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Tulum Xtreme Tour

Tulum Xtreme Tour with Aventuras Mayas

I went in March to the Tulum Xtreme tour from Aventuras Mayas operator.  In this tour you go to Tulum, enjoy zip lines, rappel, snorkel, and underground rivers. This tour is an all day tour.

Tulum Site Visit.

You will start your day with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum, where the group will know about the Mayan people and this spectacular site from the certified local guide.

Tulum is a great choice to visit if you want to know about the history of the Mayas, this place is a Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city, it was built on a cliff by the caribbean sea. From there, the Mayas could see all the boats approaching from any way. This site was the entrance port for the grand trade area that the Mayas had with the other groups. In war times, Tulum were the best point of surveillance.

Tulum View

Great View of Tulum Site

The archaeological site of Tulum is very close to Playa del Carmen and Cancun, and the infrastructure to get to the site is very good, a big parking lot for the buses and cars, a commerce area with clean restrooms, small snacks places, souvenirs stores and even a Starbucks. There is a small transportation that will take you to the entrance of the wall, if you don’t want to walk this distance.

Inside the surrounding wall, where is the archaeological site there is no bathrooms or any market place so please before you go to this area, take your time to use the restrooms have a drink or wait until you return from visit the area.

Beach at Tulum site

Xtreme Tulum Aventuras Mayas

Tulum Xtreme Tour: zip-line, rappel & snorkel

After we visit and enjoy Tulum, we were taken to Aventuras Mayas activities center, there, we enjoy the other part of the day doing a zip-line circuit, free rappel and snorkel in an under ground river that you have access by an open cenote or sinkhole.

Zip Line Tour

Zip Lines Equipment Tour

The area is a natural reserve where you can enjoy from the nature all around, the people that is in charge of the area take a very good care of it, they do recycling, they use only local  material and take care of the environment.

One thing that I really like was how they take care of the visitants, they have very good safety regulations and their equipment is in very good shape.

Under ground River Riviera Maya

Snorkel Tour at Underground River

You can enjoy the extreme activities or if you chicken out from one (like I did with the rappel thing), you can wait for your group relaxing in an hammock or walking around taking great pictures of the jungle, the palapas and the coaties.

After the activities you will enjoy a local meal: grill chicken, black beans and rice, also they have spaghetti, nachos and mashed potatoes. And a salad bar with guacamole!!! corn tortillas and salsas.


Rio Secreto, Tour at Riviera Maya

Tour Rio Secreto at Riviera Maya

What is Rio Secreto at Riviera Maya?

Rio Secreto, is an under ground river caves at the Riviera Maya, where you can enjoy a fantastic tour in an underground river with a great number of stalactites and stalagmites is very close to Playa del Carmen.

If you are staying at Playa del Carmen you will arrive to the area in less than 15 minutes. From there you will be take to the deepest of the jungle to arrive at the entrance of the under ground river.


Rio Secreto Under ground River

Rio Secreto, Under Ground River – Cave, Riviera Maya

Underground rivers are rivers that go inside the ground with clear, fresh and unsalted water.

The Mayan history said that Mayan people knowledge about where the underground rivers were helps them built their cities very close to it.

I like a lot this tour because is a great and large cave that you can explore with the help of one guide in smalls groups without the knowledge of diving. 

Río Secreto is a semi-sunken cave so you can go inside and breathe normally, walk in the water in some areas and swim in the deepest ones.


tour rio secreto

We take a break at Rio Secreto Tour

If you want to book this tour at Riviera Maya please click here: Rio Secreto Tour

One of the most important things is that, this area is a protected nature reserve and before and during your journey you will be instructed in how to pass thru the areas with little o not impact to the area.

Explore this great Riviera Maya attraction in your summer vacations. Connect with nature.

You will use in this tour a neoprene suit, water special shoes, life jacket, and a helmet with led light. You will learn about the under ground river and the small species that live there, you will share a quiet and peaceful encounter with one part of nature that most of the people do not know.

Duration: About 4 hours.


Book today here: Río Secreto Tour


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