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El Ocote Reserve Guided Hike + Cave Swimming (Full Day)

On this full-day guided hike in El Ocote Biosphere Reserve, explore the outstanding La Venta River Canyon, hike to the Aguacero Falls, discover a limestone cave, and cool off in a subterranean river! Get outside and explore on this fun, family-friendly day in El Ocote!

USD $99.00USD $112.00

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Learn, Explore, & Swim on this El Ocote Reserve Guided Hike

El Ocote Biosphere Reserve is home to outstanding biodiversity, breathtaking natural landscapes, and endangered wildlife. With massive sinkholes, caves, and underground rivers, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve protects important ecosystems and provides spectacular, truly unique outdoor experiences.

On this full-day El Ocote Reserve guided hike, adventure along the massive La Venta River Canyon. Descend 700 stairs into the canyon where you’ll visit the breathtaking El Aguacero Waterfall. Here, watch as the water cascades from high cliffs over moss-covered boulders, and explore the many rocky outcroppings and small caves created by the falls.

Then, continue your adventure in the El Encanto Cave, where you’ll have the opportunity to swim in the refreshing subterranean river and delight in the outstanding geography of the cave.

Tour Information

From Tuxtla Gutiérrez: 8:30 am to 15:00 pm
Desde San Cristóbal: 7:00 am to 16:30 pm
Start and End Location: Hotel at Tuxtla Gutierrez or San Cristobal
Availability: December to May

What’s Included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off from Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristóbal
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Adventure equipment: helmet, jacket, waterproof headlamp
  • Entrance fee to El Ocote Biosphere Reserve
  • Insurance (contact for further details)

What to Bring

  • Sun glasses and hat
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear and an additional set of clothes
  • Bathing suit/clothes for swimming
  • Full-size bath towel
  • Binoculars

Important Notes

  • The El Ocote Reserve guided hike is easy to moderate. Trails are mostly flat. Inclines and descents are made via stairs.
  • This experience is not recommended for persons over 60 years of age, pregnant women, or children under 7 years of age.


Chiapas, Mexico

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Chiapas, Mexico 16.753800, -93.116000

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