TOURS : MEXICO & CUBA

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Mexico & Cuba 2020

M.G. Private Group Tour

This tour has been carefully crafted for one of our most highly valued clients as a private tour for her family and friends, however, it is now open to anyone who might like to join. A cap on numbers might apply. Staying in authentic-style 5 star hotels, visit Cuba and Trinidad with their authentic traditions and cultures. See Old Havana in your very own vintage car, dine in local restaurants, join the crew for cocktails at the famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar, and see traditional Cuban cigar making at its best! Fly to Mexico and be astounded with its mix of contemporary, traditional and colonial architecture. Take in the astounding Mayan Pyramids and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl before spending time relaxing in your private luxury villa near Cancun.

04 May (D)
Depart Melbourne – arrive Los Angeles – fly to Mexico City.
Meet and greet upon arrival by local staff and transfer to hotel. Traditional Mexican dinner at local restaurant.

05 May (B)
Fly to Cuba. Arrive in Havana, transfer to hotel.
Afternoon and evening at your leisure to explore nearby Havana.
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06 May (B,D)
Explore Havana city – Revolution Square, Malecon, Capitolio, the Historic Centre which is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site of Humanity. See the colourful vintage cars that roam the streets.
Visit Sloppy Joe’s Bar where Frank Sinatra, John Wayne and Clarke Gable would gather. See Obispo Boulevard, Cathedral Square, Plaza De Armas, La Bodeguita del Medio, Floridita Bar-Restaurant, Plaza de San Fransisco de Asis Restaurant, and the Great Military Historical Park.
Dinner included at a restaurant for magnificent local cuisine and overnight.

07 May (B,L)
Visit the Cuban countryside – Ranchon of Las Barringos, and see the tobacco plantation and local homes along the way. Pass through Vinales Valley National Park and the 120 metre prehistoric mural on the mogote wall.
Lunch will be a typical Creole meal, after which you will enjoy a short boat ride to the Cave of the Indian.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

08 May (B)
Vintage car rides to visit local cigar factory in Old Havana. See how the world famous Cuban cigars are actually made.
Afternoon and evening at your leisure.

09 May (B,L)
Cienfuegos – the astonishingly well-preserved colonial centre. Visit Palacio del Ayuntamiento and Tomas Terry Theatre.
Lunch at a local restaurant. Head to Trinidad.
Afternoon and evening is yours to explore Trinidad.
Overnight.

10 May (B,L)
Walking tour through Trinidad, founded by the Spaniards in the 16th Century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Museo Palacio Cantero and the stunning Plaza Mayor and its glorious colonial architecture.

11 May (B)
Brief visit to Santa Clara – Mausoleum of Che Guevara and his fallen comrades in Bolivia.
Visit the symbol of the 1959 revolutionary battle.
Head to Havana Airport for flight to Mexico and transfer to hotel.

12 May (B,L)
Explore Mexico City – its UNESCO listed historic city centre, the Zocalo (Main Square), the National Palace and Chapultepec Park, then the National Museum of Anthropology.
See the University City (UNESCO listed site), San Angel residential area and the colonial Coyoacan or Xochimilco Floating Gardens.
Lunch at a local restaurant with traditional, casual cuisine.
Evening at leisure.

13 May (B)
Early morning optional tour – additional cost $388 p.p.
Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Globe Port for a ride in a hot air balloon. Upon return enjoy a champagne toast. See the Street of the Dead, the Citadel, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Sun & Moon Pyramids, and the Shrine of Guadalupe.

14 May (B)
Fly to Merida. Transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon: brief orientation tour of the city, historical centre, Zocalo (Main Square), Cathedral and the local market.
Horse-drawn carriage ride along Montejo Avenue to see the “White City.”

15 May (B)
Full day at Uxmal and Kabah. See the Mayan architecture, visit the Hall of Melate Stones, the Cathedral, Hall of Children, Hall of the Haltuns and Hall of the Inscriptions.
Evening at your leisure.

16 May (B)
Colonial town of Izamal, the Monastery of St. Anthony of Padua. See its square of arcades – one of the largest in the world.
Evening at leisure. Weather permitting you might like to book and enjoy the Sound & Light Show at Chichen Itza.

17 May (B)
UNESCO Site Chichen Itza, now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and an important religious site in Mayan culture. See the Kukulcan Pyramid, the Ball Game Court, and the Observatory among other amazing structures.
Transfer to Tulum. Visit the sleepy colonial town of Valladolid, the Yucatan Penninsula, the Zocalo (Main Square), its fortress style church and the provincial life.

18-19 May (B)
Days at leisure to enjoy the beaches of the Caribbean.

20 May (B)
Departure flight home.

Key: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

Wherever your heart lies, we work alongside you to enhance your passions and create immersive and authentic experiences worldwide.

Mexico & Cuba 2020

M.G. Private Group Tour

This tour has been carefully crafted for one of our most highly valued clients as a private tour for her family and friends, however, it is now open to anyone who might like to join. A cap on numbers might apply. Staying in authentic-style 5 star hotels, visit Cuba and Trinidad with their authentic traditions and cultures. See Old Havana in your very own vintage car, dine in local restaurants, join the crew for cocktails at the famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar, and see traditional Cuban cigar making at its best! Fly to Mexico and be astounded with its mix of contemporary, traditional and colonial architecture. Take in the astounding Mayan Pyramids and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl before spending time relaxing in your private luxury villa near Cancun.

04 May (D)
Depart Melbourne – arrive Los Angeles – fly to Mexico City.
Meet and greet upon arrival by local staff and transfer to hotel. Traditional Mexican dinner at local restaurant.

05 May (B)
Fly to Cuba. Arrive in Havana, transfer to hotel.
Afternoon and evening at your leisure to explore nearby Havana.

06 May (B,D)
Explore Havana city – Revolution Square, Malecon, Capitolio, the Historic Centre which is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site of Humanity. See the colourful vintage cars that roam the streets.
Visit Sloppy Joe’s Bar where Frank Sinatra, John Wayne and Clarke Gable would gather. See Obispo Boulevard, Cathedral Square, Plaza De Armas, La Bodeguita del Medio, Floridita Bar-Restaurant, Plaza de San Fransisco de Asis Restaurant, and the Great Military Historical Park.
Dinner included at a restaurant for magnificent local cuisine and overnight.

07 May (B,L)
Visit the Cuban countryside – Ranchon of Las Barringos, and see the tobacco plantation and local homes along the way. Pass through Vinales Valley National Park and the 120 metre prehistoric mural on the mogote wall.
Lunch will be a typical Creole meal, after which you will enjoy a short boat ride to the Cave of the Indian.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

08 May (B)
Vintage car rides to visit local cigar factory in Old Havana. See how the world famous Cuban cigars are actually made.
Afternoon and evening at your leisure.

09 May (B,L)
Cienfuegos – the astonishingly well-preserved colonial centre. Visit Palacio del Ayuntamiento and Tomas Terry Theatre.
Lunch at a local restaurant. Head to Trinidad.
Afternoon and evening is yours to explore Trinidad.
Overnight.

10 May (B,L)
Walking tour through Trinidad, founded by the Spaniards in the 16th Century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Museo Palacio Cantero and the stunning Plaza Mayor and its glorious colonial architecture.

11 May (B)
Brief visit to Santa Clara – Mausoleum of Che Guevara and his fallen comrades in Bolivia.
Visit the symbol of the 1959 revolutionary battle.
Head to Havana Airport for flight to Mexico and transfer to hotel.

12 May (B,L)
Explore Mexico City – its UNESCO listed historic city centre, the Zocalo (Main Square), the National Palace and Chapultepec Park, then the National Museum of Anthropology.
See the University City (UNESCO listed site), San Angel residential area and the colonial Coyoacan or Xochimilco Floating Gardens.
Lunch at a local restaurant with traditional, casual cuisine.
Evening at leisure.

13 May (B)
Early morning optional tour – additional cost $388 p.p.
Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Globe Port for a ride in a hot air balloon. Upon return enjoy a champagne toast. See the Street of the Dead, the Citadel, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Sun & Moon Pyramids, and the Shrine of Guadalupe.

14 May (B)
Fly to Merida. Transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon: brief orientation tour of the city, historical centre, Zocalo (Main Square), Cathedral and the local market.
Horse-drawn carriage ride along Montejo Avenue to see the “White City.”

15 May (B)
Full day at Uxmal and Kabah. See the Mayan architecture, visit the Hall of Melate Stones, the Cathedral, Hall of Children, Hall of the Haltuns and Hall of the Inscriptions.
Evening at your leisure.

16 May (B)
Colonial town of Izamal, the Monastery of St. Anthony of Padua. See its square of arcades – one of the largest in the world.
Evening at leisure. Weather permitting you might like to book and enjoy the Sound & Light Show at Chichen Itza.

17 May (B)
UNESCO Site Chichen Itza, now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and an important religious site in Mayan culture. See the Kukulcan Pyramid, the Ball Game Court, and the Observatory among other amazing structures.
Transfer to Tulum. Visit the sleepy colonial town of Valladolid, the Yucatan Penninsula, the Zocalo (Main Square), its fortress style church and the provincial life.

18-19 May (B)
Days at leisure to enjoy the beaches of the Caribbean.

20 May (B)
Departure flight home.

Key: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO CAN JOIN THIS TOUR?

This was originally a private tour, curated especially for Ms. Gill, her family and friends, however, is now open to anyone who wants to join (there is a cap on numbers). If you would like us to create a tour along these lines for you and your private group of friends and family, please contact our office.

WHICH AIRLINES ARE USED IN THIS ITINERARY?

We are using a combination of Qantas for the international journeys, and Aero Mexico for the internal flight.

CAN I ARRIVE EARLIER OR LEAVE LATER THAN THE GROUP?

Most definitely. There may be an additional cost to change dates as this is a group journey, but please contact us and we will make arrangements for you.

DO I NEED A VISA FOR CUBA OR MEXICO?

Visas will be granted upon arrival in both Mexico and Cuba, and this is included as part of your overall cost.

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