Days
23
Price from
$9,260AUD
Map of Mexico & Cuba Highlights  including Cuba and Mexico

An old Latin favourite and new Caribbean crush combine for this unforgettable journey through Mexico and Cuba.

Mexico and Cuba may be geographical neighbours but they’re polar opposites when it comes to tourism, with Mexico a long-term traveller’s favourite and Cuba the hottest new ticket for spirited adventurers. Having explored Mexico City and the great ruins of Teotihuacan, we experience the colonial history of Puebla and Oaxaca before continuing south to San Cristobal. Discover the magnificent Palenque Maya ruins, the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula and world-famous Chichen Itza before flying to Havana, Cuba’s charming capital. In Cuba, we revel in Havana’s faded glory before moving to the Vinales region, known for its tobacco growing and cigar factories. On the south of the island is colonial Trinidad, where we can wander the cobblestone streets and listen to Cuban rhythms in the Case de La Trova, before visiting Santa Clara and the memorials dedicated to revolutionary hero, Che Guevara.


Start
Mexico City, Mexico
Finish
Havana, Cuba
Destinations
Cuba, Mexico
Style
Peregrine
Code
PSCMC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Your 2-night Feature stay at Hotel Geneve in Mexico City is a property with more than 100 years of history. This elegant 'museum hotel' is located in the Pink zone, close to restaurants and shops

  • Discover the culinary wonders of Oaxaca before heading southward to the town of San Cristobal, complete with its traditional Indian communities

  • Explore the magnificent Palenque Mayan ruins

  • Then take a flight to Havana (not included) and see all its faded glory, waiting to be explored. A guided walking tour of Havana helps you to understand the difference between country and city life in Cuba

  • Your 2-night Feature stay at Hotel Nacional in Havana which is considered a symbol of history, culture and Cuban identity

  • On the south of the island you'll discover colonial Trinidad, where you can wander the cobblestone streets and listen to Cuban rhythms in the Casa de La Trova

  • Discover the history of the Cuban Revolution. In Santa Clara you will visit the memorials dedicated to revolutionary hero, Ernesto Che Guevara

Is this trip right for you?

  • Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites, can be quite strenuous. Be sure to bring suitably sturdy footwear.

  • There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives.

  • Due to increased activity by the Zapatista movement in the region around Palenque, some changes to your itinerary may be necessary for your safety.

  • Luxuries such as air conditioning, and even kitchen sinks, are often scarce. Part of the experience here is learning to appreciate everyday Cuban resourcefulness

  • Internet access can be hard to come by. This is, on the other hand, a great opportunity to take a break from modern devices and have a true holiday

  • Most hotels in Cuba are government-run, which means renovations are few and far between. Premium guesthouses rival, If not surpass, most Cuban hotels when it comes to decor and service

  • Cuba is different and that’s what makes it such a fascinating destination. You will find that things don’t always go according to plan or work the way they do back home. Regulations concerning foreigners and currency may appear strange to you, buses and planes often run late and sometimes the water in your bathroom can run cold and the electricity fail. In order to get the most out of your holiday, a degree of patience, good humour and understanding is a definite advantage. Cuba may not be wealthy in a monetary sense, however if you approach your holiday with an open and enquiring mind, the warm welcome you receive from Cubans will ensure you a rich and rewarding holiday experience

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.
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Arrive at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport; a complimentary transfer is included with your trip so please ensure you provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel so the transfer can be organised. You’ll meet your tour leader and other group members for a pre-tour briefing in the evening, which will be followed by an optional group dinner at a nearby restaurant. This is normally held at 6 pm but please check the notice board at reception to confirm the time and place. Please bring your passport, next of kin details and travel insurance documents along with you. Mexico City could easily keep you busy for a week, so you may want to consider arriving a day or two before the start of your trip. The Leon Trotsky and Frida Kahlo museums are two popular sights worth checking out that aren’t included in this trip. Trotsky, having come off second-best to Stalin in the Soviet era, was expelled and found refuge in Mexico City where he was eventually murdered, while Frida Kahlo is perhaps the most renowned Mexican artist in history.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Geneve or similar, Feature stay (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Mexico City - Leon Trotsky Museum - MXN40
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (Cheaper for students, pensioners & on weekdays. Closed Mondays) - MXN200
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Today is a long but worthwhile day with a city tour starting at approximately 8.30 am. Visit the impressive National Museum of Anthropology before heading to the Zocalo (main square) for a trip to the Cathedral and National Palace. You’ll discover that Mexico City is an exciting mix of modern cosmopolitan glamour with remnants from both its ancient and colonial history. The tour will finish at approximately 3 pm, and in the evening your leader will take you on a taco crawl around town to try the locals’ favourite taquerias. Be warned: you may not want to know the ingredients before you try them, just trust your taste buds.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Geneve or similar, Feature stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology
  • Mexico City - Leader-led city tour of Historic center
  • Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Mexico City - National Palace and Diego Rivera murals
  • Mexico City - Taco crawl
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Travel by private vehicle to Teotihuacan, about 50 kilometres northeast of Mexico City. Here you'll discover the extraordinary ruins known as the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, which dominate the skyline. This was once one of the country's biggest ancient cities and the Aztec capital. With the help of a local guide, you'll have time to stroll down The Avenue of the Dead to see fascinating clues as to what life here was like nearly 2000 years ago.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Geneve or similar, Feature stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Farewell Mexico City at approximately 8 am and head south to Puebla. The drive takes about 3 hours, depending on local traffic, and your leader will take you on a walk around town on arrival. Puebla has retained its colonial heritage despite rapid growth and development, and you’ll visit Calle de los Dulces (Candy street) and El Parian (handicraft market), as well as the impressive Rosary Chapel and Town Hall Palace. Continue the journey south to Oaxaca (5 hrs drive), a city renowned for its cuisine, vibrant art scene and traditional Mexican handicrafts.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Mision de los Angeles or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Puebla - Visit Puebla on route to Oaxaca
  • Oaxaca - Orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Oaxaca has much to offer to travellers and today you’ll take a full day tour of the city including lunch at a local family’s home. Your local guide will take you to the Mitla ruins, which were once the religious centre for the Zapotec peoples, and Hierve el Agua, a group of stunning natural rock formations where the minerals resemble cascading waterfalls. Sip on the famous, tequila-like local booze, mezcal, but not before checking out the Tule Tree, a 1500-year-old tree that's over 11 metres in girth. Later, learn about a peculiar tradition not many have the opportunity to witness when visiting Oaxaca: beeswax candle making. You will visit a local shop that keeps this tradition alive to learn about the technique involved in making these delicate candles and maybe have a go yourself. The evening is free for you to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy Oaxaca’s nightlife.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Mision de los Angeles or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hierve el Agua - Petrified waterfalls (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca - Beeswax candle shop visit
  • Mitla - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca - Guided full-day tour including the Tule Tree, a Mezcal distillery, and lunch in a Zapoteca family home
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez at noon, the capital of the Chiapas state in southern Mexico. Travel by private vehicle to the Sumidero Canyon, an 800-metre deep canyon and World Heritage Site dating from the same time as the Grand Canyon. You’ll take a boat tour on the Sumidero River, the canyon’s architect, before continuing a further 1.5 hours to San Cristobal de las Casas. Expect to arrive by 7 pm, with the evening free for you take in the distinctive old-world feel courtesy of the Spanish colonial architecture and pretty, cobbled streets.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Parador Margarita or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sumidero Canyon - Boat Excursion (Entrance & Transport)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Please note that occasionally towards the end of dry season (November to April) the water level in Sumidero Canyon may become too low for us to safely take the boat tour. If our staff deem this activity to be unsafe, we will replace it with another included activity of similar value.
Embark on a half-day tour this morning to the Maya villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Nestled in the highlands, these villages serve as marketplaces and religious ceremonial centres for the indigenous people who live in the surrounding hills. The local people have retained their traditional way of life and are often seen dressed in their own distinctive colourful costumes. You’ll explore these villages with a guide and learn more about the culture and history of these mainly Maya communities.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Parador Margarita or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Maya villages - San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, including textile making with community
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Prepare for a long travel day as you depart San Cristobal de Las Casas and travel north to Palenque. You’ll visit the Agua Azul waterfall on the way, so wear or pack your swimmers in your day pack. Cool off in the turquoise waters before continuing towards Palenque and expect to arrive around 6 pm. Situated in the jungle, Palenque is the jump-off point to the nearby Maya ruins of the same name which you’ll visit tomorrow.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Villa Mercedes or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Agua Azul waterfall - Visit with option to swim (Entrance fee)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Due to increased activity by the Zapatista movement in the region around Palenque, some changes to your itinerary may be necessary for your safety. The Zapatistas have recently been targeting tourists in order to draw attention to their cause. As a result, some transport to and from Palenque may need to be rerouted, which means longer travel times of up to 9 hours. Some activities, including the visit to Agua Azul waterfalls, will be unavailable until this situation is resolved. Alternative activities will be organised as required and explained by your tour leader at the welcome meeting. Currently there are no safety issues within the city of Palenque itself, or at the nearby Mayan archaeological site. We’re constantly monitoring this situation to ensure the safety of our passengers and leaders.
Today you’ll meet a local archaeologist for a memorable visit to the ruins of Palenque. Archaeologists have been hard at work uncovering the secrets of this ancient city, but around 90% of the site remains unexcavated and concealed in the forest. Sitting on a hilltop surrounded by thick trees, the ruins date back to AD600 and are some of the most impressive Maya relics in Mexico. The area gives you an idea of what the Spanish invaders must have seen when they first came across the hidden ruins, and try to listen out for the eerie calls of howler monkeys and the echoes of screeching parrots as you walk through the jungle. After lunch, you’ll continue driving six hours north to Campeche, the last long travel day on this itinerary.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Castelmar or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Palenque - Archaeologist-led visit to Palenque Ruins (Entrance, Guide & Transport)
  • Campeche - Orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Campeche is a port city located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and was once the most important seaport for the Spanish conquerors. Campeche’s history is well-preserved and it was awarded World Heritage status as an urbanisation model of a baroque colonial town and because of the defensive walls and fortification system, a result of ongoing pirate attacks throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Your leader will take you on a tour of the city in the morning, and the afternoon is yours to continue exploring or catch some rays and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Castelmar or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Campeche - Leader-led city tour
Optional Activities
  • Campeche - San Miguel Fort - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Continue along the coast this morning to visit the Celestun Bird Sanctuary and Biosphere Reserve where you'll take a guided boat tour. Here, near extensive beaches lined with coconut trees, you'll see a variety of coastal birds. Depending on the season (usually Nov-Mar), you may be lucky enough to witness thousands of flamingos painting a pink streak across the landscape. Arrive at the historic town of Merida in the evening and take an orientation walk with your leader before finding some Yucatan cuisine for dinner. Merida, founded in 1542, is the Yucatan capital and retains much of its old-world charm. Take in the splendour of its many colonial buildings and learn more about the Maya heritage of the town.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Castellano or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Celestun Biosphere Reserve - Boat tour
  • Merida - Orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today is a free day to explore the many sights of Merida and your leader will be able to recommend some good options. There are several museums including the impressive Regional Museum of Yucatan, and the streets are perfect for strolling and enjoying the city’s art and culture. Hang out in the green and shady Plaza Grande, with the 16th-century cathedral on one side and City Hall, the State Government Palace and Casa Mantejo on the other. For a taste of Merida's 19th-century glory, take a walk along the mansion-lined Paseo de Montejo. The outdoor market is another essential visit with an array of hammocks and Maya replicas for sale, plus a selection of mouth-watering local foods including a Yucatan specialty, cochinita pibil (little pig).
Accommodation
  • Hotel Castellano or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Merida - Regional Museum of Yucatan - MXN52
  • Merida - Uxmal Ruins tour (inc. shared transport and guide) - MXN810
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Depart Merida at 6.30 am and arrive at Chichen Itza when the doors open at 8 am. Named as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is considered the most important archaeological vestige of the Maya-Toltec civilization in Yucatan by UNESCO. You’ll take a two-hour guided tour of what is perhaps the most famous Maya site in Mexico, dominated by the Temple of Kukulkan, or El Castillo, a Mesoamerican step-pyramid. You’ll also visit Ik Kil, one of the most beautiful cenotes (Fresh water natural rock pool) in Mexico. After an option to swim (remember to pack your swim gear in your day pack again), enjoy a buffet lunch. Continue approximately three hours to the Caribbean coast and Playa del Carmen. Blessed with azure waters, powdery beaches and an almost European feel, Playa del Carmen is a popular resort town famed for its coral reefs and excellent diving.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hacienda Paradise or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Cenote I'kil - Fresh water rock pool with option to swim (Entrance fee & Transport)
  • Playa del Carmen - Orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Take today to enjoy Playa del Carmen as you see fit. Kick back with a book, stroll along the white sands or snorkel in crystal-clear waters. For adventures further afield, take a ferry across the turquoise seas to Cozumel, explore another cenote or take a guided tour of the nearby Tulum ruins. In the evening, settle in beachside and watch the world go by with a margarita in your hand.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hacienda Paradise or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dos Ojos Cenote - Fresh water rock pool (Entrance fee with snorkelling gear included)
Optional Activities
  • Playa del Carmen - Ferry to Cozumel (Round-trip) - MXN326
  • Playa del Carmen - Half-day tour of Tulum Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport) - MXN800
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today you will be transferred to Cancun Airport in time to catch your international flight to Havana. The international flight between Cancun and Havana is not included in the price of this trip and it must be purchased separately. Please contact us if you need assistance to make this arrangement.

Bienvenido a Cuba! Welcome to Cuba! Arrive at Havana's Jose Marti International airport, where you'll be transferred to your hotel. There will be a welcome meeting at approximately 6pm this evening.

If your group is staying at Hotel Presidente, please ask reception staff to view the welcome letter for Peregrine Adventures.

If your group is staying at Hotel Nacional, after checking in please look for a collection of folders opposite reception where companies can leave communication for their travellers. The folder should be named "Peregrine Adventures" and inside there will be a copy of the welcome letter for you to read.

The welcome letter will detail where the pre-tour briefing will take place. If by 5pm you cannot locate this letter then please ask reception, or ask to call our assistance line listed in the "Problems and emergency contact information" section of this document. Please come to this meeting with your passport, travel insurance and next of kin information. The briefing is followed by a group welcome dinner.

If you arrive earlier in the day, please note most activities in Cuba can only be booked through the tourist desk in the lobbies of the larger hotels or direct with the venue. Otherwise, there are plenty of good museums to check out, including the Museo de la Revolucion and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Nacional or similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Havana - National Museum of Fine Arts - CUC5
  • Havana - Cigar factory tour - CUC12
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
A complimentary departure to Cancun Airport and arrival transfer from Havana Airport is included with your trip. Please ensure you provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel so the transfer can be organised. Please see "Joining instructions" for more information about exiting the arrivals hall and connecting with your arrival transfer driver.

As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group will change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary so please attend, this is also a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.
This morning at 9 am you will be picked up from the infamous Hotel Nacional to see outer-Havana in a convoy of classic American vintage cars that cruises via points of intrerest such as the Malecon, Revolucion Square, Vedado and ending in Old Havana. Next, your leader will take you on a walking tour of the lovely Old Havana (approximately 2.5 hours). Go to the cathedral, Plaza de Armas, San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja and Central Park. Now that you are orientated in Old Havana you have the rest of the afternoon to lunch at leisure and explore futher. Your leader can assist you to take a taxi if you wish to return to the hotel. 
Accommodation
  • Hotel Nacional or similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Havana - Vintage American car tour
  • Havana - Revolution Square
  • Havana - Guided walking tour of Old Havana
Optional Activities
  • Havana - Jose Marti Memorial Tower - CUC2
  • Havana - Revolution museum - CUC5
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning drive west to Soroa (one hour) to tour the beautiful orchid garden. A local expert will take you on a private tour of the gardens to identify the bird and plant species of this diverse area (approximately 45 minutes). You will easily see why the valley is known as the rainbow of Cuba. There will be time for lunch before continuing on to Vinales (1.5 hours), where tobacco and sugarcane fields lie side by side and limestone outcrops dot the landscape. Use this bus time to take part in an informal Spanish lesson so you can converse with the friendly locals throughout the rest of your trip. Check in to the guesthouses, leaving enough time to undertake a quick orientation walk. Later, perhaps enjoy the porch rocking chair and soak up the slow, old-world pace of rural Cuba as oxen plod gracefully along the streets.
Accommodation
  • Standard Guesthouse or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Soroa - Orchid garden tour with local expert
  • Informal Spanish lesson with leader
  • Vinales - Orientation Walk
Optional Activities
  • Vinales - Live music venues - CUC2
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
There are currently no Premium guesthouses in this area. Although for some rooms the size and aesthetic appears similar to a Premium standard, they for the most part do not meet our minimum requirements. Please see the accommodation section of this document for more information about what to expect.
At 9 am go on a guided walk through the farm lands of Vinales (approximately 3 hours), which you'll soon see is home to some extraordinary scenery – some of Cuba's best. Learn more about the tobacco industry and see a farmer whip a world class cigar in seconds. Take some time to find a local place for lunch, then regroup around 4.30 pm to embrace the rhythm and learn a few steps in a salsa dancing class. Next, head to the top of the valley for dinner at an eco-farm. Everything is grown organically on the farm itself so get ready for one of the freshest dinner experiences in Cuba!
Accommodation
  • Standard Guesthouse or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Vinales - Guided valley walking tour
  • Vinales - Informal Salsa lesson
  • Vinales - Ecological Farm Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Prepare for a long travel day as you board the comfortable bus at 8am towards Cienfuegos. Drive back through Havana before stopping in the Bay of Pigs for lunch (approximately 5 hours). After lunch, go for a dip in the crystal clear water or simply sit back and try to imagine the battle played out in this monumental bay. Ask your leader for insight into the botched USA Military counter-revolutionary invasion in the Bay of Pigs. Then it is just a short drive to Cienfuegos (approximately 1 hour), one of Cuba's prettiest coastal spots. Arrive some time after 5pm and take a short orientation walk before visiting the Palacio del Valle, Cienfuegos' architectural pride and joy. Its grandiose carvings in Venetian alabaster strike an impressive pose in this beautiful seaside city.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Union or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bay of Pigs - Visit & swim
  • Cienfuegos - Orientation Walk
  • Cienfuegos - Visit to the Palacio del Valle
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Enjoy a free morning to explore. Then complete the two hour drive to Trindad. During a guided walk of the town (1 hour), take in its eye-catching combination of cobblestone streets, colourful houses and old-fashioned locals. It's a great town to explore on foot, and almost every scene offers superb photographic opportunities – from residents relaxing with huge cigars on their doorsteps to old Chevrolets cruising by. In the evening take a trip out of town to a local house for a homely and festive dinner. Be welcomed with the local drink; Canchanchara made from 'fire water', local honey and lime juice. There will even be a musician or two serenading you and your fellow travellers as you dine.
Accommodation
  • Premium Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Trinidad - Orientation walk
  • Trinidad - Private dinner at a local farmhouse
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today is a free day in Trinidad. For some beachside fun and perhaps a little snorkelling, head down to Playa Ancon. Just be careful you don't stand on a sea urchin. At some point while you're here, a great activity is to go to a folklore show at one of the town's numerous open-air venues. Cuba has a rich and varied music and dance tradition that draws roots from Spain, Africa and France, and this is your chance to experience it all first-hand, from the Mambo to the rumba.
Accommodation
  • Premium Guesthouse (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Trinidad - Massage - CUC25
  • Trinidad - Ancon beach shuttle bus - CUC4
  • Trinidad - Bicycle rental (full day) - CUC5
  • Trinidad - Musical instrument lesson (guitar, double bass, tres, percussion - per hour) - CUC10
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Head inland to Santa Clara (approximately 1.5 hours) to lunch then visit the Che Guevara mausoleum. Here you'll see the statue of the iconic revolutionary leader looming. In the museum that accompanies the mausoleum, you'll find an intriguing spread of photos and other ephemera related to Che – letters, medical devices, firearms. Return to the capital (3 hours) for your final night to enjoy Havana.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Nacional or similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Santa Clara - Visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum
Optional Activities
  • Havana - Buena Vista Social Club - CUC30
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning as there are no activities planned for today. However, you are required to comply with the hotel's internal check-out rules, so please factor that into your plans.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

22 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel Feature stay (5 nights), Comfortable Hotel (12 nights), Premium Guesthouse (2 nights), Standard Guesthouse (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology
  • Mexico City - Leader-led city tour of Historic center
  • Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Mexico City - National Palace and Diego Rivera murals
  • Mexico City - Taco crawl
  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Puebla - Visit Puebla on route to Oaxaca
  • Oaxaca - Orientation walk
  • Hierve el Agua - Petrified waterfalls (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca - Beeswax candle shop visit
  • Mitla - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca - Guided full-day tour including the Tule Tree, a Mezcal distillery, and lunch in a Zapoteca family home
  • Sumidero Canyon - Boat Excursion (Entrance & Transport)
  • Maya villages - San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, including textile making with community
  • Agua Azul waterfall - Visit with option to swim (Entrance fee)
  • Palenque - Archaeologist-led visit to Palenque Ruins (Entrance, Guide & Transport)
  • Campeche - Orientation walk
  • Campeche - Leader-led city tour
  • Celestun Biosphere Reserve - Boat tour
  • Merida - Orientation walk
  • Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Cenote I'kil - Fresh water rock pool with option to swim (Entrance fee & Transport)
  • Playa del Carmen - Orientation walk
  • Dos Ojos Cenote - Fresh water rock pool (Entrance fee with snorkelling gear included)
  • Havana - Vintage American car tour
  • Havana - Revolution Square
  • Havana - Guided walking tour of Old Havana
  • Soroa - Orchid garden tour with local expert
  • Informal Spanish lesson with leader
  • Vinales - Orientation Walk
  • Vinales - Guided valley walking tour
  • Vinales - Informal Salsa lesson
  • Vinales - Ecological Farm Dinner
  • Bay of Pigs - Visit & swim
  • Cienfuegos - Orientation Walk
  • Cienfuegos - Visit to the Palacio del Valle
  • Trinidad - Orientation walk
  • Trinidad - Private dinner at a local farmhouse
  • Santa Clara - Visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable; subject to availability.
3. For the included internal flight ticket, please provide your full name exactly as per passport, at the time of booking or at least 45 days prior to travel.
4. To save you money and the hassle of booking multiple trips, this journey is a combination of some of our most popular adventures. Your leader and the composition of your group may change with the start of each adventure.
5. As this is a combination trip, the flight from Cancun to Havana on Day 15 is not included in the tour cost and you must purchase it separately. When booking this flight, keep in mind there will be a group meeting at 6pm in Havana on this day so we recommend arriving prior to this.
6. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
7. Complimentary mid-trip airport departure and arrival transfers are included to help ease your independent connections throughout the combination trip. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
- An airport departure transfer is included from Playa del Carmen
- An airport arrival transfer is included in Havana
8. For Cuba, please advise bedding configuration requests to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
9. A visa or tourist card, organised prior to arrival, is required for all nationalities visiting Cuba.
10. The Cuban government has declared that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers. Proof of insurance may be requested at Havana Airport by immigration officials.
11. There are unprecedented changes happening in Cuba right now. It is an exciting time but it also means some patience and understanding is required for the heightened demand of infrastructure, accommodation and services. To help set your expectations correctly, please read the ‘Is this trip right for you?’ and ‘Joining point description’ sections in the Essential Trip Information Document.
12. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Peregrine monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.

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