A Day At Tolantongo

January 25th 2024 in Explore
A Day At Tolantongo

A Day At Tolantongo

Indulge in an epic 14- to 16-hour adventure on this full-day tour of Tolantongo's aquatic wonders. The itinerary is meticulously planned to cater to the diverse needs of modern adventurers. You can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of Tolantongo, where time slows down and every moment is savoured at your leisure. The tour includes top-notch English-speaking guides who will ensure you get all the details. The comfortable transportation ensures a hassle-free experience with ample space for everyone.

After a stress-free escape from the chaos of the city, enjoy a delicious breakfast in Actopan.

The journey will then continue with a quick stop in San Cristobal to gather last-minute supplies before arriving at Tolantongo. Once there, you will spend the day in three phases - starting with a relaxing dip in the "pocitos" thermal pools, followed by a refreshing swim in the turquoise river. After that, you can refuel with a hearty lunch by the river (at your own expense) before embarking on your third and final aquatic adventure. You will conclude the day with a cave exploration at Grutas Tolantongo, which boasts stunning waterfalls and warm pools. As the day ends, you will briefly stop to try some traditional English treats at Pastes Ricos before returning to CDMX.

The Angel of Independence

Our meeting point is the iconic "Angel de Independencia" monument, where we will gather at 6:15 AM sharp. We plan to depart early to dodge the hustle and bustle of the city. You don't have to worry about transportation as our group will have a private, comfortable vehicle at our disposal. We will make a pit stop for an early breakfast in Actopan, a quaint city halfway through our journey. The drive to the restaurant will take approximately 90 minutes, giving us ample time to appreciate the scenic beauty en route.


Our restaurant takes pride in catering to guests with dietary restrictions. We have various options suitable for vegetarians, and although our vegan options are limited, we make sure they are just as delicious. In addition, we want to ensure our guests start their day on the right foot, so we offer a complimentary breakfast for all of our guests.

San Cristobal

As we embark on our journey, we will pass through the serene and picturesque town of San Cristobal, Hgo. This quaint town and its community take pride in owning the breathtaking Las Grutas de Tolantongo. The drive from our breakfast spot to this magical destination will take approximately 90 minutes, and we will surely make the most out of the scenic route. We will briefly stop to pick up any necessary supplies along the way, ensuring we are fully prepared for the day's adventure.


At Tolantongo, you will experience a day full of relaxation, adventure and breathtaking natural beauty. The day is divided into three parts, each offering a unique experience you will remember.

You can start your day by soaking in the "pocitos", naturally warm thermal pools surrounded by stunning views that will soothe and clear your mind. The tranquil atmosphere of the pools creates a perfect opportunity for taking photos that will make your friends and family envious.

For those who seek more thrills, there is an option to go on a zip-lining adventure to get to the next part of the day, which the river will spend. The zip-lining experience is not included in the price of the tour, but it is worth it for the adrenaline rush and the breathtaking views.

During the day, our guide will ensure you have everything you need to make the most of your experience. The drive takes around two and a half hours, from the breakfast stop to touching the water, but it is well worth it.

You will spend approximately one hour and forty minutes at the pools, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. The natural beauty of Tolantongo is truly a sight to behold, and you will surely cherish the memories of this day for years to come.

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience with our River Relaxation package. Our next stop will take you to a mesmerising turquoise-coloured river that is well-maintained and naturally warm due to the presence of thermal springs. The soothing warmth of the water and the calmness of the surroundings will help you unwind and rejuvenate like never before.

If the weather permits, we will set up lunch for you alongside the river, allowing you to savour your meal while taking in the serene beauty of the surroundings. Please choose from our carefully curated menu to save time and maximise your experience. Rest assured, we will collect the total amount for your lunch during the day, so you don't have to worry about anything.

Tables and chairs are provided for your comfort, so you can sit back and relax while enjoying your meal and the views around you. It's important to note that the total time spent on this package includes the time it takes to move around throughout the day, ensuring ample time to soak in every moment of this rejuvenating experience.

Grutas Tolantongo Cave Exploration

Prepare to be awed by the stunning waterfalls and thrilling adventures that await you on our tour. Our guests have described the experience as "life-changing", and we are confident you will feel the same. Our experienced guides will lead you through the caverns and tunnels in the area, where you will witness the natural beauty of the caves and waterfalls up close. You can also take a refreshing swim in the warm pool inside the mountain, surrounded by the breathtaking waterfalls that cover the caves. As the tour progresses, you will be amazed by the area's unique features, including the caves' vibrant colours and textures and the waterfalls' sheer size. As the sun sets, we will begin our journey back, arriving between 9–10:30 PM. You will leave with unforgettable memories and stunning photos to share with your loved ones.

Pastes Ricos

On our way back home, we'll make a stop worth every minute of the two-hour drive from CDMX. We'll be visiting a quaint little town in Hidalgo, where we'll have the opportunity to try out some mouth-watering pastes that are a unique blend of English and Mexican culinary traditions. These pastes are flaky, buttery pastry crusts filled with either sweet or savoury delights that will tantalise your taste buds. Think of it as a croissant lovingly stuffed with some of the most delicious Mexican flavours you've ever tasted. These delightful treats were introduced by the English miners who worked in the mines of Hidalgo and have since become a beloved tradition in the area. Before we hit the road again, we'll have around 15 minutes to sample some of the best pastes you'll ever taste.

The Angel of Independence

We have now reached the last stop on our journey, which will take you straight to your home. As we depart from the pastes and make our way towards CDMX, you can expect to enjoy a scenic route for the next two hours, provided that weather and traffic conditions are favourable.