Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

4 hr, 30 min


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Group Tour

Discover the mysteries of the Yucatan on a visit to Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. Enjoy an exciting afternoon adventure at Rio Secreto, where you’ll wade and swim through an underground river and encounter the stillness of a crystal cave. You can select hotel pickup and drop-off, or meet your guide at a central location in Cancun.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Rio Secreto, Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km 283.5 Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen 77712 Mexico

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Rio Secreto, Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km 283.5 Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen 77712 Mexico

After the swim, you will enjoy a delicious regional buffet in the Rio Secreto restaurant. ( alcoholic drinks are not included).

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Use of all necessary equipment (wet suit, hard hat, water shoes, life vest)
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Departure Point
Río Secreto, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
"La Perla Pixan"

"Plaza Antigua"

8:15 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews

Reviewed: February 13, 2020


Awesome. Perfect Lynn handled and beautiful. Only problem is your photos are on a web link with a password and we can’t seem to get them. Going to contact for more info, but the underground cave experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Reviewed: January 20, 2020

Christian F

Very interesting and cool thing to do! Would definitely recommend to my friends and family if they would visit Yucatan.

Reviewed: January 17, 2020


One thing I will note is that I bought tickets under the assumption that I had purchased transportation as well but after looking again I realized the tickets were admission only, they did not say "admission + transportation". I made a short call to Viator and spoke with a representative who quickly corrected my mistake and we were set to go! Pickup/drop off was a breeze, the do's and dont's were clearly communicated, lunch was good and our guide Gustavo was fantastic! My favorite part was when the group got to float in total darkness listening to the bats flying over head.

Reviewed: January 6, 2020

waldery jr

They don’t pick you up at the place you have combined and let to inform you at the day by e-mail and they dont refund me... wasted of money

Reviewed: December 26, 2019

Cynthia S

Only one word for this tour.... WOW

After checking in, we were bussed deep into the jungle, passing snake and big cat crossings. Yes, as in tigers and jaguars. We showered in order to protect the ancient waters in the 2 million year old cave, then put on wet suits, water shoes, life beats and helmets with head lamps before descending 5 stories beneath the earth into the cave. We navigated rocky terrain in ankle deep water until we were finally floating in the underground river where parts were over 30 feet deep. The cave was magnificent, sometimes like a cathedral ceiling and other times very low requiring we push along on our bellies with the cavernous formations directly above our heads.

This is not a theme park or anything manufactured for tourism purposes. This cave system was only recently discovered with artifacts found dating back to the ice ages. It was absolutely an incredible experience. And our guide Jazz was wonderful. We went in as a small group of strangers and came out as a family after helping each other across the enchanted trail.

It's a must see, authentic ancient place once navigated by the Mayans. Unlike any other.