Mexico & Cuba Highlights

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  • Explorer
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Havana, Cuba
  • Learn of the ancient Zapotec, Maya and Aztec histories with visits to the ruins of Teotihuacan, Mitla, Chichen Itza and Palenque, joined by specialist guides to further enhance your visit.
  • Discover traditional craft industries and the locals who produce them in Oaxaca and Zinacantan, learning about Zapotec woven fabrics, textile making, mezcal distilling and beeswax candlemaking.
  • Understand the diversity of true Mexican food with experiences such as an included taco crawl in Mexico City and a Zapotecan family lunch in the Oaxacan countryside.
  • Take a flight to Havana and see all its faded glory on a guided walking tour, understanding the difference between country and city life in Cuba.
The Mexico & Cuba Highlights tour starts in Mexico City and ends in Havana. The Mexico & Cuba Highlights is an explorer tour that takes 23 days taking you from Mexico City to Havana and through other destinations in North America.

In 23 colourful days, discover the ancient histories and modern memories of Mexico and Cuba with local leaders and a small group of keen adventurers. Explore Mexico City and the great ruins of Teotihuacan, learn the colonial history of Puebla and Oaxaca before continuing south to San Cristobal. Walk through the magnificent Palenque Maya ruins, the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula and renowned Chichen Itza before flying to Havana – Cuba’s charming capital. Stroll past Havana’s faded buildings before visiting the Vinales region, known for tobacco growing and farming industries. Continue to Cuba's south in colonial Trinidad, listen to Cuban rhythms in the Casa de la Trova, and discover the memorials dedicated to revolutionary hero, Che Guevara, in Santa Clara.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Mohammed
  • From UK
  • On Apr 29 2019
4 - Very Good
Mohammed's review for another Peregrine Adventures tour
“Very Good”
  • William
  • From USA
  • On Jul 30 2019
5 - Excellent
William's review for another Peregrine Adventures tour
“Great to visit Southern Europe. Portugal and Spain are spectacular countries to visit. This group tour certainly did not disappoint. Great itinerary. Great guide and accommodations.”
  • Francis
  • From USA
  • On Mar 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Francis' review for another Peregrine Adventures tour
  • Day 1: Day 1: Mexico City
  • Day 2: Day 2: Mexico City
  • Day 3: Day 3: Teotihuacan – Mexico City
  • Day 4: Day 4: Oaxaca
  • Day 5: Day 5: Mitla – Oaxaca
  • Day 6: Day 6: Sumidero Canyon – San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 7: Day 7: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 8: Day 8: Palenque
  • Day 9: Day 9: Palenque Ruins – Campeche
  • Day 10: Day 10: Campeche
  • Day 11: Day 11: Celestun Reserve – Merida
  • Day 12: Day 12: Merida
  • Day 13: Day 13: Chichen Itza – Playa del Carmen
  • Day 14: Day 14: Playa del Carmen
  • Day 15: Day 15: Havana
  • Day 16: Day 16: Havana
  • Day 17: Day 17: Soroa – Vinales
  • Day 18: Day 18: Vinales
  • Day 19: Day 19: Bay of Pigs – Cienfuegos
  • Day 20: Day 20: Trinidad
  • Day 21: Day 21: Trinidad
  • Day 22: Day 22: Santa Clara – Havana
  • Day 23: Day 23: Havana
  • Hotel Feature stay (5 nights), Comfortable Hotel (12 nights), Premium Guesthouse (2 nights), Standard Guesthouse (2 nights)
  • 22 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Private vehicle , Plane
Included Activities
  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center
  • Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the National Palace (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Taco Crawl
  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Puebla - Visit Puebla on route to Oaxaca
  • Oaxaca - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca - Beeswax candle workshop
  • 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 and transport)
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas - Leader-led City Tour
  • San Juan Chamula - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Zinacantan - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Zinacantan - Textile making interaction with Maya Community
  • Agua Azul - Waterfall Visit (entrance fee)
  • Palenque - Archaeologist-led visit to Palenque Ruins (Entrance, Guide & Transport)
  • Campeche - Leader-led city tour
  • Celestun Biosphere Reserve - Boat Tour (entrance fee, guide and transport included)
  • Merida - Leader-led 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 - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Havana - American Vintage Car Tour (guide and transport included)
  • Havana - Revolution Square
  • Havana - Leader-led walking tour of Old Havana
  • Soroa - Orchid Garden with Local Flora Expert (entrance fee and guide)
  • Vinales - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Vinales - Half-day Valley tour on foot including Tobacco Farmhouse
  • Vinales - Salsa dance lesson (1 hour)
  • Vinales - Farm-to-table dinner at an eco-friendly ranch
  • Bay of Pigs - Coastal swim stop
  • Cienfuegos - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cienfuegos - Palacio de Valle (entrance fee)
  • Trinidad - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Trinidad - Dinner at a local farmhouse
  • Santa Clara - Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum (entrance fee)
  • 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 Mexico & Cuba Highlights tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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Is this trip right for you:
  • The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours.
  • 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.
  • Hotels in Cuba are government-run, which means renovations are few and far between. As for the guesthouses (Casas) we use, they are much nicer than your average Cuban dwelling but keep in mind that each and every room is unique. That said, regardless of where you stay, power cuts and breaks in hot water are sometimes unavoidable, as in any developing country.
  • Funds can be difficult to access in Cuba. Ideally bring multiple credit cards from several different banks just to be sure.
  • Internet access can be hard to come by in Cuba. This is, on the other hand, a great opportunity to take a break from modern devices and have a true holiday
  • 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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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