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Rio Secreto Privilege

Cancun / Tulum / Riviera Maya


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Be part of a select few who enter the sacred Mayan underworld of the Rio Secreto Privilege Route, a secret underground river set aside for scientific preservation and for visits from discerning travelers that include celebrities, business leaders and heads of state. This signature experience gives you privileged access to an exclusive water-filled cavern full of rock structures like crystals, stalactites and stalagmites, which formed during the course of thousands of years. Swim and walk as your private guide gives you a premier look at the most pristine underbelly of the Mayan jungle. To add an upscale feel to this adventure, you’ll enjoy a break for wine and cheese in the cavern, as well as a chef-prepared gourmet lunch when you return to the jungle, stimulating all your senses during a thoroughly majestic journey.
  • Enter a protected underground river below the Mayan jungle, where access is limited to discerning travelers such as celebrities and world leaders
  • Follow a private guide through a cave system full of breathtaking rock formations, which are perfectly preserved after thousands of years
  • Swim in waters that were considered sacred by the ancient Mayan people, and experience the deepest, most peaceful silence of your life
  • Take a break in a cave with an upscale snack consisting of sparkling wine and cheeses
  • Savor a chef-prepared gourmet lunch in the jungle and let the sounds of nature accompany you
  • Enjoy VIP treatment throughout this signature experience, including private transportation and personalized attention
  • Activity duration: 6 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


Live a premium experience at Rio Secreto’s Privilege Route

Your exceptional escapade begins in the morning at your resort, where exclusive transportation will be there to take you and your private group to Rio Secreto. This underground river system is located at the entrance of the Riviera Maya jungle, and an outstanding private guide will greet you and prepare you by mapping out the journey to the Privilege Route. You’ll choose a route according to your wishes, and you’ll follow in the footsteps of the celebrities, business tycoons, world leaders, and VIPs who have been the select few to encounter this natural treasure.

You’ll be equipped with a brand-new neoprene suit and water shoes, along with a helmet and lamp before you’re briefed on safety measures. Then you’re ready to embark on a trek into the water-filled cavern, spending 4 hours inside a cave that is closed off to guests taking the regular Rio Secreto excursion. There’s no set schedule for your deluxe experience, so you decide where to go and how long to be at certain spots along the route. Also, a photographer will be with your group to take impossibly great photos of your cavern exploration, which you can purchase at the end of your expedition.

Encounter the most astounding rock formations in the Riviera Maya

Follow your private guide as you walk through the cave, then immerse yourself inside the sacred waters of the underground river as you go deeper into this geological marvel. Swim in the crystalline waters and take a good look at natural crystals, stalactites and stalagmites that took thousands of years to form. These are all preserved in a perfect state for scientific research and for privileged travelers like you to encounter.

Halfway through your experience, your guide will offer drinks and snacks so you can re-energize and relax before continuing on your adventure. The further you go into Rio Secreto’s Privilege Route, the more you’ll live the magic and reverence that the Mayans felt when referring to subterranean rivers as portals to the underworld of their gods. At one point on the journey, your guide will ask you to turn off the lamp lights so you can immerse yourself in a complete darkness and silence, something that will tune you in with Nature’s purest spirit.

Return to the jungle for a unique lunch prepared by a chef

After seeing more incredible rock formations and natural wonders below ground, you’ll conclude your route and return to the surface for the final portion of this signature experience. When you’re in the jungle once again, head to a special area where a gourmet lunch will be ready for your group. A chef will make sure this meal is to your satisfaction and that the flavor is as extraordinary as your exploration of Rio Secreto’s Privilege Route.

When you are finished delighting your taste buds, go meet the photographer who took pictures of your expedition. You’ll be able to select the best shots, which you can purchase to have a keepsake of this select adventure. Once your experience ends, say goodbye to your hosts and to the magical Rio Secreto, board your private vehicle and enjoy the comfortable return ride to your resort with memories of one of the most VIP journeys in the Mexican Caribbean.


  • Entrance to the Rio Secreto Privilege Route natural reserve
  • Specialized bilingual guide (English-Spanish, and other languages available upon request)
  • Wetsuit, life jacket, safety helmet and headlamp
  • Lockers
  • Towels
  • Snack during the excursion
  • Gourmet lunch (menu options upon request)
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks during lunch
  • Personal photographer

Practical Information

  • Wear a swimsuit, comfortable clothing, water shoes, and sandals
  • Bring a towel and an extra change of clothes
  • Bring money or credit card for photos, tips, and souvenirs (tipping is optional)
  • Snorkeling is not suitable for pregnant women and children without swimming skills
  • Photo and video cameras are not allowed inside the cave system
  • Activity not recommended for individuals with severe motor or physical disabilities, heart problems, children younger than 8 years old, women with risky pregnancies, or people under the influence of alcohol or any type of drugs
  • This excursion strictly prohibits the use of chemical products such as sunblock, insect repellent, excessive makeup, etc.
  • Please note that our partner will be providing transportation in their vehicle so that you can enjoy this exciting excursion.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Cancun / Riviera Maya
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 8 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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