Rio Secreto Expedition

  • Rio Secreto (underground River) tour
  • Rio Secreto
  • Cave adventure
  • great wonders of the world
  • All Natural Rio Secreto
  • Hike and swim through rare underground river
  • thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites
  • mysterious and truly spectacular
  • step back in time
  • stunning underground river

Put your wetsuit, helmet with a special lamp and wet shoes. Get deep in a cave, walk 600 mts and swim in an unforgettable scenario.

Enjoy a fantastic experience in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya that begins at the moment you arrive at the Natural Reserve where you will be greeted by our highly trained guides and equipped like a professional dive master. You will put on a wetsuit, helmet with a special lamp and wet shoes.

At Rio Secreto (Secret River), you will experience the silence of a world below, crossing for an hour and a half through the crystalline water museum. Filled with a kaleidoscope of speleothems, walk an easy 600 meter route amidst the thousands of stalactites and stalagmites found in this protected natural reserve. This is an underground adventure like no other!

After the tour, you will be provided with an excellent lunch of light foods and have a chance to relax at this great natural habitat.


08:00 - 09:00 am: Pick up at the hotel
10:40 - 10:50 am: Short general briefing at reception area
10:51 - 11:05 am: Jungle crossing to arrive at the beautiful meeting point
11:06 - 11:20 am: Take a shower and put on the special gear provided at the meeting point to start the guided tour of the underground river.
11:21 - 12:50 pm: Walk through the sacred underground river
13:00 - 13:45 hrs: Light lunch is provided at the meeting point (nachos and one quesadilla, fresh fruit and natural flavored water)
14:00 - 14:20 hrs: Return to the Rio Secreto reception area.
15:30 - 16:00 hrs: Back to the hotels.

Overall rating: (35 Reviews)

It was awesome my family and I enjoyed very much will be back soon. Beautiful peaceful place.
Score: Recommend: YES
from San Diego CA.
Sep 13, 2019
Felipe and David are awesome, friendly and on time. Gustavo the guide is great, shared a lot of info.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Los Angeles, CA
Sep 10, 2019
The whole tour was so beautiful and Mich the guide was phenomenal. So much knowledge and passion for what he does. I was an experience I will never forget.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Portland, Or
Aug 13, 2019
Fantastic adventure. Our guide Felipe was amazing. Photos are much too expensive, we would have bought a photo for $15 but not $25. 2 for $25.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Charlotte NC
May 4, 2019
Alfredo was AMAZING. He was passionate, knowledgeable, and all around excellent.
Score: Recommend: YES
from New York, NY
Mar 7, 2019
I would have liked to purchase the pictures of our adventure but $25.00 for one picture too expensive.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Sacramento, Ca
Oct 3, 2018
We loved Benito! He was a wealth of information! The terrain is a bit intense, so I used a walking stick and it saved me several times. Next time we are back in the area, we will do the tour again but a different part of the cave system. It was THAT cool!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Oregon
Aug 1, 2018
Rio Secreto was amazingly beautiful! So glad we decided to go on this tour. Bus ride over was nice & comfortable as well (Tour bus with AC & bathroom). Absolutely no complaints; completely satisfied!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Vermont, USA
Apr 23, 2018
Great tour.Knowledgeable guide. Lunch was great!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Ladysmith, BC
Nov 17, 2017
Our tour guide Vickey was awesome!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Palm springs,CA
Aug 25, 2017
We enjoyed with the tour. Julian is a excelent guide
Score: Recommend: YES
from Quito - Ecuador
Aug 15, 2017
Excellent service from beginning to end
Score: Recommend: YES
from Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13, 2017
Great experience and a wonderful sight to see. Highly recommended to those who have never seen a cave before. Nature at its beauty!!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Eastvale, CA
Aug 13, 2017
The tour was amazing
Score: Recommend: YES
from New Jersey
Jul 12, 2017
The only complaint I have is that the constant photography was distracting to say the least. You are trying to maneuver through the water and you have the photographer constantly asking you to pose. I would definitely make my feeling known about no photography if I venture into another cenote since it was very intrusive while you are trying to enjoy the experience.
Score: Recommend: YES
from North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Mar 15, 2017
This was incredible. Santi was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining
Score: Recommend: YES
from Woodbridge,VA
Mar 15, 2017
Love this tour!
Score: Recommend: YES
Nov 30, 2016
The terrain in the cave was a little rougher than expected, but it just made the tour more adventurous.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Acworth, GA
Nov 4, 2016
Awesome experience. The guide was great & the group was relatively small which was nice - 7 of us. The experience in the cave was absolutely amazing! Great job!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Las Vegas, NV
Sep 27, 2016
Excellent tour and transportation. A must-do!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Andover, MA
Sep 12, 2016
The staff there where very nice and friendly I loved everything about rio secreto. It was a really great place to visit. On top of that the caves were awsome
Score: Recommend: YES
from Richmond CA
Sep 7, 2016
Incredible adventure
Score: Recommend: YES
from Texas
Jul 23, 2016
This was a great experience made even better by the fact that we had a very knowledgeable guide, Benito.
Score: Recommend: YES
from England
Mar 1, 2016
The guide was GREAT and helped me immensely as I had difficulty with the walk. Frankly, it was too strenuous for me. I've swam in cenote caves before without a life jacket, which I can handle but the trek with the rocks was beyond my capacity.
Score: Recommend: NO
from Asheville, NC
Feb 4, 2016
Definitely one of the highlights of our vacation. Our guide was knowledgeable, witty and made the experience memorable.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Mission Viejo, CA
Aug 29, 2015
This tour far exceeded our expectations. We have already recommended it to everyone and we will definitely come again when we visit Cancun next year. The cave was spectacular and the tour guide was absolutely fantastic. Rio Secreto was the high point of our vacation, hands down!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 14, 2015
This was a great tour and the guides are very knowledgeable. A must do in Cancun.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Oklahoma City
Aug 8, 2015
Loved everything about this expedition! Can't wait to go back and bring my family & friends!!!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Monrovia, CA
Jul 9, 2015
Great tour! Really well run, excellent guide and information.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Guelph, ON
Jun 19, 2015
Our tour guide was excellent. He had a bit of hard time as I could not swim ;)
Score: Recommend: YES
from Melbourne, Australia
May 9, 2015
It's a must do excursion when visiting Cancun. Loved it!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Puerto Rico
Sep 10, 2014
Totally amazing! Our guide, Epco, was very knowledgeable and super friendly! When you first get there you watch a video in your preferred language and then they give you a guide that speaks your language which makes it much more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend this activity and we want to return ourselves soon!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Hanford, Ca.
Jan 23, 2014
I have been to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico,which is a lot bigger than Rio Secreto,but you walk on a paved path and everything is well illuminated.Rio Secreto is just the opposite.No path,hardly any illumination.You truly feel the adventure of being in a cave.It was also exciting to see bats and a cave spider.Lunch was a buffet which also had enough vegetarian options and we got to taste the "ixtabentun",an anis flavored liquor.This was one of my best tours out of Cancun.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Vista, CA
Jan 8, 2013
It was a really good time.
Score: Recommend: YES
from San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2011
Loved it! Our tour guide Pablo was awesome: knowledgeable, fun and very committed. This was far and beyond the best tour i took in Cancun area. would love to come back.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Northbrook, IL
Oct 30, 2011

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Tour from Cancun Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $109 $97.00 USD
Kids: $54.5 $47.00 USD

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Kids (4 - 11):
- Only kids up to 4 years old
- Kids from 4 to 11 years old pay

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