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Playa del Carmen: Rio Secreto Underground River Tour

Playa del Carmen: Rio Secreto Underground River Tour

From US$ 99 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5.5 - 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pick-up is available from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya.
Small group available


  • 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
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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
  • 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

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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It was a mega tour! I can recommend it only. The only downside is that the pictures (all of the group cost $ 99) 1 picture costs $ 25.

September 13, 2021

Something different but totally awesome activity to do in Mexico. Definitely worth the visit. Guide (Felipe Salazar) was knowledgeable about the history of Mayans. He has good sense of humor but still maintains professionalism. He was helpful and always checking safety of each participants.

August 19, 2021

November 2, 2020

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