Beautiful Cuba & Mexico

Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Varadero, Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Xochicalco, Taxco, Cuernavaca, Xochimilco, Teotihuacan

Starting From $3,655.00 Land Only

Duration 13 Days


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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Cuba had been a mysterious country for outsiders. Now, you have a greater chance to get to know Cuba. The Cuban culture delights travelers throughout their journey with its fantastic music, rhythms, dance, and art. Moreover, travelers marvel at the pure and natural landscape, such as white sand of Varadero Beach. Mexico has its rich culture and customs under the influence of Spanish colonial period. Besides. two great UNESCO World Heritage sites, Xochicalco and Xochimilco, attract tourist all over the world. Enjoy a Beautiful Cuba & Mexico tour Today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Cuba People to People Program
  • Land Only
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Old Havana
  • Las Terrazas
  • Mogote Valley
  • Prehistoric Wal
  • The Indian Caves
  • Escambray Mountains
  • National Palace
  • Jardines de Mexico
  • Xochicalco, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Xochimilco, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Shrine of Guadalupe

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Havana, Cuba
    Upon arrival in San Jose, transfer to the hotel and check in. The day will be at your own leisure to enjoy
  • Day 2: Havana ~ Las Terrazas ~ Vinales
    Begin your day with a panoramic drive through Havana riding in old classic cars from the 1950's. Be sure to have your camera ready for this unique experience. Then transfer out of the city towards Pinar del Rio Province on the western end of the island. Along the way, we will make a stop at Las Terrazas, a beautiful ecological park abundant in natural scenery. There is a gorgeous river in the park which is great for swimming if the temperature is right. Here, you may also join one of the optional activities: zip-lining, guided park tour, or horseback riding. Enjoy a hearty Cuban lunch at a charming, rustic restaurant in Las Terrazas. After our visit in Las Terrazas, continue towards Vinales. Enroute, visit the natural waterfall of Soroa. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Vinales ~ Havana
    This morning, tour the delightful village and countryside of Vinales. Enjoy lovely views of the Mogote Valley, made famous for its uniquely shaped hills, tobacco fields, and lush vegetation. You will be greeted by friendly locals on horseback and sense a wonderful energy that is specific to this township. There is an opportunity to visit a Tobacco Farm and learn how to expertly roll a cigar. You will also have the chance to visit an interesting site called the Prehistoric Wall and to take a Boat Ride through underground caves known as The Indian Caves before returning to Havana in the afternoon. This evening in Havana, we will planned an exciting tour of the historical complex of Castillo del Morro and La Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana. This is the site of two colonial fortresses perched on a cliff overlooking the harbor channel leading to the port in Old Havana. If the timing and weather conditions permitted, you will witness the special nightly cannon ceremony at the fortress. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Havana ~ Cienfuegos ~ Trinidad
    The first stop today will be in Cienfuegos, a city known as the Pearl of the South. We will walk its charming main boulevard and give you free time to explore its main square. Continue with a panoramic tour of the city that includes a stop at El Palacio del Valle, an architectural jewel of Spanish and Moorish influences. We will arrange lunch here in Cienfuegos. Then, continue on to visit the city of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour in Trinidad will take you along the city's main streets and around its main squares with visit to The Museum of the City and to a renowned pottery workshop. Enjoy a bit of free time in Trinidad to explore more on your own before heading to the hotel and check in. (B, L)

    * Note: In the circumstance that hotel accommodation is not available in Trindad, we reserve the right to adjust the routing to visit Trinidad first and then Cienfuegos. Overnight in this area will be at a local 4 star hotel in the Cienfuegos area.

  • Day 5: Trinidad ~ Santa Clara ~ Varadero
    After breakfast, we head up to the Escambray Mountains for an excursion in a big, open-air, Russian 4x4 truck. This excursion will take you to Guanayara National Park Enjoy a panoramic visit of the Cuatro Vientos mountain community. Bring good walking shoes to enjoy a bit of hiking to Charco Azul and El Rocio Waterfall. If you like, you can take a swim in the natural river-fed pool of El Venado. Enjoy a fantastic lunch at Casa de la Gallega, a rural hacienda. Later, head out of the mountains and down to Santa Clara city for a visit to the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument before we make the journey back to Varadero for overnight. (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Varadero
    Today is a free day for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach or the resort and its amenities. If you would like to be more active, you may choose to join an optional tour. Optional tour may be a boat excursion to the island of Cayo Blanco or visit to Satum Cave or Matanzas city tour depending on weather condition. (B, L, D)
  • Day 7: Varadero ~ Havana
    After breakfast, head back to the capital city and proceed for a city tour of Old Havana with an experienced local tour guide. The tour will take place on foot and you will visit all the squares of Old Havana. Take in the astonishing beauty of the historical buildings, sculptures, and monuments. A visit to the Rum Museum is included. Enjoy free time in Old Havana to do your own exploring or perhaps some souvenir shopping. Then, meet back together with the group and transfer to your hotel for check in. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Havana ~ Mexico City, Mexico
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mexico City. Upon arrival in Mexico City, a brief city tour is arranged. We begin at the Zocalo, the historical center of Mexico City. The tour includes the National Palace, famous for the colorful murals done by one of Mexico's greatest artists, Diego Rivera, and the Cathedral Metropolitana, the most impressive cathedral in all of Mexico. Then, we continue for some sightseeing around Chapultepec Park and residential area. Finally, we enjoy dinner and check in at the hotel. (B, D)
  • Day 9: Mexico City ~ Cuernavaca
    Leave Mexico City this morning and head to Cuernavaca, City of the Eternal Spring. In Cuernavaca, we will tour the main square and see the Cortes Palace and Cathedral. Following our touring in Cuernavaca, we drive about 25 miles outside of the city to visit the world-class botanical garden site Jardines de Mexico inaugurated in 2014. These 126 acres of greenery showcase flowers and plants from all over the world with a special emphasis on those from Mexico. The site ranks as the world's largest floral garden. In the late afternoon, we will head to our hotel and check in. (B, L, D)
  • Day 10: Cuernavaca ~ Xochicalco ~ Taxco ~ Cuernavaca
    After breakfast, set out to visit Xochicalco, a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of the ruins of what was once a powerful pre-Colombian kingdom. Xochicalco means "in the house of flowers" in the Nahuatl language. You will have a chance to tour this fascinating archaeological zone. Then we journey on to the picturesque colonial town of Taxco, capital of the Mexican silversmiths. In Taxco, we will take a guided walking tour to visit Santa Prisca Church, the local market, and the silver bazaars. There will be free time for exploring or shopping. (B, D)
  • Day 11: Cuernavaca - Xochimilco - Mexico City
    We make the journey back to Mexico City today, enroute visit Xochimilco. Xochimilco is another UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its floating gardens. You will have the chance to take a ride by trajinera boat, nicely decorated with flowers, while cruising the ancient canal ways. If you choose, you can buy flowers, refreshing drinks or even hire yourself a Mariachi group to play music throughout the ride. Once in Mexico City, we will make a stop for you to visit the University, yet another UNESCO World Heritage site. Take Photos of the Central Library, richly decorated with Mexican murals and motifs. (B, D)
  • Day 12: Mexico City ~ Teotihuacan ~ Mexico City
    After breakfast, take an excursion to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan lying in the valley of Mexico. This is the world famous site of the Piramides del Sol y de la Luna (Pyramids of the Sun and Moon). This was once the place of Mexico's largest ancient city and the capital of one of the largest pre-Hispanic civilizations. At this site, you will also see and learn about the Avenue of the Dead, La Ciudadela, and Quetzalcoati Temple. Then, on the way back to the city, you will make a stop at one of Mexico's most famous religious sites. The Shrine of Guadalupe. The shrine itself is a great example of Spanish Baroque Art and here you will learn about the fasinating tale of the Lady from Heaven. Tonight, we have arranged a farewell dinner at a typical Mexican restaurant with live music. (B, L, D)
  • Day 13: Mexico City ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
  • Armadores de Santander – Havana, Cuba *
    Calie Luz 4, Esq San Pedro

    Featuring views of the sea, Armadores de Santander offers 4-star accommodation in Havana. It is close to Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral, eateries and shops. Armadores de Santander Hotel Havana is also moments from the area's popular restaurants and bars, plus the Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales (Museum of the City of Havana) is within walking distance.

    Guests can soak up the sun on the terrace or have a drink at the bar. Guests can take advantage of the recreational facilities on offer, such as a Jacuzzi and billiards. In-house dining options include Cantabria, which provides an ideal spot to enjoy a meal.

    Armadores De Santander Boutique Hotel provides 39 guestrooms appointed with cable TV, a minibar, climate control, direct dial phone and a safe for a pleasant stay in Havana.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Hotel Los Jazmines – Vinales, Cuba *
    Carretera de Vinales #25

    A couple of kilometers before the village of Viñales stands Hotel Los Jazmines in all its glory. A three-story pink building with a tiled roof, it looks like a villa in the Tuscan countryside crossed with a Mediterranean manor. A sense of elegance is provided by wrought-iron details, French doors, and stained glass. 

    Alongside the main house is the pool area, where it can get busy during summer-holidays when day tourists flock to cool off and relax. There’s a lobby bar beside reception and on the first floor, you’ll find restaurant La Vega , with a Spanish-like interior, serving breakfast and dinner. 

    Sixteen cabañas (cabins-junior suites) are arranged in a row heading downhill from the pool. Tropical Rooms, meanwhile, are on the other side of the pool, accessible by a path under a lush and leafy pergola. Both room types enjoy magnificent views towards the mogotes dotting the valley.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  N/A

  • Brisas del Mar – Trinidad, Cuba *
    Península Ancón

    The all-inclusive 4-star beach resort Brisas Trinidad del Mar is just a few kilometers from the charming colonial city of Trinidad, on the spectacular beach front of Playa Ancón, surrounded by the Escambray mountains. Colonial arches, red tiles, and cobblestone pathways characterize this hotel’s architectural style. Brisas Trinidad del Mar is perfect for families who want to combine a relaxing beach vacation with the beauty and culture of Cuba’s finest colonial city. 

    The hotel has 241 rooms, 2 of which are specially designed for physically-challenged guests. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer views overlooking the sea, the pool and the Ancón peninsula. Other amenities include satellite TV, telephone, radio and a safe deposit box. 

    A welcome cocktail, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet or a la carte restaurants, a snack bar, as well as unlimited national and international drinks at one of the 3 hotel bars, are included in the price of the room. The resort organizes day and nighttime activities with live entertainment. Also free of charge are the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sun beds, beach towels and environmentally friendly nautical sports (windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaks, snorkeling and catamaran), scuba diving courses for beginners, a tennis court (equipment included), gym, sauna and karaoke.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  N/A

  • Iberostar Playa Alameda – Varadero, Cuba *
    Las Morlas, Km 19, Punta Hicacos

    The All Inclusive Varadero hotel is an excellent resort for enjoying a sensational Cuban holiday. The Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel sits along the sandy beaches of Playa de Varadero, surrounded by extensive tropical gardens—making it an enchanting Caribbean getaway. Moreover, the hotel offers the best entertainment, impeccable dining, and is conveniently close to Varadero's town centre.

    The Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel in Varadero features 391 guestrooms with balcony or terrace. All rooms are appointed with sophisticated details that guests will surely appreciate. Many rooms are adjoining for added space if necessary.

    Few hotels in Varadero are able to claim to match the gastronomic offering at the Iberostar Playa Alameda. Our hotel offers guests numerous bars and restaurants that prepare unparalleled Cuban and global fare. In the hotel's a la carte restaurants, the dishes are always top of the line. Children will have the time of their lives with organised activities specifically for them while adults can dance to rhythms of Caribbean music or relax in the hotel's spa. Adventurous sports fans, on the other hand, can play many complimentary sports, both on-site and on Playa de Varadero.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Hotel Royal Reforma – Mexico City, Mexico *
    Amberes 78, Col. Juarez

    Located in Colonia Juarez, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Los Castillo, The Angel of Independence Monument, and U.S. Embassy. Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin and Cuauhtemoc Monument are also within 15 minutes.

    Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness center, a poolside bar, and a steam room are onsite.

    All 162 rooms offer free WiFi, sofa beds, and plasma TVs with cable channels. Minibars, room service, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   01:00pm

  • Hotel Hacienda Cocoyoc – Cocoyoc, Mexico *
    Carretera Federal Cuernavaca- Cuautla Km 32.5

    Hacienda Hotel is a 4-star property only 8.2 km from Tepozteco Pyramid, Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion) and ITESM Mexico City. The hotel in Cocoyoc attracts guests with its colonial architecture. The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel.

    Hacienda Hotel is a property in Cocoyoc that comes with 300 rooms and provides cable TV, a sofa and a private terrace. The rooms are spacious, fully equipped with wooden furniture.

    The Hacienda’s 4 restaurants offer a range of Mexican and international food, and there are 3 bars where you can enjoy a drink. The hotel also has its own nightclub. One of the pools at Hacienda de Cocoyoc is framed by colonial arches, and another has a waterslide. There is a football pitch, a games room, a spa and a fitness centre.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   01:00pm

Departure Land Availability

Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
Cuba visa is required for US passport holders

  • My husband and I just came back from Cuba and Mexico! It was great. We had been to so many spots in 13 days! I love the pink classic car ride the most and also the beach in Varadero. Thanks to our tour guide. He is really informative and nice. - Anna Smith

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