From Veracruz: Catemaco, Nature, Waterfalls & Monkeys Tour
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- Duration: 12 hours
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...
Get picked up from your hotel in Veracruz at 8 AM and take a 2.5-hour drive to Santiago Tuxtla. First, pay a visit to the largest Olmec Stone Head in the region. After marveling at this colossal object, take a 20-minute drive to the Santa Clara cigar factory for a 1-hour tour. Learn about the step-by-step process of making 100% handmade cigars. Next, set off to Eyipantla, where you will find El Salto de Eyipantla, a spectacular waterfall which is more than 50 m high and 40 m wide. Explore this Tuxtla Biosphere Reserve, and enjoy direct contact with nature while you descend the 244-step staircase that takes you to the waterfall. Don't worry, every 15 steps there is a space to rest. When you reach the bottom, be amazed by the magnitude of the crashing water and enjoy a packed lunch (not provided) amongst mulatto trees and fauna of this region. Finally, visit Catemaco, a village next to t...
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.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience on a rafting trip down the Pescados River surrounded by the spectacular Mexican countryside. Jalcomulco, surrounded by mountains and greenery, is the ideal place for rafting beginners. The Pescados River allows you to descend with calm but adrenaline-filled waters. Hop on an air-conditioned vehicle for a comfortable drive from your hotel to Jalcomulco. Admire panoramic views of natural landscapes on the way. Be greeted by hospitable staff upon your arrival at the campsite. This picturesque pre-Hispanic town is founded on the margins of the Pescados River. Feast on delicious dishes in a buffet spread that will give you a taste of the local flavors. After a safety demonstration and introduction to rafting from experts, embark on your adventure into the waters of the Actopan and Pescados rivers. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you descend the whitewater rap...
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.
Jalcomulco is a very old town from pre-Hispanic times, surrounded by beautiful glens, which in Castilian means 'river of Hummingbirds'. Now known as the Pescados River, it is the perfect setting for you to enjoy the beauty of nature while also experiencing an adrenaline rush. The activity will be on the Pescados River, which is known worldwide as one of the most technical rivers for rafting. The rafting will last around 2 to 3 hours depending on the river conditions. You can enjoy the thrill of the rapids known as the Bruja Blanca, La Cueva, and many more.
On this tour, we will start our visit with Ex hacienda de Lencero Museum, the house of the former president Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana. See antique furniture and the personal belongings of one of the most colorful characters in the history of Mexico. It is a place surrounded by beautiful gardens, a lake and coffee plantations. We will have a panoramic tour of the capital. The main points of interest are "El palacio de Gobierno" (The Goverment Palace), "La Catedral de Monseñor Guizar y Valencia" (The Cathedral of the Bishop Guizar y Valencia), "Zona Universitaria" (University Zone), "Paseo de los Lagos", "Callejón del Diamante" (Diamond Alley). Then visit XICO a magical world of ancient traditions and legends, surrounded by green hills and mountains at 2800 meters above the sea. We will go to the "parish of Maria Magdalena XVI", the museum of clothing, "the house of Tomoxtle" that is a ...
Throughout this aquatic adventure, you will kayak through the Gulf of Mexico to the Isla de Sacrificios. The tour begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel and a ride to "La Bamba" beach, where you'll receive a kayak, a life jacket, and snorkeling equipment. From there you will begin start to kayak in front of the the island, entering the water and following your guide out to the snorkeling spot to begin your underwater experience. Whilst paddling out to the snorkeling location, you will also have plenty of time to appreciate the wonders of the Veracruz reef park. If it is possible you will visit the island for a moment to relax and enjoy the nature. Following this, you will return to the starting point, being able to observe turtles and dolphins on the way.
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