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Havana, Cuba & Cancun, Mexico multi stop trip from UK

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1. Posted by ladychazza (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hello all,

I would like to go to both Havana in Cuba and Cancun (see the Mayan ruins).

To be honest I am struggling to plan the trip it doesn't appear to be straighforward.

I cannot work out if buying single flights is the answer. It would appear return flights are cheaper?
Tried entering various destinations on websites for multi stop flights however some don't show the Cuba ones because of the US embargo

One option is to book two weeks in Cancun then take an internal flight to Havana however it appears some of the flight operators have stopped doing these recently. Also Havana is my most important leg of the trip I didn't want to risk getting to Cancun but not being able to go to Havana.

Then there's the visa issue. You need to have some of your accom booked before you can apply for a visa so doesnt appear I can just get one flight then wing the rest.

Haven't considered if I should get a package or book hotels seperately. Any feedback welcome!

PS I'm a culture vulture (writer & photographer) not a beach babe x

Thank you for your input.

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jan-2012, at 18:02 by ladychazza ]

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3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 4y

You can get flights from the UK to Cancun at hugely varying prices, so shop around.

A return flight is always a lot cheaper than two single flights.

When I was there a few years ago, I found a number of agencies in Cancun who did return flights to Cuba.

This is a Cuba visa site. You'll need accommodation in Havana so why not see what they charge for 3 nights there?
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https://secure.visacuba.com/pages/news_conditions.aspx?type=single
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Then maybe a coastal destination somewhere?

4. Posted by ladychazza (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Thank you for taking the time to give some good advice

I think waiting to get to Mexico to book the flights to Havana may be a risky strategy bearing in mind it's Havana that's important and Mexico is secondary also in order to get the Cuba visa I think you have to have a clear itenary with dates flights etc well in advance.

Must admit starting to think it may just be easier to go to Havana this time and Mexico another one, had initially thought them so close could do both - but the restrictions are tricky!

5. Posted by ladychazza (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Any more contriubtions most welcome!