Exploring the Waters of Tolantongo

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Experience hosted by Arturo

15 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

We will depart the busy capital from the "Angel de Independencia" early morning before traffic has awoken toward Tolantongo. We will have private, comfortable transportation for our group. Along the way, we will stop along the way for breakfast (price included) in Actopan, one of the major cities we will be passing along the way to our destination.

Upon arriving, we will do the active part of our journey first. Cave exploration! Enjoy the warm thermal waters in the caves as you explore. Anticipate excitement and relaxation the entire time. This is merely the beginning of a day of deserved relaxation.

We will aim for lunch around noon (on your own), from one of their local restaurants.
After lunch, you will have a chance to zipline (price not included) or enjoy relax alongside the river. The river is well maintained and controlled to be clean, warm from the same hot springs and caves we explored, and a total relaxing experience.

After the river, we will move to the other part of the park to enjoy the Pocitos; warm, natural and man-made thermal pools that provide amazing views and soothe the body. There will be some other opportunities to explore more caves, breathtaking views, and cross a hanging pedestrian bridge.

Finally, before sunset, we'll go back to the city with new experiences and a phone full of new memories to share with your envious friends/family.
Other things to note
No pets are allowed on this day trip. We usually leave at 5am to beat morning traffic and truly enjoy our time in Tolantongo. There is no nearby hospital but they do have a clinic. Return times can be any where between 8pm up to 10pm; depends on unexpected traffic going back.
We will depart the busy capital from the "Angel de Independencia" early morning before traffic has awoken toward Tolantongo. We will have private, comfortable transportation for our group. Along the way, we will stop along the way for breakfast (price included) in Actopan, one of the major cities we will be passing along the way to our destination.

Upon arriving, we will do the active part of our journey first. Cave exploration! Enjoy…

What's included

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  • Food
    Breakfast will be included along the way to our destination. Anticipate the...
  • Drinks
    I will make sure to provide plenty of ice, water, and typical Mexican refre...
  • Tickets
  • Transport
    A private, secure, and insured transport will be used for this trip, that w...
  • Equipment
    I will be including some outdoor chairs, a tent, and a cooler if you want t...

Meet your host, Arturo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I left public education in the US for an indeterminate period of time to experience living in the chaos that is Mexico City. I was born and raised in Dallas (TX), and spent my summers in Mexico growing up. I hold a BA in Hispanic Studies from the Univ. Texas in Austin and was a bilingual teacher in Dallas for seven years. I am a native English and fluent Spanish speaker. I have spent my summers exploring Mexico- north, central, and south. Mexico City is the central point to beginning your journey in any direction. I am able to get around the city and the countryside without issue. When designing trips, I take into consideration and anticipate what my “neediest” friends would need for a trip that is relaxing, entertaining, and most convenient. I am more than happy to share a piece of my best experiences and memories with you.
I left public education in the US for an indeterminate period of time to experience living in the chaos that is Mexico City. I was born and raised in Dallas (TX), and spent my summers in Mexico growing up. I hold a BA in Hispanic Studies from the Univ. Texas in Austin and was a bilingual teacher in Dallas for seven years. I am a native English and fluent Spanish speaker. I have spent my summers exploring Mexico- north, central, and south. Mexico City is the central point to beginning your journe…
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Where you'll be

We will be traveling to the hidden community of Tolantongo, meaning "place of warmth". The small community of locals have joined together to provide a relaxing place to escape daily life and experience their hot waters. It is a beautiful place that feels like paradise. It is located north of CDMX in the state of Hidalgo. Here we will experience a beautiful cave with thermal springs, a warm soothing river, and the relaxing pools of hot springs.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Dominique
March 2020
Book this experience with Arturo, it will be an amazing endless day of natural wonders. I didn’t want it to end, but you can only do so much in a day. The tolantongo spaces are amazing, the caves, the tunnels, the pools, the river, the waterfalls, and Arturo and Hugo make the experience smooth and magical. They’re such great people to be around with, they sincerely care about the place and you as a visitor. Do it!
Book this experience with Arturo, it will be an amazing endless day of natural wonders. I didn’t want it to end, but you can only do so much in a day. The tolantongo spaces are ama…
Shirley
March 2020
Guys you should definitely go to this place is was wonderful and so super relaxing, the experience was super cool and they make you feel it’s about you and they make sure that you have a great time, also they take you to the right places for you to eat and see, don’t have to worry about anything but to be there.
Guys you should definitely go to this place is was wonderful and so super relaxing, the experience was super cool and they make you feel it’s about you and they make sure that you…
Carmen
March 2020
One of my top activities during my trip to Mexico City. I am so glad to have found this experience to share with my mom. It gave her an opportunity to relax and truly enjoy her vacation. Arturo, Hugo and Jorge are a great team. Each one made sure we were comfortable and adjusted to my mom’s needs since she is a senior. You will have a great time dipping yourself in those waters and chatting with locals who are super friendly. The park has various levels you can explore. And the food and drinks were delicious as well. I will definitely visit the area in the future. Don’t hesitate to book with these guys, they will show you a great time.
One of my top activities during my trip to Mexico City. I am so glad to have found this experience to share with my mom. It gave her an opportunity to relax and truly enjoy her va…
Nylmarie
March 2020
El camino se hizo bastante rápido, el lugar es hermoso aunque salió a ser un lunes feriado y estaba súper lleno. Los chicos son muy amables y simpáticos pero le Falta un poco de organización y conocimiento basico. Pero en general estuvo bien.
El camino se hizo bastante rápido, el lugar es hermoso aunque salió a ser un lunes feriado y estaba súper lleno. Los chicos son muy amables y simpáticos pero le Falta un poco de or…
Erika
March 2020
This experience was an absolute treat. Everything was amazing, from the drive, to the organization and professionalism. They never rushed us and always were thinking of our experience. The food was so yummy, the views were AMAZING! I definitely reccomend Arturo's experience. Thanks Arturo and Hugo you guys were the best. Thanks for making my Family feel so comfortable
This experience was an absolute treat. Everything was amazing, from the drive, to the organization and professionalism. They never rushed us and always were thinking of our experie…
Dylan
March 2020
Despite being the only 2 guests on the tour, we had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Arturo and Hugo picked us up from our Airbnb and it was a scenic drive to a delicious breakfast at the halfway point. They stopped for me to get water shoes and were very attentive the whole time. The hot springs were beautiful and they provided everything we needed, down to photo shoots from every angle ;) it was so much fun and a very unique experience, especially the caves at the end. Really happy we decided to do this, thanks guys!!!
Despite being the only 2 guests on the tour, we had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Arturo and Hugo picked us up from our Airbnb and it was a scenic drive to a delici…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water/swimming clothes

Shampoo/bath wash