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Cuba – Mexico, "La Bamba": Havana – Varadero – Mexico

Cuba – Mexico, "La Bamba": Havana – Varadero – Mexico


  • Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights


12 days /11 nights (7 nights in Varadero, one night in Havana and 3 nights in Mexico City)

Day 1. Varadero

Arriving at the airport of Varadero (Cuba). Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in a 4* or 5* hotel (All Inclusive).

Days 2-3. Varadero

Beach rest at the hotel

Day 4. Varadero − Havana

Transfer to Havana.

A panoramic tour of the capital: a visit to Old Havana, the historic center of the city, and the Cathedral Square. Havana is one of the most beautiful cities in the Western Hemisphere, an open air museum. The city was founded in the XVI century by Spanish conquistador Velasquez who called it as San Cristobal de la Habana.

Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in a 4* or 5* hotel.

21:30 – a visit to the "Cabaret Parisien" (at the hotel "Nacional"). Tourists will be able to see the colorful dance show where the fiery Latin rhythms sound.

Day 5. Havana − Mexico City

Transfer to the airport in Havana. Departure.

Arrival in Mexico City. Meeting and transfer to a 4* or 5* hotel (with breakfast) with a Russian-speaking guide. Accommodation at the hotel.

A panoramic tour of the city, a visit to the Museum of Anthropology (duration − 6 hours). You can familiarize yourselves with one of the world's largest metropolises, founded by Spanish conquistadors in 1621 on the site of the city of Tenochtitlan − the capital of the mighty and fearsome Aztec empire, which conquered more than 370 city-states of Mesoamerica. Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City is known worldwide as the largest museum of Latin America, where the unique pieces of the mysterious civilizations of Mesoamerica disappeared from the face of the Earth for unknown reasons are restored. These are the famous Aztec sun stone calendar, multi-ton stone heads with Negroid features, multicolored frescoes of Teotihuacan with flowers, birds and butterflies. Priceless artifacts of the hall of the Maya are keeping a great secret of the unknown, unsolved. You will visit the city's main square Zocalo (Constitution Square), the Catholic Cathedral, which is a fine example of Baroque and Classical styles, and go to the Presidential Palace, where you will see murals (a kind of wall painting) of the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera, in which he displayed the full history of Mexico from the Aztecs to the XX century.

You will pass through one of the residential areas of Mexico City − Polanco, get acquainted with its sunny streets, lively squares, shady parks, multi-jet fountains, monuments and sculptural installations, with its hospitable and cheerful people.

Day 6. Mexico City − Teotihuacan − the Guadeloupe Shrine

Duration − 8 hours. A trip to the wonderful city of Teotihuacan, located 60 km from the capital. The name was given to the city by admiring Aztecs, who came to this region few centuries after the last resident of this city left. Even in the ruins of the city the Aztecs felt something divine and named it Teotihuacan, which translated from Nahuatl means "the place where the gods are born". And they were right: all the buildings of the city were raised at the beginning of our era according to the position of the stars! In times of greatest prosperity the city had more than two hundred thousand inhabitants, and his equal in size and the number of residents didn’t exist in the Old or the New World, even in the Middle Ages.

The tour also includes a visit to the basilica (church) of the Virgin of Guadalupe − the most revered saint of the people of Mexico. According to legend, the temple was built on the place where the Immaculate Virgin Mary appeared in 1531 to Juan Diego. In a sign that she takes the people of Mexico under her wing, the Virgin Mary took the form of a dark-skinned Holy Guadeloupe. Her image miraculously imprinted on the homespun cloak of Juan and turned into a miraculous icon. Currently, the icon is kept in the new church, which is a magnificent example of modern architecture, at the same time accommodating 10,000 people.

Day 7. Taxco − Cuernavaca

Duration − 12 hours.

The location town of Taxco is very picturesque. White houses with red-tiled roof with black wrought-iron grilles climb up the slopes of the mountains. This town was expecting a sad fate of oblivion as stocks of silver in the local mines almost dried up. But a miracle happened. An American William Spratling came to Taxco, he was a brilliant jeweler who felt in love with this town and stayed there forever. The town has received a second life. A silver jewelry by makers of William Spratling’ school consistently wins prizes at international exhibitions of silver.

There is the church of Santa Prisca in the central square of the town. It is a miracle created by human hands, a gem of baroque architecture. The dome of the church, built of pink stone, towering over Taxco, contrasts with the bright blue bottomless sky of Mexico. The church is under the protection of UNESCO.

On the way to Taxco we’ll visit the city of eternal spring − Cuernavaca, which earned the reputation among all the rulers of both pre-Hispanic and colonial periods due to the surprisingly favorable microclimate. The summer and winter residences for the rulers have been built up here and now the cottages for those who is seeking for a weekend off noisy and polluted capital to breathe the pure and fragrant air of the mountains and fields are built.

You will also see the monastery, built in the XVI century by Franciscan friars, designed to promote the spread of the Catholic faith. Its architectural design is interesting, as differs from the buildings of its kind in Europe. The monastery is under the protection of UNESCO.

Day 8. Mexico City − Varadero

Transfer to the airport of Mexico City. Flight to Varadero.

Accommodation in a 4* or 5* hotel (All Inclusive).

Days 9-11. Varadero

Beach rest.

Day 12.

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

The price includes:

- accommodation in hotels of your choice and diet;
- comfortable vehicles with air conditioning;
- Russian-speaking guide;
- entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites of the program;
- tickets to “Cabaret Parisien” in Havana.

The price does not include:

- the price of all flights: Russia − Cuba − Mexico − Cuba − Russia;
- visa and health insurance;
- the cost of meals during the tours;
- dinner and drinks at the "Cabaret Parisien" of Havana;
- airport fees;
- tips the porters, maids, driver and guide;
- providing of clients with electrical household appliances and spare parts for them.


* The National Palace is not always opened to the public. Mexico Experts Travel reserves the right to miss a visit to the Palace on the occasion of the events in Zocalo, visits of officials and other circumstances that may affect the closing of the palace.


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