– Helia Bravo Hollis Cactus Botanical Gardens, Zapatitlán Salinas, פואבלה
– Xalapa Anthropology Museum plus explore the Coffee Growing Region of Veracruz
– טרקטורוני החוף & Sand Dunes Adventure plus Sandboarding
– Port City of Veracruz Tour, including the harbor fort, סן חואן דה אולואה
יום רביעי, נובמבר 4 (L)
לאחר ארוחת הבוקר, you will say goodbye to Oaxaca City and travel north through the מדינה של Oaxaca ולעבור למצב של פואבלה. שם תוכל לקחת סיור מודרך בHelia ראבו הוליס הגן הבוטני; השמורה הביוספרית כדי לעזור לשמר 53 מינים שונים של קקטוסים. There are thousands of them as far as you can see. מאוחר יותר, after lunch, you will head north to the city of Orizaba, Veracruz and overnight at the Hotel Misión Orizaba.
יום חמישי, נובמבר 5 (B,L)
There are signs all around the city of Orizaba that say in Spanish, “Smile, You’re in Orizaba.” Yes, it a very clean and friendly city. One of the main
attractions is the Palacio de Hierro (Iron Palace) which was made by the same guy who created the Eiffel Tower. It was built in Belgium, dismantled, shipped, and rebuilt in the center of Orizaba. There are also small museums around town like the soccer museum, the beer museum (Heinekens & Dos Equis are brewed there). Also, you will ride up a cable car (Teliferico) to a nearby hill. On a clear day, you will be able to see the tallest volcano in North America (פיקו דה אוריסאבה, 18.500’).
לאחר הבדיקה של המלון שלך, you will travel to the city of Veracruz which is only a short 2 hour drive away. אחרי ארוחת צהריים, one of the local guides will lead you on a walking tour of this historical port city known as the Gateway to מקסיקו. It was and still is the most important Mexican port for large cargo ships importing and exporting goods, especially from the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean. This is where the Spanish Conquistadors lead by Hernán Cortéz first landed and changed this land forever.
The city of Veracruz has a unique blend of African, האיים הקאריביים, Cuban, ספרדית, אירופאי, and Indigenous mix not found in any other part of México. You will find this mix especially in the music and dance of this region. The Gran Hotel Diligencias, located right across the street from the main square in the center of the city will be you home from the next 3 לילות.
יום שישי, נובמבר 6 (B,L)
San Juan de Ulúa fort was built in the harbor of Veracruz on an island in 1565 to mostly protect the city from marauding pirates. Today there is a road that connects the island to the mainland. You will get to explore this fort and hear all about its history as a fort and later, as a notorious prison.
הבא, get ready for a fun adventure by the sea; ATV riding down the beach and up into another “sea” of tall sand dunes (2 hours). You can also try your skills at Sandboarding (skiing down the dunes on a specially designed board). Lunch will be at a typical local small restaurant on the beach.
On you way back to the city of Veracruz, you will make a stop to see where Cortéz built one of the first towns in the New World in the town of La Antigua. Parts of the administration building are still standing. Also, you will visit one of the first Catholic churches build in this new land. The evening is free to explore on your own in the city of Veracruz.
יום שבת, נובמבר 7 (B,L)
Today you will travel to the capital city of the מדינה של Veracruz, Xalapa. First on your agenda will be a guided tour of the modern Anthropology Museum. This will really give you a good idea of the ancient history of this area. Next up will be a quick tour of the city and then a short drive to the pre-Hispanic town of Coatepec which is located in the higher altitudes of Veracruz in the middle of the coffee growing region. Lunch will be at a nice restaurant just off the main square and of course, if you like coffee … shopping is a good activity in Coatepec as you will find some nice boutique stores. You will also visit the town of Xico which is near the waterfall (Texolo) made famous in the movie, Romancing the Stone with
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Traveling back to Veracruz city, everyone will gather for dinner onboard a retired
Mexican Naval Ship in the nearby city of Boca del Rio.
יום ראשון, נובמבר 8 (B)
Travel day home from the Veracruz International Airport
Trip Dates: נובמבר 4-8
Includes: Tour guides, transportation, 4 nights hotels, 8 meals, all entrance fees & activities
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