Vanilla and Coffee Tour

 

 

About it..

A special tour to fully enjoy two of the most important Veracruz foods: vanilla and coffee. Admiring impressive archaeological sites, colorful pre-Hispanic rites, impressive vanilla and coffee plantations, traditional villages and lush vegetation.

Itinerary

DAY 1: MEXICO CITY.- Arrive in Mexico City – Check in at Hotel Emporio. It is recommended to arrive during the morning or no later than 4 pm. Afternoon walk along Paseo de la Reforma. Dinner on your own.

DAY 2: PAPANTLA.- Breakfast – Check Out – Early departure for the town of Papantla declared “Pueblo Mágico” (magic town), a place of extraordinary cultural inheritance and very much alive on its local traditions. Upon arrival you will go to the Takilhsukult Park which is the Center of Indigenous Arts. At this stop you will visit the Kantiyan Casa de los Abuelos (The Elders House) where a group of elders will give you a special welcome and blessings in front of the main altar of this house. After this interesting experience you will enjoy the scents and flavors of an exquisite lunch prepared at a Traditional Kitchen House by the ladies known as “Las Mujeres de Humo”. – Here you will learn about the ritual of “Los Voladores de Papantla” (Papantla Flying Men) when we visit the school where they teach children to learn this tradition. Continue to our hotel in Papantla.

DAY 3: PAPANTLA – EL TAJÍN.- Breakfast – Early departure to the archeological site of El Tajín, once the capital of the Totonaca Empire and now a UNESCO site. A great achievement of this culture and one of the most important religious centers in Mesoamerica. Today you will become an expert of the legacy of Papantla; The Vanilla. We’ll visit the vanilla Sanctuary of Xanath, a 55 hectares of flora and fauna natural reserve and see the vanilla plant and sheath at its natural stage. You will also experience a culinary delight of Totonac indigenous cuisine of cooked over an open fire of freshly picked supplies and taste the local products made with vanilla and honey. Return to Papantla, “the city that perfumes de world” where you will have a walking tour of this “Pueblo Magico” and some free time for shopping.

DAY 4: PAPANTLA – COATEPEC.- Early breakfast and departure to Coatepec, the Capital of Veracruz ‘Coffee ”(approximately 4:30 hour drive south. On route we will have service stop and to grab a snack at the convenience store. Later we make a quick stop at the Xalapa Anthropology Museum to admire the Colossal Olmec Heads, which is the world’s biggest collection of this prehispanic marvels made of stone. After it we head to Coatepec and have a special regional lunch and we’ll visit the Museum of the Mole, a very Mexican food with at least 18 ingredients. After check in and a refresh at the hotel, you will have a guided walking tour of this “Pueblo Mágico” (magic town), another of the six that Veracruz State has.

DAY 5: COATEPEC .- Breakfast – Today you will become an expert in coffee. We’ll begin the coffee route visiting a coffee plantation where our expert guide will explain the varieties of the plant and how to harvest the ripe beans. Later we will visit and old hacienda, with over four hundred years of history, here the coffee is produced in an artisanal way. Lunch today will be at this hacienda and include traditional regional food. You will have a session of coffee tasting with our expert barista. Back in Coatepec, we will have a leisure afternoon and free time to explore the town. Dinner on your own.

DAY 6: COATEPEC – PUEBLA – MEXICO CITY.- Breakfast – Check Out / On our way to Mexico City we reach the city of Puebla, declared UNESCO site. Enjoy a walking tour of its beautiful Downtown and lunch at a local restaurant.- Continue to Mexico City. Dinner on your own at the hotel.

DAY 7: PUEBLA.- Breakfast / Transfer to airport

What includes?

6 nights accommodation | 6 breakfasts | 5 Meals | Walking tour through the historic center of: Papantla, Coatepec, Xico, Naolinco | Tourist vehicle with air conditioning
Entrance to the Coffee Museum, the Danzante Museum, the Pottery and Footwear Workshop, entrance to the vanilla theme parks | Group manager | Local guides

Planned Hotels

Mexico City – Hotel Emporio

Papantla – Hotel Tajín

Coatepec – Posada Coatepec

Does not include

Food not mentioned | Tips and Personal Expenses | Transfers not specified | Entrance to places not mentioned.

Observations and Recommendations

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Duration

Seven days | Six nights

Product code

STI030

 

For Prices consult your travel agent or tour operator for rates.

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