Playa del Carmen
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Playa del Carmen Adventure Tour: ATV Ride, Cenote Swim, and Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Badge of ExcellencePlaya del Carmen, Mexico
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience more of the Yucatan peninsula’s top attractions in less time on a 2.5-hour ATV adventure from Playa del Carmen. On your own personal ATV, you’ll stray from the beaten track and follow a route through jungles, beaches, and rural settlements. Descend to the subterranean caves of Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, swim in the crystal clear waters of a cenote, and stay refreshed with included water and soft drinks. This family-friendly tour comes with a choice of morning and afternoon departure.
  • 2.5-hour ATV adventure to Rio Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen
  • Family-friendly tour that requires no previous ATV driving expereince
  • Follow a scenic route through jungle and mountain roads
  • Explore the subterranean caves of the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve
  • Swim in underground rivers and a cenote
  • Water and soft drinks are included

What's Included

  • Helmets and googles, Beverages, Medical Insurance
  • ATV (single or double)
  • Tour guide in English, Spanish, French and Italian
  • Exploration of Underground River at Rio Secreto
  • Swimming in a Cenote
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation (15 USD from Puerto Morelos - $10 USD from Playa del Carmen)
  • Soda/Pop

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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What To Expect

At 8am, 11am, or 2pm, your tour begins at a centrally located meeting point in Playa del Carmen. Here, you’ll get to grips with your personal ATV, which can accommodate up to two passengers, and receive a detailed safety briefing.

Then, once you feel confident, embark on a 17-mile (28-km) route that winds through mountain roads, dense jungle, and rock formations. After approximately 40 minutes, you’ll arrive at Rio Secreto Nature Reserve and descend to a subterranean network of caves.

Refresh in an underground river and admire elaborate crystal formations before returning to sea level and continuing to your final destination, a cenote.

Spend approximately 30 minutes refreshing in the sinkhole’s crystal clear water before returning to your original departure point in central Playa del Carmen.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Driver must be over 16 years old
  • No kids under 4 years old
  • Please bring biodegradable mosquito repellent, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a towel, sunglasses and a swimsuit
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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63 reviews
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less than excepted
Nuha_B, Mar 2023
was OK and less than expected ATV was nice but not that long, I was slow and they decided to do short ride from with out asking ! cenotes was nice but was not that long trip doesn't worth 107$ with transportation
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We appreciate your comments and we understand that the perception of the experience is different from each customer to other. We will consider these comments to enhance the points.
Fun time
Rupak_D, Jan 2023
Really fun experience riding the ATVs and had a wonderful time and the underground cavern cenote was an awesome experience. Our guides were absolutely friendly.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience during this incredible tour. We will send your kind comments to your guide. We hope you have taken with you an incredible experience.
ATV ride and cave
Monica_N, Jan 2023
We had a great tour, very familiar with four wheelers as we live in Louisiana. The trails i wouldn't say were thrilling or anything, about what we're use to back at home but i could see how they might be for a beginner. Cave and cave tour was absolutely wonderful. highly recommend this crew, enjoy!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience during this incredible tour. We will send your kind comments to your guide. We hope you have taken with you an incredible experience.
One of the best excursions I have done! ( English speaking amazing staff )
JessicaHiddink, Jan 2023
Absolutely the best guides around. Spoke great English, really got involved, were accommodating and funny. We had a blast. One of the best excursions I have ever done. This company goes above and beyond. For next time I will bring my own bandana or scarf for the ATV’ing ( it’s dusty. ( they have ones for sale 10$ ) hey now I have a souvenir. They provide water shoes if you don’t have your own for free! This cenote was one of the best I have ever got to experience ( the caves amazing ) I will be returning in March and will book again to bring my mom. So much fun. Poala ( not sure how to spell her name correctly is a Gem) Can’t say enough.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We cannot thank you enough for your kind words about this experience. Your review means a lot to us and makes us see that we are on the right track! We will love to have you back anytime!
Hidden gem worth seeking out
MICHAEL_O, Jan 2023
With the plethora of tours available, this by far is the best kept secret of all and the hi-point of our trip to Cancun. The professionalism and personal attention by the staff was second to none. It's a bit of a cruise to get to the location but once there well worth the drive. We spent a good amount of time riding the ATV's and were led through a variety of terrains. Next came the underground Cenote which was incredible. Our knowledgeable guide "Bosh" carefully led us into the rainwater filled cave detailing every aspect...its' creation and makeup. Once in the center of the colorfully lit underground pool he released our family to swim about till it was time to head back out to complete the experience with a shot of Tequila. With so many tour options available, this should be your first pick.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience with us and this wonderful tour. We are very happy to know that the experience was a surprise and fulfilled all your expectations. We hope to have you back with us on your next trip.
I had a great time the...
Loretta_G, Nov 2022
I had a great time the staff was awesome I mean everybody there was awesome but I haven't received my pictures or I would upload them I'm still waiting for them it's been a couple days
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Mrs. Guy, Thank you for sharing your experience, this is very important to us. On the other hand, we are following up on your photos with the supplier, please be pending of your inbox. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards
Best tour ever
LaToya_M, Sep 2022
OMG!! This was the best tour by far. 1.5 hours on fast ATV’s, and 55 minutes in White Head cave!! This cave was by far the most beautiful creation in the world. Guides were fun, positive, and aware of everything. Must do when in Playa Del Carmen
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear LaToya, Thank you for sharing this amazing feedback on this review, your experience is the most important for us. We are glad and grateful for this, for sure we hope to see you soon! Kind regards
Great time!
Amanda_M, Sep 2022
Bosh was a great tour guide. He spoke very understandable English and gave us an excellent history of the caves with an entertaining experience
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you, I am sure Bosh will love to hear it. The staff is always doing their best in order to deliver an excelent experience.
Emma_S, Aug 2022
ATV riding was really fun, the guides were super nice. I will never forget floating in the cenote. It was cold but so relaxing
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed and had the best experience.
Need to inform...
florencia_o, Jul 2022
Need to inform transportation is not included because it charge separate We didn’t see is not included
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for the feedback, however the information is on the website´s tour description and also is mentioned on the confirmation. Hope you had a good time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
An awesome adventure
Heather_R, Jul 2022
This was an amazing experience!! Frida noticed that my son wanted to go fast and pulled us out and took us on our own personal tour where he could drive fast! Frida is very passionate and informative about the Cenotes. Everyone there was absolutely amazing.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for sharing your comments about this experience we are glad to see that the guides are doing an excellent job this will enhance our position and standards to keep providing this service
Memorable experience.
Chayanne_S, Jun 2022
Great ATV run with the crew! Some first timers and some wanted speed they accommodate everyone! After ATV you step underground the very roads we went on with ATVs. Photographer provided! Definitely recommended!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
So glad you had a good experience, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, this will help others
Exhilarating ATV ride with a refreshing underground cenote
Michael_E, Jun 2022
We had a great time getting the adrenaline pumping with the ATV ride in the Jungle. And ended it with a once in a lifetime experience of an underground cave with a cenote. The tour guides were great, very helpful and respectful. Thank you to Lauciello, Giovanni, Enrico and Campbell.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your comment! We're so glad you enjoyed, it becames one of our customers favorites.
We only did the secreto...
Kimberly_M, Jun 2022
We only did the secreto cave tour. But it was a blast. Such a great experience and our tour guide was great. Lunch afterwards was super yummy. Highly recommended.
Great Experience
Nicole_P, May 2022
The excursion was a great experience that I would definitely recommend to others who are looking for a fun and memorable visit during their stay in Mexico. I will be coming back on my next visit. Our tour guide Frida was very knowledgeable and made the experience even better.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Looking for thrilling this is a must!!!
LaJeda_C, May 2022
This was the most thrilling, breathtaking and relaxing excursion all in one! Alex was a GREAT tour guide. The ATV’s were FUN and thrilling we rode some rough terrain that was immediately level. The cenote is a must it was relaxing and calming after such a thrilling ride. Our tour guide was for knowledgeable on her history of the Mayan, cenote caves and the wild life surrounding.
Great family adventure
Michael_H, Apr 2022
We did the adventure with our kids (10, 5 & 3 yrs old) and we all had a blast! The service we received throughout was exceptional. The underground cave and cenote hike was incredible and my kids were amazed. The ATV tour was awesome. It was a bit rugged through the dirt trails and jungle, but the great crew managed it very safely. Also, be prepared for a bit of dust on some trails. We bought nice face covering bandannas there. Would definitely recommend
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Michael, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
Extraordinary experience!
Robert_D, Mar 2022
Out of the myriad of excursions we’ve done in Mexico over the years, this was absolutely the most extraordinary. We had our 5yr old son with us so we were hesitant about booking (he can’t swim). He had an amazing time (aside from getting carsick on the van ride back). The cenote is amazing and the ATV tour fun. I especially enjoyed the single track portion of the ride. Guides, photog, and drivers were all great and amiable. Can’t wait to do this again when my son can drive his own ATV!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience and can’t wait to have you back for your next time in Cancun when your boy is old enough to drive. Until then, we’re here if you need anything.
I had the guides Frida...
Perri_B, Jan 2022
I had the guides Frida and Giovanni and they were incredible. Would recommend to this experience to anyone.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
It was a good choice, we will let Frida and Giovanni know about your comments. I bet they remember you. We will be glad to have you again anytime soon
It was unreal, went back the following day
jesus_J, Sep 2021
The best experience in Carmen , by far. Super fun, amazing tour guide. Very interpersonal, don't waste your money on those big Disney like parks.
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