Start your adventure tour with a hotel pickup (if your have selected that option) and a short ride to Río Secreto Nature Reserve, one of the most popular ecotourism sites, which is open to a limited number of visitors and is dedicated to preserving the natural state of the underground cave system found here. The natural reserve and the formations found in it are considered to be miracles of nature which make for some picturesque sightings. Upon arrival, you will receive a safety briefing from your expert guide after which you can put on your wetsuits and prepare for the journey under the land. Follow your guide through the jungle and down a winding staircase into the reserve’s underground caves. As you walk deeper into what feels like the center of the earth, note the growing silence, and hear only the plod of your feet on the limestone paths and the splash from your arms wading through the waters of the cenote. your guide will lead you for more than a third of a mile (600 meters) through the labyrinth of cavernous chambers, noting the vegetation and small creatures you see along the way.
Stand amazed before the cave ceilings covered with icicle-shaped stalactites and the gravity-defying stalagmites growing upward from the cavern floor. Listen to your guide explain how water travels to these caves, triggering and developing these dramatic limestone formations. Now that you’ve witnessed this beautiful and mystical underworld, you can easily imagine how the ancient Mayans treated these caves as sacred, spiritual sites. Enjoy your own quiet moment of meditation here when your guide asks your group to turn off all headlights. The trickling sounds of water create a harmonious and almost hypnotic hymn in the caves which you can enjoy in complete silence. With a renewed sense of calm, hike upward out of the caves and back into the jungle. Return your safety gear at the reserve’s center and enjoy a buffet lunch featuring Mayan cuisine (provided). After lunch, relax on a hammock in the jungle before being transported back to your hotel.