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Mayan Eco Adventure: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Tour

  • 7-hour Sian Ka'an tour from Cancun
  • Muyil archeological site
  • Boat tour of the mangroves
Mayan Eco Adventure: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Tour
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Mayan Eco Adventure: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Tour
USD 149.00
With coral reefs, jungle, and thriving mangroves, the UNESCO-listed Sian Ka’an Biosphere is an ideal destination for nature-lovers, but the vast preserve is only accessible by boat or rough roads. Discover ancient Maya culture, plants and wildlife, and pristine beaches on a full-day Sian Ka’an tour from Cancun that includes the Muyil archeological site, a mangrove boat tour, lunch by the water, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup from your Cancun hotel, and travel to the archeological site of Muyil, where you’ll find ruined pyramids in the Peten style set between thick jungle and the Sian Ka’an lagoon. Learn about the lives of the ancient Maya on a guided tour of the site, then visit the surrounding jungle and wetlands as guides share local knowledge about plants and animals.

Board a boat across the Chunyaxché Lagoon, following ancient canals towards a mangrove river, and navigating into the heart of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. This is the perfect time to spot some of the wildlife that thrives in the protected area: coatimundi sleep in the mangrove trees, crocodiles hunt and live in the lagoon, and sea turtles use the Sian Ka’an shoreline for nesting. Bird species in Sian Ka’an include frigatebirds, brown pelicans, and flamingoes, and Sian Ka’an is considered an important stop for migratory birds from around the Americas.

Come to shore at a scenic beach for lunch and drinks with a view of the Caribbean water, and soak up the sunshine far from crowds and resorts. After lunch, leave Sian Ka’an for the return trip to Cancun, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Skip Tulum, go see Muyil!

This is one of the best excursions I've taken. We started off with a relaxing float down the canal, it was incredible! The current just calmly pushes you along as you relax and float in the sun. Then onto some ancient ruins that are only...More

Thank MerElias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bext Nature tour around

I had the opportunity to scape and do this tour on my own. It is great, a little slow for my taste, as it mostly focuses on bird watching and has a lot of time to relax, but the contact with nature is amazing. I...More

Thank fbezamon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mayan Eco tour is amazing

Our trip was great start to finish. Clean van, cold beverages and an amazing experience. Definitely not the typical crowded "field trip" type tour. We left feeling like we learned about the area and had such a relaxing time floating down the mangrove river. Really...More

Thank ksavelli
Reviewed 16 June 2018
A good day out but no need to spend more than 5 hours

My wife and I went on this trip as we thought it was a good balance of archaeological and wildlife. You travel to sian ka'an with a tour guide, (ours was oliver and was very good), you travel by boat across 2 lagoons, then go...More

Thank kevin s
Reviewed 20 May 2018
Swimming in Sian Kaan river

It was one of three tours we booked in Mexico - mainly because we wanted to see UNESCO Sian Kaan site. Please note that with this tour you will see only inland part of Sian Kaan. Our guide Silvino was amazing (5 stars). In the...More

Thank Gosia N
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