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Sian Kaan Muyil Floating Canals

  • Float in the canals and lagoons of Sian Ka'an in Tulum
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the amazing biodiversity of native flora and fauna
Sian Kaan Muyil Floating Canals
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Sian Kaan Muyil Floating Canals
USD 120.00
Visit the unique ecosystem of Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this tour from Tulum. With an expert local guide, first stop by the Mayan archaeological site of Muyil, located just a short walk into the pristine jungle. At Sian Ka'an, take a boat ride through the mangrove forests that line the lagoon and the canals, ending up at Xlapak. Jump in with a life vest and as you float down the canals, keep an eye out for the more than 300 species of birds as well as other native flora and fauna. Meet your boat captain at the exit point and return to your Tulum hotel, snacking on provided chips and beverages on the way.
What to Expect
Your adventure begins at your door steps. A guide will meet at your hotel on time to take you for a short ride to the archaeological site of Muyil, a small Mayan site off the beaten path with an important relevance in the Mayan trade of this region.
A certified guide will walk you through the history of the place which is located in a pristine jungle, making it genuine and not crowded with lots of visitors. After the visit to the ruins, you will take a short ride in a dirt road that leads to the lagoon. There are a few carvings in lime stone at the site off the dirt road which should not be missed.
Once you arrive at the lagoons, you have the chance the use a bathroom, change clothes and get ready to embark on fast boats that will take you to the lagoons and navigate the canal that the Mayans made to connect two lagoons.
You will arrive at the archaeological site of Xlapak the first toll boot of the pre-Hispanic world. Your guide will provide you with a cold beverage and show you how to use the life vest. Your floating adventure will begin with crystal clear water surround by mangroves awaiting for you.
After 40 minutes floating, you will arrive at the exit point, where your captain awaits with your shoes and towels to make the walk back to Xlapak in a trail of wood built by the locals that give you the chance to admire the savanna and take a moment to relax and meditate. There will be drinks and chips at the boat for your ride back to the station, a 25-minute drive back to Tulum.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the boat dock at Sian Ka’an by ourselves with our rental car. Parking is 50 pesos and when you get to the dock you are literally attacked by tour guides trying to sell you a tour. We negotiated a price of 500...More

yucatandiving, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tulum Diving & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hola, Is not nice to read that you had a bad time. Although you did not made the tour with our company. You are very confused to who you went with. We do not have 500 pesos tours. You can check tulumdivingtravel.com We specialize on...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Great tour with a friendly guide

We booked this tour at the last minute and it was absolutely worth it. I would highly recommend this tour as well as Erick, our friendly and informative guide. We really enjoyed the secret charm of Muyil, the nice boat ride on the lagoon and...More

Thank Mr M
yucatandiving, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tulum Diving & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hola, Many thanks for taking the time to write about your experience at Muyil floating canals. It is important for us to make sure that our local guides provide you with the best information possible. If you have the chance to come back, do not...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We added this on at the end of our trip and it was an amazing last day of a week-long adventure! Joshua was an amazing tour guide and our captain was very skilled at navigating the canals and lagoon. At first the experience doesn’t seem...More

1  Thank Traci C
yucatandiving, Public Relations Manager at Tulum Diving & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hola Traci, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience in the Muyil Floating Canals it is indeed a great tour! If you come back let us know to take you into more adventures. Saludos,

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile
Best part of our girls trip!

We had the pleasure of spending the day with Oscar on our tour and enjoyed the beauty of the canals and ruins! This was the most fun we had on girls trip in Tulum!

Thank Lorrie J
yucatandiving, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tulum Diving & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hola Lorrie, Many thanks for the review, we make sure Oscar know you had a great experience with him. Saludos and hopefully see you soon for more adventures.

Reviewed 6 February 2018
The highlight of our trip

If you are going to do any tours in the Tulum area, make sure you do this one. It's a great mix of ruins, nature, and the canal float is a once in a lifetime experience. Our guides, Fito and Eduardo, were super chill and...More

Thank Rachel G
yucatandiving, Public Relations Manager at Tulum Diving & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hola, We appreciatte your coments, and we feel great to hear that you had a great day exploring the culture and enjoying the nature that Tulum offres, we hopefully see you very soon for more experiences. Muchas gracias, Tulum Diving & Travel Staff

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