Rio Secreto – Cancun’s Secret Underground River

Rio Secreto

Only a few minutes away from Cancun, you can find what for a thousand years was considered one of the best kept secrets in the Mayan world: the Rio Secreto (the Secret River).

Río Secreto opens doors into a fantastic voyage, offering a magical journey which brings alive the mystical tales from the Mayan underworld. Today its secrets are uncovered thanks to an amazing tour through an underground river, where you can admire crystal clear water hollows framed by beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. This live natural museum is unique in the world.

The adventure begins onboard a Unimog (a land vehicle) which takes you on a 20 minute trip into the jungle to the Natural Reserve of Río Secreto. Once there, you’ll be greeted by an expert guide who will provide you with special equipment to ensure safety and comfort so everybody enjoys this fantastic underground experience.

The trip through Río Secreto lasts about an hour and a half. In some areas, you’ll walk, while in others you’ll swim. During the trip, you’ll be able to experience and admire the unbelievable offerings of Mother Nature. You’ll discover these wonders at the rhythm of an amazing concert performed by water drops in a silent, quiet and peaceful atmosphere; undoubtedly, a unique moment to share with friends and family.

At the end of the underground adventure you’ll be able to share impressions of your magical experience while enjoying a healthy lunch, or resting in the middle of the jungle lying in our traditional hammocks.

Río Secreto is much more than a tour, its part of a fundamental and responsible development plan in a privileged natural area where a protection agreement has been signed. This agreement promotes the use of clean and environmentally-friendly technologies and a culture of respect and conservation for the region’s natural resources. Our commitment is to preserve the beauty of our state and pass it on to future generations in better conditions than it was given to us.

Río Secreto is “a fantastic life experience”.  For more information about how to get there and for details on Alltournative who organise the tours to the Rio Secreto check out http://cancun.travel/en/2008/08/26/welcome-to-the-mayan-underground-cancuns-secret-river-by-alltournative/.

 

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5 thoughts on “Rio Secreto – Cancun’s Secret Underground River

  1. I can say Rio Secreto was the best experience I’ve had in a long time. It was amazing to finally discover the underground magic river where the ancient Mayas used to perform their rituals and ceremonies. I was expecting to be afraid down there, but the amazing surprise is that I had the most peaceful moment I’ve had in years: magical! Seriously, I highly recommend Rio Secreto for everyone wishing to explore the magic of nature. It’s for all ages! I am taking my Granny next time, for sure.

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