Tour Departs: 11th May 2017.
Tour Length: 22 Days.
This tour is a repeat of our very successful tours to Mexico and Cuba of the past three years, countries which are still very much unknown to many. However, that is changing quickly following the “softening” of relations between the USA and Cuba. With the influx of visitors from the USA, Cuba will change dramatically over the next few years so we do encourage you to travel now before the real Cuban “flavour” as we have known it disappears. The itinerary for 2017 is the same as the one we followed in 2016, with a few minor changes to enhance the experience. We now fly directly to Houston, Texas, for a 2 night stay before flying to Mexico City where we will base ourselves for 5 nights with day trips around and outside the city. We again include the Yucatan Province, the centre of Mayan culture, this year flying directly from Havana into Cancun for a 4 night stay and minimising the amount of internal air travel. Then there is Cuba, the land of Castro and Hemingway – get ready for some surprises and revelations. The country may be poor in economic terms but its history and culture are rich indeed. We again spend 9 days on the island and you will be enthralled by its beaches, mountains, architecture and music, but most of all by its people with their welcoming smiles and love of life, despite the hardships of the past.
- Mexico City – a 5-night stay
- Guadalupe and Teotihuacan, “City of the Gods”
- Taxco, Silver City
- Cancun, the Caribbean resort of the rich and famous
- Chichen Itza, centre of the ancient Mayan Empire
- Havana – a 3 night stay, centre of the revolution
- Cruise the city in old American cars
- Ernest Hemingway’s home
- Che Guevara Mausoleum
- Bay of Pigs
- Trinidad, reflecting its colonial past
- Pinar del Rio, the garden of Cuba