Mexico: Waterfall Circuit
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This 3 Day Excursion Takes You To Some Of Mexico’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls And Caves.
Day One – Waterfall Circuit (Minas Viejas, El Meco, El salto y el Toro)
On the first day of your trip, you will visit the most beautiful waterfalls of the region. Beginning with the waterfall of Minas Viejas, a fall of 50 meters that forms pools of blue water surrounded by jungle vegetation, this is a perfect place to relax and be close with nature. After Minas Viejas, you will visit a lookout over the El Meco waterfall, a 35 meters limestone waterfall. Just upstream of El Meco lies the El Salto waterfall. El Salto is a 70 meters waterfall and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the region because when the water lands in the pools, it creates an extraordinary breeze (El Salto is only visible during the rainy seasons). Finally, you will visit the El Toro waterfall, a 20 meter waterfall located above the Micos waterfalls, surrounded by luscious jungle vegetation.
On day two, you will begin by visiting the surrealistic garden of Edward James. A harmonious place where nature and surrealistic architecture have been integrated throughout the jungle, the garden is made of concrete figures placed in a maze-type structure. Almost all the structures imitate the nature and every structure reflects the thought of the artist. After visiting the Surrealistic Garden, you will venture into the town of Xilitila, which is surrounded by mountains and luxuriant vegetation, to have a great meal. Day two ends with a visit to the Huahuas cave. The Huahuas cave is a vertical cave abyss with a diameter of 70 meters and 478 meters in depth. The cave acts as a sanctuary for birds and offers a spectacular show when they return as the sun sets.
Day Three – Excursion to the Tamul Waterfall and Water Cave
You will start the day by boarding a pangas (a large canoe) and paddling upstream. The first stop on your journey up the 4th canyon of the Santa Maria will be at a beautiful water cave. In this cave, there is a pit of transparent water with a depth of more than 20 meters that contains warm water which is ideal for swimming. After swimming in the water cave, we will continue to paddle upstream until the Tamul waterfall. Tamul is a 105 meter waterfall that comes from the Gallanas river. On this tour, you can appreciate landscapes of tall rocks covered with hanging gardens made of palms and ferns ideal for living a new adventure.