Explore the fascinating Mesoamerican archaeological site of Cempoala and visit historic La Antigua on this tour from Veracruz. Ancient indigenous temples await!
La Antigua & Cempoala Tour
After picking you up from your hotel in Veracruz at 9 am, we'll head for the archaeological site of Cempoala. This ancient site is one of the most important Mesoamerican sites in the region, the capital of the Totonaca people's Totonacapan kingdom and the first urban settlement seen by the Spanish when they arrived on the American continent.
We'll enjoy a guided tour of Cempoala and visit its key structures, including the Sun Temple, the temple dedicated to the wind god Ehécatl, the Temple of the Chimneys and more. What's more, if you're lucky, you'll have the opportunity to watch the Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores de Papantla. This fertility dance involves four young people climbing and descending a pole to show their respect for nature and the spiritual universe.
After touring Cempoala, we'll move on to the town of La Antigua, considered to be the first real Spanish town established in the Americas. We'll visit the Ermita del Rosario church; the Casa del Cabildo, the first Spanish city hall on the continent; and the house of Spanish coloniser Hernán Cortés. We'll also see an old tree with a curious story that we'll reveal on the day of the tour.
At the end of the tour, we'll take you back to your hotel in Veracruz, where we will arrive at 2 pm.
|Adults||Children between 4 and 11 years old||Children under 4 years old|
|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Children between 4 and 11 years oldUS$ 28.20
Children under 4 years oldFree
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 5 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
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Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by minibus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to archaeological site.
Bottle of water.
When to book?
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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