Every country below the U.S.A is a part of Latin America. Our trip to Central America covers the most vibrant places in Mexico and Guatemala. From the Mayan Culture of Mexico to the Volcanic beauty of Guatemala, nature and culture play a huge role in our itinerary. Cuba comes as a surprise where you would feel as if you have traveled back in time.
|Days||18 Nights / 19 Days|
20 Nov 2019 to 08 Dec 2019
INR 215000 + USD 5250 per person on twin sharing basis
Single Supplement Cost: will be updated soon
(5% GST will be added to the total cost)
|Direct Joining Cost||
USD 6590 per person on twin sharing basis | Exclude International Airfare | Travel Insurance
(5% GST will be added to the total cost)
Mexico City (2n) | Valladolid (1n) | Merida (2n) | Campeche (1n) | Palenque (1n) | San Cristobal (2n)
Quetzaltenango (1n) | Lake Atitlan (2n) | Antigua (2n)
Havana (2n) | Vinales (2n)
KL878 20NOV MUMBAI (DEP) 0405 AMSTERDAM (ARR) 0840
KL685 20NOV AMSTERDAM (DEP) 1435 MEXICO (ARR) 1435
KL724 08DEC HAVANA (DEP) 1915 AMSTERDAM (ARR) 1035+1
KL877 09DEC AMSTERDAM (DEP) 1310 MUMBAI (ARR) 0210+1
Blocking your Seat
As this would be a small group of 14-16 pax, request you to block your seat by paying us a deposit amount of INR 100 000 per person + GST@5%, which will be 100% refundable till 180 days before the departure i.e. Up to April 20.2019
Step 1: Advance Payment
In case, you have paid the initial payment. Then you need to pay INR 100000+USD 1000+ GST@5% on or before May 20, 2019
If you have not made the initial payment of INR 100000 to block the seat then you need to pay INR 200000 + USD 1000 +GST @5% as advance payment on or before May 20, 2019
Step 2: Second Payment
Second payment of INR 15000 + USD 2000+ GST@5% has to be paid before July 20,, 2019
Step 3: Final Payment
The Final payment of balance USD 2250 + GST@5% should be paid before September 10, 2019
We will arrive in Mexico City via Amsterdam on a KLM airways flight. On arrival, we will head to the Roma neighborhood of the city for checking into our hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Ciudad de Mexico or as it popularly known CDMX is the capital of Mexico and as we explore its various aspects today we will have an ideal introduction to the Mexican culture. We will start our day with a visit to the historic centre of CDMX with the Palacio Bellas Artes, which is in Zocalo, the main square of the city. Before we stop for lunch we would have visited some of the most important parts of the historic centre including the Templo Mayor Museum, where the Aztecs of ancient Mexico had their capital.
We will take the domestic flight to the city of Cancun in the peninsula Yucatan. On arrival, we will drive to the colonial town of Valladolid. Evening would be at ease to enjoy the town and to sink in some Yucatan culture.
Today, we will start early with pack breakfast boxes with the purpose of avoiding the crowds at the Chichen Itza, the most popular Mayan site and the new wonder of the world. A local guide will explain to us the details of this site. We will then drive to the other wonder of Yucatan, the pink lake to the north. In the evening we will arrive in Merida, the capital of the Yucatan province.
We will further explore the beautiful landscape of Yucatan with our first stop being the 3 Cenotes at Cuzama. The ancient Mayan people used the fresh water from these cave ponds of Yucatan as there is no river here. Each Cenote has clear water and if you wish to swim it would be a wonder experience. Later, we will drive to the yellow city of Izamal, where most of the houses are as the name suggests, painted yellow. Lunch would be in a local restaurant. We will then proceed to drive back to Merida where before going back to the hotel we will visit the Grand Museum of Mayan civilization. Enjoy a post dinner walk in this city to enjoy its feel.
Yet another day of Yucatan wonders as we drive to a sleepy beach town of Celestun to experience the Celestun Biosphere reserve, home to thousands of Flamingos and other birds of the sea. We will enjoy a two hour boating in the reserve to witness the birds, later after lunch we will continue our drive to Campeche, the most charming town on the sea in the Yucatan peninsula. In the evening, in Campeche we will enjoy a tour of the corniche (sea front) and other beautiful sights of the fortified colonial town.
We will spend the day driving as we move from the state of Campeche to Chiapas. Some part of the drive would be on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. We would enter a very different landscape as we start ascending to enter the mountainous Chiapas. The forests around Palenque is home to howler monkeys and other tropical birds.
The Mayan ruins of Palenque are not only famous for their architecture but also their wild setting in the forest. Early in the morning as the fog rises and you are woken up by the call of the howler monkey and birds the ruins of Palenque would enchant you with their appeal. The ruins which are from 600 – 900 AD depict the various facets of Mayan kingdom in the classical period before the Aztecs from the north of Mexico came and merged with the Mayan civilization. After visiting the ruins, we will set of on the mountainous road to the waterfalls of Misol’ha, ‘ha’ in Mayan means water, and ‘misol’ means a stream. Enjoy the experience of walking behind the waterfall. Our next stop are the turquoise waters or Aqua Azul. You could enjoy a nice dip in the waters before lunch. We will then have a straight three hour drive up to San Cristobal, a unique mountain town.
The Sumidero Canyon is the deepest in Mexico and taking a boat trip in the river is an unforgettable experience. Later, we will make photo stops on top of the Canyon to enjoy the scenery. On our way back to San Cristobal we will visit the village of Chamula for its unique church which has a wonderful mix of Mayan and Catholic culture. In the evening enjoy walking in the old town with charming cafes.
The drive to the border of Mexico with Guatemala is easier on the Mexican side. The crossing can be a little time consuming. On the other side of the border and in Guatemala we would be picked up by the Guatemalan coach. We would drive to Quetzaltenango, the second biggest city in Guatemala but not touristy. Xela, as it is known is set against the beautiful backdrop volcanoes.
In the morning, we will visit the hot water springs and enjoy a dip along with the views of the beautiful surroundings. We will drive to the most beautiful lake in Central America, Lake Atitlan with the two volcanoes, Santiago and Atitlan in its backdrop. Our stay would be on the banks of the lake. In the evening, enjoy a beautiful sunset from the lawns of the hotel.
Today is dedicated to enjoying the lake and the various activities around it. We will visit a local weaving community to observe the traditional Mayan weaving art. Guatemalan coffee is famous for its flavor so is the chocolate, which we would be tasting today. The villages around the lake like Santa Catarina and San Antonio also will be covered in the day trip. Evening is spent relaxing in the hotel by the open spaces.
After breakfast on the lake and enjoying the last views of Atitlan we will depart for the most beautiful town in Guatemala, Antigua. We will arrive in this beautiful colonial town to enjoy an evening walking around its cobbled stone streets. Spending some time in the Plaza Mayor is a lovely way to observe the local life.
In the morning, we will walk up to the view point to enjoy the view from the Cerro de la Cruz. Later we will visit the most well preserved baroque church in the city, the Iglesia de la Merced and the Church of San Francisco. For lunch we will visit a local Guatemalan restaurant and enjoy the last lunch in Guatemela. Much of the evening is free for you to enjoy on your own. Dinner would be early as the next day is an early morning flight.
We will board an early morning flight to Mexico City and further to Havana, the capital of Cuba. In Havana we will enter a very different world and travel back perhaps 30 – 40 years in time. Havana is a place so distinctly different than any other city that you have seen in Latin America. On arrival, we will check into our hotel. Evening is free to enjoy the streets of old Havana and the Malecon facing the sea.
As we leave Havana behind and drive towards Vinales we will be seeing some of Cuba’s best countryside. Vinales is the home of the Cuban Cigar and amongst its tobacco plantations with lush green fields are the Mogotes. They are steep sided lime stone hills and their presence seems quite remarkable in the surrounding flats. In the evening we will take a tour of a tobacco farm and learn how to roll a Cuban cigar. The secret valley is an ideal place to enjoy the sunset with a mojito.
In the morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast after which we will visit a pre historic mural on one of the Mogotes and then go to a local restaurant for lunch. The evening is free to walk around the town of Vinales with its many artisanal shops and cafes.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive back to Havana and before check in enjoy a city tour of the capital including the Jose Marti monument with the giant face of the Cuban hero, Che Guevara and the Capitol building which is just similar to that in the U.S, just that the Cubans made theirs a little bigger. In the evening we will enjoy a ride in the old car from the 50’s. In our last night in Havana we would be free to go around the city exploring its night scene.
After a leisurely breakfast we will have some free time in the morning, we will check out of the hotel and after lunch proceed to the airport to board the KLM flight back to India via Amsterdam.
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