Veracruz (Loop)



Local landmarks

Local Landmarks

Your journey begins in the central plaza of Mexico City heading north along the Pan American Highway. First stop is the Teotihuacan ruins, a World Heritage site, followed by an overnight stay in El Chico National Park just north of Pachuca City. Next exploring a Franciscan Missions at Tilaco, then to the incredible Sotano de Las Golondrinas, a sinkhole as deep as the Statue of Liberty is tall! The next destination is an unspoiled, rarely-visited Reserva de la Biosfera El Cielo.

From there, heading south to the city of Tampico on the Veracruz Coast, the historic stomping grounds of Hernandez Cortez. Explore the wondrous natural beauty of the state of Veracruz, its many outdoor adventures and sporting like white water rafting, and the beautiful El Tajin ruins and many others. Then traveling down the Gulf Coast to see the landing place of the conquistadors, and into the city of Veracruz to enjoy some its famous seafood. The next stop is another World Heritage site Tlacotalpan. Before continuing our journey from the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve.

After exploring the rainforest there we move on to Catemaco, a tranquil town known for its shamans and its famous Island of Swimming Monkeys. There are many things to explore in this remote area, like the Parque Natural Lagunas de Catemaco. After trekking in southern Veracruz the tour heads back north to the colonial city of Cordoba, the city of mint juleps! The journey then takes us to Orizaba and the awesome Pico de Orizaba, third highest peak in North America.

Next it’s off to Puebla and La Malinche National Park.

Then off we go to explore Mesoamerica’s largest pyramid near Cholula, the Grand Pyramid de Tepanapa, before winding up our journey in Mexico City.



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Veracruz Loop

Starting Point: Mexico City
Teotihuacan Ruins
El Chico National Park
Tilaco Mission
El Cielo Biosphere Reserve
Tampico City
El Tajin Ruins
City of Veracruz
Tlacotalpan World Heritage Site
Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve
Catemaco Town
Parque Natural Lagunas de Catemaco
Cordoba City
Orizaba Town
Puebla City
La Malinche National Park
Cholula Ruins
Mexico City
:Ending Point



$1,000.00 (USD)

Group Size: 2 – 13
(larger groups can be accommodated)

$1,000.00 (USD)


  • Accommodations up to $25usd per night, per person (based on double occupancy)
  • Transportation in our 15 passenger expedition type extended van
  • English and Spanish-speaking tour leaders
  • City & Location Orientation Tours
  • All camping gear (excluding your own sleeping bag)
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Available internet access
  • Multimedia systems (watch video en route)!
  • Access to AC/DC/USB charging systems for most devices

  • Other dates for this tour are available by reservation. Use the additional instructions field in checkout or Custom Tours Request Form for more details.

Not included:
  •  Airfare, taxis, buses, public transportation fares and tips
  •  Accommodations above $25usd/per night - per person (based on double occupancy)
  •  Restaurant meals, entrance fees, museum, site and/or activity fees
  •  Alcohol, or beverages other than filtered water

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