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Address: Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico

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You Won't Believe Your Eyes

We've seen the Voladords a couple of times at the Tlaxcala Feria. They are a sight to behold! If you get the chance, don't miss them!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've seen the Voladords a couple of times at the Tlaxcala Feria. They are a sight to behold! If you get the chance, don't miss them!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We sat on the steps of the church on the plaza where the flyers' pole is erected. The flyers circle the pole playing their flutes. Then four of them climb, wrap their ropes around the top of the pole, and are joined by a fifth who perches on the very top of the pole. Down come the four flyers, upside... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Saw the voladores putting on there show at the Mayan ruins of Tajin (which are also a worthwhile visit). Their show lasts about 20 mins and is quite impressive to see what they do for a living. Also their costumes cost an incredible amount of money and overall the whole show and story is well worth the effort to go... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Papantla is a small town, I visited in 2008, but to be able to see the Voladores of Papantla live, is such an amazing experience. Their ability to do such thing are incredible! So entertaining, cultural and colorful. It's something that you can't see in other country in the world.

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Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Voladores of Papantla are known all over the state. When we were in Tlacotalpan for Dia de Candelaria, the toy pole-and-flyers were being sold up and down the streets. The Real Voladores, in both Papantla centro and at El Tajin, are brave, colorful and entertaining. They are also keeping alive a bit of pre-Columbian history for this area. They... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

You don't need to go to Papantla to see this, as it's done right outside the anthropology museum in Mexico City every day. Interesting, I suppose, but not worth a trip to Papantla!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We watched them perform in a grassy area in front of the Museo Nacionale de Anthropologia. The pole is 100 km in the air. How one of them can simultaneously 'unwind' the rope while upside down, play the piccolo-like instrument and tap the drum at the same time is amazing - ! These 'flyers' are as good as Cirque du... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

just ok not much to say been there many times it has turned into a tourist trap not anything as it was in the not to distance past but its a must see if you have not been there do it twice the 1st & the last

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Watching the brightly-clad 'birdmen' swing around and around, gradually unwinding the rope attached to their feet is like nothing else. These men wear red pants and white shirts with a sash around their chests and a brightly colored cap. They stand out against the blue sky. Although some reviewers have said it was a Mayan ritual, the pole-dancers originated with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

very educational. last ts of shopping. ruins all looked alike. not wheel chair friendly. the flyers are interesting

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