Serenade yourself in the trumpets of steamy Mexico and discover your rhythm in magical, timeless, Cuba.
Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. Tours that aim to unleash the adventurer and enliven the spirit are special, and this vibrant, hands-on itinerary won’t just satisfy those inner Indiana Jones urges, but you’ll return home with a vigorous appreciation of the region, its zesty cuisine, and its generous, expressive people. On the 23-day Peregrine Adventures Mexico & Cuba Highlights tour you’ll delve into Mexico’s past, explore the breathtaking ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula, and end your journey in the joyously fun, Cadillac filled Caribbean island of Cuba.
Your Latin American adventure begins in Mexico City where you will stay in the elegant Geneve hotel, encapsulating over 100 years of history. From here you will venture out into the ‘pink zone’ and historic city centre where you’ll eat yourself silly on a ‘taco crawl’ and browse Mexico’s finest museums in a whirlwind two days that culminates in a trip to nearby Teotihuacan, the sublime Ancient Aztec capital.
The tour continues south to the picturesque colonial town of Oaxaca known for its cuisine and vibrant art scene. It won’t be the first time you’re swept away by the architecture of Mexico and it won’t be the last. From here, you fly to San Christobal de las Casas where you will see the famous Sumidero canyon and visit traditional Mayan villages. In the evening you will have the chance to stroll the undeniably Spanish cobblestone streets for amazing photos.
During the drive north to Palenque, stop and witness the serene jungle waterfalls at Agua Azul and Misol Ha. In Palenque you will be escorted into the jungle by a local archaeologist to some of the most impressive Mayan ruins in Mexico where 90% of the ruins remain unexplored.
When you reach the teeming bio-reserve in Merida, northern Yucatan, don’t miss out on walking the shady green Plaza Grande, with its stunning 16th-century cathedral.
Today, pack your hardiest walking shoes because the most renowned site in Mexico beckons - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza. In a guided tour of the ruins gain a sense of its scale and purpose, and then in the afternoon your final stop will be the resort town of Playa del Carmen on the gorgeous Caribbean coast. Relax here and enjoy the azure waters of this joyous setting, or travel out to the Tulum ruins for a day trip.
After a short flight, arrive in stunning Havana, Cuba where you’ll think you have travelled back in time to the 1950’s. Stay in the infamous ‘Hotel Nacional’ and experience eclectic Cuba at its heart. Havana’s hip shifting melody of expression, dance, and good vibes are what makes it so beloved by all those who visit, and you’ll quickly learn to love its eccentricities. Join a convoy of vintage cars along the beach and see the best spots in and around Havana, and just when you think it can’t get better, you’ll be whisked off to Colonial Trinidad for a couple of nights before you return to Havana to soak in its energizing atmosphere for the final time.
These are just a few of the fascinating destinations included on this tour, with other highlights being the Bay of Pigs, Vinales and Santa Clara. Book this tour now and recieve 15% off - in addition, book any of Peregrine Adventures' other Latin America tours and receive 10% off - exclusive to Travel Associates.