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Cuban Salsa and Mayan Ruins

From $9,665
for 2 adults

  • Beach


  • Celebrate


  • Culture


  • Discovery


  • Family


  • Romance and Honeymoons

    Romance and Honeymoons

Combine the vibrancy of Havana, Cuba with the relaxed Caribbean coast of Mexico. Start in Old Havana for 3 nights to soak up the faded colonial glory of this UNESCO World heritage site. You will take in the grandeur of faded mansions , a cigar factory and even a ride in 1950s American convertible where you will be able to reimagine Hemingway’s Cuba. Enjoy Cuban mojitos, dine in a traditional ‘Paladares’ restaurant and end with some Cuban rhythms and salsa the night away. Take the short 1 hour plus flight to Cancun, Mexico – the gateway to the beautiful Mayan river area, 1 hour to the south. We love the wonderful Esencia hotel here as your base for 5 nights. This stunning location marries the jungle to the beach – perfect for relaxation or if you want to get active the Mayan ruins of Tulum are nearby as are the cenotes for you to explore and swim in. This is a wonderful combination of a city dripping in history and atmosphere with a luxurious and beautiful beach destination where you can relax afterwards.

  • Get the very best of Havana by being driven around El Morro, the mouth of the Harbour enabling sweeping views of the city
  • Take the trail of Hemingway by visiting his former villa; intact from 1960 with many of his personal effects still in place
  • Enjoy a walking tour around the four squares of Old Havana with a private guide soaking up the history
  • You will have opportunities to explore Cuba’s food history by visiting local markets and learning about the challenges and solutions presented by urban farming
  • The latter part of your trip sees the prime location of the Mexican Caribbean as your base; stunning beaches and ocean – yours to relax and do as little as you please
  • The Mayan Riviera isn’t just about beach; ruins, interesting towns and natural wonders are all within easy reach if you want to explore
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Melia Cohiba, Havana, Cuba

Level Room | Including breakfast | 3 nights

Located 50m from Havana’s famous waterfront; the Malecon - this is in a really picturesque spot which gives captivating views of both city and coast. This is a modern property with great facilities including a freshwater lagoon pool and is perfect to relax after a day spent sightseeing. You’ll enjoy the variety of restaurants available at the property – choose from Mediterranean, Italian and even a 1950s style Havana night club café. Only 10 minutes’ drive from Old Havana this is also perfectly located for nights in ‘authentic’ Havana dancing and drinking the night away.

Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha, Mexico

Jungle Room | Including breakfast | 5 nights

Originally built for an Italian countess, this whitewashed structure with it’s selection of villas and suites is exclusive and charming – truly boutique in the true sense of the word. It is a world away from larger hotels up the coast and offers charming, top notch service in a romantic, stunning spot. Endlessly stylish, you are going to want to pack your best beach-chic outfits for a stay here; you will also love the daily pre breakfast pastries left outside your room, the gorgeous spa not forgetting you must pop in for afternoon tea to the library. 

*Price shown does not include flights

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