*Departures on Thursdays from Mexico City with a minimum of 2 people. For daily departures, we require a minimum of 4 people for eco-tourism activities (visit to the waterfalls) and a minimum of 6 for adventure activities (rafting, rappel, waterfall jumping adventure) - inquire with us if you are interested.
This undiscovered treasure is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets! Embark on a 5-day adventure to La Huasteca Potosina immersed in the Sierra Madre Oriental, which offers rich biodiversity from mountains to valleys, and desert to jungle. Travel from Mexico City to Ciudad Valles and begin exploring this amazing natural region with turquoise colored rivers cascading down lush green canyons. Be amazed by the waterfalls and natural caves in Puente de Dios, before relaxing in the beautiful waterfalls and natural swimming pools of Tamasopo. Sleep to the sounds of nature in an Eco-village next to the Micos River. Explore the surreal castle and garden of Sir Edward James in Xilitla. Hike to Sotano de las Huahuas, a deep limestone sinkhole where millions of parrots and sparrows nest. Go waterfall jumping into natural turquoise pools. Rappel 50m down the Minas Viejas Waterfall and relax in the most amazing sites in la Huasteca Potosina.
Day 1 / Thursday: Night bus from Mexico City to Ciudad Valles
Take a luxury first class nightbus from Mexico City to Ciudad Valles in San Luis Potosi. (Duration 9 hrs)
Early morning, you will arrive at the Ciudad Valles Bus Station. Please make your own way to the meeting point just a few blocks away from the station (the exact address will be communicated to you before departure). Have breakfast on your own before starting your adventure around 9:00 am. Be amazed by Puente de Dios waterfalls and natural caves, then relax in the turquoise waterfalls and natural swimming pools of Tamasopo. In the afternoon you will be taken to the eco-village for check-in and a delicious buffet dinner.
Your guides pick you up at the eco-village and you head to the beautiful town of Xilitla. You will have the opportunity to visit the surrealist garden & castle built by the Englishman Sir. Edward James in the early 1920's and take a refreshing dip at the pools in the middle of the jungle. After another delicious lunch at a local restaurant you will head towards the Sotano de las Huahuas, the nesting place of thousands of sparrows. Here you do a short hike through a beautiful green landscape and arrive before the sunset to the amazing gorge (478 meter deep!) to see how the sparrows flock down in thousands after the sun sets. This is an unforgettable experience! Head back to the relaxing eco-village on banks of the Micos River for the evening.
You'll have a buffet breakfast at the eco-village and then go on an exciting waterfall jumping adventure down the Micos River. Jump from 7 beautiful limestone waterfalls into refreshing turquoise waters from 2 - 8 meters in height, an exhilirating experience. Then head to the Minas Viejas Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Huasteca Potosina. Get your adrenaline pumping as you rappel 50m down the rocky sides of the waterfall. Get some free time to kayak, swim or explore the waterfall before enjoying a well-deserved lunch. Your guides will then drive you back to Cd. Valles in the evening where you will take a nightbus back to Mexico City.
Arrive to Mexico City at approximately 6:00 am and make your own way to the hostel of your choice.
NOTE: This day to day itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to climatic and river conditions, as well as group sizes. Depending on availability and preference, you can also replace the listed activities by other activities, please contact us if you are interested (FYI: for some activities like rafting you may have to pay an extra cost).
Suggested Packing List: Camera with extra memory card and spare batteries, waterproof camera (FYI: photos will be taken during water activities, you can buy them afterwards), flashlight or headlamp, aluminium or thick plastic water bottle, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, insect repellent, rain poncho, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, t-shirts, shorts, hiking shoes and water shoes (water sandals with thick straps work well), prescription medicine, anti-itch cream, extra snacks or candy and anything else you might need for a few days in nature.