Splendours of Mexico, Cuba & Costa Rica

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Independent tour

A great option if you’d prefer to explore yourself.

Tour Overview

Be mesmerized by the Ancient Aztec and Maya Civilization, still visible in Mexican art and culture today. Enjoy these ancient sites of Teotihuacan before travelling to Cuba, where it seems time has stood still. See the cities of Havana, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and Trinidad before visiting the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

Note: Upgrade to Business class (long haul) an additional $6545 per person

Highlights
Dummy Cruise
Mexico City
Havana
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Tortuguero Area

Route Map

Splendours of Mexico, Cuba & Costa Rica Route Map

Itinerary

DAY 1
Mexico City

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2
Mexico City

Half day city tour of Mexico City including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Museum of Anthropology.

Breakfast
DAY 3
Mexico City

Full day tour visiting the Shrine of Guadalupe and the impressive Aztec archaeological site of the Moon and the Sun.

Breakfast
DAY 4
Mexico City – Havana

Morning flight to  Havana.
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 5
Havana

Morning walking tour of Old Havana. Be immersed by its history and charm as you wander through the labyrinth of streets that lead to the beautiful Plaza Vieja.

This afternoon enjoy a unique experience on a panoramic city tour in a ‘vintage car’.

Breakfast
DAY 6
Havana

Full day tour to the scenic Viñales Valley and its famous tobacco plantations.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
Havana – Santa Clara – Trinidad

Overland transfer to Trinidad visiting en route Santa Clara. Morning tour of the history-rich Santa Clara town, including a visit to the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Enjoy some typical Cuban food, before continuing on to Viñales.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Trinidad

Half day tour of Trinidad. This tour takes you on a fantastic journey through this UNESCO World Heritage Site . Wander through the historic center, rich with stunning colonial architecture, vibrant atmosphere and friendly people.

Breakfast
DAY 9
Trinidad

Hiking tour in Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve. Explore the Escambray mountain range characterized by steep peaks, deep valleys and exuberant vegetation. Visit the picturesque 60-metre waterfall of Caburni, followed by a refreshing cocktail and lunch.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Trinidad – Cienfuegos – Havana

Overland transfer to Havana via Cienfuegos. Unveil the secrets of this beautiful colonial city founded by French settlers and known as ‘The Pearl of the South’, due to its elegance and stunning natural bay. Enjoy some typical Cuban food before continuing on to Havana.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11
Havana – San Jose

At leisure until your transfer out to the airport for your flight to Costa Rica.

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 12
San Jose – Tortuguero National Park

Morning departure to the Tortuguero area, passing by Braulio Carrillo National Park, a flora and fauna sanctuary covered by an emerald-green mass of vegetation. Board boats for the two hour journey to your lodge. Free afternoon to visit the Tortuguero village.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13
Tortuguero Area

Today you will explore the secondary canals of this paradisiacal place and get closer to nature. From July through September you can take the optional turtle-watching tour during the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 14
Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano

Transfer to the Caño Blanco dock and onto the Arenal volcano area.

Check in and overnight at selected hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 15
Arenal Volcano Area

Enjoy optional activities such as canopy, horseback riding, exploring the Venado Caves, canyoning and much more. In the afternoon, you can walk through lava trails of the volcano or take a dip in the hot springs.

Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 16
Arenal Volcano – Monteverde

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer to the Monteverde area and overnight at Fonda Vela hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 17
Monteverde Area

Take an exciting tour to the Sky Walk, a network of suspension bridges, platforms and trails built in the cloud forest.

Breakfast
DAY 18
Monteverde – San Jose

Return by road to San Jose. Optional: Extend your journey to visit the Manuel Antonio pristine beaches.

Breakfast
DAY 19
San Jose

Transfer to San Jose airport for your flight home

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • All Internal flights within Central America
  • Accommodation in selected hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (17 breakfast, 7 lunches, 3 dinners )
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guides
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • Meeting service and airport transfers

Tour Exclusions

  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges (approx $179 pp)
  • Tips
  • Surcharges apply for Easter, New Years
  • Any items not mentioned as included

Tour Pricing

Splendours of Mexico, Cuba & Costa Rica
Single
Twin / Double
Tourist Class
$10,086
$6,546 / person
First Class
$12,303
$8,026 / person
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