SECRET RIVER & CAVERNS

8 hours | Cozumel | CZM-370
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$ 149.95
Min. age: 5 years | Max. weight: 250 lbs. (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Playa del Carmen
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
- Rio Secreto Nature Reserve
Also known as Secret River, the region's most unique natural treasure is an amazing series of caverns connected by underground waterways, with limestone and quartz stalactites and stalagmites lining the route. Once used by ancient Mayans for sacred rituals and ceremonies, the area is acclaimed as a NAT GEO Top 10 Family Activity and EarthCheck Silver certified for its good sustainable practices.

During this expedition, you'll walk, wade, and even swim through the rugged .37-mile-long route (600 meters). After you're outfitted in wetsuits, water shoes and helmets with headlamps, your expert guide will outline the cultural and natural importance of this underground world as you enter the caverns and marvel at this magical subterranean place that went unexplored for millions of years!

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
For millions of years, Secret River has decorated itself drip by drip. Moisture, minerals and time have turned droplets of water into works of art.

SNACK
After your cave snorkel, you'll be served refreshments and a light, but substantial snack.

SHOPPING
Enjoy free time in Playa del Carmen to shop or grab a bite to eat.

Special Notes:

Minimum age to participate is 5 years old, maximum weight allowed is 250 pounds. Guest must be in good physical condition and able to walk up to one and a half hours through the water. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, hat, a dry change of clothes, water shoes, cash/credit cards and reef-safe/biodegradable sunscreen (no other kind of sunscreen is allowed in the water). To avoid sunburn, bring light, long clothing suitable for use as a cover-up. Watches, jewelry, photo and video cameras are not allowed inside the caves. The water temperature is about 23C or 73F but a wetsuit is provided! The photo service at the venue is not affiliated with or provided by the cruise line. Any photos purchased from this service will be the passengers' responsibility. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver. The ride to the site will be bumpy. Pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems and/or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate. This tour operates under all weather conditions.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Guests are met by representatives in uniform

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:10
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Arrive to Cozumel pier

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10

Tour escort will give a quick briefing outlining the tour; transportation provided and will answer any questions. Guests are then escorted to the tender to Playa del Carmen

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
450
Travel time:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
15300
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Tender arrives to Playa del Carmen. Transfer to the reserve.

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
14
Travel time:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Guests arrive at Secret River where the guide will brief the guests regarding site attractions, usage and safety. The guests will also receive the equipment needed.

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Participants will be guided on one and a half hour (or 600 meter) tour of Secret River, walking and swimming along the route

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
650
Steps:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Guests will have some time to rinse off, change clothes and take a look at the photos. A light but substantial snack will be enjoyed after this unique and exciting experience.

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transfer back to Playa del Carmen

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
14
Travel time:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Guests can enjoy some free time to shop, explore or relax at Playa del Carmen.

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:40
Free time at site:
80
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Ferry back to Cozumel

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
450
Travel time:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No