From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

From $130 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
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
Starting time 12:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snack
  • Soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Guides
  • Equipment
  • Vegetarian lunch
  • Life jacket
  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Towel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

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  • 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

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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a little bit lacking in jungle exposure, but when we were in the jungle the guide did a great job with plant indentification. The lazy river float through the lagoon was beautiful, silent, no other groups and peaceful. Not physically taxing but would definitely recommend for a perfect day of relaxation.

April 18, 2021

An excellent welcome by the Takéo guide, a generous, well-conducted and varied program, a gourmet picnic based on traditional recipes and with local products, a very nice, exotic and very pleasant outing! Really thank you very much for being able to combine the cultural side, ballad, the exceptional swimming in the lagoon largely embellished by the transport by boat, gastronomy, pleasure and escape!

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January 6, 2020

We had done 4 tours in Mexico. This was one of the nicest tours. It is definitely recommended. I had been with my girlfriend. In this tour they show a piece of the Mayan culture, which by the way is not an extremely touristy place and further on in the tour you also walk into the jungle. Our tour guide Luigi told a lot about the Mayan culture and the jungle. We also sailed up the mangrove and later could even swim in the beautiful clear turquoise water. My girlfriend is not a fan of swimming in open water / mangrove. In the end she is very happy that she went with us and she did not want to miss it. Thank you Luigi for this great tour day! :) Tip do bring stuff against the mosquitoes!

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October 16, 2019

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