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  1. Mexico
  2. Quintana Roo
  3. Playa del Carmen
  4. Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Playa del Carmen: Rio Secreto Underground River Tour

Product ID: 67643
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.
About this activity
Duration: 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

Pick-up is available from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick–up and drop-off
  • Photography
  • Souvenirs
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

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
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

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Amazing place and excellent guide, radical but very safe activities. However it is not allowed to use cameras, cell phones or gopro. Photo service is charged separately: $ 99. Photos are delivered on USB stick

February 15, 2019

March 8, 2019

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Rio Secreto

Product ID: 67643