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Playa del Carmen: Rio Secreto Underground River Tour

4.5 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Rio Secreto

Playa del Carmen: Rio Secreto Underground River Tour

Activity provider: Rio Secreto

From US$ 119 per person

Head to Río Secreto Nature Reserve to experience this exclusive new tour. Rappel, cycle and discover the secrets of nature on this half–day tour.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Walk through the caves of Rio Secreto alongside the underground river
  • See the breathtaking natural formations of the area
  • Have the unique chance to visit the new dry route along with rappelling and cycling
Full description
At the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, experience a journey into the bowels of the Earth to find impressive geological formations that tell the history of the planet. Enjoy trails that transport you to Xibalbá (the Mayan underworld). Arrive at the reception and service area in Cancún and sit down for a welcome video to introduce you to the reserve. Head to the nature reserve and get set up with the security measures and equipment you will need.  Rappel, cycle and try the dry route. Upon reaching the Salón de la Paz (Room of Peace), admire a light and sound show in a totally natural setting that will take you back in time to the creation of the universe. Enjoy a regional buffet and choice of drinks to finish off your spectacular tour before you head back.
  • Access to the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve
  • Specialized guide
  • Use of lockers
  • Wetsuit, life jacket and headlamp rental
  • Towels
  • Regional buffet
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel pick–up and drop-off
  • Photography
  • Souvenirs
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Meeting point

Main entrance of Rio Secreto. The park is located approximately 5 kilometers (3 miles) southwest of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. The caves are easily accessible via Cancun-Tulum Highway 307 kilometers 282.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Intoxication
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour operates Monday to Saturday
  • Tour will proceed under any weather conditions
  • Babysitting service available with prior reservation for an additional cost
  • The minimum age for this tour is 7
  • Maximum weight 120 kilograms / 264 lbs
  • Photography or video cameras are not permitted inside the underground river
  • Not recommended for those with severe physical or motor disabilities, heart problems, pregnant women or those under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • Use of chemical products such as sunblock, insect repellent, excessive makeup will not be allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Memorable experience. The dry foot cave tour was interesting, the water part was fabulous. The activity with bike and abseiling is a plus that you can do without. The meal is ok but nothing more. The big disappointment is the photos. A professional photographer follows you during the tour and takes great photos... at $25 a photo! Incomprehensible.

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March 1, 2022

Excellent day out with so many activities to fill the day with a lovely buffet dinner to finish. Very highly recommend to anyone visiting the region.

October 3, 2022

beautiful experience, rio secreto is a marvel

August 9, 2022

Product ID: 67643