private transfer from Havana Intl. Airport to Hotel in Havana
    • 3 nights in 3* PLUS hotel in Havana. Bed & Breakfast
    • 3 nights / 4 days in 3* PLUS ALL INCLUSIVE hotel in Varadero. Beach hotel
    • All accommodations in Cuba & Mexico based in Standard double room
    • Havana City Tour
    • Viñales Tour (Lunch included, drinks not included)
    • Catamaran Tour to Cayo Blanco (Lunch & drinks included)
    • Private transfer Havana – Varadero
    • Private transfer Varadero – Havana International airport for Departure

MEXICO

    • 1 nights in 3* PLUS hotel in Cancun. Bed & Breakfast
    • 1 nights in 4* hotel in Merida; Yucatan. Bed & Breakfast  
    • 1 nights in 4* hotel in Valladolid; Yucatan. Bed & Breakfast  
    • 3 nights in 3* hotel in Playa Del Carmen: Bed & Breakfast. Beach Hotel
    • Private Transfers according itinerary from Cancun International Airport on day 7 until day 10 to Playa del Carmen hotel
    • Private Tours with English / Spanish speaking Certified local Guide for Chichen Itza (Buffet lunch included; drinks not included), Merida, Uxmal & Tulum Tours.
    • Access to Archaeological sites in all Tours
    • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve shared Tour (Lunch included)
    • Private transfer Playa del carmen hotel – Cancun International Airport for departure
    • Hotel (IVA), City (ISH) & Environment taxes included

NOT INCLUDED:

        • 1 Lunches & 3 dinners in Havana
        • Lunches (except day 8 & 11) & dinners in Mexico
        • Premium beverages in all inclusive in Varadero
        • Tips to waiters
        • Any porterage, mini bar, telephone charges and                             calls, laundry, etc. in all hotels
        • Any porterage at the airports
        • Visa (Tourist visa required)
        • Health Insurance (required by Cuban authorities)
        • Plane tickets
        • Any other services which are not mentioned in                                above offer

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