Cordoba and Orizaba: Coffee Sierra Day Trip
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
Start the tour at the Coffee Museum and learn about the history of Mexican coffee. Then head to Cordoba, the renowned 'City of the 30 Knights'. See the main square where most of the buildings of architectural and historic value are located included the City Hall, La Parroquia, and the Zevallos Portal where the Treaty of Cordoba was signed. Continue on to the historic center of Orizaba which was founded in the 16th-century. Visit the art museum and the Palacio de Hierro, a building structure that was brought from Belgium. Ride the cable car for a panoramic view of the city.
Get to know a pair of charming historic cities that show off the idyllic local life around Veracruz. This tour brings you to the colorful colonial-style buildings of Tlacotalpan and the scenic fishing community of Alvarado, beautiful examples of small-town life on the shores of eastern Mexico. Tlacotalpan, it is a historic port on the Papaloapan River that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the Pearl of Papaloapan, the city is filled with well-preserved architecture dating back to the colonial period, when its harbor received large sailing ships and schooners from across the Atlantic. This town with well-preserved architecture and traditions. It's time to visit the coastal trade city of Alvarado. Known for its seafood, coffee, and sugar, the city shows off a wealth of beautiful riverine carpentry that you can admire.
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.
Travel to Coatepec and explore a coffee hacienda and coffee plantations. Marvel at the old benefit and the roasting craftsmanship and taste delicious coffee, before enjoying a tour of the magical town center of Coatepec. Start with the history of coffee and the farm. Embark on an adventure in the cloud forest, watching the vegetables that are grown in small greenhouses. Journey to the past as you observe small traces of pots from the area that was occupied by the Mexica. Find out how coffee first arrived in America and Mexico. Feel the peace and tranquility of the forest. Find out how the quality of coffee starts from its origin and marvel at the exhibition of the thirty-five varieties of coffee once you are in the demonstration farm. Visit the old coffee mill Gold Ball, which exhibits machinery from the 19th century, where you can enjoy an interesting explanation about the proces...
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 mági...
Discover the traditions, culture, and gastronomy of two of Veracruz's most magical towns on this day trip. Start your tour at a coffee museum in Coatepec where you will learn about the region's coffee-making history. Continue your tour through the coffee plantations on the way to the Texolo waterfall, one of the highest in the state. Admire the waterfalls from 2 different viewpoints in the town of Xico. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the colonial buildings, stone walkways, and old houses, and learn more about the region's traditional crafts and gastronomy. Finish your tour with a guided tour of Coatepec, a town known for its exceptional coffee production, the warmth of its people, and its traditional gastronomy. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic center and learn more about the region's colonial past. Purchase some typical regional products and don't leave without trying some famous chu...
Make the first stop at the El Lencero hacienda, an old farm and plantation house with 500 years of history and constantly changing owners, among them Antonio López de Santa Anna. Continue on to Xalapa, where you can choose to visit the 2nd largest anthropology museum in the country. Learn about the wealth of the 3 cultures that originate from the region including the Olmec, Totonac, and Huastec peoples. Or visit the Coffee Museum in Coatepec. Learn about the region's coffee history and take the opportunity to taste a natural coffee cup. Continue the tour through coffee plantations on the way to Downtown Coatepec, known for its exceptional coffee production. Continue to Downtown Xico, characterized as a colonial village with stone walkways and ancient houses. Finally, arrive at the Texolo Waterfall just outside Xico. See the water from 2 viewpoints.
Discover the history and process of one of the most loved and traditional beverages in the world. Learn about coffee beans from planting to roasting to brewing the perfect cup and gain a new perspective on coffee. An extraordinary tour of the most representative coffee plantation in the region that for the first time opens its doors to the visitor to show the coffee trip from the farm to cup. You will visit the old benefit of the Café Bola de Oro in which machinery from the late nineteenth century is exhibited. In one of the old cellars where the grain is still stored, learn about roasting and partake in a coffee tasting led by an expert. To end, arrive at the magical town of Coatepec. Immerse yourself in the fragrance of roasted coffee, wander the town's charming streets, and learn all about the magical process that turns a red coffee cherry into a delicious cup of coffee.
Start the tour 3:00 PM, with a convenient pick-up from Aquarium Square in Veracruz. Travel for 25 minutes to the village of Madinga, known for its variety of good restaurants. Here you can enjoy a tasty seafood lunch as you admire the beautiful landscape and lagoon surrounding you. Listen to a variety of live music matched with veracruzano folklore. After this, take a boat ride and learn about the diversity of the flora and fauna predominant around the village. Cross the small lagoon to the big lagoon and appreciate the enchanting sunset from amongst the mangroves. Pass by small islands and birds lodges that are unique to the place. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at Aquarium Square at 6:30 PM.
Take a tour of Naolinco, with round-trip transfers from your hotel in Veracruz. Explore the city’s highlights and hidden gems with a professional guide. Depart from your hotel in Veracruz or Boca del Río and pass through high mountains to Naolinco. Admire views of picturesque landscapes and Franciscan churches along the way. Arrive in the city and take a tour to discover its important sites and secret corners. Wander past the colorful buildings in the historic center and visit the workshops of artisans who produce hand-made items from leather. Stop at local eateries to sample sweets, ice-cream, and other regional delicacies, at your own expense. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
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