The next stop will be the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Mineral del Monte. In this old mining town everything will tell you about its past. You will see the European influence in its architecture, where during the boom of the extraction of gold and silver, several English companies were established. Today its old mines can be visited as they have been converted into museums such as the Mina de la Dificultad (Mine of Difficulty). Also in the Panteón Inglés (English Pantheon) those who gave their lives working in the extraction of these minerals are remembered. Be sure to try the pastes and the freshly made pulque bread.
Now the route continues to Huasca de Ocampo, a charming Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that is located at the top of the mountain, so you can only imagine the beautiful landscapes that you will be able to see. The most impressive attraction are the Prismas Basálticos (Basaltic Prisms), considered a Natural Wonder of Mexico and one of the three that exist in the world. Its origin is of volcanic lava that, when rapidly cooled by water, turn into stone columns with five or six faces. I’m order to truly admire them you have to go down a ravine. One of the delicacies that you must try here are the trout dishes.
The tour continues to Tulancingo, where it is possible to visit the Casa de los Emperadores (House of the Emperors), a place where illustrious figures from the history of Mexico, such as Agustín de Iturbide and Maximiliano de Habsburgo, stayed. Another important attraction is the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral) which draws attention for its two 17 meter (55 ft) high columns, as well as the Iglesia de Los Ángeles (Church of the Angels).
The route continues to the state of Puebla, to first know Huauchinango. A beautiful colonial town surrounded by forests, rivers and mountains, perfect for those who love extreme adventures. For something calmer, you can stroll through the Plaza de Armas located downtown and visit the Templo de Santa Maria la Asunción (Temple of Santa María La Asunción) and the Colonial-style Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). The portals are also perfect for walking. One of the most recognized events is the Feria de las Flores (Flower Fair) in March.
Then you will arrive at Xicotepec, where the main square with its flowery garden is an invitation to spend hours enjoying the place. There is music in the kiosk on Sundays and in the portals you can savor a delicious locally manufactured coffee.
In the state of Veracruz, the first stop will be in Poza Rica, an important hydrocarbon extraction center, where you can admire the monument that pays tribute to the oil workers. There are also continuous cultural presentations and kermeses (small fair).
Now continue to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Papantla. This scented little town, as it is an important producer of vanilla, is famous for the Ritual de los Hombres Pájaro (Ritual of the Birdmen). Enjoy this impressive tradition on the explanada of the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de La Asunción (Our Lady of Asunción Parish), where three flyers descend from the 37 meter (121 ft) high mast, making 13 perfect turns, while one remains on top performing the plegaria por la lluvia (prayer for the rain) and the good harvests dance. Another attraction, and just a few minutes away from Papantla, is the impressive archaeological site of Tajín, which is really worth visiting.