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Rio Secreto

Carretera Federal Cancun- Tulum 307 en KM 282 | Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen 77781, Mexico
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Ranked #31 of 255 activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Mexico reveals its newly-discovered underground river: Very few places in the world boast conditions that make it possible to witness the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Rio Secreto specializes in preservation, whereas other companies have used dynamite to make it easily accessible for tourists to visit while damaging the natural caves. Most hotels can book this trip for you, but if you book directly you can usually find a discount. There on-line customer service/chat feature was EXCELLENT!!!! They require you t arrive 30 minutes prior to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was there on July 21st and I must say this is one of the most impressive and majestic places I've seen. The staff is great, specially our guide Julio.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Linda was our tour guide. Having small groups go at a time works well. We received an excellent tour and enjoyed it. Going at 11 AM worked well. By the time you finish the tour and eat there is little to no time before you are back in the van and going back home. The food is ok at best.... More

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Columbia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

First of all our guide Phillip was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable about the Rio Secreto that any fears or hesitation about going into the cave was gone immediately. The water was cool and crystal clear. The stalagmites and stalagtites were amazing

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The guided tour is impressive. An underground crystal -clear river, running through a cave with amazing formations. Unique experience to say the least. The food is a basic uninspired buffet, but we did not go for the food. You will not be disappointed. Not for small children/babies

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful excursion. This is not disneyland, and for that I love it even more. Where else can you submerse yourself in 2million year old surroundings. Rodolfo our French guide was very informative, our group was half English and half French and he made it understandable for all of us. If you are claustrophobic this is not for you.... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a definite highlight on our cruise- the excursion on the Amazing Secret River adventure, aka, Rio Secreto. You receive all the "gear" you need including water shoes, a wetsuit, a lifejacket, and a helmet with headlamp. You can even select a walking stick to use (a must). The guide was excellent and very informative. We came with a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Upon leaving our cruise ship in Cozumel, we were quickly loaded onto a boat ride for Playa Del Carmen. The ride lasted about 45 minutes and then we were driven by van to the Amazing Secret River entrance. We were fitted with wetsuits and helmets and headed through a small hike to the cave entrance. The cave itself was beyond... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visit the Rio Secreto when we went on a cruise, at first I thought it was a bit expensive, but it was worth it!! Our guide Raul was fun and knowledgeable. My children, 8 and 11, were afraid of going on a cave at first, but they loved so much that they complained when Raul said it had ended.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The caves look just like the ones in the pictures on their website. You get to spend about 1 1/2 hours hiking and swimming through the cave and they take pictures all the way. If we wanted to buy the 15 or so pictures of us on a CD they wanted $79 or you could pick 1 photo for $25... More

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