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From Veracruz: Xalapa, Xico & Coatepec Culture & Coffee Tour

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Discover the historic and artistic villages, known as 'magic towns' surrounding Veracruz on a full day culture and coffee tour. Learn about the local coffee known as veracruzano. Visit the Anthropolgy Museum at Xalapa and the El Lencero Hacienda.
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Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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8- 8:15 AM from your hotel in Veracruz

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  • Travel from Veracruz to Xalapa in 1.5 hours
  • Visit the Anthropological Museum of Xalapa
  • Make an stop in the El Lencero Hacienda
  • Take in the panoramic views of Xico and Coatepec
  • Marvel at the Techolo Waterfall
Full description
Start the tour at 8 AM where you will be picked up from the lobby of your hotel in Veracruz, then travel to Xalapa for 1.5-hours. When you arrive, gain an introduction to the city known as a 'pueblos mágicos', and learn everything you wanted to know about the famous local coffee known as 'veracruzano'. Find out why the city was named 'The Flowers City' due to its gardens and fog, and is also known as 'Atenas Veracruzana' due to its culture and history.

Then, visit the Anthropological Museum of Xalapa which contains the 2nd most important prehispanic Mesoamérica collections in the world including Olmeca, Totonaca, and Huasteca objects. After this, stop in El Lencero Hacienda, an old building full of colonial-era furniture, objects, and utensils set amongst stunning gardens and courtyards.

Next, visit the villages of Xico and Coatepec, which have also both been appointed as 'pueblos mágicos' as part of a Federal program that recognizes cultural, gastronomic, and artistic traditions. Find out how Xico is known for its fiestas patronales, traditions, and delicious local dishes such as 'mole'. Also visit the famous Cascada de Texolo, surrounded by growth. Finally, discover why Coatepec is famous for its world-famous coffee on a visit to the coffee museum. Learn about the process of making coffee from bean to cup, as well as gaining an understanding for the traditions and culture that surrounds drinking it.

At the end of the tour, return to Veracruz where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Transportation
  • Tickets
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• It is recommended to go eat breakfast before the tour
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunblock, and a hat or cap
• Please bring additional cash in case you would like to buy souvenirs or food