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

After pickup by van at your Veracruz hotel, your day trip begins with the 1.5-hour drive to Xalapa, nestled about 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Veracruz in the hills of one of Mexico’s biggest coffee-producing regions. Before you reach the city, visit the Lencero Museum (aka Museo de Lencero or Ex-Hacienda de Lencero), a Spanish colonial house that was once the home of Juan Lencero, a soldier who fought with Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés. Three hundred years later, in the mid-1800s, the house was bought by General Antonio López de Santa Anna, one of Mexico’s former presidents. Enjoy a brief tour of the home, checking out the period furniture and admiring the serene gardens and lake. Then continue into Xalapa, where you’ll see the city’s main attractions with your guide. The political and cultural capital of the state of Veracruz, Xalapa is home to impressive museums, churches, several universities and lovely green spaces. Highlights of your sightseeing tour include the Baroque- and Gothic-style Xalapa Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), the University of Veracruz (Universidad Veracruzana) and the Paseo de los Lagos, a popular park with lakes and leafy walking paths.Next, visit one of Xalapa’s biggest attractions and one of the most important museums in Mexico — the Museum of Anthropology (Museo de Antropología de Xalapa). With your guide, explore its collection of artifacts from pre-Hispanic cultures such as the Olmecs, Totonacs and Huastecs. The thousands of artifacts in the museum date as far back as 1300 BC and are wonderfully displayed in the airy, modern space. Don’t miss the collection's most impressive pieces, the pair of giant Olmec heads.After your museum tour, head to neighboring Coatepec, just 20 minutes away. At 4,100 feet (1,250 meters) above sea level, Coatepec has an ideal climate and elevation for growing coffee beans. The city’s other claim to fame is its designation as a Pueblo Mágico, or Magic Town, a program developed by Mexico’s tourism board to recognize towns that provide a ‘magical’ experience, meaning they offer an authentic Mexican cultural experience or hold an important place in Mexico’s history.See city sights like 18th-century San Jerónimo Church (Iglesia de San Jerónimo), and shop for crafts at the market, if you wish. Then take a break for lunch (own expense); your guide will give you some tips on where to find the best local food.Finally, enjoy your last attraction of the day, the Museo del Café (coffee museum) at El Café-tal Apan, a small coffee plantation just outside Coatepec where you’ll learn about the region's coffee-making process and history. Admire antique tools, watch a demonstration and see the harvest in action, depending on the time of year. Your tour ends with the drive back to Veracruz, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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Discover the haciendas with charm of Veracruz Day Trip

Start the day at 08:00 am, you will be pick up in a minivan in the lobby of your hotel, in this fascinating tour you will visit one of the most typical haciendas of Veracruz State; the ex-hacienda El Lencero, where lived the president Santa Anna. Then visit the Pacho Nuevo’s hacienda, an active coffee farm full of history and charm. You continue to the Roma Museum to learn about the coffee production.The next place is the Hacienda de la Orduña where today is the Ceiba Grafica. You will end the tour in the magic town of Coatepec. After shopping-craft time you will return to Veracruz city or Boca del rio.

$81 Cultural & Theme Tours

Veracruz to Coatepec-Xico Magical Towns and Xalapa Day Trip

You will be picked up from 9am and 09:20am at your hotel by a van. This full day tour includes a visit to the former hacienda “El Lencero”, an old farm and plantation house with five centuries of history and constant changes of owners, one of the most famous is  Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Then, you will go to Xalapa to enjoy a panoramic view of the downtown buildings  and you will enter to the Museum of Anthropology, the second largest in the country where the wealth of the three cultures that were found in the state is saved: Olmec, Totonac and Huastec. The tour continues through coffee plantations on the way to the waterfall of “Texolo”, you will be able to see it from two viewpoints and it belongs to the town of Xico, characterized as a colonial village with stone walkways and old houses. You'll also have the option to purchase regional food like the mole. Finally, you will arrive to Coatepec, known for its exceptional coffee production. Your tour ends at 7pm with hotel drop-off.