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Day Trip to El Tajín & Papantla
Activities in Veracruz

Day Trip to El Tajín & Papantla

  • English and Spanish English and Spanish
  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Hotel pick up

Ancient ruins, pyramids, aerial dances and an incredibly charming city are waiting for you on this wonderful day trip to El Tajín and Papantla.

Day Trip to El Tajín & Papantla

At 8 am your tour guide will come and pick you up from your hotel in Veracruz, and we'll head out on an approximately four-hour journey to the archaeological area of El Tajín.

When you get there, you'll have the chance to explore this old Totonac city. The Totonac culture played an incredibly important role in the history of Mexico, and you'll find out all about this, plus you're sure to be surprised by how well this area has been conserved. The most remarkable feature is, unquestionably, the Los Nichos Pyramid; with seven platforms, this puts the pyramids in Eqypt to shame!

After exploring El Tajín, your guide will take you to an area with multiple restaurants, and you'll have approximately an hour and a half to have lunch (not included).

With your batteries recharged, you'll then be taken to see an incredible show; the Danza de los Voladores de Papantla. This involves aerial dancers climbing a 65 feet (20 metres) pole, and then "flying" back down, whilst performing acrobatic stunts. It has to be seen to be believed!

Next, you'll get the chance to visit the El Tajín Museum, where you'll learn more about the fascinating Totonac culture, and you'll see even more archaeological ruins.

You'll then leave El Tajín behind, as the tour makes its way to Papantla. Here, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the city, where you'll discover the most emblematic places and you'll learn about the lifestyle in this area.

After a great day discovering one of the most important cultures in Veracruz, and in fact all of Mexico, the tour will come to an end and you'll be dropped back at your hotel at approximately 8:30 pm.

Tour from Boca del Río

This tour leaves from Veracruz, but if you prefer, we also offer the same tour departing from Boca del Río

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Children between 2 and 12 years old Children under 2 years old
Day trip in English
US$ 66.20
US$ 61.80

Day trip in English

  • Adults

    US$ 66.20
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 61.80
  • Children under 2 years old


More Information


12 hours 30 minutes.

Language English and Spanish

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.

Travel insurance.

Entrance to the places visited.

Not included

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 (Veracruz local time) if there are still places available.

Bono digital

Te enviaremos un bono que podrás mostrar en tu móvil para realizar la actividad.

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.

    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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 66.20
No hidden fees or surcharges


If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 90%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.