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From Veracruz or Boca del Río: Rafting in Jalcomulco

1. From Veracruz or Boca del Río: Rafting in Jalcomulco

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 rapids. Paddle through challenging landscapes and marvel at the lush green surroundings. This activity is ideal for everyone since a group of professional instructors will provide training and accompany you on your journey. Your tour concludes with a return to your hotel in Veracruz or Boca del Río.

Chachalacas: ATV & Dunes With La Antigua

2. Chachalacas: ATV & Dunes With La Antigua

Join this journey to Chachalacas Beach, where 550 acres of sand dunes offer excitement to visitors. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean that will make you want to stay and relax for the whole day. Have fun on a quad bike as you drive through the sand dunes and feel the adrenaline running throughout your body. Your journey continues with a visit to the small town of La Antigua. Learn about the history of the first city council and church in all of Mexico and see the house of Spanish Conquistador, Hernan Cortes.

Veracruz: Guided City Tour with Aquarium Visit

3. Veracruz: Guided City Tour with Aquarium Visit

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.

Veracruz: City Tour with San Juan de Ulua

4. Veracruz: City Tour with San Juan de Ulua

Discover the beauty of the Port of Veracruz with this exciting tour that fuses history, culture, natural attractions and colonial buildings. The activity starts in San Juan de Ulua, one of the greatest and most antique forts in America. After visiting the fort, you will explore the main points of the city’s downtown, including the Maritime Customs Building, the old train station, and the post office building. You will also visit the famous "Malecon", a beautiful seaside promenade lined with restaurants, cafes, and stores. Afterwards, you'll visit the Boca del Rio zone, a booming area with modern, first class hotels, and services, yet with a deep-rooted history.

Veracruz: Full-Day Boat Ride and Tour of La Antigua

5. Veracruz: Full-Day Boat Ride and Tour of La Antigua

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.

From Veracruz: Xalapa Guided Tour with Coffee Museum Visit

6. From Veracruz: Xalapa Guided Tour with Coffee Museum Visit

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Xalapa on this day trip. Start your trip with a guided tour of the Xalapa city center, where flowers and culture await you around every corner. In the company of your local guide, discover the city's lakes, alleyways, and colorful buildings. Later, visit the Museum of Anthropology, considered the second most important Museum of Archeology in Mexico. Walk through the museum examining the 1000s of artifacts housed inside and delve into the rich culture of Mexico. Finish your tour with a drive through the coffee plantations on the outskirts of the city to reach the coffee museum. Here, learn all about the region's coffee-making history and savor a cup of freshly-brewed coffee.

Veracruz: Guided Tour to Xalapa with Anthropology Museum

7. Veracruz: Guided Tour to Xalapa with Anthropology Museum

This tour will make you live the magic that surrounds the Historical Center of Xalapa, between its alleys and cobbled streets you will enjoy a pleasant walk to know its historical buildings and the legends that make up the history of the capital of the State of Veracruz. Stories like Jesus Te Ampare, La Llorona and El Diamante will allow you to discover our history in a different way. After exploring Xalapa visit the Museum of Anthropology known as El MAX, considered the second most important Museum of Archeology in Mexico. Walk through the museum examining the thousands of artifacts housed inside and delve into the rich culture of Mexico.

From Veracruz or Boca del río: Coffee Tour in Coatepec

8. From Veracruz or Boca del río: Coffee Tour in Coatepec

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 process of toasting accompany a coffee tasting led by an expert. In addition, it is the ideal time to clear your doubts about the myths around coffee. Explore the center of the magical town of Coatepec. Enjoy its streets, architecture, gastronomy, and history. It is the perfect item to close this great tour, before returning back to your hotel.

From Veracruz: Los Tuxtlas Wildlife and Culture Guided Tour

9. From Veracruz: Los Tuxtlas Wildlife and Culture Guided Tour

Explore the rich history and beautiful scenery around Veracruz on a guided tour. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Veracruz or Boca del Río. Travel back in time with a guided tour of Tres Zapotes archaeological zone. Admire the ruins of this ancient civilization as you wander between the pyramid and structures of the Olmec capital. Continue to the city of Santiago Tuxtla, where you’ll see the largest Olmec colossal heads in Mexico. Visit the Museo Tuxtleco to learn more about the region’s pre-Columbian heritage. Head to Catemaco for a boat trip on the lake, and observe the rich wildlife as you pass Monkey Island and Heron Island. Afterwards, visit the Reserva Ecológica De Nanciyaga, to discover the area’s biodiversity. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

From Veracruz: San Andrés Tuxtla and Catemaco Lake Tour

10. From Veracruz: San Andrés Tuxtla and Catemaco Lake Tour

Discover the landscapes and culture around Veracruz on a guided tour. Get up close to local wildlife and see how cigars are made. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your accommodation. After pickup at your hotel, head to San Andrés Tuxtla to explore a cigar factory. Learn the secrets of tobacco production and see how these plants are cultivated. Continue to Eyipantla Falls and admire one of the largest waterfalls in the region. Next you’ll enjoy a boat trip, to discover the natural beauty of Catemaco Lake. Admire the mountain scenery as you cruise past various islands, and keep watch for monkeys and other animals. Arrive at the Reserva Ecológica De Nanciyaga for a guided tour of the nature reserve. Learn about local biodiversity, stroll through the jungle, and see views of the lake. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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