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 Anthropology, one of the biggest museums of its kind in Mexico. Plus, learn about the region’s coffee production at El Café-tal Apan plantation and museum. You’ll travel more than 4,000 feet in elevation by the time you reach your final stop. Hotel transport included.
• 11 hours