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“Amazing Flying Dancers”

Los Voladores of Papantla
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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz
Ranked #2 of 48 things to do in Veracruz
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is one of the more amazing things we experienced during our trip to the Veracruz region. Having 4 men launching themselves down, tied to a rope and twirling upside down to the music of a flute played by a 5th man dancing on top of the 30 meter pole, was exhilarating. It made our 4 hour trip to Tajin even more worthwhile.

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

We caught this in Paplanto and I think beginning to end, it was about 20 minutes. Our guide had told us the cost would be 30 MXP. Someone tried to charge me 50 MXP and I refused so they accepted the 30 MXP. Record a video with your cell phone. The performers will happily do group photos after the event is over.

3  Thank WendyPerez
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Traditional people fly around a standing pole. It was a traditional performance but now the demonstrate it several times a day.

2  Thank bruno123452015
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Probably the best place to catch this spectacle is at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Ascension, just next to the main square of Papantla de Olarte.

Basically, five men climb a tall vertical pole. While one plays the pipes, the other four jump off the top (with ropes attached, of course), and spin around as the rope slowly elongates. Each man goes around 13 times, multiplied by 4 is 52 (the weeks in a year).

This is part of the ancient fertility rite, which is quite a spectacle to witness. Yes, they do it now more for the tourists than anything, I expect, but it is quite something, especially when you realise that there are no safety nets...

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Very, very good show! We were there for the day to see the ruins. Wonderful place to see! Show is about once per hour or so. A tip is requested, and about 50 pesos per person.

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