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Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen
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Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

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Ages 4-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 3–8 hours
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Professional guide
  • Use of all necessary equipment (wetsuit, helmet, water shoes, life vest)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Secreto
  • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Río Secreto, 77719 Q.R., Mexico
    Located on Hi way 307 on the Kilometer 283.5, 5 Minutes away from Playa Del Carmen 1 Hour away from Cancun, and 45 Minutes away from Tulum
Pickup details
  • If your hotel is not on the list above or you are staying at a BnB we will assign you to the closest meeting point. PLEASE CONSIDER: The duration of the Rio Secreto Admission tour is 03:30 hrs. Rio Secreto Tour + Transportation is from 05:30 hrs. Rio Secreto + Tulum Tour is from 08:00 Hrs. If you purchase the Rio Recreto+ Transportation our Rio Secreto + Tulum option, please call or email hotel information which is necessary to set the pickup time from your hotel on the tour date. E-mail : reservations@cancunvacationexperts.com The durations presented may increase due to the vehicular traffic that occurs in the transportation.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3206PCMRIO

      • 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
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • The duration for the option Rio Secreto Admission tour is 03:30 hrs. (approximately)
      • The duration for the option Rio Secreto Tour + Transportation is 06:00 hrs. (approximately)
      • The duration for the option Rio Secreto + Tulum Tour is 08:00 Hrs. (approximately)
      • 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
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      • Cancun Vacation Experts
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      • W7717YAjens
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible!
        This was an incredible experience! Highly recommend it! Hugo was our guide, he did a fantastic job! The only negative was that there were no cameras allowed in the caves. They have a photographer go with you, and they took lots of great photos, but they charge an arm and a leg for them.
        Written May 14, 2024
      • ThiloK9
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        great experience
        miguel, our guide was very friendly, funny and provided us with all the information about rio secreto, the animals and the whole ecosystem. the entrance fee is a bit pricy ( you'll be in the caves for about 90 minutes) and the wetsuits are a bit smelly, but it was still a great experience. muchas gracias.
        Written May 4, 2024
      • 969happytraveler
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent spelunking adventure!
        This tour was well organized from beginning to end. The guide was informative and helpful. The small size of the group was a plus. Groups are organized by language preference, which allows for maximum participation. Cell phones are not permitted, so having the photographer accompany the group allowed for some great photos, which we were delighted to purchase at the end of the tour.
        Written May 1, 2024
      • Q7455YAtamarar
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great time
        Felipe was a great guide. Very informative and knowledgeable of the cave and it's history. 45He was very patient and made sure everyone in the group was ok and having a good time. The views in the caves were great.
        Written April 23, 2024
      • Y8307PVchrise
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Totally wonderful and mindblowing!
        This is an absolutely incredible natural (maybe even spiritual) experience, unlike anything we'd ever done before. Not only was the underworld beautiful and refreshing, our guide, Tainara, was generous and knowledgable treated our 6 year old like he was her own nephew, making sure he was comfortable at every turn. I almost forgot to even mention Tulum, which was also an amazing vision into the past! Last but not least, the meal at the end of it all doesn't look like much, but it's LEGIT delicious. GO ON THIS TRIP AND REQUEST TAINARA!
        Written April 21, 2024
      • 488MaryH488
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        They didn't show up.
        I waited for the tour bus in a supermarket parking lot for over an hour. I was the only one there. After about 10 minutes of waiting i started texting them and they kept saying the bus would be there soon but they wouldn't give me a time. After an hour in the hot sun in a supermarket parking lot I told them I was leaving and I left. A half hour later i got a message from them that they had arrived at the supermarket. They told me they would not return my payment. I do not recommend this company.
        Written April 21, 2024
      • mackenzies807
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Experience from our trip!
        This was a perfect way to spend the day in Mexico! Everyone was so friendly and made sure that we had the best time. Willy was our main guide, and he was great! We had never been zip lining before and were a little nervous, but the nerves went away instantly! The views were stunning, the cenote was so fun to relax in for a while and the company was great! One piece of advice is to wear clothes you don’t mind being wet in for the rest of the day or pack a change of clothes :)
        Written April 12, 2024
      • J246PMkimm
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        I had forgotten why I don't love group tours
        This trip reminded me, quite frankly, what I don't love about group tours. Unfortunately, the trip was much longer than we had expected which may have been my fault. The start time was 7am end time was about 930pm. Once the usual multi-stop pick up with several different buses ended, we were on our way ( about 3 hours in to the day). The ruins themselves were lovely as were the cenote and lunch- beware lunch does not include water or soft drinks ( 50 pesos each I think)! Lifejackets were also an additional cost and mandatory (also 50 pesos). The problem with both ruins was that there was so little time, even an additional 30 mins would have made the trip much more relaxed. We found ourselves running at Tulum, and we were advised to rent bikes at Coba ( 50 pesos) because we only had just under an hour to do the 4 km total and have time to take photos and really get a feel for the ruins. Never mind the fact that washroom breaks were lined up and additional time not included in the visit to Coba. Our last bit of the trip included a stop at a market in Playa del Carmen again nice but only 45 mins. I would have liked to see less stops on this trip and perhaps a better itinerary showing time on the bus vs time sightseeing. Had I realized I may have booked a shorter trip seeing less ruins but also feeling less rushed. I also would have considered just renting a car or taxi. It is significant that we are a family of 5.
        Written April 8, 2024
      • Quest61646899757
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good zipline - some delays and no Macaw birds this year
        Staff and pickup was good. Overall staff are friendly and efficient. 2nd experience with this zipline excursion as some of the group went last year. Overall good experience. Rated a 4 as when we got there after line - they were out of gloves, and also out of harnesses — which then delayed everyone prob 30-40 minutes. This was a morning visit as well so a little odd. The other difference and not sure why — but they usually had some beautiful Macaw birds that you took pictures with during the initial welcome. My daughter, who didn’t go last year but saw our pictures, was a little disappointed that the birds weren’t there this year. Overall - you will enjoy.
        Written April 7, 2024
      • Andrea R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful experience
        Gorgeous experience, Karina was amazing, she has a lot of knowledge and she makes you feel safe and relax, I highly recommend this experience! Our driver was Octavio and he was punctual, courteous, and caring. We have incredible memories thanks to them.
        Written March 24, 2024
      • Robbin P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic First Time Experience
        Fantastic experience for my partner & I’s first time in Cancun! Very informative but in an exciting way. Our tour guide Tainara was fantastic translating for my partner in english while also keeping everyone involved.
        Written March 11, 2024
      • Jbro1186
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour of Isla Contoy, Snorkeling at Ixlache Reef and Isla Mujeres
        The tour of Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres was amazing! Isla Mujeres was a beautiful shopping island which I wish I could have spent more than 1 hour at. It was my first time snorkeling, so when we went snorkeling in the Ixlache Reef, I didn’t really like it. I couldn’t see many fish and the reef wasn’t as colorful as I imagined. Once we got to Isla Contoy, I was amazed. We ate a wonderful Mexican buffet and then had many hours of free time to relax at the beach and then do an optional hike of the island that was accessible to visitors. The water was the clearest water I had ever seen in my life. It was amazing and the water was very warm when I went in February. The sand on the beach wasn’t the best since there was a lot of seaweed, but the sand was soft nonetheless. The beach was closed off on two ends with a dock in the middle for the boats that arrive. There are little hermit crabs along with frigate birds everywhere on the island, it is so cool. For the hike, my guide showed us one of the lakes and brought us to the highest point on the island and the other shore of the island. Overall, my guides were amazing and I am so happy I did this tour!
        Written March 8, 2024
      • MariannaTravels
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A wonderful experience for everyone
        It was an amazing experience for us including our 8 year old. We were sceptical about this tour but it truly turned out to be so much fun. We took the plus experience with the bike ride and repel into a cave. Our guide was Imelda and she was very nice and knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a great time and was safe. Photos were $30 each (digital only) or 120$ usd for all of them in digital version. The food was delicious at the included buffet and transportation was efficient.
        Written March 5, 2024
      • Allison G
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We love rio secreto and our tour guide Aaron!
        My husband and I had a fantastic rio secreto experience with Aaron our guide! Aaron was very informative about the caves and also made us laugh throughout the entire tour. We recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Playa del Carmen and Tulum areas.
        Written March 1, 2024
      • Ay'a I
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great day of fun!
        Loved the adrenaline rush I got from riding the atvs around the property in the jungle! Very fast and a good workout. Our English guide Bosch was excellent and very knowledgeable about the caves and the Cenote that we explored after the ride was over! The water wad prrfect it starts off cold but further into the cave it's nice and Luke warm. I only wished I was able to bring my own phone to capture pictures without being charged for perfect posed pics.
        Written March 1, 2024
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      5.0
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      Mia S
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Family
      The Plus Tour was very good. We enjoyed everything. I would highly recommend bringing bug spray for the Repelling portion. I also am having a little tough time getting copies of our photos. I will update this review once I get them. Thx Rio!! 👍
      Written January 5, 2020
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      Thank you for sharing your great experience at Rio Secreto, please give us a call ( +52 998 2519231), we will be glad to assist you.
      Written January 6, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Chinmay S
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Couples
      Great, unique experience! Even though we didn't know how to swim, our guide Driss Castro was able to guide my wife and I through not so shallow waters. Overall, he was able to help us keep calm, engage with us well with some gentle comedy and give us a good experience. We also met 2 other couples on our specific tour and had a great time chatting with them as well! Overall, I would totally recommend this tour!
      Written December 11, 2022
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      We are glad to hear that you have a wondeful experience at Rio Secreto, for sure we gonna send your regarts to Driss.
      Written December 18, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Csl
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth every cent! The centoe was beautiful and the waters were very clean. Our guide Imelda was very nice and patient with the group. Would definitely visit it again if I'm back in Cancun. However no phones,cameras or go pros allowed... You will need to pay USD 99 if you want the pictures taken by their photographer
      Written April 23, 2023
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      We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community
      Written April 30, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      dhakshig
      Auckland5 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      We did the Rio Secreto + Tulum + lunch tour. While we enjoyed the day and were given a good service by our guide (Stephanie) and drivers, we thought it was pretty overpriced for what it was. Moreover, we were expected to tip (there were signs in all the vans saying that the drivers depend on tips for their wage, and there was a statement in the feedback form about tipping being customary in Mexico). This made me wonder how much of the tour fee (we paid almost $500 NZD) gets passed on to the people that actually provide the service. Another thing we didn’t like was the tour operator expected us to meet them in a central location rather than picking us up from our accommodation, arrived late to pick us up (7.45 instead of 7.25am), only for us to be told later by Rio Secreto staff that we got there too early (it was a 9am start). That was a waste of time... We also spent too much time at the Tulum ruins, not enough time in the caves, and were rushed at the buffet (the food was good by the way).
      TLDR: Not worth the money in our opinion.
      Written January 17, 2024
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      Javier H
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was a great overall experience. The tour was just as described and we really enjoyed our time with the people we were grouped with as we ended up making friends. As for the tour guide, Mely, she was absolutely amazing. She explained everything passionately in both english snd spanish, and cracked a lot of funny jokes. She was very patient and gave the best service a tour guide has ever given us.
      Written December 28, 2023
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      Cara T
      Weyburn, Canada47 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had tour guide Antonia - was great easy to understand and really did a good job.
      The buffet lunch after was not that good would have preferred d to skip and go back to all inclusive - one picture is $25 and the whole works is $99.
      Lockers provided the bathroom
      Is not private changing stalls.
      This is a great tour for age 5 and up you will definitely feel like you had a work out but the caves are stunning!
      Written March 3, 2023
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      Thank you for the detail comment I´m sure this will be helpfull for others looking for a good experience.
      Written March 15, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Grace P.
      Kirkland, WA3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      This was a great experience - beautiful and unique. The tour was very well run by Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. Note that the excellent tour guides are employees of the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, not from any tour company (the tour company arranged transportation for us only). This threw us off a bit as we thought the tour company also supplied the tour guide to take us through Rio Secreto. In the end, though, it worked wonderfully. We had Dani, whom I highly recommend. He has a wonderful, engaging, and friendly personality and made the day interesting and fun. Really loved that the Nature Reserve didn't make this a kitschy experience but emphasized the natural beauty and wonder of the river and cave formations. We were 2 in a total group of 6 people which was the perfect tour size. This is a must do when in the Riviera Maya area!
      Written February 21, 2023
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      Dear customer, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your time and feedback. We are so happy to read about your experience with Dani, you had a great time, which is the most important to us. We hope to see you soon! Kind regards
      Written March 14, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Aeriel Jensen
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Solo
      I absolutely LOVED this experience! I was initially unsure because it seemed like a very touristy thing to do. There are a lot of people and quite a few groups. BUT, my mind was quickly adverted. The process was very quick and it was set up beautifully so there was only one group exploring at a time. Not only that, but Driss was our guide and he quite literally made the experience for what it was. He was able to express the correct respect that we all should have toward the beauty and ancient area, while also being light hearted and humorous. My face was strained from smiling the whole time. His spirit was extremely beautiful and one of a kind.
      The process is very structured and the views are incredible. It’s also a very interactive experience, which only adds to the fun. Completely worth it!
      Written November 30, 2022
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      Dear customer, Thank you for sharing your entire experience, we love it. Your experience is the most important to us, which means a lot because this helps us to improve our service. We are glad and grateful for this, for sure Driss is one of the best and Rio Secreto is a must!!! We hope to see you soon! Kind regards
      Written December 1, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Christi
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023 • Friends
      Very fun and highly recommend! Leslie was a great tour guide and the team spaced out the different groups well so it didn’t feel cramped. I appreciated how much they emphasized being careful around the formations and being respectful of the space
      Written February 18, 2023
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      Dear Chris, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your time and feedback. We are so happy to read about your experience, you had a great time, which is the most important to us! Kind regards
      Written March 14, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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      Airdrie, Canada4 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible adventure, amazingly beautiful. I suggest you skip the dry cave and rappelling “upgrade”, not worth the additional time/money. Lunch provided was 2/5 stars. Option to buy your photos at the end, $90 USD for all or $30 USD for one. We went to the gift shop and bought a book for $15 that tells the history with lots of beautiful pictures.
      Written February 23, 2024
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