Veracruz: Guided City Tour with Aquarium Visit
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 6 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.
Discover the pre-Hispanic City of “El Tajín”. During this guided tour, you will be able to admire the impressive architecture of the Totonac city north of Veracruz. Its interesting architecture consists of pyramids, palaces, and several ball game courts. Explore the sites' museum, exhibiting pieces found in the area, as well as a pleasant garden with tropical plants. At the end of the visit, you can enjoy the fabulous pre-Hispanic ritual “Los Voladores de Papantla” or “Dance of the Flyers” and buy typical crafts of the region. You will also visit a factory where you'll see the vanilla plantations and how this orchid is processed. The plant is native to this region, and at one time, the municipality of Papantla was the only place in the world where vanilla could be produced — gaining the name “The city that perfumes the world”.
Discover the beauty of the Port of Veracruz with this tour that combines history, culture, natural attractions, and colonial buildings. Start your tour at San Juan de Ulua, one of Latin America's oldest fortresses, where you will learn about the birth of America's first town hall. After visiting the fort, explore the city's main points of interest, including the Maritime Customs Building, the old train station, and the Post Office building. Later, visit the famous Malecon, a beautiful seaside promenade lined with restaurants, cafes, and stores. Afterward, visit the Boca del Rio zone, a booming area that combines modern buildings with a rich history. Finish your tour at the Veracruz Aquarium and spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure. Watch entertaining dolphin shows and see a range of aquatic animals such as sharks, penguins, and jellyfish.
The trip starts with pickup from your accommodation in Veracruz then heads out to Chachalacas Beach where your adventure begins. The beach is home to 550 hectares of sand dunes as well as spectacular views of the ocean and out across the Gulf of Mexico. Admire the breathtaking landscapes where the sea mixes with sand formations and resembles a huge desert. Time to get surfing as you hop on board and glide along the dunes. Feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you sail across the sand with the wind in your hair. After a fun few hours of surfing on the dunes, enjoy a relaxing walk along Chachalacas Beach and some free time to take photos of the incredible landscape.
Learn about the history of Mexico on a guided day tour. Your tour includes three major sites. Quiahuiztlán, which means “place of the rain,” is named due to the natural runoff in the hilltop of Metates, resembling petrified rain in basaltic rock. It was simultaneously a city, cemetery, and fort. In addition, you will get to explore the site considered the capital of the Totonac Empire, Cempoala. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the center of the state. The town of Antigua is historically important as it was the site of the first encounter between Spanish and Indians. Here you will visit the ruins of the Cortes house and the Rosary chapel, the first Catholic chapel in Mexico.
Aquarium Square of Veracruz will be the starting point of your fortress of San Juan de Ulúa tour. You will first be transported in a picturesque streetcar whilst being delighted by nearby historical monuments. You will then tour the interior of the enclosure with a guided tour. Upon returning to Aquarium Square at 3:30PM, you can enter the Aquarium of Veracruz which exhibits a wide variety of marine species, and is nowadays considered one of the most important aquariums in Latin America. Afterwards, you will have the chance to taste the traditional gastronomy in the charming, mangrove-surrounded village of Mandinga, an important port city in Veracruz. Your package will include a boat tour of Mandinga, which you will have the opportunity to exchange for tickets to the wax museum, Ripley's museum, rotating tunnel, mirror maze, and 4D travel. There you can take photographs with your favori...
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.
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 ...
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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Good knowledge of history of Veracruz - good english - easy to understand. Good driver - felt safe.
Rafael was great...great knowledge of Mexican history, culture, politics, economy etc...