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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz

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    What to Expect
    One of the largest cities during the Mesoamerican classical era, El Tajín is located 150 miles (240 km) north of Veracruz and dates back to 600 AD. Rise early for a pickup from your Veracruz hotel and travel with your guide to El Tajín, coined the City of Thunder. The drive parallels the Gulf of Mexico coast, so soak up the scenery or catch some sleep en route.

    Follow your informative guide around the UNESCO-listed archaeological site and walk around the ruins to check out the pyramids and plazas. Learn about an ancient game that was played on the ball courts by the Totanac people, and see the most significant structures: the Plaza del Arroyo, the palaces of Tajín Chico and the Pyramid of the Niches.

    Next, drive to the city of Papantla. After refueling with lunch (own expense), start your tour and see the city sights including the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Our Lady of the Assumption), built in the late 1500s.

    Papantla also is known for the Danza de los Voladores, or Dance of the Flyers, a spectacle that dates back to Mesoamerica. After ascending a tall pole, the ‘flying men’ release into the air headfirst with ropes wound tightly around their ankles, twirling for onlookers.

    Learn about another icon of Papantla, vanilla, which has been grown here since the time of the Totanacs.

    Your day trip ends with transport back to your hotel in Veracruz.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from Veracruz hotels
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Transport by van
    • Entry/Admission - El Tajin
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • El Tajin Papantla and 2 more
    • Duration: 12h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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