Papaloapan River boat tour with visit to Tlacotalpan and Alvarado
Attractions & guided tours

Papaloapan River boat tour with visit to Tlacotalpan and Alvarado

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover Papaloapan, the river of the butterflies
  • Admire wonderful coastal landscapes in Veracruz
  • Visit Tlacotalpan, "The Pearl of the Papaloapan", declared a World Heritage by UNESCO
  • Explore Alvarado city
What to expect

Get ready to take a boat tour along the Papaloapan, the "river of the butterflies", the second most important watershed in Mexico. The tour will start in Tlacotalpan and end in Alvarado's Port. You will have the opportunity to admire wonderful coastal landscapes, with their characteristic fauna and mangrove formations.

Tlacotalpan, also known as "The Pearl of the Papaloapan", is a town with well-preserved architecture and traditions. Declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, Tlacotalpan at the time of its marine boom came to receive large sailboats and schooners from Europe. You will visit the Nezahuelcoyolt Theatre or windward colossus, and the Agustín Lara house-museum.

Next, the tour continues to Alvarado, a city of commerce, where the purchase and sale of sea products are the most common and where its beautiful river carpentry works are recognized throughout Veracruz and the republic.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation
    • Bilingual guide (Spanish, English)
    • A visit to the town of Tlacotalpan
    • A visit to the House-Museum of Agustín Lara
    • A visit to the Nezahualcóyotl theater
    • Boat ride to the Port of Alvarado
    • Alvarado's Downtown
    • Tickets to the attractions
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off beyond specified area
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-8)
    • Infants (age 0-2): free of charge
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from your hotel in Veracruz or Boca de Río. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout

    What to remember
    • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place
    • The use of a face mask is mandatory
    • Pick-up available from most downtown hotels in Veracruz or Boca del Río
    • Bring your identity document
    • This tour will depend on the weather conditions
    • Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended
    • You should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and carry extra cash
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Amphibian Operadora Turistica
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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