Los Voladores of Papantla, Veracruz
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At Los Voladores of Papantla, witness an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony that came about over half a millennium ago and is still performed today. According to legend, the ceremony started when the gods brought a drought upon the people. It was created in order to ask the powers above to bring back the rain. During the ceremony, five men climb to the top of a 30 m (98 ft) tall pole. Four of the men launch themselves from the top and decline to the ground via rope, while the fifth stays atop the pole and dances while playing the flute. The ritual was named an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Plan to visit Los Voladores of Papantla during your Veracruz vacation using our convenient Veracruz holiday planner.
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  • I have had the opportunity to travel to papantla several times directly to el tajín and I have seen closely, these people THE VOLADORES DE PAPANTLA Grand and not only are people empirical that climb and fly has a school where the signs from guys worth in all ways to enjoy this experience!
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  • Stopped in Papantla otw to Tajin. Charming town, interesting mural. Flyers performance just a small piece of the bigger picture. Don't hang around just to see it. It's done also at Tajin. 
  • The voladores of Papantla are originally from this area. I saw them fly into Mexico City and it is an impressive spectacle!
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