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Mexico and Cuba

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                   The exotics of Latin America - Mexico and Cuba

                         Offer № 015

 

16 days / 14 nights

Type of transport: Airplane

Price from: BGN 6998.00

Route: Sofia–Paris–Mexico City–Xochimilco–Teotihuacan–Tepotsotlat–Guernavaca–Xochicalco– Tasco–Mexico City–Cancun–Chichen Itza–Havana–Varadero 3n–Havana–Paris–Sofia.

  • Program
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    Day 1

    Sofia - Paris At 07:10 flight AF 5031 from Sofia. Landing in Paris at 09:20.

    Overnight in the airport area.

     

     

    Day 2

    Paris - Mexico City At 11:00 flight AF 178 from Paris.

    Landing in Mexico City at 16:15. Meeting, transfer and check-in at the hotel.

    Overnight stay.

     

     

    Day 3

    Mexico City, Xochimilco Breakfast. Panoramic tour of Mexico City: viewing the historic center - Zocalo Square (UNESCO), near which are the ruins of an ancient ritual center of the Aztecs, and where the pyramid "Templo Mayor" stood; the main Catholic cathedral and the presidential palace decorated with Diego Rivera's frescoes, Reforma Boulevard, Chapultepec Park and the most luxurious area of the city, the Zona Rosa (Pink Zone). Visit to the National Anthropological Museum presenting the cultures of Mexico: the giant heads of the Olmecs; the treasures from the tomb of the great ruler Pakal; the imposing Atlantes of the Toltecs of Tula; monumental sculptures from Teotihuacan, dedicated to the god of water, etc. We continue to the modern part of the city: the World Trade Center with the largest mural in the world called "The March of Humanity", the Olympic Stadium, the university campus and the urban area with the lava gardens. At the end of the day, a boat trip along the canals of the Xochimilco district (UNESCO). In fact, this is where the pre-Hispanic city of Tepochtitlan was located, on the site of which the modern city of Mexico City was built. The system of canals was created by the Aztecs 1000 years ago and about 180 km of them have been preserved to this day. Passing through the Cayocan district with its 16th century colonial buildings and the Church of St. John the Baptist".

    Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

     

     

    Day 4

    Mexico City: Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Teotihuacan Breakfast. We head to the pre-Columbian settlement of Tlatelolco, located on Tepeyac Hill, where there was an Aztec temple dedicated to the mother goddess Tonantsin. Later it was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors, and today on its ruins rises the temple of the Virgin of Guadalupe - the most revered saint of Mexico, a religious symbol of the country and a national shrine of Mexicans, in whose life Catholicism plays a defining role. We continue to the Teotihuacan Valley - one of the most densely populated places on earth since before 2000 and the cradle of several Native American cultures: Teotihuacans, Toltecs and Aztecs. The plateau is surrounded by volcanoes and mountain peaks ranging from 2,200m to 5,000m high. Along the way we will stop to sample tequila and other local drinks, learn all about obsidana and its importance in the ancient culture of the Teotihuacans. Visiting the religious and ceremonial center of Teotihuacan (UNESCO), whose name in translation means "place where the gods were born". Among the most interesting sites are the Pyramid of the Sun - the largest, the Palace of the Jaguar, the Palace of Quetzalcoatl, the Street of Death, the Temple of the Feathered Dragon and the Pyramid of the Moon - older than that of the Sun and dedicated to Teotihuacan - goddess of water , fertility and fecundity, earth and creation.

    Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

     

    Day 5

    Mexico City ‒ Tepozotlan ‒ Guernavaca ‒ Xochicalco ‒ Tasco

    Breakfast. Depart for Tepozotlan, a beautiful city and home of Mexican religious art. Visit to the church "St. Franzinsk", now a museum with wonderful collections and altars. We head to Guernavaca, the city of eternal spring to see the 16th century cathedral and the palace of Cortez, the conqueror of Mexico ‒ now the Morelos State Museum. Time is planned for lunch (not included) at the boutique restaurant at the Las Manyanitas hotel with incredibly beautiful gardens where peacocks and parrots roam. We continue to Shochikalko (UNESCO), an ancient village located on a hill and surrounded by a beautiful valley. Its heyday began after the collapse of the great states in Central America: Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Palenque and Tikal. Visit the ruins and the Temple of the Feathered Dragon - an impressive ceremonial center of the Aztecs, where they worshiped Quetzalcoatl (the Feathered Dragon). Arrival in Tasco (UNESCO) - one of the "magical cities" of Mexico, the "silver capital of the world". Exploring the "magic cities" of Mexico, the "silver capital of the world". Visit the Baroque Cathedral of Santa Prisca (1759), a magnificent architectural masterpiece built with the funds of the immigrant José de la Borda, perhaps the richest man in the world at the time, thanks to the silver mines. Stroll through the central square, home to the Board and the cobblestone streets with many souvenir and jewelry shops.

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 6

    Tasco ‒ Mexico City - Cancun

    Breakfast. Transfer to Mexico City airport.

    Flight to Cancun.

    Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

     

    Day 7

    Cancun: Chichen Itza, Iq Kil Breakfast. Excursion with lunch to Chichen Itza (UNESCO) - the capital city of the Mayans, famous for the pyramid of the Feathered Dragon, Kukulcan, the Observatory and the largest field for the local ball game "Pok-ta-pok". The city is named after the sacred springs located on both sides of it. Visit to the Ik Kil cenote - an incredibly beautiful underground lake formed by the collapse of a karst cave, where you can bathe. There are over 3,000 cenotes in the Yucatan. To the Maya, they were magical and sacred, not only as a source of fresh fresh water in the jungle, but also as a symbol of the underworld. Return to Cancun.

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 8

    Cancun Free time for beach and rest. All Inclusive meals.

    Overnight stay. *On request, with additional payment ‒ excursion to the underwater museum in the National Aquatic Park of Cancun ‒ a unique museum with 475 sculptures and a total of 1200 different structures located in different galleries on the bottom of the ocean. The authors of the works, the English sculptor Jason Taylor and five other Mexican sculptors, are united by the idea of creating the largest and most interesting underwater museum on our planet, and their works turn into artificial coral reefs in the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. You will sail by speedboat from the Cancun Water Park to the Punta Nizuc Reef, and then on a boat with transparent walls - you will observe the underwater world and see 7 of the unique sculptors. Diving enthusiasts are provided with the necessary equipment to enjoy the fabulous marine world in the reef. (A $10 port fee is payable on site)

     

    Day 9

    Cancun Free time for beach and rest. All Inclusive meals.

    Overnight stay. 

     

    Day 10

    Cancun Free time for beach and rest. All Inclusive meals.

    Overnight stay. 

     

    Day 11

    Cancun - Havana Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Havana. Reception and transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight stay. *On request, with additional payment - visit to Cabaret Tropicana, one of the most famous night clubs in the whole world. For two hours, you will witness a Latin American dance performance featuring over 150 artists accompanied by hot Cuban music performed by a live orchestra in front of you. Includes vintage car transfers, performance with pre-booked seating, ¼ bottle of Havana Club Añejo rum, 1 soft drink and cocktail on arrival. (Departure from the hotel at 21:00, return around 24:00)

     

    Day 12

    Havana - Varadero Breakfast. Havana Panoramic Bus Tour: Plaza de la Revolucion (notable for the monuments depicting iconic figures from the history of Cuba - the José Martí Memorial, the sculpture "To Victory" with the face of the revolutionary Che Guevara and the sculpture of Camilo Cienfuegos ); the university town and a visit to the cigar shop at the Havana Libre Hotel. We head to the colonial part of the city along the coastal boulevard "Malecon", past the Central Park, "Gran Teatro" and "El Capitolo" - one of the symbols of Cuba. In the famous restaurant "El Floridita" you can try the famous cocktail "Daiquiri" (payable on the spot). There is a time for lunch (to be paid on the spot). Next is a visit to the Rum Museum, where you will learn all about the popular drink and taste the "Havana Club". Walking tour of the historic center (UNESCO) and visiting the four main squares: Cathedral Square, Arms Square, Saint Francis of Assisi Square, Old Square ("Plaza Vieja"). We continue in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway: at the Ambos Mundos Hotel, you will see the thematic exhibition and the room where the famous American writer lived. We will also visit some of his favorite places. In the popular bar-restaurant "La Bodeguita del Medio" you can try a "Mojito" (payable on site). Transfer to Varadero. Accommodation at the hotel on an All-inclusive basis Inclusive (everything included in the price).

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 13

    Varadero Free time for beach and rest. All Inclusive meals. Overnight stay. Day 14 Varadero Free time for beach and rest. All Inclusive meals. Overnight stay. *On request, with additional payment ‒ excursion to the Three Cities (Santa Clara ‒ Trinidad ‒ Cienfuegos). We are traveling to the southern part of the island. Short stay at the Parador Fiesta Campesina Ranch. We arrive in Santa Clara - the "city of Che", the last place where the famous revolutionary resided. Visit Che Guevara Square and visit the Armored Train, which played an important role during the Cuban Revolution. We continue to Trinidad transiting through the city of Sant'Espiritos. Sightseeing tour of Trinidad (UNESCO) ‒ one of the first cities founded by the Spanish at the beginning of the 16th century. We look at the main square, the parish church "St. Trinity" with its lavish altar, richly decorated with precious stones and images from 300 years ago. The Romantic Museum, which presents the colonial past of the city and is located in the palace of the Count of Brune, the house of Alfarero, the souvenir market and the tavern "Conchanchara" to we try a cocktail of the same name, which is made from sugarcane juice mixed with rum. We continue to Cienfuegos (UNESCO) - the richest open-air "museum" of neoclassical buildings in the Caribbean. Located in a fabulous bay and guarded by the castle "Hagua", the city was built in 1745 by the French to protect it from the raids of the Caribbean pirates. Sightseeing tour with a view of the "Jose Martí" park, the main "Prado" boulevard, "Vale" palace. Return to Varadero. ( Departure from the hotel around 06:30; return – around 19:30) Day 15 Varadero ‒ Havana Free time. Transfer to the airport. Flight AF 945 from Havana at 17:30. Day 16 Paris - Sofia At 08:35 a.m. landing in Paris.

    At 12:35, flight AF 1788 from Paris.

    Landing in Sofia 4:15 p.m.

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  • The price includes:

    • Plane tickets with taxi: Sofia – Mexico City / Havana – Sofia; Mexico City - Cancun and Cancun - Havana;
    • 14 nights in hotels 5*/4*: in the Paris airport area ‒1 transit night with breakfast; in Mexico City ‒ 3 nights with breakfast; in Tasko ‒ 1 night with breakfast; in Cancun ‒ 2 nights with breakfast and 3 nights on an All Inclusive basis; in Havana – 1 night with breakfast; in Varadero - 3 nights All Inclusive basis;
    • 1 lunch during the excursion to Chichen Itza;
    • All transfers in Mexico and Cuba;
    • panoramic tour of Mexico City and viewing of the central square;
    • visit to the National Anthropological Museum; boat trip along the canals in the "Shochimilko" district;
    • visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe;
    • excursion to Teotihuacan; visit to Tepozotlan and Guernavaca;
    • viewing the ruins in "Shochikalko" and the temple of the Feathered Dragon;
    • exploring Tasko and visiting the Cathedral "Santa Prisca";
    • full-day excursion with lunch to Chichen Itza and the Ik Kil cenote;
    • a panoramic tour of Havana, viewing the historical part and visiting the Roma Museum with a tasting at the "Havana Club".
    • Medical insurance coverage of $15,000;
    • Lead translator from the agency.

    The price does not include:

    • Cuba visa Border fees are payable locally when entering and leaving Cuba
    • Additional services and excursions on request
    • Accommodation in a room with a balcony and an ocean view at the hotel in Cancun for the 5 nights
    • Tips for local drivers and tour guides to be paid on site
    • Optional - insurance "Cancellation or interruption of travel due to urgent reasons beyond the control of the client"