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Rio Secreto

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Address: Carretera Federal Cancun- Tulum 307 en KM 282 | Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen 77781, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 877 2377
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Mexico reveals its newly-discovered underground river: Very few places in...

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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This excursion was one of the best I have ever taken. Absolutely awesome! They offer two different tours. One is just a tour of the under ground river which is fantastic but if... read more

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Cranbrook, Canada

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Cranbrook, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This excursion was one of the best I have ever taken. Absolutely awesome! They offer two different tours. One is just a tour of the under ground river which is fantastic but if you take the Reo Secreto plus you get to ride pedal bikes to a spot in the jungle where you rappel down into an underground cavern and... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group was very diverse and thanks to Ro everyone had the best time! My cousin and I picked this excursion based off the TripAdvisor reviews and it was everyone's favorite. We made a fun game of trying to high five on the bumpy roads. Then you get suited up and go to the shaman and he blesses you before... More 

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Thank Nicolee006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of our most memorable moments in Playa Del Carmen. This place is truly magical ! Unforgettable experience. Water shoes, wet suit, helmet and lockers are provided. Towels and showers too. Bring a change of dry clothes and if you can, snacks and water which you can keep in locker. The lunch was "one star" and water and beer costs... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to this region of Mexico would not be complete with our experiencing a cenote, an underground river. Rio Secreto was recommended by the hotel tour company as being one of the better ones to experience. Our pick up was on time, but what should have taken 30 minutes ended up taking over an hour. We were the first... More 

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Pearland, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of my cruise excursions! What an amazing, informative and unique adventure. The water was cold, but you have a short sleeve wetsuit which helps. To see and learn about the Mayans use of the underground river, as well as the discovery was very interesting, and there's nothing like laying on your back in the water in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Cancun. A rare sight (Rio Secreto means "Secret River"). We entered through a cenote and travelled through an underground river. We were dressed in a wetsuit, water shoes, a life jacket and a helmut with a headlamp. That headlamp was our only light source. What followed were breathtaking scenes at every turn.... More 

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Thank Tito N
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the Rio secreto tour!! We live Andre, he s the tall guy that's from Spain I think. He s totally awesome! Our driver was Jose Luis (yep just like that Spanish version of "Jerry Springer") Jose Luis! Jose luis! The drive was pretty nice and pro driver. The tour was AMAZING!!! The caves are beautiful, plus the water... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful experience and would recommend it to all comers. Our guide was amazing and new everything about the nature of the caves and there origin. The caves and the waters were amazing and a must see for anyone who likes exploring.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our visit to Rio Secreto. It was exciting, educational, and stunningly beautiful. This is not an easy walk in the park. Participants should be able to walk on very uneven surfaces, be comfortable in the water and in some very tight spaces, and be willing to spend a good 1.5 hours underground. Our guide was terrific, keeping... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rio Secreto (the secret river) is not like other underground cave tours that you may have taken. For one thing there is a river running through it, and most of the tour has you in the river. Secondly, and perhaps more important, the people who operate the tours have a great deal of respect for the environment. So there are... More 

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