The Cave of Swallows, Aquismon

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Observe the deep abyss of The Cave of Swallows: with a depth of 370 m (1,214 ft) from its highest side, it ranks as the world's largest known cave shaft. Extreme sport enthusiasts can attempt the adrenaline-inducing vertical climb down to the cave floor. Be warned, however, that once on the floor you'll likely encounter snakes and other unpleasant creepy-crawlies. Even if you aren't planning to climb down the cave, arriving at the opening requires a strenuous descent along hundreds of steps, making it unsuitable for the elderly or those with mobility issues. To visit The Cave of Swallows on your holiday in Aquismon, and find out what else Aquismon has to offer, use our Aquismon itinerary maker.
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  • Reach the basement on your own in the morning from Ciudad Valles, it is not so easy or at least nobody could tell us if buses out at 4 in the morning, so we opted for a taxi, we arrived at about 5 where he hoped us Marcelino, who we would carry to the basement to see the output of the bencejos and hence make the descent. The spectacle of the bencejos is incredibly beautiful, and the spectacular descent, one of the best experiences. Marcellin and his team are super careful and kind, they understood my fear at all times and helped me to encourage me. We got the 400mts and toured the basement (of the width of 3 football fields) for as long as we wanted to. The ascent is not so pleasant because there is much bounce and my stomach it suffered, but nothing unbearable. I do not regret having it done though it is the budget because it is quite expensive, but the reality is that lower requires 8 people up by controlling the ropes and doing the strength to get on and get off. To the 12 already were returning and were able to seize the day for another ride. Marcelino is a local guide, so if you're thinking in lower do it with, that does not belong to any company tour, but the money returns to the community living near the basement (Facebook: Marcelino Santiago Margarito) answer very fast and is super friendly
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  • incredible to be there is a privilege that I invite you to go and enjoy in silence and in a respectful manner since it is a site where millions of birds along with the community that has been able to respect them, it is sad that people do graffiti or foolishly shout along the Avisma. the fall it must be incredible and better contract directly there with the local people at better cost but if you bring money and dispose of two days one will and agendas and other do abseiling. Although if you want to book search facebook to those who can provide the service but ensures that the premises are not agencies, is a heavy staircase above all return but it is so gentle and so beautiful to be at the top of the hills and admire how perfeto equals the flight of birds, super fast ideal type six morning and afternoon between 5 and 6. just don't expect to find clean bathrooms
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  • we arrived in the black intrigue of the morning, having left our hotel outside of aquismon at 5 am. without headlamps or flashlights, we had hoped the dawn would have cracked upon our arrival at the v...  more »