Rappeling at Sinkhole of Parrots from Tuxtla Gutierrez

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archaic paintings

What To Expect

At more than 140 meters in depth, we will admire the deep beauty of "Sima de las Cotorras," Spanish for Sinkhole of Parrots. We'll go down about 50 meters into the cave so we can see archaic paintings. Also get the chance to observe a flock of parrots coming out of the sinkhole!


Rappeling Tours from Tuxtla Gutierrez
Departs From:
Tuxtla Gutierrez
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7 hours
daily at 8:00
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The "Sima de las Cotorras", or Sinkhole of Parrots, is a limestone cavity that measures 160 meters (520 ft) in diameter and 140 meters (460 ft) in depth.

We'll rappel in the circular cavity, where hundreds of parrots sleep. We will see the parrots at dawn, rising up in ascending circles, and returning at sunset in the same way. Near the end the climb, we'll take a small perimeter path inside the cavity so we can see some archaic paintings.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Ground transportation (roundtrip)

  • One meal and water

  • Rappel equipment (helmet, harness, lifts and descenders)

  • Entrance fees

  • Basic travel and adventure insurance


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tour is only guided in Spanish.

  • Tour takes approximately 7 hours.

  • This tour also has an additional option for transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas at the end of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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