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Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Eco Park Extreme

4.3 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Espacio Natura

Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Eco Park Extreme

Activity provider: Espacio Natura

From £245.53 per person

Go on a journey back in time to explore the world of the Mayans on a 10-hour tour of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere, an ecological wonderland of ancient temples, lagoons, canals and more. Zip line over the jungle, enjoy authentic local dishes and more.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
Pickup included
Pick-up from all Riviera Maya hotels in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, and Bahia Petempich
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Float down a Mayan canal
  • Zip line across the lush jungle
  • Visit the Muyil ruins of the Maya people
  • Walk through a real Maya village
  • Snorkel in a cenote, the sinkholes of the Maya Riviera's unique underground water system
  • Enjoy a lunch of local cuisine
Full description
This thrilling full-day eco adventure of Sian Ka'an begins with a visit to the Muyil ruins, an exceptionally well-preserved site, with structures that date back to the post-classic period of 1200 to 1500 AC. Get privileged views on a zip line over the small lagoon. Then, take a boat ride through the Muyil and Chunyaxché Lagoons. Riding along the crystalline turquoise waters, you will reach the Xtlapak ruins, where you will hop into an ancient canal built by the Mayans over 1,000 years ago. While the gentle current pushes you along for approximately 45 minutes, listen to bird song and the whisper of the wind above. Float down the Mayan canal to Xtlapak, a checkpoint or customs stop where travellers wishing to pass had to pay a tax. Cruise back to the ecological park to hike through the lush jungle. Once you arrive at the cenote (ancient sinkholes), you can enjoy a thrilling zipline ride and a relaxing snorkel in the clear waters of the cenote. Equipment will be provided. Then, it’s time to enjoy a variety of authentic local dishes, such as chicken pokchu, pork, hand-made tortillas, salads, rice and beans. Meals include a drink, coffee, and dessert. With your appetites satisfied, walk through an authentic Mayan village, where the park's inhabitants live and work, and even have their own administration and commissioner.
Includes
  • Nature guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Snack
  • Boat ride
  • Float in the Maya Canal
  • Eco -park fees for the cenote swim, hike, and zip-line
  • Buffet lunch
  • Beverages during the trip
  • Sian ka'an tax (USD 5)
  • Additional consumption
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Insect repellent
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • Please provide the name of your hotel to arrange pick-up
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Our guide Javier provided us with a terrific day of multiple experiences-floating through mangroves was amazing as were the trips to various cenotes and a zip-line trip across one of them. He also filled us in on a good deal of local history, language and experiences. All in all it was a highlight of our trip to Playa and I would highly recommend the experience.

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30 March 2022

An amazing experience and an exceptional guide, Javier! The swim along the Mayan canal was spectacular, surrounded by one of the most beautiful natural environments with cristal clear waters. The guided visit to the Muyil ruins was also beautiful and interesting. We finished the tour in a genuine Maya town, where its inhabitants manage a natural park with huge and spectacular cenotes, zip lines and the best food I’ve had in Mexico, authentic local food. The price might be a bit high, but the tour is worth every penny. You won’t regret.

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23 June 2021

It was so nice having a guide that was super knowledgeable about Mayan culture and history. Javier and the entire team were all nice and helpful. We loved going through the Rivera Maya and getting to float around in the river, I could do that all day. And the cenote was beautiful. It was just the right amount of time and we ended at lunch. I would do this all over again because it was super convenient and we were with people who know the area.

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18 February 2020

Product ID: 39104