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Cave of Swallows, Rappelling adventure in San Luis Potosi, 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, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, 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.


About the guide

We are a group of mountain and rock climbing passionet 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 568 Each

Group of 2

USD 439 Each

Group of 3

USD 439 Each

Group of 4

USD 439 Each

Group of 5

USD 439 Each

Group of 6

USD 439 Each

Group of 7

USD 439 Each

Group of 8

USD 439 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


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