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Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Rio Secreto Nature Reserve Tours and Tickets

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Rio Secreto, or the “Secret River,” is a series of caves carved out by the flow of an ancient underground river in Mexico. While the reserve is most famous for its large half-sunken cavern—a popular diving spot—you can also explore eerie passageways, swim in the river, and admire dripping stalactites, stalagmites, and colorful mineral formations.

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Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal – Puerto Juarez Km 283.5, Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen
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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

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Explore the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve outside of Cancun on this full-day excursion, where you swim and wade in one of the most spectacular underground caves in Mexico. See the famous crystal caves on a tour that showcases the spectacular natural wonders of the Yucatán. Choose round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel, or meet your guide at Rio Secreto directly. You also have the option to visit the Tulum ruins which you can add as an upgrade.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.87
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$85.87

Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya

Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya

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Combine a visit to Rio Secreto with a tour of the Tulum Archaeological site with this small-group experience. You'll learn about ancient Mayan culture as you explore the ruins with a professional guide before continuing to the Rio Secreto natural reserve, where you'll walk and swim through a beautiful underground river.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00

From Cancun: Rio Secreto Wild Tour with Lunch

From Cancun: Rio Secreto Wild Tour with Lunch

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Experience the amazing underground river Río Secreto on this guided adventure. After a convenient pickup, enjoy a complimentary breakfast, a quick tutorial and all the necessary gear you need for a day of exploration. Cycle through lush jungle, marvel at the otherworldly rock formations of an underground cavern, and enjoy a relaxing swim in a semi-flooded cave. Enjoy a delicious lunch—it’s included in the tour—before returning to Cancun.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

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Embark on the ultimate eco-tourism experience: a visit to Río Secreto Nature Reserve, an incredible semi-sunken cave system located just a few miles from Playa del Carmen. Don a wetsuit, helmet and headlamp to explore this underground river's vast wonders, marveling at its impressive rock formations and splashing through the waters of its limestone tunnels as your guide identifies unique vegetation and tiny creatures along the way. Back on solid ground, savor a traditional Maya lunch and relax in the jungle before returning to your hotel.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.87
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Rio Secreto Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

Rio Secreto Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

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Visit Rio Secreto, the longest semi-submerged cave in the Yucatan Peninsula, without having to wait in line with this package, which includes skip-the-line admission tickets and a guided experience through the river. You'll also get access to lockers and towels, wetsuits, safety helmets with headlamps, life jackets, and even lunch are included in the price of the experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen

Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen

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Explore Rio Secreto in Playa del Carmen, including additional access to new features with a Rio Secreto Plus admission ticket. Visit the new 'Dry Route', which includes a visit to the Salón de la Paz for a fantastic sound and light show and a 25-minute guided walk on the interpretive nature trails. Bike through the forest and go rappelling, then continue to Rio Secreto's natural underground rivers and impressive caves filled with unique rock formations. Fuel up with a buffet lunch and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages. Use of all equipment and transport from the welcome center are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Hidden Underground Secret River in Playa del Carmen plus Tour

Hidden Underground Secret River in Playa del Carmen plus Tour

With his ancient voice, Río Secreto has told us incredible and beautiful stories. Its walls and formations are like a geological library with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Many of its secrets are yet to be discovered. This site is a living example that it is possible to admire and get to know the natural beauties causing the minimum impact since we are a Nature Reserve that firmly believes in ecological, sustainable, and responsible tourism to be able to share with the whole world this treasure that was revealed. Río Secreto is valued in constant evolution, it is the place where nature and human beings converge in harmony. Knowing Río Secreto is knowing yourself, this is the place where things are possible and dreams are achievable.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Amazing Secret River near Tulum with Snorkel Equipment, Buffet and Drinks
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Amazing Secret River near Tulum with Snorkel Equipment, Buffet and Drinks

Enter discover the enigmatic Mayan underworld, our guides will take you on this unique journey of exploration and adventure. Rio Secreto is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, a place of impressive caverns through which runs a crystal clear underground river full of stalactits and stalagmites. Live a unique experience, as you enter the dark caverns, walking and diving among the rock formations, marvel at the magical world beneath your feet. Millions of years of natural history and a memorable adventure full of emotions await you on this tour. This Mayan Underworld is waiting for you!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Full-Day Tulum Expedition and Rio Secreto Adventure

Full-Day Tulum Expedition and Rio Secreto Adventure

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Combine a trip to the archaeological site at Tulum with a visit to the enchanting Rio Secreto with this full-day, small-group experience. You'll spend time exploring the subterranean caves and waterways at Rio Secreto and explore the ancient Tulum ruins and learn about Mayan culture, all in just one day.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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A secret river adventures tour. Explore the nature wonders of the Riviera Maya
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A secret river adventures tour. Explore the nature wonders of the Riviera Maya

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Explore the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve on this guided multi-activity tour. Hike, bike, swim and rappel the massive cavern in groups of 10, and enjoy an interactive experience inside the Room of Peace. All gear plus a buffet lunch provided. Choose pickup service from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel, or meet your guide at Rio Secreto directly.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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Rio Secreto Plus Admission Ticket with Transportation from Riviera Maya Hotels

Rio Secreto Plus Admission Ticket with Transportation from Riviera Maya Hotels

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Hike, bike, and swim at the Río Secreto Nature Reserve. This adventure includes admission to Río Secreto Plus, which includes a light and sound show projected on the impressive geological formations inside the Salón de la Paz (Room of Peace). Snorkeling gear plus light refreshments, a buffet lunch, and round-trip hotel transport are provided from Cancun or the Riviera Maya.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Rio Secreto Plus Cancun

Rio Secreto Plus Cancun

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Discover Cancun’s underground cave attraction Río Secreto on this guided tour. Travel through the caves, swim in the natural underground rivers, and check out the extensive rock formations during your visit. The underground attraction also features activities such as rappelling and cycling, as well as a light and sound show.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Live the wild experience tour with Bike Trip, Snorkeling Equipment and Buffet
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Live the wild experience tour with Bike Trip, Snorkeling Equipment and Buffet

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Explore the subterranean river of Rio Secreto and learn about ancient Mayan history and belief systems with this group tour, which includes round-trip transfers from Playa del Carmen. Highlights include an underground cave tour by bike, the chance to swim and snorkel in an underground river, and an included buffet lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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IMMERSE YOURSELF in a Secret River with Plus ADVENTURE with Bike route & Rappel
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IMMERSE YOURSELF in a Secret River with Plus ADVENTURE with Bike route & Rappel

Visit the Rio Secreto, home to ancient rock formations and a crystalline underground river, with this guided tour. You'll learn about ancient Mayan belief systems as you discover stalactites and wade in underground waters. You'll also get the chance to participate in a rappelling activity and dine on an included lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Hotel Pick Up

Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Hotel Pick Up

Explore the subterranean Rio Secreto with this tour. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Rio Secreto, where you'll take a guided tour of underground chambers filled with stalactites and stalagmites. All safety equipment will be provided and there will be lockers and changing rooms available for you to use.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00
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Río Secreto Playa del Carmen

Río Secreto Playa del Carmen

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Connect with ancient Mayan history on the Rio Secreto — considered one of the best natural reserves in Mexico and named one of the world's top 10 Mayan activities by National Geographic. Strap on a head lamp and enter a semi-flooded cave system, where you'll walk and swim through sparkling caverns and pools. Celebrate the completion of your underground trek with an authentic Mayan lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Secret River

Secret River

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Rio Secreto is a journey through a glass museum, whose formations tell the geological history of the earth and certainly an experience life-transforming. Be part of the new natural wonders of the world. His creation and training is millennial, inside the underground river, here you can understand part of human history, at the same time you can appreciate the impressive visual spectacle that thousands of stalactites and stalagmites will bestow on this mysterious and enigmatic place. Here you can witness millions of years of history is a magical place where you can travel 600 meters, swimming and walking through its beautiful routes between stalactites and stalagmites.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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Discover a secret river in middle of the Jungle. Snorkel and buffet included.

Discover a secret river in middle of the Jungle. Snorkel and buffet included.

Enter into a mysterious underground world—Rio Secreto, the Secret River, one of the longest and most beautiful accessible caves in the Yucatan—when you book this tour from Cancun. Dedicated guides will accompany you through the galleries as you snorkel, swim and walk amid dramatic landscapes of stalactites, stalagmites and natural crystal. For ease, your package includes round-trip transfers and a buffet lunch with soft drinks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

DISCOVER a Unique Secret River with Plus EXPERIENCE in Bike route & Rappel

DISCOVER a Unique Secret River with Plus EXPERIENCE in Bike route & Rappel

Venture deep into the bowels of earth, a zone the Mayans know as Xibalba, or the underworld, on this extraordinary journey to the Rio Secreto underground river system. Cycle along jungle paths, rappel down a sinkhole then swim and walk through a mysterious underground world of crystal waters, pristine stalactites and stalagmites and glistening lights. For ease, your tour includes transfers, lunch, snorkeling gear and even towels.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00

Explore the treasures of the jungle. Bike Trip, Snorkeling Equipment and Buffet

Explore the treasures of the jungle. Bike Trip, Snorkeling Equipment and Buffet

Add jungle exploration to your Cancun trip, with this excursion into the heart of the Riviera Maya. You’ll swim and snorkel in an underground river, cycle through the jungle, and explore caves as you learn about the rock formations that abound. For convenience, both breakfast and lunch are included in the trip.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Discover the magnificent “Secret River” of the Riviera Maya. Transport included
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Discover the magnificent “Secret River” of the Riviera Maya. Transport included

If you believe that only you can enjoy the wonders of the Caribbean at the sea or the jungle, that is a mistake. Explore inside the caverns in a secret river where you will enjoy a mysterious trip accompanied by an expert guide. Swim while the tour guide will explain you about interesting facts of the geological formations that the cavern has. This place invites you to be brave in this intrepid adventure but do not worry you will be safe all the time with the certified tour guide that will help you to go through the different levels of the cavern. Learn about the stalagmites and stalactites and how people discover this amazing secret river. Come with us in this fantastic tour!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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Amazing Rio Secreto with Rappel and Ciclyng

Amazing Rio Secreto with Rappel and Ciclyng

With his ancient voice, Río Secreto has told us incredible and beautiful stories. Its walls and formations are like a geological library with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Many of its secrets are yet to be discovered. This site is a living example that it is possible to admire and get to know the natural beauties causing the minimum impact since we are a Nature Reserve that firmly believes in ecological, sustainable, and responsible tourism to be able to share with the whole world this treasure that was revealed. Río Secreto is valued in constant evolution, it is the place where nature and human beings converge in harmony. Knowing Río Secreto is knowing yourself, this is the place where things are possible and dreams are achievable.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Underground caves tour at Rio Secreto Plus

Underground caves tour at Rio Secreto Plus

With his ancient voice, Río Secreto has told us incredible and beautiful stories. Its walls and formations are like a geological library with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Many of its secrets are yet to be discovered. This site is a living example that it is possible to admire and get to know the natural beauties causing the minimum impact since we are a Nature Reserve that firmly believes in ecological, sustainable, and responsible tourism to be able to share with the whole world this treasure that was revealed. Río Secreto is valued in constant evolution, it is the place where nature and human beings converge in harmony. Knowing Río Secreto is knowing yourself, this is the place where things are possible and dreams are achievable.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00

Private Tour of Río Secreto from Playa del Carmen with Pickup
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Private Tour of Río Secreto from Playa del Carmen with Pickup

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Visit one of the most important tourist attractions in Mexico with a local professional driver. Río Secreto is located a 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. In this private experience you will choose your pick up location, then, we will arrange the rest. Once in Río Secreto, you will receive the correct equipment in order to perform the tour. You will have to use neoprene suit and shoes, a lamp and a helmet. Now you are ready for the adventure!. This private tour consists in visiting the underground caves. Here you can walk, swim and admire the magnificent nature that characterizes this place. During the whole Río Secreto private tour, you will be you will be supervised by a local tour guide that is provided by the attraction. At the end of the tour, your private driver will take you back to your starting point in Playa del Carmen.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$476.81
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Should I book Rio Secreto Nature Reserve tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rio Secreto Nature Reserve can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Rio Secreto Nature Reserve 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rio Secreto Nature Reserve costs USD 79.00. Guided Rio Secreto Nature Reserve tours start around USD 79.00 per person.