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From Riviera Maya: Sian Ka'an Discovery Tour with Lunch

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

From Riviera Maya: Sian Ka'an Discovery Tour with Lunch

From US$ 145 per person

Visit Sian Ka'an, a tropical wetland paradise, and see a strip of land bordered by beaches and lagoons. Take a boat ride through a mangrove forest and out to the coral reef.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
A confirmation email will be sent to you after booking with the exact time of pickup. Please be ready at this time outside of your accommodation. Your guide will have your name and details.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Discover the unique landscape of Sian Ka'an
  • Observe a variety of wildlife such as manatees and crocodiles
  • Snorkel on the Mesoamerican Barrier reef
  • Enjoy a boat tour of lagoons, cenotes, and mangroves
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation in Riviera Maya or Tulum and head to Sian Ka’an, a rich and diverse nature reserve south of Tulum. Board a small boat to visit Boca Paila lagoon and spot the local wildlife. Head out a short distance on open water to snorkel, if weather permits, on the Mesoamerican Barrier reef and be delighted by the healthy corals and abundance of fish. If the weather does not permit you to snorkel, visit an open cenote instead. See tropical saltwater canals, mangrove islands, and flooded sinkholes.  Return to the beach where your homemade lunch awaits you. Relax amongst the coconut groves or go for a swim in the sea before going back on the road. Get dropped off at your accommodation and reflect on the unique landscapes you just encountered.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Tulum city center and Tulum Hotel Zone)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fruit, water, and snacks
  • Entrance fees to the reserve
  • Tour guide
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Lunch
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Pickup outside of Tulum
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
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
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off is available at your accommodation in Riviera Maya or Tulum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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Léa, the guide, speaks Spanish, English, German and French. She is extremely kind and caring. The boat ride was wonderful. We were able to observe birds, fish and crocodiles, however the manatees remained hidden! The place to take the meal was deserted, we were alone at the edge of a huge beach of fine white sand, a heavenly place. Also, the fish we ate was excellent and fresh. Superb experience!

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August 14, 2021

October 13, 2021

Horrible road to the biosphere. Very bumpy ride for an hour to get to the boat. Spent more time in transportation than in doing activities. Guide was amazing but the tour’s activities could be improved and the boat should pick us from Tulum and save us the bumpy ride.

September 22, 2021

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Product ID: 391513