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Things to Do in Veracruz

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Veracruz and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Veracruz activities? We have 29 tour ideas.


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City Tours

Veracruz City Sightseeing Tour Including San Juan de Ula Castle

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 61.19


See Veracruz's top attractions on this 3-hour morning sightseeing tour that includes admission to San Juan de Ulúa, a 16th-century fortress and one of Veracruz's most visited landmarks. You'll also see city sights such as the Zocalo, the Municipal Palace and the 'malecón,' or... Read More

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Day Trips

Tajin Ruins Day Trip and Vanilla Factory Experience

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 86.25


Come and visit the pre-Hispanic City of 'El Tajín'. During this full day tour, you will be able to see a vanilla factory where the first furnaces for the benefit of the vanilla were built. Then, admire the impressive architecture of the Totonac city at the north of... Read More

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Day Trips

Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas Natural Adventure Day Trip

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 86.25


This is one of the most popular attractions in Veracruz. Take a break of the city in this full day tour and see a great variety of natural landscapes to explore. At Santiago Tuxtla be amazed by the biggest Olmeca head found. See the 'Salto de Eyipantla' waterfall where you can... Read More

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Day Trips

Cordoba and Orizaba High Mountains Route Day Trip from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 92.00


These cities are surrounded by the tallest volcano in the country 'Pico de Orizaba' and enclose many nature and culture. During this tour, you will visit the Ex- Hacienda Guadalupe and Cordoba, where you will find most of the buildings of architectural and historic value. Then,... Read More

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Day Trips

Coatepec and Xico Magical Towns Plus Xalapa Day Trip from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 77.00


On this full day tour, discover an area well known for coffee plantations and traditional dishes like mole. Discover the history of the former hacienda “El Lencero”, an old farm and plantation house that belonged to Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Enjoy a panoramic... Read More

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Day Trips

Tlacotalpan World Heritage Site and Alvarado Day Trip

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 68.00


Tlacotalpan is a town declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its building has a Spanish/Caribbean architecture. It also has a museum where some belongings of the musician and composer Agustin Lara are displayed. Absorb the seaside atmosphere in Alvarado... Read More

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Day Trips

Alvarado and Tlacotalpan Day Trip from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 107.99


See the historic Mexican towns of Alvarado and Tlacotalpan on this day trip from Veracruz. It's an opportunity to learn about the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the context of Alvarado's colonial architecture, and to enjoy the colorful landmarks of Tlacotalpan. While in Tlacotalpan, you'll also discover the UNESCO World Heritage site's more recent cultural history at two small museums dedicated to successful local artists from... Read More

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Day Trips

Catemaco Lake and Los Tuxtlas Day Trip from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 152.99


Discover both the history and natural beauty of the Veracruz area on this full-day tour to the region of Los Tuxtlas. With visits to three towns — Santiago Tuxtla, San Andrés Tuxtla and Catemaco — you'll admire ancient cultural artifacts, watch cigars being made by hand and see... Read More

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Day Trips

Cempoala Ruins and La Antigua Day Trip from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 92.69


Spend half a day immersed in Mexican history on this fascinating tour from Veracruz. With a local guide, you'll travel to two sites of importance in Mexico's long past — the Mesoamerican archaeological ruins of Cempoala and the small town of La Antigua, the first Spanish settlement in Mexico.... Read More

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Day Trips

Xalapa and Coatepec Day Trip from Veracruz Including Anthropology and Coffee Museums

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 137.99


On a day trip from Veracruz, discover Xalapa and Coatepec, two historically and culturally important cities that lie in the lush, mountainous region that produces much of Mexico's coffee. There's plenty to see, from beautiful examples of Spanish Colonial architecture to Xalapa's Museum of... Read More

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Day Trips

Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ula and Veracruz City Sightseeing

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 82.79


Combine city sightseeing with Mexican history on this 5-hour tour of Veracruz and its surrounding attractions. Visit the small town of La Antigua, an early site of the Spanish conquest, and San Juan de Ulúa, one of the oldest fortresses in the Americas, for interesting facts about Mexican... Read More

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Day Trips

Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Ruins

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 107.99


Combine visits to three historical Mexican sites in one day with this day trip from Veracruz. With a local guide, you'll travel to the ruins of Quiahuiztlan and Cempoala, followed by a stop in the small town of La Antigua, the first Spanish settlement in Mexico. See ancient temples, admire views of... Read More

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Day Trips

El Tajn Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 152.99


Learn about Mexico's pre-Columbian Totanac culture at two important Totanac sites — the archaeological ruins of El Tajín and the 13th-century city of Papantla. This full-day trip takes you three hours north of Veracruz, where you'll see El Tajín's World Heritage-listed ruins with a guide, learning about its pyramids and plazas. Then tour Papantla and learn about its cultural traditions, from flying pole... Read More

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Day Trips

Xalapa, Coatepec and Xico Day Trip from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 153.99


About 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Veracruz lie the three cities of Xalapa, Coatepec and Xico — each full of Mexican history and culture that make for a great day trip from Veracruz. See beautiful examples of Spanish Colonial architecture, visit the 16th-century home of a former Mexican president, admire Baroque churches and leafy parks, and learn about the region's coffee production. You'll travel nearly 10,000 feet... Read More

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Food Tours

Veracruz and Boca del Rio Food Tour with Mangroves Boat Trip

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 96.25


Besides natural spectacles, archaeological sites and history, Veracruz is known for its wide gastronomy. On this tour, we invite you to taste the traditional dishes of Veracruz Boca del Rio.

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Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas City Tour

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 168.60


On this tour you will enjoy the beautiful landscape with the Catemaco Lake one of the most beautiful lake of Mexico and see the Sontecomapan lagoon and the natural reserve of Los Tuxtlas.

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Cempoala and Antigua City Tour

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 102.90


Discover the history and the essence of Cempoala and Antigua! Enjoy and see picturesque places archeological sites the first catholic church of Mexico and so much more!

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La Antigua - San Juan de Ulua- Veracruz puerto de Boca del Rio City Tour

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 92.10


Come and Visit Antigua San Juan de Ulua and Veracruz puerto de Boca del Rio! See one of the oldest fortress the first catholic church of Mexico the historic center and so much more!

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Quiahuixtlan-Cempoala-Antigua City Tour

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 120.80


Discover the cities of Quiahuixtlan Cempoala and Antigua! See the first catholic church of Mexico remains of pyramids architectural sites and so much more!

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Pescados River Jalcomulco Tour with class I II III and IV

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 07:30)
Priced From: USD 178.80


Enjoy 18 kilometers rafting and wonderful scenery an experience you will never forget!

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San Juan de Ulua City Tour

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 67.70


Discover the history of San Juan de Ulua and the main points of interest of Veracruz Puerto y Boca del Rio! On this tour you will learn a lot of interesting things you will not forget!

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Tajin and Papantla City Tours

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 168.60


A tour through the Esmeralda Coast where we will find the most important pre-Hispanic city of the Totonac culture TAJIN - "Place of thunder".

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Tlacotalpan and Alvarado

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 120.80


Visit Tlacotalpan a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and Alvarado where you will discover beautiful landscape!

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Xalapa - Coatepec City Tour and Museums

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 138.10


On this tour you will visit the Lencero Museum- the house of the Former president Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana- discover Xalapa- the capital of Veracruz and Coatepec known for its coffee high!

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Xalapa - Coatepec and Xico City tours

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 154.40


Our guide will show you Xalapa the Capital of Veracruz and Xico full of ancient traditions and legends. Then discover the coffee plantations of Texolo and Coatepec a city known for its coffee high!

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Tours in Veracruz

Veracruz City Tour

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 85.00


Visit Veracruz the place where the Spanish first entered and brought Western culture the Castilian tongue and Catholicism to Mexico.

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White Water Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Adventure from Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 179.99


Experience one of best whitewater rivers in the Veracruz area on this rafting adventure along the Río Pescados (Pescados River). Spend 3.5 hours paddling down the river with an experienced rafting guide. You'll navigate Class III or Class IV rapids (depending on your experience), and soak up the scenery along calmer stretches of the river. Afterward, enjoy an included lunch and go for a swim at the base camp near... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: General Heriberto Jara International Airport to Veracruz Hotels

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 26.09


Save time and money by booking your Veracruz airport arrival transfer before you land! Be met on the ground at General Heriberto Jara International Airport and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to your Veracruz hotel. Skip the hassle of picking up a rental car, or negotiating unfamiliar traffic and... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Veracruz Hotels to General Heriberto Jara International Airport

Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 26.09


Need to get to the Veracruz airport’ Plan your trip ahead of time and secure your shared airport departure transfer right now. You will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle from your Veracruz hotel to General Heriberto Jara International Airport. Arrive at the airport on time, relaxed and... Read More

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