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From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

1. From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

Grab the chance to visit Mexico's Tolantongo Caves on this day tour from Mexico City. Soak and swim in the thermal waters of the cliff pools and explore the many caves of the area. Lookout over crevices and mountains in natural hot springs meant for relaxation. Leave Mexico City first thing in the morning and appreciate a comfortable drive to the Tolantongo Caves. Upon arrival, take a bath in the hot springs, visit the caves, estuaries, pools, and waterfalls. Feel free to explore this paradisical place, 1280 meters above sea level. Visit the hidden paradise section, made up of 40 thermal water pools, including one with a slide. Access the paradise tunnel, which includes a suspension bridge, restaurant area, and zip line. If you want a little more adventure, take the opportunity to combine this relaxing excursion with hiking. Take stunning photos and appreciate activities fun for the whole family.

Magical Towns: Real del Monte, Huasca & Basaltic Prisms

2. Magical Towns: Real del Monte, Huasca & Basaltic Prisms

Escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico City for the day on a full-day tour of the towns of Hidalgo. Your first stop is Real del Monte, a small mining town located at an altitude of 8,900 feet (2,700 m). There you'll have a guided tour on the center of the town, where you'll learn about the colonial times, their gastronomy, etc. Enjoy an ample amount of free time to stroll the city's charming streets and, if you want to, sink your teeth into pulque bread, pastes, and plenty of other delicacies famous throughout the area. Enjoy some free time to shop and find some lunch. Then, continue to the Basaltic Prisms of Huasca de Ocampo. Admire the 30-meter tall geometric basalt columns that decorate the walls of the impressive Santa Maria Regla Canyon, where 4 waterfalls feed the San Antonio Regla dam. This place offers a collection of towering basalt rock columns lining a ravine that were formed by the slow cooling of volcanic lava. Take some time to admire 4 waterfalls crashing down these magnificent rocks. Continue to Huasca de Ocampo, named “Magical Town” (Pueblo Mágico) for its preserved architecture and natural surroundings. At the center, you’ll have time to take pictures, walk around its streets or buy a souvenir, before beginning the drive back to Mexico City, where your experience ends with drop-off at your starting point.

From Mexico City: Basaltic Prisms and Real del Monte Tour

3. From Mexico City: Basaltic Prisms and Real del Monte Tour

Get back to nature on this tour of the best natural attractions in the Hidalgo region. Departing from Mexico City, travel to the town of Huasca de Ocampo and learn all about its magical history. Wander through the streets of the town, admiring the colonial architecture and natural beauty along the way.  Later, visit the Basaltic Prisms, a true masterpiece of natural art. Get up close to these fascinating hexagonal formations and learn all about their unique geology and formation from your informative guide. Afterwards, travel to the imposing Peña del Aire, stopping at several viewpoints along the way to admire this massive canyon in all its glory. Finally, return to the village of Real del Monte, the birthplace of the Mexican paste. Learn all about the invention of this delicious treat at the Paste Museum before enjoying a stroll through the cobbled streets of this old mining town.

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What people are saying about Hidalgo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 28 reviews

A must do for travelers to Mexico City. It was worth the long commute. The waters feel amazing (they're warm) and are beautiful. Definitely a location to make precious memories.

The service is incredible and Highly recommended. Wonderful your guide, she was so sweet and made us all feel happy. Our driver was the best.

The guide was patient and very nice. The driver was a professional at maneuvering the city streets and the tiny turns at the location.

Nice place, it was worth it the long drive . The natural hot springs make my trip unforgettable

El tour estuvo excelente! El lugar es hermoso y fueron puntuales.