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10 Days Heritage of Mexico and Cuba
10 days / 9 nights

Day 1 Arrival Cancun
Board a flight to Cancun, the main gateway to the Mayan World and the Caribbean. Known for its impeccable beaches and striking blue seas, Cancun is also close to many legendary archaeological sites. Upon arrival, head to hotel check-in for the night.

Day 2 Cancun – Chichen Itza – Cancun (200km/3h)
This morning, we shall depart for the famous Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza, one of the new seven wonders of the world. The Mayan temple city of the Chichen Itza served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. Visit the icon of the archaeological site, El Castillo, a massive and impressive structure which is symbolic of the accuracy and importance of Mayan astronomy.

Day 3 Cancun – Havana ( Flight)
Today, we will head to Cancun International airport and fly into the vibrant capital of Cuba, Havana. It is the largest city in the Caribbean, and one of the most culturally rich urban centers in the world.

Day 4 Havana
Explore the Old colonial town by foot. Your guide will show you the most important squares and sightseeing points: Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Plaza de Armas, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, El Templete, Catedral, “Hemingways Bodeguita”, Plaza San Francisco and Plaza Vieja. Visit the Museo del Ron “Fundation Havana Club” where you will learn everything about the production of Cuba’s national drink. After lunch panoramic sightseeing by bus: Parque Central, Gran Teatro de Habana, Capitolio Nacional, Revolution Square, University, Cementery Colon, the residencial area Vedado where you will notice the variety of arquitecture from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, drive along the Malecon to the former upper class area Miramar, where beautiful mansions and the renovated “Club Havana” still remind the Flair of bygone American times.

Day 5 Havana – Pinar del Rio ( 160km/2h30min) – Vinales (30km/1h) – Havana (190km/3h)
Early morning start on the “Ruta del Tabaco” to the province of Pinar del Rio in the western part of Cuba. Panoramic sightseeing tour through the Mogote-Valley with its famous limestone rocks and the picturesque village of Viñales, where time seems to stand still. Visit a “Casa del Veguero” (house of a tobacco farmer). In the afternoon visit the “Prehistoric Wall” a huge art work on a rock made by the Cuban Painter Gonzalez Morillo. Explore the Indian Cave on a boat trip. Drive back to Havana.Transfer to and dinner at the Paladar* “La Guarida”. Well known from the Cuban movie “Strawberry and Chocolate” and “the hardest table to get in Havana”.*Paladares are small private and family run restaurants, each one with a special ambiente. They are the secrets of Havana (especially for dinner) and some of them are quite popular among “those who know”, with good cuisine and attentive service. (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

Day 6 Havana – Cienfuegos ( 240km/3h30min) – Trinidad ( 80km/1h30min) - Havana (320km/4h)
After breakfast, departure to Central Cuba. The landscape is plain with sugar and citrus-plantations to the right and to the left of the road. First stop in Cienfuegos. The town is inspired by French colonial-architecture, you can find many examples around the main square Parque Marti. Visit the theatre Tomas Terry built in the 19th century by a sugar baron for his father. Continue to the peninsula of Punta Gorda with the Moorish-style Palacio del Valle and typical wooden villas. Further on along the panoramic-road to Trinidad – UNESCO World heritage with unique colonial architecture. Later discover the cobblestone lanes at the main square surrounded by the mansions of the former sugar barons. Visit the Romantic museum in the Palacio Brunet where you can appreciate a beautiful collection of colonial furniture and antiques. Taste the honey-liqueur at the rustic bar Canchanchara before you go back to Havana.

Day 7 Havana – Mexico City ( flight)
Transfer from the hotel in the old town to the international airport of Havana for our flight to Mexico City and arrival in Mexico City, capital of the country and considered to be the world’s largest cities, built on the ruins of the Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire. Transfer and hotel check-in. Welcome cocktail will be served.

Day 8 Mexico City
Early departure from the hotel through the beautiful Paseo de la Reforma and Chapultepec Park to the Anthropology Museum (closed Mon.), housing one of the world’s finest permanent Meso-American collections. Revolutionary in its design, the museum combines all the features of contemporary museums in order to display the pre-Columbian past both didactically and esthetically. The tour will continue on to Teotihuacán – “Place of the Gods”. We will tour the archaeological site where Teotihuacán was established, visiting Quetzalcoatl Temple, the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Visit to an obsidian workshop, pulque and tequila tasting. On to the heart of Mexico City to see the Main Plaza, known as the “Zocalo.” And The Cathedral, one of the continent’s largest churches. The 235-meter long National Palace, which was built on the orders of Hernan Cortes in 1529; here we will admire murals by one of Mexico’s most famous painters: Diego Rivera*. Also, The Templo Mayor, ruins are part of the ancient capital of Tenochtitlan.

Day 9 Mexico City – Taxco– Mexico City (170km/3h)
Early departure towards Taxco, this city is literally built in one side of the mount Atachi, Amerindian word meaning the “Lord of water”, allusion to the enormous quantity of rainwater which descends from the mountain at the time of the rain season. Short stop to take a picture of the Monastery of Yanhuitlan.Taxco is classified as a historical, baroque city, it is known in the whole world for its silversmith works This very beautiful city is known to preserve several charming sounds and its provincial freshness. The group will be able to stroll through its small streets bordered by pretty houses with roofs covered with tiles like a Mediterranean style. Visit to the La Borda square and its church of Santa Prisca.

Day 10 Mexico City Departure
Departure transfer to airport