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“Amazing!”
Review of Rio Secreto

Rio Secreto
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$78.98*
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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
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$99.00*
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Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen
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$146.00*
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Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The tour through the underground caves was awesome. Definitely something everyone should experience in their lifetime. Wearing the old (and a little stinky) helmets, shoes, wetsuits, isn't ideal, but well worth it! Going in and out of the water, with a little bit of swimming makes it a much more adventurous experience rather than just walking on a trail through a cave.

Thank RZolla
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Rio Secreto M, Manager at Rio Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Thank you RZolla for visiting us at Rio Secreto. We agree that this underground river is absolutely amazing and once-in-a-life-time experience. We are so pleased that you were able to share this adventure with us. With regard to the condition of the equipment, we appreciate that you brought it to our attention as we are always striving to improve the quality and enhance the Rio Secreto experience. We really hope that you will come and visit us again.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The tour guide Jovanna was very friendly and helpful. The cave is untouched and absolutely gorgeous. The views are just amazing. A very special experience - must see! The photos are a little overpriced but turned out well.

Thank cslingerland
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

we had an amazing time at Rio Secreto. our guide, Leon was very knowledgable, funny and an excellent leader. Everythign was very well organized and all the staff were very helpful and all seemed to love their jobs. The van ride to get to the caves was longer than we expected and very bumpy but other than that everything was just perfect. it's a great day trip if you are in the Playa del Carmen area.

Thank Codi G
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had such a wonderful experience and our guide Alejandro was very knowledgeable. We were suited up in wet suits, helmets with headlights and water shoes. Exploring the underwater caves was amazing, these are pitch black caves, with large stalagmite/ stalactite formations. It's a cool walk into the caves and you get to witness a Mayan ceremony. There are lots of ups and downs in the caves, so you really have to pay attention to where you're walking, but our guide did a great job directing us, totally an amazing experience. The coolest part was switching of our lights and sitting in the pitch black for a few minutes and enjoying the silence, pretty awesome.

1  Thank Richard G
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Rio Secreto M, Manager at Rio Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Hello Richard G
We are so happy you felt that the Rio Secreto experience was totally amazing! That moment of absolute silence when the lights are turned off really does awaken all your senses. We hope that you will remember this amazing experience for a long time and that you will share it with all your friends.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is a natural cave, pitch black with water. We had to wear wet suits, helmets with headlights. We couldn't touch anything which didn't help if we fall. There were alot of ups and downs, rough surfaces and plenty of swimming in cool water. It was fun, exciting, especially when the lights were switched off for 1 minute. It was complete darkness and silence. Most eerie moment. Do not eat the lunch or drink the water; it was what caused my husband to be sick that very night. Otherwise it's a must do. Our guide was Victor, nice, affable, experienced cave diver.

Thank Wendysdd
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