1. Mexico
  2. Veracruz
  3. El Tajín

From Veracruz: Tajin Day Trip with Vanilla Factory Visit

Product ID: 198424
Come and discover the old Mexican culture history in one of the most important archaeological site of the state. Also, you'll learn about vanilla's origins.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

You will be picked up from your hotel in Veracruz or Boca del Rio. Please provide your hotel name.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient history & culture of Veracruz
  • Visit the pre-Columbian archeological site of El Tajin
  • See a performance of the ancient Dance of the Flyers ritual
  • Gain an insight into Papantla's age-old vanilla production process
Full description
Discover the pre-Hispanic City of “El Tajín”. During this guided tour, you will be able to admire the impressive architecture of the Totonac city north of Veracruz. Its interesting architecture consists of pyramids, palaces, and several ball game courts.

Explore the sites' museum, exhibiting pieces found in the area, as well as a pleasant garden with tropical plants. At the end of the visit, you can enjoy the fabulous pre-Hispanic ritual “Los Voladores de Papantla” or “Dance of the Flyers” and buy typical crafts of the region.

You will also visit a factory where you'll see the vanilla plantations and how this orchid is processed. The plant is native to this region, and at one time, the municipality of Papantla was the only place in the world where vanilla could be produced — gaining the name “The city that perfumes the world”.
Includes
  • Guided tour of El Tajin and Papantla
  • Admission fees
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Veracruz hotel.
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Additional exhibitions
  • Any gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
• You must confirm your booking a day before the activity
• Hotel pickup is available from most centrally-located Veracruz hotels
• You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation
• You should eat breakfast before the activity
• Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, cap, and extra cash
• You should carry snacks and water