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Top Central America (Cuba,Mexico,Belize,Guatemala)

Central America & Caribbean
Price: From 450$ USD
Duration: 23 days
Not available
Departures:
01/24/2013 - 02/15/2013
03/15/2013 - 04/06/2013
05/31/2013 - 06/22/2013
Top Central America (Cuba,Mexico,Belize,Guatemala)

Travelling around the pearls of the Caribbean begins with a visit to Castro’s communist stronghold – Cuba, followed by Mexico (Mayan ruins, beaches, rainforest), Guatemala (Mayas, volcano) and Belize (islands, rum and cruise).

Flight to Havana; visit to revolutionary sites, letting ourselves go wild with Cuban rhythms. In Vinales we will enjoy tobacco countryside and horse ride. For the end of our visit to Cuba we will check out the picturesque colonial town of Trinidad and revolutionary town of Santa Clara.

Travel path of Maya in Mexico will begin with the tour of the magnificent ruins of Chichen Itza, Palenque and Uxmal. We will take a look at colonial city of Merida and swim in underground caves. We will visit authentic Indian villages around San Cristobal de Las Casas and at the end of our visit to Mexico we will soak on the Caribbean beaches of Tulum.

Our jump to Guatemala will include climbing the active volcano of Pacaya, and checking out the heart of the Mayan culture in Tikal.

In Belize we will relax on a 3–day Rasta cruise around the second longest coral reef in the world. "Jump  Maan! Tou Sark uont byte yeah, Maan! "And sleep on a deserted island, which we will have all to ourselves.

Route
Havana - Vinales - Trinidad - Merida - Chichen Itza and Uxmal - Palenque - San Cristobal de Las Casas - Antigua - Volcano Pacaya - Tikal - Caye Caulker and Belize cruise - Tulum

Cancun.  Flight to Havana. Exploring the biggest attractions of Havana: Plaza de la Revolucion, Hemingway Museum, the old town, cigar factory, the Havana night flashes (our travel trademark).

Move on to Vinales, tobacco plantation tour, riding horses around idyllic karst landscape.

Drive to Trinidad, idyllic colonial town, a while ago a capital of pirates and sugar cane growers. Return to Havana, and a one-hour flight to Cancun.

Travel to Merida. City tour, visiting the most beautiful Mayan pyramids in Chichen Itza, Valladolid town, swim in underground caves, visiting the pyramids in Uxmal.

Move on to mysterious Palenque ruins in the middle of the jungle. Visit the beautiful waterfalls of Agua Azul.

Travel to San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2200 meters above sea level. San Cristobal is the center of the turbulent province of Chiapas. Visit of traditional Indian village.

Trip to the idyllic colonial town of Antigua in Guatemala from where we climb to the active volcano in the region - Pacaya.

After driving all day we stop in the heart of the former classical-period Maya civilization in Tikal.

Driving to Belize City and hop on the beautiful island of Caye Caulker, where we go on a three-day cruise around the second largest coral reef in the world. We will not get bored. We will spend our time snorkeling, fishing, swimming with sharks and camping in tents in the deserted and secluded sandy islands.

Will continue our way via Chetumal  to Tulum. Enjoy the sunset on the most beautiful Mayan archeological site and further enjoyment of other marine and beach pleasures.

Return to USA via Cancun

The program is recommended only for those who like adventurous way of discovering the world.

Nights

In Cuba accommodation with locals, who are allowed to outsource their rooms to visitors, everywhere else sleeping in cheap hotels and hostels with no local categorization, which usually do not include breakfast.

Transportation

We will be transported by buses and other local transportation without local categorization.

Program by day

01st Flight from a nearby airport to Cancun, bus ride to Merida, overnight

02nd Visit to the pyramids in Chichen Itza, visit to limestone caves  (Cenotes) and monastery, overnight (Merida)

03rd Visit to the pyramids in Uxmal, sightseeing of Merida, night bus to Palenque, overnight

04th  Visit to the pyramids of Palenque, Agua Azul waterfalls, transportation to San Cristobal de Las Casas, overnight

05th Indian village of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, walk around the city of San Cristobal, overnight

06th  12 hour bus service from San Cristobal (Mexico) to Antigua (Guatemala), overnight

07th  Climb to the active volcano Pacaya (three hours), overnight in Antigua

08th  Bus ride to Flores, overnight

09th  Visit to the ruins of Tikal, overnight in Flores

10th  Transport to Belize City and on the speedboat to the island of Caye Caulker

11th  Sailing around the second largest coral reef in the world, feast on a desert island

12th  Sailing, snorkeling and enjoying  the water fun

13th  End of sea cruise overnight on Caye Caulker

14th  Drive from Belize to Tulum (Mexico), overnight

15th  Tour of archeological sites in Tulum, enjoying the beach, party nights.

16th Flight from Cancun to Havana (if you want to skip Cuba, we will put you on a flight back to USA).

17th  Tour of communist sights of Havana, Revolution Museum, Capitol,  Hemingway, overnight

18th  Tour of the old part of Havana cigars and rum factories, fortifications, overnight

19th  Havana  revolution square and drive to Viñales, horse ride, caves and tobacco, overnight

20th  Drive to Trinidad, adorable colonial town;  evening visit to Casa de la Musica, overnight

21st  Swimming at the Ancon beach  in Trinidad, overnight

22nd  Return to Havana via Santa Clara; a visit to the mausoleum of Che Guevara, overnight

23rd  Flight to homeland via Cancun

Maximum guaranteed estimated price (total)
2250$ USD
Price description

The guaranteed price estimate includes:

- price estimate of the arrangement, which is consisted of:

a.) Share for TopSpotLife organization and escort services with minimum 9 people travelling (450$ USD or 400$ USD for our previous clients - at least 1 previous trip with TopSpotLife) is to be paid upon reservation

b.) Flight ticket USA - Cancun (taxes included) including an internal flight Havana-Cancun (price estimate for all flights is 600$ USD which can be reserved with our help but not bought from us)

c.) Cost of the program paid during the trip to local providers directly (1,200 USD) and which is calculated on the basis of full groups (19 people): transport, accommodation, excursions, local guides, entrance fees and permits.

The costs not included in the price estimate are: meals, drinks, bribes :) and other individual arrangements. Unless otherwise stated in the program!

Visas

Cuban visa can be obtained with our help, valid for 30-day travel, cost 50$ USD.

Special remark

No special remarks.