Xanath and Papantla
The Totonac region is famous because of its culture, traditions, gastronomy and also because of the vainilla that is a gift from Veracruz to the world.
The park of Xanath is a place in the woods that is trying to preserve this traditions and allows you to know how to plant, grow up and harvest the vainilla manually. You could be in contact with the nature and people of the region making this a very special experience.
Near the park of Xanath is the village of Papantla, a colorfull village, where you can visit the downtown, with a beautiful church, the park, and the handycraft market.
In Mexico, the Ministry of Tourism gives to some villages the title of "Magic Village" to the villages that protect their original architecture, and protect their traditions and local customs, and Papantla is one of them.
We are departing early in the morning to arrive to Xanath before midday, and could enjoy the beautiful place. We will take breakfast in the park, and then make the tour knowing all the benefits of Vainilla. After midday we are going to Papantla to have lunch and do the downtown tour, visiting the park and the main Church in the village, and have time to shopping.
Then we will return to Veracruz.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your Hotel in Veracruz. If you haven't booked a hotel yet, let me know that you haven't done so yet and that you'll message me through ToursByLocals when you do"
End location: I will leave you at your hotel or the adress of your preference.
Duration: 15 hours
The duration of the tour maybe variate because of the traffic and weather
We will get around in an AVEO 2013, it has capacity for up to 5 persons including the driver and the guide. It is clean at has air-conditioned. If you want I can offer a better car with an additional cost.
The rental car with the driver, the tour guide services, the entrancy to the park, breakfast, and tour guide in the park.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 MXN - This tour only includes the breakfast in the Park, but doesn't includes the meal in Papantla, so you must have to consider it.
Lunch and Drinks during the tour
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.