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Rio Secreto

Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km 283.5 | Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen 77712, Mexico
+52 984 147 6050
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US$ 78.98*
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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
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US$ 99.00*
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Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen
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US$ 146.00*
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Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve
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Mexico reveals its newly-discovered underground river: Very few places in the world boast conditions that make it possible to witness the extraordinary beauty of an underground river. Rio Secreto is a fantastic journey into a unique system of underground rivers and ancient caverns that reveals both the astonishing interaction of time within the interior of our planet and the miraculous existence of our lives. Come and experience this magical journey with us on your next vacations in Mexico.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km 283.5 | Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen 77712, Mexico
+52 984 147 6050
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Reviewed yesterday

Great trip to Rio Secreto, very able and informative guide Danielle, Little shocked at the cost of the official photos, so could only afford one to take home as a keepsake which was disappointing, other than that an excellent day.

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been in caves 3 other times before this and nothing can compare to this. This was one of our favorite caves to visit. We where a little scared about the terrain but Silas and the provide walking stick was great. The water was...More

Thank Casey M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our visit to this place was wonderful. The river is a unique place in la Riviera Maya and Mexico. And the guide (Lu) was great and had a lot of patience with our two four-year old kids, if you go there and have small kids...More

Thank leoncioreyes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This shore excursion stuck out when we were looking for shore excursions for Cozumel. If one is claustrophobic, it might not be an excursion for you. First, the (maybe) bad news. You have to take a 40-minute catamaran ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa del...More

Thank theonlyboknoy
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was beautiful! Awesome excursion to go on with friends and family. I highly recommend giving it a try. The tour guides know exactly what to do to make sure you have a good time.

Thank Orlando Lauren M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went in a small group (<10 people). Our guide Miguel was extremely nice and knowledgeable. He was very friendly and did a great job ensuring everyone was comfortable and happy the entire time. The caves itself is pretty amazing, the combination of natural rock...More

Thank MattDamon94
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rio Secreto is a first class operation. It's very well run and organized. The tour guides are excellent and know what they are doing. They are also very personable. Our tour guide was Lu and she has been there two years. My wife learned of...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing cenote that everyone in Playa Del Carmen should visit. Great organization and our guide (Nunes) was the best. Not giving 5 stars only because of the limitation in regards to taking your camera/smartphone/etc to the expedition and then charging around 100...More

Thank jfsolorzano
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I did the Rio Secreto Plus tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is feeling adventurous. It's more than just swimming in a cenote, it's a whole underground journey through dark caverns and tunnels. If you are claustrophobic I...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Yucatan Peninsula is a huge plate of sedimentary rock, and below it are places where the rock has been eaten away, forming caves and cenotes (water holes). This is a climb and swim through a kilometer or so of a huge series of caves...More

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Sheila R
I plan to go with a 15 month old baby. Is there a place fir me to wait for my party to explore the caves? And how long does it take to do the exploring?
25 June 2017|
Response from ELHRDH | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an area with tables for you to sit, however the tour was at least an hour and a half. You would be better off staying at your resort.
선민 이
Hi, Can I wear prescription glasses? Thank you
17 June 2017|
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Response from Marc T | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is no reason why not - i wear contacts and had no issues and another in my group wheres glasses
Vickie S
Can you bring your own water proof camera for taking pictures?
13 June 2017|
Response from jaqkei | Reviewed this property |
No. Underground pictures can only be taken by the staff.