Welcome to Xilitla


As the Huasteca Potosina continues to grow in popularity as a travel destination, however, Xilitla has found itself at the center of a small but quickly growing tourism bubble, and now has dozens of hotels and guesthouses as well as numerous tour operators offering rafting, rappeling, hiking and mountain-bike excursions in the surrounding countryside. There's definitely a bit of magic in the air here, as all who make it this far quickly discover.


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$1450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Huasteca Potosina Tour

Day 1 - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Welcome DayThis amazing experience starts when we pick you up from the airport. From the first moment of landed in Mexico City you’ll be in touch with our professional guides. This first day will be for rest at your hotel, an introduction to the city, and to prepare yourself for the next days of adventure. Day 2 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Departing to Ciudad VallesThe second day we’ll drive to Ciudad Valles, a little city just inside the jungle. Departing at 9 am, we’ll be at our destination around 6pm to check in at a beautiful and traditional hotel. We can spend the rest of the evening walking around this beautiful little city. Day 3 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Las Pozas Garden & Sotano de las HuahuasA harmonious integrated place of nature and surrealist architecture. Las Pozas, The Edward James garden consists of structures made of concrete, located in the middle of the jungle in Xilitla. Most of the structures imitate nature, each of these forms has a meaning that reflects the idealistic, dreamy and surrealistic spirit of its creator. To conclude this day we will enjoy a typical regional meal and then we’ll visit Sotano de las Huahuas. An impressive sinkhole, 230’ in diameter and 1,568’ depth. The abyss serves as sanctuary for thousands of birds that offer a majestic spectacle when sun goes down. Day 4 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Level 3 Rafting On our fourth day, we’re going to prepare ourselves early in the morning to whitewater raft the Tampaon river. A level 3 rafting (moderate). The Tampaon river is the most scenic river in Mexico, with turquoise color water. Surrounded by rock formations that are just amazing. Day 5 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Canyoning & RappellingAs if the prior days of adventure weren’t enough, on the fifth day we’ll be canyoning and rappelling through Micos Waterfalls. Your guides will give you all the information and safe point needed for this activity. It’s going to be a day full of adrenaline. We’ll be jumping and rappelling waterfalls with more than 165’ high! Day 6 - 6:00 am - 4:00 pm Back to Mexico CityFor the last day we’ll head back to Mexico City, departure time will be at 6:00 am and we’ll be scheduled to arrive back in Mexico City around 4:00 pm. (Accommodations for this night are not included, it's optional depending on flight schedule.)

$46 Tours & Sightseeing

Xilitla Surrealistic Garden and Huahuas Abyss Full-Day Tour

The begins when you are picked up at your hotel or you can meet at the main tour office (information will be given upon booking).Start your 81 km journey, in an air-conditioned 2015 Hiace Toyota van, with the friendly and amazing staff, who will entertain you during the entire trip with fun games and lots of information about the region.You will make a stop for "Pan de canela" (cinnamon bread) that you can try at your own expense, that locally produce and very delicious. Grab a cup of coffee with your bread if you like.Move onward to the surrealistic garden or "Las Pozas". Upon arrival, you will get to tour around "Las Pozas" for approximately 2 hours and take pics on this amazing place. You will feel like you are in Wonderland!Next, you will take a short journey to the Xilitla town and have lunch at the best restaurant in town. When in town you will be given some free time for personal sightseeing. Your guide will let you know what time to meet in order to continue the tour.Then you will journey to Huahuas Abyss for approximately 40 minutes. During the ride, you stop for the best homemade ice-cream in this region "El Palmar". Once you are at Huahuas Abyss, you will trek the area for about 1.2 km and have about 1 1/2 hours to go sightseeing.Enjoy a small snack as you make your journey back to Ciudad Valles (approximately 1 hour drive).