Walk around the archaeological zone of Tajin with an expert
Admire the mural that describes the history of the zone
Explore the historical center of Papantla
Enjoy panoramic views of Papantla from the observation deck
Visit the pre-colonial buildings in the middle of the jungle
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
What you can expect
Visit the most important ceremonial center of the Totonaca culture at the El Tajín archaeological zone. Explore the impressive magical town of Papantla, the cradle of the Papantla Flyers.
Start the tour with pick up at your hotel and travel for 3.5 hours to the archaeological zone. Arrive at the most important ceremonial center of the Totonaca peoples, the archaeological area of El Tajín which combines history, knowledge, and beauty in one setting. Next, admire the pre-colonial buildings in the middle of the jungle including a palace, temple, and soccer fields. Marvel at the amazing pyramid of Los Nichos which is considered to be an agricultural, civic, and sun calendar, due to its 7 levels and 365 niches.
After this, continue the tour to Papantla, also known as Pueblo Mágico, located a few kilometers away in Totonacapan. This place is where vanilla originates from and where local men performed fertility rituals. Learn about how the precolonial and Spanish melting pot of cultures led to the mixing of folklore and taste; a heritage that still lives on in the region. Explore the historical center of Papantla and take in panoramic views of Papantla from the observation deck. Return to Veracruz where you will be dropped off at your hotel.