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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
See the Rio Secreto underground river and crystal caves on this guided tour. Swim or wade in the underground pools and marvel at the crystals and stalagmites without worrying about getting lost, thanks to your guide. Your excursion includes a hotel pickup, safety briefing, use of equipment, lunch, and time to explore the nature preserve.
  • You'll start at
    Río Secreto
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Rio Secreto
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Rio Secreto
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Río Secreto
    Río Secreto, Quintana Roo, Mexico
    Rio Secreto is located near to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Explore the Rio Secreto underground river and crystal caves with a guide
  • Equipment and lunch is included 
  • Tour includes the use of showers and time to explore the nature preserve
  • Upgrade for round-trip transportation from most Cancun and Playa Mujeres hotels
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Cancun or Playa Mujeres hotel (if option selected), or choose to meet directly at the Rio Secreto Nature Preserve. At the preserve, listen to your guide give a safety briefing. Don your equipment, including a hard hat, lamp, wet suit, life vest, and water shoes. Head underground with your guide and make your way past the floor and ceiling crystal formations. Walk along the designated path or swim and wade through the underground river. Move along with the river, and view the colors and mineral forms that lie all around it. Exit the cave and opt for a shower. Enjoy a buffet lunch and spend some time exploring the nature preserve or relaxing. Finish the tour with a ride back to your hotel or Plaza Kukulcan.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Río Secreto, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Use of all necessary equipment (wet suit, hard hat, water shoes, life vest)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Lockers and towels
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Passengers must weigh less than 250 pounds (113 kg)
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Cmblackschleger wrote a review 14 Oct
Connersville, Indiana78 contributions9 helpful votes
We did the Plus tour which included biking in the jungle and a short rappel into a cave. Swimming in the underground river was amazing, so beautiful. Our guide, Dany, was beyond great! Hector took some great photos of us.
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Michaela O wrote a review 6 Oct
1 contribution
Great experience. Horrible customer service on the phone TWICE (trip advisor). Our driver was an entire HOUR & 15 minutes late to pick us up. I had an excursion at 2:00pm that I missed due to this. They offered a refund while we were on the phone with customer service(trip
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Date of experience: October 2020
kytten13 wrote a review Sep 2020
Boston, Massachusetts18 contributions23 helpful votes
My family took this tour yesterday and visited the cave Enchanted (there are 5 different caves apparently). We are a family of 4: 2 out of shape parents with 4 and 7 year old boys. Due to those specifics, we elected for the most basic tour that does not have bike riding or
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Date of experience: September 2020
Choxie57 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt8 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a breath-taking experience I was thankful to share with my daughters; 8 and 22. Our guide, Alexandria was outstanding. She was witty and very patient with our fears and concerns. She's the best. Be warned, there is some hiking that may be challenging for the
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Date of experience: September 2020
Martine H wrote a review May 2020
Gatineau, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour is one of the best I've done in the world! Accessible to the majority since you walk and swim (or float with your vest) in the underground river of the FABULOUS Rio Secreto Caves. The road to get there is a quite bumby since very remote but the tour is well organized
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Date of experience: June 2019
2 Helpful votes
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Amazing tour highly recommended!
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Mario picked us up from the airport & also transported us on our return. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpfu
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My sister and I did this for her 35th birthday. This tour was very professional. They arrived at our resort on time
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Best bang for buck
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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