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Tulum: Sian Ka'an Bisophere Reserve Full-Day Tour

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Tulum: Sian Ka'an Bisophere Reserve Full-Day Tour

From US$ 445 per person

Visit the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on a 12-hour tour of the Costa Maya, and discover Yucatan's most important protected area. Cruise through the lagoon, hike through the jungle, visit the Temple Muyil, and learn about the Mayan culture.

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
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Cancun, and along the Riviera Maya, at Playa del Carmen, Tulum etc.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the unique biosphere of Sian Ka'an
  • Swim in the sacred cenotes of the Mayans
  • Learn about the flora, fauna and mangrove systems of Sian Ka'an
  • Enjoy a typical Mexican lunch in Tulum
  • See the impressive Mayan temple of Muyil
  • Hike through the Yucatan jungle
  • Help support the Sian Ka'an community
Full description
Explore the unique Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve of the Riviera Maya, and learn more about the Mayan history as you immerse yourself in an underwater world, snorkeling in the sacred waters of a cenote. Following a pick-up from your hotel, head to the reserve to hike through the jungle. Located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, near the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Sian Ka’an is an ecotourism and education center that provides a good example of sustainable development in sensitive tropical ecosystems. Discover the impressive Mayan temple of Muyil. Cross the lagoon by boat while your certified guide explains more about the reserve's ecosystem and wildlife. You will even have time to swim and float through the channels of the freshwater stream. Discover the different sorts of mangroves and other flora and fauna of the region. A 3-course lunch of typical Mexican food will be served at Restaurant Don Cafeto in Tulúm. Then, it’s time to snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the "El Sueño" cenote, and experience part of the underwater system of rivers that was sacred to the Mayans. Transfer back to your hotel at 16:00, with an estimated drop off at about 18:30.
Includes
  • Professional naturalist/biologist guides
  • Equipment
  • Transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned vans
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at Don Cafeto Restaurant in Tulum
  • Snacks, fresh fruit, and drinks (purified water and soft drinks)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 must bring your own headphones
  • 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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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring insect repellent, sun block, a hat and sunglasses, your swimsuit and towel, a long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants, an impermeable jacket, and personal items such as binoculars and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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  • Safety
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  • Service
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  • Organization
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Swim in the mangroves like in paradise with a super nice guide

Everything really fit! While swimming in the mangroves you experienced paradise. And the super nice local guide really brought the Mexican joie de vivre with him, without imposed friendliness.

April 5, 2012

Great trip, very relaxing.

Very good trip. Very helpful guide. The trip down the river was wonderful.

March 21, 2014

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