Guided tour

Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Tickets to Rio Secreto and Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Secreto
Guided tour

Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Tickets to Rio Secreto and Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Secreto

From US$ 89 per person

Explore an underwater network of rivers and caves, featuring labyrinths, stalactites, and stalagmites. Then, dine on a light lunch of local food.

About this activity

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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup service is only provided for hotels located in Cancun. The pickup option is available only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Spend some time exploring the underwater world of Rio Secreto
  • Travel through the network of rivers and caves
  • Enjoy a light lunch of local food after your adventure
Full description

Immerse yourself in an ancient world of stalactites and stalagmites with a visit to Rio Secret in Playa del Carmen. Roam the labyrinths of dramatic rock formations and tranquil waters in this hidden underground network of rivers and caves.

Upon arriving at Rio Secreto, meet your guide and receive a wetsuit, wet shoes, a lamp, and a helmet to get ready for the adventure. Then enter the caves, where you have 1968 feet (600 meters) free to walk, swim, and enjoy the enchanting beauty of your surroundings. 

After approximately 1.5 hours, you will be taken back to ground level and treated to a light lunch of delicious local food. Choose the green salsa if your taste buds like it hot.

This is a chance for you to relax in the serene jungle habitat and reflect upon your experience in the caves. Next, you may wash and change before heading back to your hotel.

  • Admission fee
  • Bilingual guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cancun (if option selected)
  • Specialized equipment (wetsuit, life vest, special shoes, and hardhat with headlamp)
  • Towel and lockers
  • Snacks
  • Access to bathrooms, showers, hammocks, etc.
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs or photographs
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)

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Meeting point

Please take your voucher directly to Rio Secreto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • The pickup option is available only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 10 participants with a knowledgeable guide
  • Children under 4 are not permitted on this tour
  • Guests must be able to walk without assistance and weigh less than 250 pounds (120 kilograms)
  • Before the tour of the underground routes, please store the following items inside lockers: hats, glasses, sandals that are not secured at the ankle, watches, jewelry that could get tangled or fall off, cameras or video cameras, band-aids, backpacks and handbags
  • For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to participate in this tour
  • For cruise ship passengers, it is strongly suggested that you book your tour through your cruise line. You can do this directly through their website or on board through one of their shore excursion managers. Ask for the Amazing Secret River option
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 156 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent experience! I had a really enjoyable time—it was amazing in so many ways. These caves are so beautiful and very very interesting. Even though it’s a popular tourist spot, the groups are small and somehow they time the excursions so that while in the caves you feel like your group it the only one there. So peaceful. The caves are soooo fascinating. Our guide was Daniele and I really feel like I lucked out—he was awesome. He had all the qualities you’d want in a guide. Personable, friendly (he remembered everyone’s name from the great go!), super engaging, funny and fun, responsible (you go tell he was very concerned with our safety down there) and best of all extremely knowledgeable about the caves and immensely dedicated to the plight of conservation of these ecological treasures. His heart is in it 100%. He mentioned that he has spent hours and hours in the caves—they are a special places and you tell how much he enjoyed sharing them with us. 5 stars—highly recommend!

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January 29, 2023

The Rio Secreto is a MUST when vacationing in Playa del Carmen. You have to experience a wonderful tour at a depth of 25m. At the start you drive about 7km by bus into the jungle, where you get your equipment. Then you walk about 1km to the cave. There it goes down, partly running, partly swimming. But you don't have to dive at any time (we even had someone with us who couldn't swim at all, but then a life jacket wasn't a problem). The caves are breathtakingly beautiful! Leo, our guide, did a really great job and explained everything nicely. Afterwards you take the bus back, change your clothes and have a classic Mexican lunch. All in all a really great trip!!

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December 17, 2022

An absolute "secret tip"! The Rio Secreto was only discovered in 2006 and the entire area is a nature reserve. It is beautiful and absolutely an experience not to be missed. It is definitely not for those who are afraid of water or claustrophobic. Our tour guide Dany was an incredibly wonderful person with whom we had a lot of fun and who was able to tell us a lot about flora, fauna and of course the Rio. We had the green tour through the jungle. A real little adventure.

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October 12, 2022

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