Antigua and Zempoala 5-Hour Tour from Veracruz

Antigua and Zempoala 5-Hour Tour from Veracruz

From $89 per person

Tour the Zempoala archeological zone, an important Totonacan ceremonial and astronomical center, and the first city visited by the Spanish explorer, Hernan Cortes. Take in the historical sites of La Antigua, as well, and stop at a local handicraft center.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the Mesoamerican archeological site at Zempoala
  • Visit the historical sites of Antigua
  • See local craftsmen making items of coconut husks
Full description
Zempoala, which means the Place of 20 Waters in Nahuatl, is a Mesoamerican archeological site located in Mexico’s state of Veracruz. On this 5-hour tour you’ll explore this site that dates from the 14th-16th centuries, and visit La Antigua, the first real Spanish town in Mexico. See Zempoala’s main temple, the temple of the chimneys, the gladiator circle, the chimneys of the eternal flame, and the last standing remains of the ramparts. Next you’ll head to La Antigua with a stop to see what used to be Lopez de Santa Anna’s horse stables. Farther along you’ll come to the Rosario Church, built by the Franciscans in the 16th century, and the Hernan Cortes house, built from raw materials found in the region. In addition to visiting other interesting historical sites you’ll take a tour of the city and see the hanging bridge. You’ll also stop at a handicraft shop to watch craftsmen making unique items out of coconut husks.
  • Round-trip transfers from Veracruz city tourist area hotels
  • Meals
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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