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Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

1. Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

Your full-day trip begins with a drive to Huejotzingo, where you’ll visit the Convent of San Miguel and learn about the various cultural origins of the Mexicans, including Spanish, Arabic, and Native American. Afterwards, you’ll explore the Cholula archaeological zone, home to the largest pyramid in the world. The tour continues to colonial Puebla, a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its traditions in its food, art, and culture. As you walk along the city’s beautiful streets, you’ll be drawn in by the splendid architecture of the city’s cathedral, the homes, museums, and other buildings decorated with tiles. Visit Puebla’s majestic cathedral, its main square, the Chapel of the Rosary, the Convent of Santa Monica. Stop at onyx and talavera ceramics factories.

Oaxtepec: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Waterpark Entry Ticket

2. Oaxtepec: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Waterpark Entry Ticket

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec is located in Yautepec - Moleros, just 45 minutes from Mexico City by car. This 27-hectare island-inspired paradise offers entertainment for the whole family as well as nine different restaurants with various meals, snacks, and drinks. Try out slides like Anaconda, Twister, Tornado, and Big Surf, as well as Hurricane Bay, the largest wave pool in Latin America. Younger thrill-seekers can enjoy hours of fun on Splash Island or you might want to simply relax in one of the lazy rivers. Step onto King Cobra and be amazed by this circular course with twists, turns, and exciting surprises with closed and open sections of the slide that lead to a big drop. Adrenaline junkies are sure to find the thrills they seek reaching extreme speeds on the Volcano Blaster.

Veracruz: 5-Attraction Tour with Aquarium and Boat Tour

3. Veracruz: 5-Attraction Tour with Aquarium and Boat Tour

This package is ideal to visit the places you should not miss in Veracruz. We start with a tour of the Veracruz Aquarium, where you can admire the representative fauna of the state. At noon, we will visit the fortress of San Juan de Ulúa, which was built by orders of Hernán Cortés, as it protected Veracruz from pirate and corsair attacks of the time. A guide will tell you all about the history and legends of the oldest prison in Mexico. At the end of this visit, we will transfer to Mandinga, where we will enjoy a boat ride through the mangrove area and also have time to eat delicious freshly cooked seafood in Mandinga's restaurants. To finish the tour, we will tour the historic center of Veracruz aboard a traditional streetcar, from where we will be able to observe the most important and beautiful places of the city.

Veracruz: Aquatic Park with Transfers

4. Veracruz: Aquatic Park with Transfers

Experience the adrenaline and fun of the Aquatic Park Inbursa. You will have the opportunity to use all of the attractions and enjoy the best theme park that Mexico has to offer for all the family. You can experience such highlights as the Slow River, which has a 1,476-square-foott pool dedicated so that visitors can be on the water the whole day. You can also experience the Wave Pool, as well as the Super Bowl and the Constructor, which are both high-level thrill rides. Other attractions in the park include the Adrenaline Tower, the Master Blaster, the Boomerang, and the Kids Zone, which is a dedicated space for kids with small slides and the easy going river.

Veracruz: Guided City Tour with Aquarium Visit

5. Veracruz: Guided City Tour with Aquarium Visit

Discover the beauty of the Port of Veracruz with this tour that combines history, culture, natural attractions, and colonial buildings. Start your tour at San Juan de Ulua, one of Latin America's oldest fortresses, where you will learn about the birth of America's first town hall. After visiting the fort, explore the city's main points of interest, including the Maritime Customs Building, the old train station, and the Post Office building. Later, visit the famous Malecon, a beautiful seaside promenade lined with restaurants, cafes, and stores. Afterward, visit the Boca del Rio zone, a booming area that combines modern buildings with a rich history. Finish your tour at the Veracruz Aquarium and spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure. Watch entertaining dolphin shows and see a range of aquatic animals such as sharks, penguins, and jellyfish.

Veracruz: San Juan de Ulua Fortress Skip-the-Line Ticket

6. Veracruz: San Juan de Ulua Fortress Skip-the-Line Ticket

Make the most of your time in Veracruz with an insightful visit to one of the most important historical monuments in the city. Explore the San Juan de Ulua Fortress with a skip-the-line ticket, tour its mysterious tunnels, and learn about its remarkable history and impact. Built on an islet to defend the port from pirate attacks, step into a mystical site overlooking the Veracruz ocean. Enjoy panoramic views from the top and get lost in its dark hallways as you travel back in time through its many phases, including the many years it served as a prison. Take in the striking Italian-style architecture of this 16th-century site. In addition to exploring the facilities, you can also browse through a collection of archaeological pieces gathered from the Gulf of Mexico region.

Puebla: Africam Safari Park Skip-the-Line Tour

7. Puebla: Africam Safari Park Skip-the-Line Tour

Explore Africam Safari Park and learn more about wildlife and conservation on a guided tour. See a wide variety of animals and birds from the African continent and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities across a variety of trails. Start with pickup from your hotel in Puebla. Upon arrival at the zoo, begin with a motorized excursion to see animals that roam freely in the park. Spot large species in close replicas of their natural habitats such as elephants, white tigers, rhinoceros, kangaroos, lions, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, and hippos. Learn plenty of fun facts about the animals you will see with your expert guide. Once you have finished the African-style safari trails, start the walking section of the tour. Stroll at your own pace along the pedestrian zone and see flamingos, bats, butterflies, armadillos, various bird species, and insects. Take some free time for lunch at one of the restaurants and snack bars. Choose to partake in the extreme activity zone at an extra cost paid directly in the park. You will also find stores where you can purchase souvenirs, before boarding the bus back to Puebla.

Veracruz: Full-Day Boat Ride and Tour of La Antigua

8. Veracruz: Full-Day Boat Ride and Tour of La Antigua

Enjoy a day filled with culture, history, and fun for the whole family on this boat and walking tour of La Antigua and the Huitzilapan river. Meet your guide at the Mexican Hispanic Club in La Antigua and hop on board for a ride down the historical Hutzilapan. Learn about the exciting history of the area, and discover the house of Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés. Embark on a pleasant exploratory walk towards the mouth of the river where you can continue your stroll down the beach or along the river's shore.

Puebla: Piled Stones Valley and Zacatlán Private Day Tour

9. Puebla: Piled Stones Valley and Zacatlán Private Day Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla or Cholula city and heads off on the 3 hour journey to the Piled Stones Valley. Enjoy a tour in a horse-drawn carriage, and admire the stone structures that reach up to 20 meters high. Afterwards, travel to the charming town of Zacatlán, stopping at the scenic Jilguero’s Valley Crystal lookout along the way. Next, visit a famous cemetery, home to some unique crystal artwork. Arrive at Centenario’s Clock Museum and marvel at the impressive collection of time-measuring objects as you learn about the evolution of the clock.  Stop at a local store for a tasting session of cider and juice, then visit Zocalo to see the iconic floral clock. Next, check out 2 of the region’s most impressive churches, the Franciscan Convent and the Guadalupe Virgin’s Chapel. Finally, enjoy some traditional cheese-filled bread before relaxing on the return journey to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Veracruz (State)

Javier from Mexitours is a great tour guide, fluent in English, a good driver and always ready to help. The tour was fun and informative, recommended for people who want to experience smaller, quainter towns than Mexico City, colonial architecture and the ruins of ancient civilizations.

Our guide was super knowledgeable and funny. The stops were interesting. You just have to be a bit more lucky with the weather so that the volcano comes into its own (preferably without clouds :p). But no one can control the weather. All in all it was a recommendable tour.

The Tour was well organised and very enjoyable.. our guide Mr Meguil was very professional with lots of information shared. Both cities were lovely and worth the visit.

Great tour guide! He was amazing, informative and passionate about his beautiful Country of Mexico.

The trip was beautiful, comfortable transportation, the friendly guide explained the whole trip.