Epic Mexico & Cuba

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 22 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Havana, Cuba
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Escape the Mexican heat in the culturallyrich highlands of Chiapas. San Cristobal de las Casas has an oldworld town vibe, surrounded by ancient tribal villages.
  • Head deep into the jungle and experience the lush wilderness and cultural significance of Palenque and Lacanja – a real Indiana Jones moment.
  • Take an optional tour to the historic site of Chichen Itza to understand why these ancient Maya ruins are one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Cycle through the culturesoaked streets of Old Havana and immerse yourself in the eclectic history of Cuba’s capital on a halfday walking tour of the city.
The "Epic Mexico & Cuba" trip starts from Mexico City and ends in Havana. The "Epic Mexico & Cuba" trip is an adventure trip that takes 22 days taking you through Mexico City, Vinales, Trinidad, Oaxaca and 7 other destinations in Cuba and Mexico. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Mexico and Cuba are a bit of culture, a dash of sandy beaches, a splash of lush jungle and a sprinkling of delicious food all mixed together. Smash some street tacos in Mexico City, taste the best mezcal around in Oaxaca, swing through San Cristobal, Lacanja and Palenque, then finish up snorkelling, tanning and eating by the Caribbean before hopping over to Cuba. Cycle through the streets of retro Havana, head to Santa Larga for a dip in the crystal-clear waters, soak up the sunshine on the beaches of Trinidad and sip on Cuban cocktails with the locals in Vinales. Get right to the heart of these fiery nations on a 22-day epic adventure, and oh boy, they sure are pumping.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Suvi
  • From Finland
  • On Feb 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Suvi's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Katie
  • From USA
  • On Oct 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Katie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Had a very good tour. Perfect booking experience. And perfect tour execution. Really all I could have hoped for. The itinerary was neither too rushed nor to loose. Great way to explore Europe and nice to have a guide showing the way.”
  • Amber
  • From USA
  • On Dec 26 2018
5 - Excellent
Amber's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Mexico City
  • Day 2: Mexico City
  • Day 3: Oaxaca
  • Day 4: Oaxaca
  • Day 5: Oaxaca / Overnight bus
  • Day 6: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 7: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 8: Lacanja River
  • Day 9: Palenque
  • Day 10: Merida
  • Day 11: Merida
  • Day 12: Merida
  • Day 13: Izamal
  • Day 14: Playa del Carmen
  • Day 15: Havana
  • Day 16: Havana / Bay of Pigs / Playa Larga
  • Day 17: Trinidad
  • Day 18: Trinidad
  • Day 19: Vinales
  • Day 20: Vinales
  • Day 21: Havana
  • Day 22: Havana
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (12 nights), Overnight public bus (1 night), Cabin (1 night), Standard guesthouse (7 nights)
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Public bus , local bus , Overnight public bus , Taxi , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Mexico City - Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Taco Crawl
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Oaxaca - Leader-led orientation walk
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas - Leader-led City Tour
  • San Juan Chamula - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Zinacantan - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Agua Azul - Waterfall Visit (entrance fee)
  • Palenque - Archaeological site (Entrance fee & Transport)
  • Merida - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Izamal - Leader-led walking tour
  • Izamal - Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Entrance)
  • Playa del Carmen - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Playa del Carmen - Paleteria visit (Mexican Ice-cream store)
  • Havana - Leader-led walking tour of Old Havana
  • Bay of Pigs - Coastal swim stop
  • Trinidad - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Trinidad - Rum Tasting in a Local Bar
  • Vinales - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Havana - Leader-led Bicycle Ride to Revolution Square
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Mexico City and from Havana are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Epic Mexico & Cuba tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Epic Mexico & Cuba tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Epic Mexico & Cuba tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Epic Mexico & Cuba tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle and public bus with your group, including an overnight bus journey. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • Mexico's climate is sultry and tropical, so can get really hot and humid. Wear loose clothing and make sure stay hydrated, especially while out on walking tours.
  • The guesthouses (casas) we use are much nicer than your average Cuban dwelling and each room is unique. Regardless of where you stay, power cuts and breaks in hot water supply are sometimes unavoidable, as in any developing country – but we believe that this is all a part of the local experience.
  • Part of Cuba’s appeal is its old-fashioned style – this includes the banking systems. Funds in Cuba can be difficult to access. Ideally bring multiple credit cards from several different banks just to be sure.
  • Luxuries such as air conditioning, plush pillows, and fly screens, are often scarce. Part of the experience here is learning to appreciate everyday Cuban resourcefulness.
  • You might have to save your status updates and photo posts for when you get home, as Internet is hard to find, unreliable and expensive. Treat Cuba as a holiday from social media too!
  • Cuba is different, and that's a big part of its allure. Things don't always go according to plan, and many things don't work the same way as back home. Patience and good humour will go a long way in this beautiful destination.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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