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

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Papantla, MX
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Join us on a captivating full-day tour to El Tajin and the Vanilla Factory from Veracruz. Explore the mesmerizing ruins of El Tajin, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you'll discover unique pyramids and ball play areas. Delve into the ancient history of the Totonaka people, as you learn about the significance of lightning, which the name "Tajin" represents. Witness the awe-inspiring Voladores ceremony in Papantla, where performers descend from a towering pillar while rotating towards the ground. And did you know that this region is the birthplace of vanilla? Immerse yourself in the world of this exquisite spice with a visit to a local vanilla factory. This full-scale tour includes transportation, a guided tour of El Tajin, a visit to the vanilla factory, and time to purchase regional products. Embark on this enriching journey and uncover the secrets of El Tajin and the fascinating story of vanilla.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 12 hours
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the ancient city ruins of El Tajin
  • Witness the traditional Voladores de Papantla
  • Visit the local vanilla factory
  • Guided tour in El Tajin
  • Time to buy regional products
  • Tickets
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual Spanish/English Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Tip to the Voladores de Papantla

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Experience the ancient wonders of El Tajín and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the region on this captivating full-day tour from Veracruz. El Tajín, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a remarkable archaeological site with unique pyramids and ball play areas. Discover the mysteries of this ancient city built between 600 and 700 years ago, as you explore its awe-inspiring ruins. Did you know that "Tajín" means lightning in the local Totonaka language? This name reflects the powerful and striking presence of the site. In addition to the ruins, you'll also have the opportunity to witness the religious ceremonial "Voladores" in the nearby town of Papantla. Watch as performers hang upside down from a pillar up to 30 meters high, gracefully descending while rotating toward the ground. But that's not all! This area is also known as the birthplace of vanilla. Visit a local vanilla factory to learn about the cultivation and production of this fragrant spice. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through history, culture, and a tantalizing aroma.

What to expect?

During this full-day tour to El Tajín and the vanilla factory, you can expect to be immersed in the rich history and culture of the region. Your first stop will be the legendary Tajín Ruins, where you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient pyramids and ball play areas. As you wander through the ruins, you'll feel the powerful presence of this World Heritage site and marvel at its architectural wonders. Afterward, you'll head to the nearby town of Papantla to witness the mesmerizing religious ceremonial "Voladores." Watch in awe as performers defy gravity, hanging upside down and gracefully descending from tall pillars while rotating toward the ground. This thrilling spectacle is sure to leave you captivated. And don't forget about the origin of vanilla! Your tour will take you to a local vanilla factory, where you can learn about the cultivation and production of this fragrant spice. Take the opportunity to buy some regional products and souvenirs before heading back to Veracruz. This tour promises an exciting and educational experience that will immerse you in the cultural and historical treasures of this enchanting area.

Who is this for?

This full-day tour to El Tajín and the vanilla factory is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and anyone seeking an immersive and educational experience. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends or family, this tour offers something for everyone. If you have a passion for ancient civilizations and want to explore the wonders of a UNESCO World Heritage site, this tour is for you. The captivating ruins of El Tajín will transport you back in time and provide a deeper understanding of the region's history. Additionally, if you're interested in indigenous cultures and traditional ceremonies, witnessing the "Voladores" in Papantla is a must. And for those who appreciate unique flavors, the visit to the vanilla factory offers a fascinating insight into the cultivation and production of this beloved spice. Come along on this adventure and indulge in a truly enriching and unforgettable experience.

Why book this?

Embarking on this tour to El Tajín and the vanilla factory is an opportunity to witness the extraordinary. Discover the awe-inspiring ruins of El Tajín, where ancient pyramids and ball play areas stand as a testament to a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of this UNESCO World Heritage site and let its grandeur captivate your imagination. Additionally, witnessing the traditional Voladores ceremony in Papantla is a truly unique experience. Marvel at the acrobatic feats of the performers as they descend from great heights, showcasing their rich cultural heritage. And let's not forget about the vanilla factory! Delve into the world of vanilla production and learn about its origins and significance. This tour offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and gastronomy, providing an enriching and multi-sensory experience that will leave you with lasting memories. Book this tour and embark on an adventure filled with wonder, knowledge, and delicious aromas.

Good to know

This full-day tour to El Tajín and the vanilla factory includes transportation from Veracruz, allowing you to sit back and relax as you journey to these captivating destinations. Please note that the tour guide will provide guidance to the lunch venue, but the fee for the meal is not included and will need to be paid separately. Keep in mind that the total duration of the tour is approximately 720 minutes, ensuring that you have ample time to immerse yourself in the wonders of El Tajín, witness the Voladores ceremony, and explore the vanilla factory. This tour offers a well-rounded itinerary, filled with diverse experiences that cater to various interests. Don't forget to bring your camera, as you'll want to capture the beauty and grandeur of El Tajín and create lasting memories of this extraordinary journey.


Feedback from individuals who have embarked on this full-day tour to El Tajín and the vanilla factory has been overwhelmingly positive. Travelers have marveled at the ancient ruins of El Tajín, describing them as awe-inspiring and magnificent. The well-preserved pyramids and ball play areas have left visitors in awe of the architectural achievements of this ancient civilization. The religious ceremonial "Voladores" in Papantla has also drawn praise from travelers, who have been captivated by the grace and skill of the performers. The experience of witnessing the Voladores descending from great heights has been described as mesmerizing and unforgettable. Additionally, the visit to the vanilla factory has offered a unique insight into the production of this beloved spice, satisfying the curiosity of travelers interested in gastronomy and cultural heritage. Overall, travelers have praised this tour for its well-rounded itinerary, knowledgeable guides, and the opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the region.

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Your Itinerary

El Tajin

We will visit the legendary Tajin Ruins

Admission Included

Los Voladores of Papantla

You will be able to witness the traditional Voladores de Papantla!

Admission Included



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The tour was amazing and happen to be there on a day there were only about ten tourists there at the place. The history surrounding this community peaks the interest of everyone and begs to ask how and why.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-28 14:08