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Our most recommended Veracruz Educational Activities

From Veracruz: Tajin & Papantla Archaeological Zone Tour

1. From Veracruz: Tajin & Papantla Archaeological Zone Tour

Start the tour with pick up at your hotel at 8 AM and travel for 3.5 hours to the archaeological zone. Arrive at the most important ceremonial center of the Totonaca peoples, the archaeological area of El Tajín which combines history, knowledge, and beauty in one setting. Next, admire the pre-colonial buildings in the middle of the jungle including a palace, temple, and soccer fields. Marvel at the amazing pyramid of Los Nichos which is considered to be an agricultural, civic, and sun calendar, due to its 7 levels and 365 niches. After this, continue the tour to Papantla, also known as Pueblo Mágico, located a few kilometers away in Totonacapan. This place is where vanilla originates from and where local men performed fertility rituals. Learn about how the precolonial and Spanish melting pot of cultures led to the mixing of folklore and taste; a heritage that still lives on in the region. Explore the historical center of Papantla and take in panoramic views of Papantla from the observation deck. Return to Veracruz at 6 PM where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Veracruz or Boca del río: Coffee Tour in Coatepec

2. From Veracruz or Boca del río: Coffee Tour in Coatepec

Travel to Coatepec and explore a coffee hacienda and coffee plantations. Marvel at the old benefit and the roasting craftsmanship and taste delicious coffee, before enjoying a tour of the magical town center of Coatepec. Start with the history of coffee and the farm. Embark on an adventure in the cloud forest, watching the vegetables that are grown in small greenhouses. Journey to the past as you observe small traces of pots from the area that was occupied by the Mexica. Find out how coffee first arrived in America and Mexico. Feel the peace and tranquility of the forest. Find out how the quality of coffee starts from its origin and marvel at the exhibition of the thirty-five varieties of coffee once you are in the demonstration farm. Visit the old coffee mill Gold Ball, which exhibits machinery from the 19th century, where you can enjoy an interesting explanation about the process of toasting accompany a coffee tasting led by an expert. In addition, it is the ideal time to clear your doubts about the myths around coffee. Explore the center of the magical town of Coatepec. Enjoy its streets, architecture, gastronomy, and history. It is the perfect item to close this great tour, before returning back to your hotel.

Veracruz 3-Hour Guided City Tour

3. Veracruz 3-Hour Guided City Tour

See the sights of Veracruz, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico and the first Spanish settlement in Mexico. On this 3-hour tour you’ll enjoy a drive around this lively city, accompanied by a professional guide. The Spanish conqueror, Hernan Cortes, first landed here in 1519 and, not long afterward Veracruz became the base from which the Spaniards conquered Mexico. When you leave from your hotel, you’ll first see the malecón, or boarwalk, that stretches for kilometers along the Gulf of Mexico. During the tour, your guide will provide commentary about all of the sites on the itinerary. Without stops, you’ll see the Island of Sacrifices, the Pemex Tower, the Monument to Sailors, and the Carranza statue. A highlight of the tour is Fort of San Juan de Ulúa, a great fortress that was constructed for the defense of the port of Veracruz. It has also served as a prison. You’ll also pass by the Ships Workshop, Café de la Parroquia, the Benito Juarez Lighthouse, and more.

Veracruz: Guided Tour to Xalapa with Anthropology Museum

4. Veracruz: Guided Tour to Xalapa with Anthropology Museum

This tour will make you live the magic that surrounds the Historical Center of Xalapa, between its alleys and cobbled streets you will enjoy a pleasant walk to know its historical buildings and the legends that make up the history of the capital of the State of Veracruz. Stories like Jesus Te Ampare, La Llorona and El Diamante will allow you to discover our history in a different way. After exploring Xalapa visit the Museum of Anthropology known as El MAX, considered the second most important Museum of Archeology in Mexico. Walk through the museum examining the thousands of artifacts housed inside and delve into the rich culture of Mexico.

Coatepec: Enjoy the Coffee Route

5. Coatepec: Enjoy the Coffee Route

Discover the history and process of one of the most loved and traditional beverages in the world. Learn about coffee beans from planting to roasting to brewing the perfect cup and gain a new perspective on coffee. An extraordinary tour of the most representative coffee plantation in the region that for the first time opens its doors to the visitor to show the coffee trip from the farm to cup. You will visit the old benefit of the Café Bola de Oro in which machinery from the late nineteenth century is exhibited. In one of the old cellars where the grain is still stored, learn about roasting and partake in a coffee tasting led by an expert. To end, arrive at the magical town of Coatepec. Immerse yourself in the fragrance of roasted coffee, wander the town's charming streets, and learn all about the magical process that turns a red coffee cherry into a delicious cup of coffee.

From Veracruz: Guided Tour of Region's Landmarks and Relics

6. From Veracruz: Guided Tour of Region's Landmarks and Relics

Start the tour at 8:00 AM with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Drive 1.5 hours to Quiahuiztlan, a city famed for its deep history of Totonac culture. Take time to admire the city’s unique landscape, structures, and cemeteries. See the city’s mall before moving onto the next destination. Visit Cempoala, a Mesoamerican archeological site in Úrsulo Galván for an informative guided tour. With its many outstanding gardens, lush vegetation, and relics, the history of the site will truly be all around you. Next, go back in time in La Antigua, where Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés founded the first city hall in the New World. See Mexico's first chapel and visit the grounds of Cortés's house, originally built in the 16th century. Made with river stone and coral, the building is now covered by centuries-old trees making for a fascinating sight. Enjoy the spectacular landscape and phenomenal views on offer before ending the tour with a drop-off at your hotel at 5:00 PM.

Xalapa & Coatepec Sightseeing Tour from Veracruz

7. Xalapa & Coatepec Sightseeing Tour from Veracruz

Travel to the city of flowers, Xalapa, and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the road. Visit two museums in Coatepec where you will admire 19th century furniture and learn something about mexican culture. Enjoy lunch before returning to Veracruz. Departure heading towards the city of the flowers, the state capital Xalapa. You’ll see sugar cane, mango, tamarindo and papaya plantations. All along the roadside you’ll see people selling fruit that is harvested in the area. We’ll arrive at the museum that was once the hacienda “El Lencero” in Coatepec, the world-wide capital of coffee, where you will see a fine exhibition of furnishings from the epoch between 1800 and 1900. This furniture has been donated by philanthropic descendants of these long gone plantation owners. We will continue on to the country’s second largest museum (second only to the Mexico city Museum). You will really be able to appreciate the splendor of the Veracruz roots in this setting: Huasteca, Totonaca, Olmeca. We’ll head some restaurant for a delicious lunch. We’ll return to Veracruz going through the downtown.

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Good knowledge of history of Veracruz - good english - easy to understand. Good driver - felt safe.

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