Back Roads of Southern Veracruz Tour - Quick Getaway
Waterfalls, Rural Seaside Villages, Tropical Wildlife & Beach Time
3 Day Private México Exploration Tour
* This tour is only offered on weekdays, Monday-Friday
from $695 /adult • $395 /child (8-17) + air
Single Supplement +$60
On this private quick getaway guided tour into the rural back roads of southern Veracruz, your small group of friends/family will hike into this region’s green rolling hills to enjoy hidden waterfalls, visit small seaside villages alongside the Gulf of México, view tropical wildlife in their natural environment, and have time to play on the local beaches.
You will stay at Casa de las Olas (The House of Waves) which sits on a secluded high bluff overlooking the vast expanse of the Gulf of México. This small family run hotel is sandwiched between two semi-deserted beaches giving you virtually your own private beaches. Las Olas has an on-site restaurant which serves simple but delicious food.
The Los Tuxtlas Region in the Mexican state of Veracruz is located 100 miles south of the historical port city of Veracruz. This is a recognized World Biosphere Area because of the vast amount of tropical trees, plants, animals, and birds which can be found there.
It was said that movie director, Steven Spielberg had considered using this tropical region to film Jurassic Park. Once our local tour guide leads you into this area, you will immediately see what Mr. Spielberg saw … a backdrop of mysteriously beautiful volcanic hills draped in a skirt of green color.
FYI: Some areas of this tour will have very little or no internet and cell phone service.
Join us for a true relaxed tropical escape on our private 3 day Back Roads of Southern Veracruz Tour - Quick Getaway.
• Scenic Ocean Boat Ride
• Enter a Sea Cave once used by Pirates
• Island with Hundreds of Sea Birds
• Hike to Pristine Waterfalls
• Waterfall Jumping
• Swim in Pools below Waterfalls
• Relax on Semi-Deserted Beaches
• Visit Small Rural Seaside Villages
• Eat Fresh Seafood
This private tour is only offered on weekdays, Monday thru Friday.
Please contact us with your desired 3 days and we will check availability for you.
4-6 adults - $695 per adult (up to 4 per room)
2-3 adults - $775 per adult (1 room)
1 adult - $1075
Kids 10-17 yrs - $395 per child (price when staying in same room with 2 adults)
4-6 adults - $715 per adult (up to 4 per room)
2-3 adults - $795 per adult (1 room)
1 adult - $1095
Kids 10-17 yrs - $415 per child (price when staying in same room with 2 adults)
* Prices in USD. Air not included in tour price
Arrive to the city of Veracruz to get ready to meet your local guide the next morning. There are many hotels and airbnbs to choose from in the city which range in price from very inexpensive to under $100 USD. We recommend the comfortable Hotel Baluarte, a nice 3 star hotel.
DAY 1: Travel to the Costa de Oro Region of Veracruz / Ocean Boat Ride
In the morning, your personal host guide will meet you and your small private group of friends/family at your accommodations in the city of Veracruz or Boca del Rio.
You will then travel a few hours south to a small rural seaside village where your group will board a boat for a ride on the ocean to explore a huge pirate cave, view tall rocky cliffs, and experience hundreds of sea birds found on an island rookery off the coast. If you are lucky, you may also spot flying fish leaping out of the water.
Later lunch will be right on the beach at one of the small locally owned restaurants. Here you can kick off your sandals and feel the sand between your toes as you eat fresh sea food (other kinds of foods are available too) only steps away from the shimmering blue sea.
In the afternoon, your host guide will take you and your travel companions to check in at the La Casa de las Olas which is located on a high bluff overlooking the Gulf of México. This small 3 floor hotel is locally owned and provides 6 simple clean and comfortable rooms (5 with with 2 double beds and 1 room with 3 double beds).
The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to do as you like. You can go for a swim at one of the nearby beaches, take a stroll along the ocean, or just relax and enjoy the expansive ocean vista below from your hotel. Dinner can be at the hotel's restaurant. Your group will sleep here for 2 nights.
DAY 2: Day Hike to Discover Hidden Tropical Waterfalls (B,L)
After a relaxed breakfast at your hotel, it will be time to meet up with a local guide who will lead you on a 5 hour walking tour up into the surrounding hills to a couple of hidden waterfalls. Along the way, everyone will get to meet a local farmer who will introduce you to how farming is done in this tropical region.
A simple boxed lunch, water, and soft drinks will be included for each of you. Wear your swim clothes because you will have the opportunity to swim in some of the pools and streams you will encounter. For those of you in your group who would like to experience a real "Tarzan-like" adventure, you can jump from a high cliff into a deep pool below. You will be jumping from a height of about 30 feet (10 meters).
Later, everyone will head back to La Casa de las Olas for the evening.
DAY 3: Relaxed Morning / Return to the Port City of Veracruz (B)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. There will be time to go for another ocean swim, take a walk, or find a hammock, relax, and just enjoy the sounds of the ocean waves breaking again the rocky shoreline below.
After checking out in the late morning, you will start to head north and back toward the city of Veracruz. For lunch, your host guide will stop at a typical local restaurant along the way. Then everyone will continue traveling back to your accommodations in the city of Veracruz or Boca del Rio arriving in the late afternoon. There you will say goodbye to your host guide and enjoy your evening back in this historic port city.
Note: Since our arrival will be later in the evening, securing a hotel for the night in the city would be a good idea.
Itinerary schedule is subject to change.
Tour Price Includes:
• This is a private tour with you and your friends & family
• 3 days / 2 nights guided tour
• Small group tour size of up to 6 travelers
• Local guide plus local experts
• All ground transportation during tour days
• All activities as listed in the itinerary
• All entrance fees
• 2 nights of hotel lodgings
• 2 breakfasts, 1 lunches
Transportation to the departure city of Veracruz/Boca del Rio
Accommodations the night before the tour starts and on the evening of day 3
Additional activities & meals not listed above
Trip interruption insurance
Tips for your guides and other helpful people
Group activities are subject to change.
Activity Level: Moderate
Maximum Group Size: 6
Suggested Minimum Age: 8 years
Arrival & Departure Cities: Veracruz City / Veracruz City (VER)
Deposit: $350 USD per person
If you would like to stay a few more days in this region either before or after your tour with us and would like some assistance in making those plans, contact us.
We can design an independent travel experience based on what you would like to see and do. We can help you to arrange local transportation, accommodations, and set you up with a local guide.
“You don’t go to all the crowded places. You go to all the more neat places; the more local places.”