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From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

4.9 / 5

63 reviews

From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

From £95.90 per person

Take an exciting half-day tour through the heart of ancient Mayan civilization and enjoy the stunning Sian Kaan Nature Reserve. Discover jungle wildlife, and float in the tranquil turquoise waters before returning home.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the ancient ruins of Muyil
  • Keep an eye out for the many varieties of native bird, animal and plant species in the Sian Kaan Nature Reserve
  • Learn detailed information from your guide about the plants and animals that live here
  • Relax on a boat ride between the lagoons
  • Float past huge mangrove trees, as you cool off in the turquoise waters
Full description
The ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil in the middle of the Sian Kaan Jungle Reserve look like something out of an old Indian Jones movie. Here, you will discover the incredible history of this ancient civilization, as you wander through the ruins. Muyil was one of the earliest and longest inhabited ancient Maya sites on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and artifacts have been found here dating all the way back to 350BCE! On our day together, we will walk through this inspiring eco-preserve to the highest point in the Sian Kaan reserve, where we can gaze out at unblemished jungle that is filled with hundreds of species of birds, plants and animal life. After our hike, we will enjoy a boat ride through the trading canals of the ancient Maya civilization and visit the Maya temple of Xlapak. Here, you can gaze at the detailed facades of these old ruins, located at the bottom of the river valley. They are so well preserved, you will easily be able to pick out the figures (keep an eye out for the Rain god!) After visiting this site, we will float back down through the canals between mangroves and gently carry ourselves out in the crystal-clear waters around the peninsula. On board, enjoy an assortment of Mexican snacks as the sunsets over this beautiful landscape. Together we will experience the best of this region! The food, the culture, the nature and a bit of relaxation make this an absolutely perfect day trip from your home base in Playa del Carmen.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Tulum city center and Tulum Hotel Zone)
  • Snack
  • Soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Guides
  • Equipment
  • Vegetarian lunch
  • Life jacket
  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Towel
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Tulum
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring your bathing suit, a towel, sunglasses, hat, biodegradable sun protection, and mosquito repellent
  • Please note that the use of the provided life jackets is mandatory
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Alberto was an excellent guide and had a ton of knowledge about the ruins and about Sian Ka'an. The lunch provided was delicious and everything on the tour was very smooth. The only complaint I have is that I was picked up from my hotel first, and then we picked up 3 other people individually (and one of them was late to the meeting point which was extra time spent waiting). I was in the care for 1.5 hours picking others up before the tour actually started. If you want to avoid this, I highly suggest asking the guide if you could possibly meet the group somewhere vs. being picked up.

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22 January 2022

Alberto was amazing. Very chill dude with a deep knowledge of local ecosystems, history, and and culture. He's lived here a long time and you can tell he values life and tierra madre. His well-concealed pain and anger at what is happening to life mirrors my own. Warmest regards from cold ass nyc Alberto, Greg

16 January 2022

We went on this tour with Cesar, whose personal enthusiasm and knowledge of history, culture, and nature, was inspiring. We went on a tour in the jungle - learned about the hidden ruins and the environment, and then got on a boat to go float down a lagoon! It was the very best experience, especially as we did not really know what to expect. Cesar kept us amused, informed, and fed with food is family had made (what a wonderful touch)!

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20 December 2021

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