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El Tajin Tours and Activities

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El Tajin
Perhaps the most well-preserved pre-Hispanic ruins in the state of Veracruz, El Tajin is rich with Mexican history and mythology from the infamous Totonac people.

Archeologists believe this once thriving town was occupied as early as the year 800. Its fertile grounds are divided into three distinct areas that include open plazas, natural greenery and iconic pyramids, including the famous Pyramid of the Niches. This popular landmark was built at approximately the same time as the well-known Chichen Itza in the Mayan Region. Its rocky steps lead to a peak that’s home to incredible views and a holy temple where Totonacs once worshiped. 

El Tajin Ruins are numerous, and while the World Heritage Site is interesting to wander alone, expert guides are available for travelers looking to learn even more about the history, culture and traditions of the Totonac from a resident expert. 

Practical Info

El Tajin is located northwest of Veracruz City. It’s possible to catch a bus from the central bus station on Salvador Diaz Miron, between Marcelino Tuero Molina and Orizaba Streets. Buses leave from Papantla a few times daily and the 270-kilometer ride takes about four hours. Travelers can usually find a taxi from the Papantla station to El Tajin. 
Address: El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico
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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz

El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz

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Knock out visits to two important sites of Mexico’s pre-Columbian Totanac culture—the archaeological ruins of El Tajín and the 13th-century city of Papantla—in one day on this guided trip from Veracruz. Wander through the pyramids and plazas of the UNESCO-listed El Tajín, learn about Mesoamerican history and discover the cultural treasures of Papantla, from its flying pole dancers to vanilla. Hassle-free hotel transport by van is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.00
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Tajin Ruins Day Trip and Vanilla Factory Experience

Tajin Ruins Day Trip and Vanilla Factory Experience

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The pre-Hispanic city of El Tajín is home to remarkably well-preserved ancient sites, including pyramids, palaces, and ball courts. On this fully narrated, small group tour, you’ll explore these well-preserved sites, see a pre-Hispanic “Dance of the Flyers” ritual, and visit a vanilla factory and plantation to learn about the growing, harvesting, and processing of the vanilla orchid.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Magic Town - Papantla And Tajin In Veracruz

Magic Town - Papantla And Tajin In Veracruz

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Tajín is the most impressive Ceremonial center of the totonaca culture at Veracruz, lately rediscovered and fabulous installations. Papantla is a very important vanilla producer, which is used to make typical handicrafts and liquors from that region. * Time for lunch is Tajín or at the Emerald Coast beach.
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  • 13 hours
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Full-Day Tour to El Tajin and Vanilla Factory from Veracruz

Full-Day Tour to El Tajin and Vanilla Factory from Veracruz

◆ Exploring the World Heritage site of El Tajín and the origin of vanilla ◆ El Tajín is a world heritage ancient city ruins with unique pyramids and ball play areas. "Tajín" means lightning and lightning in the local Totonaka language, and is said to have been built between 600 and 700 years. In Papantla, the town at the foot of the ruins, you can also see the religious ceremonial "Voladores" in which a person hanging upside down from a pillar up to 30 meters high descends while rotating toward the ground. Furthermore, this area is the origin of vanilla! It is a full-scale tour that allows you to visit the local vanilla factory. * You will be guided to the lunch venue during the tour, but you will have to pay the fee yourself.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.00
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