Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves and Tulum Ruins

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From $85.87

449 reviews   (4.71)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: cancun, mexico

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Explore the fascinating Rio Secreto, a natural wonder of the Yucatan peninsula. Secluded from the crowds, this underground passage represents part of the Mayan underworld. The secret of this aquatic system is its mystical character where peace and tranquility have a different meaning. You will be able to experience unforgettable moments of connection and introspection.
A local expert tour guide will help you navigate the mostly waist-high waters as you wade and swim across the river through a cavern made up of whimsical shapes of stalactites and stalagmites. What makes this a truly unique experience is that you have the option to add a visit to the Tulum ruins which is available as combination.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Lockers and towels


Professional guide

Use of all necessary equipment (wet suit, hard hat, water shoes, life vest)

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Passengers must weigh less than 250 pounds (113 kg)
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The duration for the option Rio Secreto + Tulum Tour is 08:00 Hrs. (approximately)
  • The duration for the option Rio Secreto Tour + Transportation is 06:00 hrs. (approximately)
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • The duration for the option Rio Secreto Admission tour is 03:30 hrs. (approximately)
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Rio Secreto
This attraction is located near to Playa del Carmen, you will observe a natural history dating back millions of years and you will be able to swim about one kilometer below of the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in groups of 10 people maximum on the underground river.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tulum Archaeological Site
When this option is selected . We will visit the remains of an ancient clifftop fortress. Tulum used to be a main trading hub . Walled on three sides . The front open facing the Caribbean sea. The views are breathtaking .Your tour guide will go deep into the main buildings history and astronomical findings.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

When Tour with transportation is selected: Expect to be picked up at mayor hotels in Cancun or Meeting Points from downtown Sit back and relax while your driver takes you safely to Rio Secreto nature park.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Rio secreto with Driss
E7532UQdyland, 13-09-2022
Driss was amazing and very knowledgeable. Cared deeply about the caves / environment and making sure we had a great time.
Amazing experience!
43valeriaa, 06-09-2022
It was amazing! Our tour guide Priscilla was amazing, sweet, funny and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend.
Jenkligman, 04-09-2022
I went in one person and emerged someone completely different. I was with a group celebrating our friend's 50th birthday and we took a private tour with our guide Miguel who was knowledgable, hilarious, kind and everything you would want in a guide. I am group minded but admit that I am terrified of the water and so swimming in an underground river was not my first choice for an excursion. But armed with my wetsuit, hardhat and life vest and my ladies by my side, I did it, I swam in an underground river. It was clear, it was cool, and it was magical. When we all turned off our headlamps I felt a sense of peace I'd never felt. I left all of my fears and worries down in the cave and none of us wanted to leave. We could have spent days in the cave. Truly a magical experience and one I would share with everyone I love. On my Top 5 experiences of everywhere I've ever traveled.
Amazing experience. Even better care
nathaly16arroyo, 01-09-2022
What an experience. This is a must! The guide Ismelda was amazing and well knowledgeable. She made the experience a thousand times better. And Jericó, he was an angel, after I left my phone in the bus he ran go get it and brought it back before the boat left. They where all so kind and the experience was unreal.
Highly recommend!!!
Lovestocruise, 01-09-2022
Absolutely fantastic experience! Our guide Amber spoke fluent English and was fun and knowledgeable. When the water shoes I brought ripped, she insisted on giving me hers and she went barefoot through the cave. What a sacrifice!
Know that walking in the cave is strenuous, uneven and can be difficult.
Food was great.

Highly recommend!

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