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Veracruz: 5-Attraction Tour with Aquarium and Boat Tour

1. 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.

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

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

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.

From Veracruz: Xalapa Guided Tour with Coffee Museum Visit

3. From Veracruz: Xalapa Guided Tour with Coffee Museum Visit

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Xalapa on this day trip. Start your trip with a guided tour of the Xalapa city center, where flowers and culture await you around every corner. In the company of your local guide, discover the city's lakes, alleyways, and colorful buildings. Later, visit the Museum of Anthropology, considered the second most important Museum of Archeology in Mexico. Walk through the museum examining the 1000s of artifacts housed inside and delve into the rich culture of Mexico. Finish your tour with a drive through the coffee plantations on the outskirts of the city to reach the coffee museum. Here, learn all about the region's coffee-making history and savor a cup of freshly-brewed coffee.

From Veracruz: Alvarado, Tlacotalpan and Agustín Lara Tour

4. From Veracruz: Alvarado, Tlacotalpan and Agustín Lara Tour

Embark on a full-day tour to the charming towns of Alvarado and Tlacotalpan and experience a day full of colorful architectures and folklore. Start the tour at 8 AM where you will be picked up from the lobby of your hotel in Veracruz, then travel to the first stop for 1.5-hours. Admire the beautiful landscapes of the Port of Alvarado, an important fishing village that in ancient times was the entry gate for slaves and pirates. Meet the friendly people of this town and visit the traditional central square. The mischief and happiness of the locals will keep you with a big smile. Enjoy a drink at one of the various cocktail bars and savor delicious local specialties at your own expense.  Then, head to Tlacotalpan City which was declared as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In this beautiful village, you will find musical events, gastronomy, and handicraft. Visit the Agustín Lara Museum, the church of La Virgen de la Candelaria with its colorful altarpieces and walls, and the parish of San Cristóbal, a true relic. Before you finish the tour, enjoy a tour around the calm waters of the Papaloapan River. Take in spectacular views of the village and relax during a boat ride as you watch the sunset. The tour ends at 5 PM.

Veracruz: Guided Tour to Xalapa with Anthropology Museum

5. Veracruz: Guided Tour to Xalapa with Anthropology Museum

This tour will make you live the magic that surrounds the Historical Center of Xalapa, between its alleys and cobbled streets you will enjoy a pleasant walk to know its historical buildings and the legends that make up the history of the capital of the State of Veracruz. Stories like Jesus Te Ampare, La Llorona and El Diamante will allow you to discover our history in a different way. After exploring Xalapa visit the Museum of Anthropology known as El MAX, considered the second most important Museum of Archeology in Mexico. Walk through the museum examining the thousands of artifacts housed inside and delve into the rich culture of Mexico.

From Veracruz: Xalapa Heritage Tour with Anthropology Museum

6. From Veracruz: Xalapa Heritage Tour with Anthropology Museum

Take a guided tour from Veracruz to explore the culture and heritage of Xalapa and the surrounding area. Visit a colonial estate and walk the streets of the historic center. Start your experience with pickup at your hotel in Veracruz, and head towards Xalapa. Stop along the way at Museo El Lencero, an old colonial plantation. Wander through the gardens and admire the elegant architecture. Continue to Xalapa and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city center. Wander down quiet streets, see beautiful buildings, and visit the government palace and the cathedral. Enter the Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, the city’s anthropological museum. Discover the rich heritage of the region’s three pre-Columbian cultures. Learn about the history of the Olmeca, Totonaca, and Huasteca civilizations.

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