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Cave of Swallows, Rappelling adventure in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Cave of Swallows, Rappelling adventure in San Luis Potosi, Mexico | Mexico

Let one of our experienced guides take you to the Cave of Swallows in the mexican state of San Luis Potosi. Rappel into a magical world on this exclusive adventure.


1 Day

Mar - Oct




* Discover a magical place in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

* Explore the Swallows cave with an expert guide.

* Rappel down this cave and reach a world of wonders.


In the heart of the Huasteca Potosina, in the mexican state of San Luis Potosi, there is a breathtaking place that seems out of a legend: the Swallows Cave.

Also known as the sotano de las Golondrinas in spanish, this natural abyss is undoubtedly a world’s wonder! Its 376 meters allow an incredible single free fall all the way to the bottom. This place is so unbelievably fantastic, that for the longest time, it was considered the deepest free fall on Earth.

Rappelling down the cave is an adventure you cannot miss. You’ll be hanging from a harness and a rope for about 20 minutes. And once you reach the bottom you will feel as if you entered a whole different planet. Here, the noises of the birds, and the green colors contrasting with the humidity will hypnotize you.

Climbing back up, is a more challenging activity. It will demand around one and half hours of climbing. However, the adrenaline you’ll get, as you reach the top, will make it completely worth it. And of course, having the chance to explore the inside of this magical place, is an opportunity you can’t pass on.

Over 2 million white-collared swifts apus apus call this intriguing cave their home. These curious creatures are mistakenly confused with swallows. Thus the name of this place. So, on top of the rappelling fun, you’ll be able to spot these birds, including green conures, which nest in its walls.

A true treat from nature is being able to see a spiral of birds flying away after sunrise, and returning to their nest before sunset. Also, there are some falcons flying above, searching for their next prey.

Would you like to live this amazing experience? Request to book this trip today and be the envy of everyone you know!

Looking to further explore the country? Check this Nevado del Toluca ascent in 2 days.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino San Juan Puerto Rico
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Condado Vanderbilt Hotel San Juan Puerto Rico
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La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort San Juan Puerto Rico
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About the guide

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Guiding agency

We are a group of passionate mountain and rock climbing local guides in Mexico, members of the AMGME (Mexican Mountain and Climbing Guides Association), where we have been practicing and guiding around the country for 10 years.

Our main goal is to make people enjoy our mountains as much as we do and get a real experience of out Mexican style of life having a close and friendly relationship with all our clients and trying to help as much as we can.

Everybody has different needs so we can modify all our programs to what is best for you, wether you need everything from transport, accommodation, food, gear... or just want to be guided in the mountain.

Please get in contact with us to climb our beautiful mountains and we'll do our best so that you get the most of your trip.


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What people are saying about 3Summits



Loved our guide, he was perfect for us. We felt in security with him. He has a lot of mountain experience, is passionnate about the mointains and his work, knows all the tricks and techniques and always makes sure we are going well. He is in great physical shape, so he could go much quicker than us, but he adopted our pace and never put pressure to go faster. We enjoyed talking with him, he’s open, friendly and interesting. He speaks English and Spanish perfectly. The organization was also impeccable, with quick follow-ups and regular contacts prior to the trip. All the equipment provided was in good working order. All in all a wonderful expericence, I highly recommend them.



Great trip. Highly recommend La Malinche for those wishing to acclimatize to Pico. Our guides were professional and friendly. We had a difficult moment near the top of the summit, but our guide coached us through it and we successfully summitted.



This was a great trip. Well organised and with good attention so everything went smoothly. Good to have the acclimatisation hike up La Malinche before doing Pico de Orizaba. Special thanks to Mesh (guide for Orizaba) who was very helpful and developed my confidence as well as being understanding of my relative inexperience on ice. Whole team from 3 summits were definitely there to make this a fantastic experience. Makes me want to do more.



Everything about the 3 summits agency was perfect. Transport, accomodation and food were Amazing. However, the guides were what made the big difference. They are very helpful and they know what they are doing. Their positive energy made the whole trip an unforgettable experience.



The crew was great! Mesh, Dani, Patty were absolutely amazing. The food was brilliant. The gear we hired was not optimal, boots were super uncomfortable, so would definitely recommend you bring your own, even if that means buying it. Otherwise it may ruin the experience. The sleeping bags got us feeling cold, although they were meant for -5C. We had brought a second lighter sleeping bag that helped us pull through. Transportation from Puebla was great. The hike was once in a lifetime. Tricky and full of surprises but worth it!

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