With this day trip to El Tajín and Papantla, you'll discover the incredible ruins of the ancient Totonac culture and you'll see an amazing aerial show!
El Tajín & Papantla Day Trip
We'll come and pick you up from your hotel in Boca del Río, and we'll head north until we reach of El Tajín.
This archaeological area is one of the best-conserved examples of the Totonac culture. You'll have the chance to see the impressive Los Nichos Pyramid and learn about one of the most important ancient Mexican civilisations.
After discovering the ruins, we'll head to an area with multiple restaurants, and you'll have approximately an hour and a half to have lunch (not included).
Once you've had lunch, you'll have the opportunity to see the Danza de los Voladores de Papantla ritual. In order to help it survive the modern world, UNESCO named this as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. It involves five dancers climbing a 65 feet (20 metres) pole, then four of the five participants launch themselves to the ground, whilst tied with ropes to the pole. The fifth remains on top of the pole, dancing and playing a flute and drum. Legend has it that this ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought. Whether that's true or not, it's an incredible performance to witness!
Next, we'll visit the El Tajín Museum, where your guide will explain more about the fascinating Totonac culture, their lifestyle and traditions.
Our next stop will be in the city of Papantla. Here, you'll enjoy a guided tour, enabling you to discover the most emblematic places including the cathedral and a Totonac mural.
Finally, the tour will come to an end and we'll drop you back at your hotel in Boca del Río at approximately 8:30 pm.
Tour from Veracruz
If you prefer, you can take this tour departing from Veracruz.
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Day trip in English
Children between 2 and 12 years oldUS$ 56.80
Children under 2 years oldFree
12 hours 30 minutes.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in an air conditioned vehicle.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Entrance to the places visited.
Food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Boca del Rio local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).