Explore-Share logo and link to home

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

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

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
See rooms
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel San Juan Puerto Rico
See rooms
La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort San Juan Puerto Rico
See rooms

About the guide

Guide profile image




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.


English | Spanish



Request more information

What people are saying about 3Summits



The guides with 3 Summits were incredible! The company was super communicative and answered all my questions ahead of the climbs. I did the trip solo and the guides were fun and kind and I truly felt like I was climbing with experts.



Great company. Very attentive and helped me a lot.



Amazing experience! I had such an incredible time on the mountain. My guide Abraham, Ahmed and the 3Summits Staff, especially Karla whom I was in contact with the entire duration, were all phenomenal. I recommend them 100% for anyone looking to climb Pico de Orizaba. Abraham is very experienced, knowledgeable and kind. It was a wonderful climbing with him. It has been awhile since I have climbed due to injury, and he definitely helped me get my confidence back. You can tell he truly likes what he does, and that is very important in the mountains. Highly recommend him as a guide!!! Ahmed was also a joy. He was so helpful throughout the trip, and helped with logistics, food, and setting up. Very positive person! And Karla was amazing, and always on top of everything. Very nice, and quick to respond. I can't wait to go back someday. That mountain is great for training, and a fun peak in itself. I highly recommend hiring a private tour, like I did, if you have any injuries or want to go at your own pace. It's well worth it. But, 3Summits does have a 1:2 ratio, which is better than a lot of other guiding services out there, should you choose to go in a group. I am very impressed with 3Summits and will use them again. Thank you! :)



Honestly, everything was organized very very well. From the communication prior to the climb, the pick up, the food, the camp and the guides: very very well organized. Very friendly people as well. Would recommend climbs with this organization anytime again without hesitation.



Yesterday I summited La Malinche with my guide Daniel. It was a great experience, and I was super impressed with my guide, and the communication with the 3Summits team. I am also very appreciative that Daniel really took the time to make sure I was safe and enjoyed the climb. Highly recommend this hike to get ready for Pico de Orizaba, or on its own! Thank you for an amazing day!

You may also like

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.