Mexico & Cuba 15 Days Journey

Is a unique experience that will thrill your senses, lands of archaeological treasures, vibrant cities, vivacious culture and welcoming locals. From the hustle of modern Mexico City, archaeological site of the ruins of Teotihuacan, to the go back in time on this journey. Havana City, beaches, tobaccos fields and Caribbean beats.

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DAY BY DAY TRAVEL ITINERARY

DAY 1 MEXICO CITY

30 October 2020

Welcome to United Mexican States  federal republic in North America with 31 free and sovereign states.You do to arrive to Mexico City - built in the place of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec world. Steeped in history and culture, this bustling, trendy metropolis is one of the biggest cities in the world and is literally overflowing with fascinating places to go and interesting things to do. Mexico City is unique and entirely unforgettable!

 

No Meals Included

Included Service

Airport Transfer

DAY 2 MEXICO CITY - TEOTIHUACAN

31 October 2020

The ruins of Teotihuacan archaeological site are among the most remarkable in Mexico. The Aztecs believed that the gods created the universe in this ancient city that once flourished as the epicenter of culture and commerce during Mesoamerica's Classic period. Explore the ancient Aztec site and climb the pyramids of the Moon and the Sun. Also visit the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe and fascinating Tlatelolco.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Teotihuacan archaeological site tour

DAY 3 MEXICO CITY

1 November 2020

Mexico City is a fascinating capital that beguiles its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn't have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live mariachi music.

Breakfast Included

Included Service

Mexico City &  Zocalo tour

Xochimilco gondolas tour

DAY 4 SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

2 November 2020

After early flight say hello to the Parachico Dancers! In the central highlands of Chiapas, you can find the charming San Cristobal de las Casas. Is a drenched colonial jewel, set high in the mountains is home to Mexican artists, international expatriates and the indigenous Maya, who have populated the highlands that surround it for millennia.

No Meals Included 

Included Activities 

Orientation Walk Around the Town

Included Service

Flight Mexico City - Tuxla

DAY 5 SAN JUAN CHAMULA - SUMIDERO CANYON

3 November 2020

Today we visit the communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinancantán with a local guide and learn about this unique way of life. Are two highland villages are the home of the Tzotzil people, descendants of the ancient Mayans, and some of Mexico's most traditional indigenous communities. We visit the church, what floor is covered with pine needles,the air is full of smoke with incense. Shamans come here to carry out cleansings with firewater, ancient prayer and chickens. Villagers can be unfriendly and are wary of tourists - understandably they do not appreciate being regarded as tourist attractions.

Our journey continues to beautiful Sumidero Canyon for a relaxing boat ride. Is a narrow and deep canyon surrounded by a national park located just north of the city of Chiapa de Corzo. We also make plenty stops for the markets to buy beautiful traditional Mayan textiles.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Full day San Juan Chamula village visit,

Sumidero Canyon Tour by boat

DAY 6 SCENIC JOURNEY - PALENQUE

4 November 2020

Travel towards the jungle of Palenque along a windy road by private minivan via Agua Azul. Your full-day journey leaves San Cristobal de las Casas at around 07:00 for the 90-minute transfer to Agua Azul. When you reach this series of glittering cascades you’ll have free time to immerse yourself in the pools, and later you’ll see Misol Ha, the highest waterfall in Mexico. A scenic travel day through the mountains takes us to the outskirts of Palenque.

Breakfast Included 

Included Activities 

Agua Azul visit

Misol Ha Waterfall visit

DAY 7 PALENQUE

5 November 2019

The Palenque archeological site, one of the state's most important tourist destinations, and one of the most significant ruins in the entire Mundo Maya. Today you visit the ruins of Palenque, located on the first rise of the Tumbala mountains, set deep in the jungle. Afternoon is free do as much or as little as you'd like, more activities available at hotel reception.

Breakfast Included 

Included Activities 

Palenque archeological site visit

DAY 8 PALENQUE - MERIDA

6 November 2019

Welcome to Mérida, arrive in the afternoon after crossing the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and Campeche to the vibrant capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán.
You will like this town, for real. Despite the mosquitoes and intense heat, everything else is awesome. There is a vitality of life here that is truly exceptional. This city of about a million people shuts down major thoroughfares on a weekly basis for free street festivals, concerts, dancing, interactive shows, vendors, pedestrianism, and biking.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Luxury bus journey to Merida 7 hours

Orientation Walk Around the City

DAY 9 MERIDA - CUZAMA CENOTES TOUR

7 November 2019

A Mayan in Merida highly recommended the cenotes outside the village of Cuzama. In the town of Homun where you will visit a completely underground cenote which you will access by what is probably the best stairway in a cenote in all of Yucatan. Then, off to the village of Chunkanan where you will board horse-drawn railway carts that take you into the underbrush and to one of the original cenotes featured on the now-defunct three cenotes tour.There will be plenty of time for swimming and enjoying these natural wonders with their crystal clear blue water.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities

Cuzama cenotes tour 

DAY 10 CHICHEN ITZA - PLAYA DEL CARMEN

8 November 2019

This morning we take comfortable mini bus to Chichen Itza. At Chichen Itza, your guide will give you a thorough tour of 1.5 hours and cover all the highlights. In addition, you will have an extra hour to discover one of the offical 7 New Wonders of the World on your own.

Travel towards the beautiful, quiet vacation paradise Playa del Carmen. After 2 hours this afternoon of the journey, kick back with tequila and watch the magnificent sunset

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Chichen Itza guided tour

DAY 11 PLAYA DEL CARMEN

9 November 2019

Playa del Carmen is known mainly for powdery white sand beaches, azure waters, some nightlife and a laid back vibe. You're going to love this paradise… everyone does,there are so many things to do. Relax and swim in the Caribbean Sea,  snorkelling among the mangroves. Visit fascinating Mayan archaeological site of Tulúm. Buy souvenirs in famous 5th avenue that runs through town and is lined with shops. Feast on seafood in restaurants, bars with palm trees and twinkly lights. Make sure your vacation in Playa del Carmen is filled with amazing memories for long.

Breakfast Included

Optional Activities
Bike rental  - USD 5
Return Ferry to Cozumel - USD 15
Tulum Ruins / Paradise Beach - USD 20
Zip line Adventures - USD 50
Swim with Dolphins - USD 90

DAY 12 CANCUN - HAVANA

10 November 2019

Bienvenido a Cuba! A complimentary transfer is included with your Journey. Today you can experience a city that has morphed its face over five centuries of architectural design. La Habana Vieja (old Havana) is a virtual time machine of methods and techniques. (There will be a group meeting at 7pm this evening, and be ready for  the legendary Buena Vista Social Club and take the chance to taste the start of your journey with a mojito)
Ah, the nightlife in Havana ... it's legendary. There's just magic in the night. Something about the trade winds, the people, the sights, the smells, the sounds, ... it all makes for a truly unique place and experience. The Cubans, irregardless of their economic conditions, have never lost their passion for partying. We promise you, if you haven't danced the Salsa under a Habana moon, you haven't lived ...

Breakfast Included

Included Service

Airport Transfers

Flight Cancun - Havana

Included Activites

Havana City Tour

Casa Mire (Old Havana)

DAY 13 VINALES

11 November 2019

Immerse yourself in the island's most fertile area where the world's best tobacco is grown, ensuring an adventure - filled day and an unforgettable part of your holiday in Cuba

Breakfast Included

Included Activites

Vinales all Day Tour

Optional Activities

Horse riding - CUC10 per hour

Visit to a natural cave - CUC5

Casa Mire (Old Havana)

DAY 14 HAVANA - REALAX ON THE BEACH

12 November 2019

The biggest and best known of all the Havana Cuba beaches, Playas del Este is actually a 9 km strip of stunning coast that contains a number of different beaches. Our driver will pick you up and get you on your way for some fun in the sun. The scenic drive takes you past some of the most famous outlooks of Roatan Island. Then it is on to the private beach club for some well-deserved beach time. Tucked away from the cruise ship crowds, the peacefulness and tranquility of the beach club will sure to please

Breakfast Included

Casa Mire (Old Havana)

DAY 15 HAVANA

13 November 2019

Our trip ends today. You can depart at any time. However the check out time is 12 noon but you could use the hotel to keep your bags if you are out to the Havana.

Your airport transfer included, just arrange with the guide for your departure time.

Breakfast Included

Included Service

Havana Airport Transfer

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WHY BOOK AND TRAVEL WITH GURU JOURNEYS ?

It’s easier than you think – We believe that traveling with us should not be hard, but it should be something everyone should do. You can choose to spend a week or a few, traveling this beautiful places and seeing what is out there. Why travel? Because you can, with all the challenges it presents and opportunities, let’s you discover who you are in a way that only the road brings.

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