Vanilla and Coffee Tour
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.
Day 1 (Thu)
MEXICO CITY.- Arrival in Mexico City. It is advisable to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. local time.
Day 2 (Fri)
PAPANTLA.- We leave early for the magical town of Papantla, an extraordinary place with a very lively ancestral cultural heritage. Upon arrival we will visit the Takilhsukult park which is the center of indigenous arts, here the Grandparents (the elders) of the Totonac community will welcome us to their land and blessings for a pleasant stay. We will have a welcome meal at a local restaurant famous for its exquisite preparation of traditional food. In the afternoon our local guide will take us on a walking tour of the historic center of the magical town. Dinner on your own. (Accommodation: Papantla)
Day 3 (Sat)
PAPANTLA – This morning we visit the archaeological site «El Tajín», a religious center of the Totonac culture declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its pyramid of niches is of great beauty. We are going to witness the ritual of the «Papantla Flyers», men who descend from a pole more than 30 meters high only tied to one ankle by a rope. Later we will walk through a vanilla plant plantation to learn everything about this species native to this region. We return to Papantla where in the afternoon you can attend a tasting of craft beer made in the town of Papantla (optional activity with prior reservation). (Accommodation: Papantla)
Day 4 (Sun)
PAPANTLA – COATEPEC.- Today we travel to the south of the state towards the land of coffee. En route we will visit the archaeological site of «Quiahuiztlan» a spectacular Totonac cemetery with a great view of the Gulf of Mexico; We will also be visiting «Cempoala» another spectacular site from where the Spanish conquerors began their journey to Tenochtitlan to conquer the Aztec empire in the year 1519. In the afternoon we will arrive at the magical town of Coatepec, considered the Coffee Capital of Veracruz, we will have a short walk through the historic center. (Accommodation: Coatepec)
COATEPEC .- This day we are going to know everything about coffee. We will walk through a large coffee plantation, enjoying the aromas of the countryside. You will know the plant and how coffee grows; this is a unique and sensational experience. Our specialized barista will also give us a coffee tasting to enjoy the hidden flavors of specialty coffee. We continue our experience traveling to the past by visiting a 400-year-old hacienda where coffee is grown in an artisanal way. Later we return to Coatepec. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town on your own. (Accommodation: Coatepec)
MAX – PUEBLA.– After breakfast we will visit the magnificent Anthropology Museum of Xalapa to enjoy pre-Hispanic art. This museum is home to the largest collection of colossal Olmec heads dating back 3,000 years, in addition to having more than 1,500 pieces on display from the Totonac and Huasteca cultures. Then we go to the city of Puebla where we will walk through the historic center, with its Mexican baroque style buildings. After lunch we continue our journey to Mexico City. (Accommodation: Mexico City)
Day 7 (Fri)
Bilingual Tour Manager throughout the trip | 6 nights of lodging: 2 Mexico City, 2 Papantla, 2 Coatepec. | Taxes and tips in hotels | 5 regional meals | 6 breakfasts | 1 special dinner | Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to all points of the itinerary | Accompaniment of bilingual tour manager | Bilingual local guides Tickets to visited sites | Transfer from and to the airport
Mexico City – Hotel Emporio
Papantla – Hotel Tajín
Coatepec – Posada Coatepec
Does not include
Optional tours & tips in general
Mexico City: Hotel Emporio Reforma, Papantla: Hotel Tajin, Coatepec: Hotel Posada Coatepec.
Type of lodging:
Room available for one or two people. In some hotels they allow up to three people in the room (triple).
For Prices consult your travel agent or tour operator for rates.