If you have your own, you may want to bring it. After completing the rappelling segment of this trip, you adventure is not over yet. You will still need to hike up and out of the canyon. It will be a fun and challenging day! Overnight at a hotel in nearby Fortin de Las Flores. This morning your group will leave the mountainous area of western Veracruz and take a road trip to the southern rain forested areas of the state.
First stop is to visit a local fish market in the town of Alvarado.
Overnight in a hotel in a small seaside village. After breakfast, your party will travel on a small rough road which winds through the natural thick tropical rain forest to a jungle nature reserve where a young local guide will lead you on a tour to explain some of the history and folklore of the area. Then you will embark on a lake boat ride to take in the wonderful green tropical vistas found everywhere you look. From the boat, you will travel close to some islands to try and spot howler and spider monkeys as well as many tropical birds.
Returning back to the nature reserve, your group can enjoy a nice lunch with a scenic view of the lake. After lunch, it's time to saddle up for a horseback trail ride.
You will head up into the tropical dormant volcanic hills for a ride where you will experience some excellent views of Lake Catemaco. The evening is free to wander around the town. Overnight in a hotel in Catemaco.
Lake Catemaco is usually a calm peaceful lake in the early morning and a good time for a lake kayak trip. You will paddle around a big island and try to spot holler monkeys in the trees.
After breakfast, your guide will take you on a day of tropical exploration with a driving tour around parts of the lake. Your final destination will be to the small village of Benito Juarez. A local resident guide will meet your group and lead you into the tropical rain forest jungle.
Along the way, your guide will explain about some of the plants and trees you will be passing. You will also encounter some beautiful waterfalls where if you choose to you can swim in the cool pools found below these cascading jungle falls. An outdoor boxed lunch is planned with one of the waterfalls as a backdrop. Later, you will return back to Catemaco and overnight in the town. This area of southern Veracruz is prime for growing tobacco. After checking out of your hotel, you will tour a local cigar manufacturing company. There you can learn about how they grow, cultivate, process, and package their products before they are ready to be shipped worldwide.
All aspects of this process are done by hand so you will get to see up-close their employees as they rapidly and skillfully work at the different stations. Next, your group will travel a short distance to view the awesome waterfall called, Salto de Eyipantla Eee-gee-pant-la. This waterfall was featured in the movie, Apocalypto, directed by Mel Gibson. Then you will start traveling back back to the city of Veracruz stopping for lunch along the way at one of the local restaurants. Upon arrival, you can check in at your hotel and later meet up with your guide for a fun farewell celebration dinner.
You must be a certified diver. All trip fees are listed in US dollars. Stay an add one or more of these 1 day excursions. These extra 1 day trips will require an extra night hotel stay in the city of Veracruz. We can make the arrangements for you. One of the best things I thought was cool about this tour was the biking down the mountain, meeting the local people and getting out into the back country of Mexico.
Not just the big cities. Not Cancun and all the other commercialized places. You've got to come down to Veracruz with Discover Veracruz Tours because Mike the owner and his guides are awesome! Expand All Day 1: Arrive in the city of Veracruz. Included in Tour Fee Includes: Airport pickup in Veracruz, all ground transportation except on day 7 , all entrance fees, local bilingual guide, activities per itinerary, all taxes, 11 nights of hotel lodgings, purified drinking water each day, 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 1 dinner.
Not Included in Tour Fee Not included: More Options Stay an add one or more of these 1 day excursions Visit the archaeological site, El Tajin: Descend down into the river and learn about the efforts to protect the region through eco-tourism and natural conservation efforts.
There you can learn about how they grow, cultivate, process, and package their products before they are ready to be shipped worldwide. The foot Alpa Falls in Coscomatepec gives you the chance. This camp for climbers is located at 14, feet where you will find yourself above the clouds. Coming from Xalapa, you descend from the highlands into a steamy and impressive valley where the river runs through a series of rapids of varying intensity. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Brush up on your Spanish and withdraw some pesos -- you won't see a sign in English or a price in dollars here.
Appreciate the natural beauty of Veracruz that you are helping to protect. Transfer back to the Veracruz airport.
To encourage the conservation of natural resources and the preservation of ecosystems through the development of society, environmental education and forest protection efforts. Choose start date first.
Have questions or need help? Tour Highlights Explore Jalcomulco through adventure and eco-tourism activities while supporting local communities and the environmental protection of the region. Drive a four-wheeler over vast sand dunes and go canyoning with experienced local guides. Take part in a coffee harvest and bike through the town of Jalcomulco.
Gallery See All Photos. Frequency Any day by appointment. Good For Adults, Families. Tour Participants 4 to Tour Description Explore Jalcomulco, Veracruz, through adventure and ecotourism activities on this 4-day immersion into the natural beauty and culture of the region.