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.
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Day trip in English
Children between 2 and 12 years oldUS$ 72
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 (Veracruz 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).