Wonders of the Caribbean - Cuba and Mexico Group Tour
The Wonders of the Caribbean: Cuba and Mexico Group Tour will take you on an exploration of two amazing countries. In Cuba, you’ll visit the famous tobacco plantations in the Viñales Valley and the famous colonial towns of Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Then, in Mexico, you can truly see ancient history as you explore the Mayan ruin cities of Tulum and Chichen Itza. In between city tours and sightseeing, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beaches.
- Impressive limestone rock formations
- Picturesque tobacco plantations
- One of Cuba's most iconic landscapes
Wonders of The Caribbean Tour Itinerary
On this 15-day tour, you will discover two of the most fascinating countries in the America’s. You’ll experience both Cuba’s colonial charm and Mexico’s rich cultural heritage. Discover Mexico and Cuba’s beautiful landscapes, picturesque beaches and fascinating historic sites. Spend this holiday relaxing in two versions of paradise.
Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Wonders of the Caribbean tour.
Welcome to Cuba! Today you will arrive at Havana international airport. We can pick you up and drive you to the hotel for you (optional) or you can organise transportation yourself.
4* Hotel in Havana
Your tour guide will meet you in reception at 8:30am and you will have a guided walking tour through Havana's Old Town. The Old Town of Havana was declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1982. While strolling through the vibrant streets of the Cuban capital you can reminisce about days gone by. Look forward to visiting the Havana Club Rum Museum and driving through the "modern" part of Havana in the back of a classic car.
4* Hotel in Havana Breakfast
After breakfast you will head westward. You will stop and visit a "Casa del Veguero" (house of a tobacco farmer) surrounded by lush tobacco fields in the famous Vinales Valley. You will also visit the "Cueva del Indio". Vinales is a small town situated between green tobacco fields and monumental limestone formations called 'Mogotes'.
Casa Particular in Viñales Breakfast
Today you will head to sunny Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos is one of the liveliest and most beautiful cities in Cuba. On your way, you will stop at the Bay of Pigs where you will go on a boat tour of the Laguna del Tresoro. This so-called 'Treasure Lake' is located amid numerous canals, mangrove forests and palm trees. Once you have arrived in Cienfuegos you can spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Casa Particular in Cienfuegos
Today’s journey will bring you to Trinidad. A colonial city which was founded in 1514 and declared world heritage site by the UNESCO. On your way to Trinidad you will go on an enjoyable excursion to El Cubano Park, which is located in the National Park of Topes de Collantes. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Casa Particular in Trinidad Lunch
Start your day with a guided walking tour of exciting Trinidad. There is lots to see in the colonial old town of Trinidad, including the Palacio Brunet, one of the most beautiful palaces of the city. Today, the Palacio Brunet is home of the Museo Romantico. In the afternoon you will go on an excursion to the beach where you can enjoy the Caribbean Sea and relax under palm trees.
Casa Particular in Trinidad
In the morning you will head back to Havana. On the way, you will stop in Santa Clara, where you will visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Here rest the remains of the famous revolutionist, which were only found a few years ago.
4* Hotel in Havana
It's time to bid farewell to beautiful Cuba. You will be driven to the airport for your flight to Cancún. Your guide will meet you and take you to the hotel in Chichén Itzá.
Hotel Dolores Alba Chichén Itzá Breakfast
You will visit the archeological site Chichén Itzá and learn a lot about the community of Maya, its architecture, customs and, of course, about the mysterious demise. After visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site it's on to Izamal, a quiet colonial town that has been declared a "Pueblo Mágico" (magical place). This is in recognition of authenticity and beauty. . Once you have arrived in Mérida you will go and discover the city and spend the night in Hotel Dolors Alba Mérida.
Hotel Dolors Alba Mérida Breakfast
Mérida is not only the largest city in Yucatán, but also the cultural center of the region. Spend the day as you wish. There's lots to do, but we recommended visiting the Uxmal ruins, (one of the most visited Maya heritage sites), exploring the famous Cuzumá Cenotes, or going on an excursion to the Celestún national park. Spend another night in Hotel Dolors Alba Mérida.
Hotel Dolores Alba Mérida Breakfast
Today you will drive to Valladolid, a colonial city, which is also classified as a "Pueblo Mágico“. During a guided city tour of this extraordinary city you will be shown the highlights. Valladolid is sure to enchant you.
Hotel Maria de la Luz Breakfast
Today you will go to the beautiful cliffside Maya city of Tulum. There is a spectacular view of the ocean from this archaeological site. Take this opportunity to relax and enjoy the idyllic Caribbean coast.
Hotel El Punto Breakfast
Today's destination is Playa del Carmen. Spend the whole day at the beach if you like, swimming or relaxing in the shade. You can enjoy the evening in one of the town's various bars and enjoy a typical Mexican drink.
Hotel SC Playa del Carmen Breakfast
Spend your last day entirely as you wish. Relax at the beach, go shopping or pick up some final souvenirs for friends and family at home. In the evening you will enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at one of the town's many delicious restaurants.
Hotel SC Playa del Carmen Breakfast
Today your Cuba and Mexico tour ends. Spend the morning at your leisure before heading you have to leave. We can arrange a transfer car service (optional) to the international airport of Cancún or to your next hotel.
We recommend that you read this information carefully before booking or departure. This trip offers you the opportunity to learn about the cultures of two countries that are geographically close to each other and yet quite different. With a knowledgeable tour guide in each country you'll get to learn about history and culture as you experience some of the world's most compelling attractions.
Here you will find important information about our Cuba and Mexico highlights tour. Be aware that you may need to get some vaccinations in advance. This trip includes several excursions, but there is also allocated time for optional activities. Let one of our friendly tour guides help you book any additional adventures.
Important advice regarding entry and exit, necessary vaccinations and general information about the country and people of Cuba and Mexico can be found here. If you have any further questions one of our staff members would be more than happy to help.
- 11 nights in hotels, with breakfast
- 3 nights in Casas Particulares (homestay)
- Transfers in air-conditioned transportation
- City tours of Izamal, Valladolid, and Mérida
- Guided tours of the Mayan sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum
- Flight from Havana to Cancún
- Qualified English-speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included?
- International flight to/from Cuba
- Transfers between airport and accommodation
- Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): price available on request
- Optional offers/activites and services
- Departure Tax
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Prices and Dates for the Wonders of the Caribbean - Cuba and Mexico Group Tour
* prices listed are per person
- Transfers IN/OUT
- Havana Airport - Havana Hotel
- ONE WAY Price per person in connection with the tour: £12 GBP
- Playa del Carmen Hotel - Cancun Airport
- ONE WAY Price per person in connection with the tour: £24 GBP
- Cuba Entry card (tourist visa)
- £20 GBP
- If a hotel mentioned in the itinerary is fully booked we'll ensure that you're accommodated in a hotel of equivalent standard.
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