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El Tajin Ruins Tours

El Tajin Ruins
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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Tajin Ruins Day Trip and Vanilla Factory Experience

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
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  • 12 hours
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El Tajín archaeological zone

Spending the day in an ancient city, that seems to have a fixation with the ritual of the ball game, since only Cantona has more ball courts than El Tajín.
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  • 12 hours
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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz

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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TAJIN AND PAPANTLA TOUR FROM VERACRUZ OR BOCA DEL RIO

On this full-day tour, visit the archeological zone of El Tajin on the north coast of Veracruz. The ancient capital city of the Totonac culture, the zone is filled with ruins, including the Pyramid of the Niches, which was a civil calendar with seven levels and 365 niches incorporated into the design. After a lunch break, visit the nearby town of Papantla, which is known for vanilla production and talented voladores—acrobats who perform on a colorful pole suspended high above the ground. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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Mexico: Weekend in Tuxpan

ABOUT THIS TRIPJoin our Weekend Getaway to Tuxpan that will take you away from the hectic urban routine for 3 days full of discoveries, adventures & fun. Explore natural & cultural gems of the state during the day while partying & having fun at night!HIGHLIGHTS- Enjoy wide sandy beaches of Tuxpan or take a boat trip to visit local mangroves.- Snorkel and observe underwater life in crystal-clear waters of Tuxpan Coral Reefs.- Go out and dine best of Veracruz seafood dishes.- See original UNESCO-protected "flyers' dance" (danza de los voladores) in a "Magic Town" of Papantla.- Visit breathtaking UNESCO-protected pyramids of El Tajin.
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MAGIC TOWN - PAPANTLA AND TAJIN IN VERACRUZ

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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