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Río Secreto (English translation: Secret River) is a semi-flooded limestone cave system near Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. There are 38 kilometers of caves in the system, of which approximately 10% are used for ecotourism. Currently, Río Secreto is protected as a nature reserve.Add Rio Secreto to your Playa del Carmen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Playa del Carmen online day trip planner.
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Tours to Rio Secreto
€122 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rio Secreto Plus Admission Ticket with Transportation from Riviera Maya Hotels Rio Secreto Plus Admission Ticket with Transportation from Riviera Maya Hotels
Duration: 5 hours
€122 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
€94 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen
Duration: 5 hours
€81 BOOK WITH VIATOR Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen
Duration: 3 to 8 hours
€75 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rio Secreto Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket Rio Secreto Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket
Duration: 3 hours
€113 BOOK WITH VIATOR A secret river adventures tour. Explore the nature wonders of the Riviera Maya A secret river adventures tour. Explore the nature wonders of the Riviera Maya
Duration: 11 hours
€94 BOOK WITH VIATOR Amazing Secret River near Tulum with Snorkel Equipment, Buffet and Drinks Amazing Secret River near Tulum with Snorkel Equipment, Buffet and Drinks
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
€141 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Tulum Expedition and Rio Secreto Adventure Full-Day Tulum Expedition and Rio Secreto Adventure
Duration: 12 hours
€128 BOOK WITH VIATOR Underground caves tour at Rio Secreto Plus Underground caves tour at Rio Secreto Plus
Duration: 7 hours
€122 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Hotel Pick Up Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Hotel Pick Up
Duration: 6 hours
Rio Secreto reviews
Excellent tour through the cenote as well as history and geology lesson. Excellent service from pick up, to providing gear to go into the cave, to the photographers, guides, and food opportunity at...
Excellent tour through the cenote as well as history and geology lesson. Excellent service from pick up, to providing gear to go into the cave, to the photographers, guides, and food opportunity at... more »
Had a magical time with our guide, priscilla, who speaks many languages. This activity is an adventure like no other! Highly recommended
Had a magical time with our guide, priscilla, who speaks many languages. This activity is an adventure like no other! Highly recommended more »
Amazing tour and very educational. We enjoyed this experience. They are very professional and proved you with all the equipment that is needed. Bonus was the lunch afterwards was delicious.
Amazing tour and very educational. We enjoyed this experience. They are very professional and proved you with all the equipment that is needed. Bonus was the lunch afterwards was delicious. more »
One of the best excursions I have ever done! It was amazing. Daniele was a great guide. We were outfitted with life jackets, wet suits, helmets, and walking sticks. We had a place to store our stuff. It was an easy, short walk to cave entrance. The inside of the cave was so neat and interesting to learn about. I felt like an adventurer not a tourist. We had about 90 minutes inside and our own photographer. Afterwards, we were provided towels and changing time. We viewed our photos were we ate lunch. Would highly recommend.
Most amazing experience I've had. My husband is handicap and was not able to tour the underground cave so I went by myself. They made me feel very safe, not once did I feel alone and Danny was my tour guide could not have asked for a better one. He never stopped smiling and genuinely loved his job and knew so much about the cave answered every question and just has a smile from ear to ear always. I literally cried at the point where we were in the cave swimming under the earth in water so clear and pure, Danny had us turn our flashlights off and it was darker than black quieter then silence and I just felt every emotion a woman could. The zen in this place is unreal and words cannot describe how magical the earth can be. The set up leading up to the tour was very organized and very friendly staff, again making my experience the most memorable one yet. Pictures do not do this place justice. I will go for the longer tour next time around. Thank you Danny and the staff if Rio Secreto. I've been in many excursions and this is by far the best one I left a peice of me there in Mexico.
Love the place. Great natural attraction. Kids and senior citizens friendly. No cameras allowed. Photographers follow your group the entire time. Tour leaders are very knowledgeable and helpful in every aspect. Highly recommend it to nature lovers.
Photos and words do not adequately describe the beauty of the location or the experience of swimming through an underground cave. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and something that I highly recommend if able. The venue provides everything that is needed (helmet with light, life vest, water shoes, walking stick, and wet suit). Everything but the wetsuit/walking stick is required, though participants are allowed to use their own closed toed water shoes if they prefer. Lockers with locks are provided for participants to store their items. Nothing is permitted in the cave including electronics (phones and cameras). My impression is that while this likely increases photography sales from the venue, it is actually for the safety and enjoyment of the participants. Traversing the caves is slow and difficult enough as it is without participants trying to hold something, much less take photographs. The tour guide (Imelda) was outstanding both in navigating our group and providing explanations throughout the tour. She has a deep knowledge of the local culture, the cave itself, and the animals that live in it. Note: It is physically demanding, there is a 5-10 minute walk from the lockers to the cave opening, and then the cave itself. It requires stairs, swimming, and careful balance. You will appreciate the walking stick they provide for balance. This tour is fine if you are in good health, however if you cannot swim or have difficulty with stairs / extended walking - I recommend skipping.
Fantastic, unique experience to explore caves up to 78 feet below the surface. The staff and tour guides are very friendly and safety conscious. Best done in groups of 4-10 people as you must assist each other through the cave walkways. Physical exertion is moderate but you must be able to navigate slippery rocks and tight spaces. Absolutely would do this again!
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