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Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum provided by Mexico Kan Tours

Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
The vehicles will be filled to 30% 40% or 60% of their capacity according to the color system issued by the government of Quintana Roo, Mexico. During the whole excursion and for each activity, we will be using antibacterial gel.
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One of the earliest inhabited Maya sites, Muyil is an ancient trading port on Mexico’s Quintana Roo coast. Unlike other archaeological parks, it’s smaller and less crowded—the perfect place to admire stunning temples, such as the stepped pyramid of El Castillo. During this in-depth guided tour from Tulum, you’ll explore the jungle-filled ruins and hop aboard a lagoon cruise for a scenic ride through mangroves and orchids, followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch.
  • You’ll have 10 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • An in-depth tour of Muyil ruins and lagoon
  • Get a firsthand peek at the off-the-beaten-track archaeological site
  • Delve deep inside Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-listed site
  • Enjoy a lagoon boat ride and vegetarian picnic lunch (included)
What to Expect
The ruins of Muyil, an ancient Maya trading port on the Mexican Caribbean, are part of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, the region’s largest protected area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During this in-depth guided tour, you’ll explore both nature and culture, making time for both centuries-old artifacts and a nature-filled cruise across a lagoon. Departing from Tulum, you’ll get a firsthand peek at world-famous Maya temples, such as the 57-foot (17-meter) building known as El Castillo. Admire the diverse, semi-deciduous forest of Sian Ka’an, which makes for an incredible backdrop to the ruins. Once you’ve explored the site, you’ll follow a lush jungle trail through the reserve to Muyil lagoon. Board a boat and glide across the crystal-clear water along a canal that has been in use for centuries and which leads into the Caribbean Sea. Listen to different birdsongs as you admire the spectacular wetlands, where you’ll see exotic vegetation, such as mangroves, orchids, and cacti. End the visit with fresh fruit and a delicious vegetarian picnic lunch before heading back to Tulum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mexico Kan Tours- Eco Tours Tulum Riviera Maya, Avenida Tulum S/N. Entre Orion y, Calle Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico Oxxo Puerto Morelos, Av Javier Rojo Gomez 1270, Esq, Av Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico Micheladas del Semáforo, Mz 1, Lt 2, Carr. Cancún - Tulum, Smz 18, 18, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico Starbucks, Calle Quinta Avenida S/N, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico Go Mart, KM 2695 MZA 29 LTE 2, México 307, 77780 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico OXXO, Chanchen Palmar, Camino Acceso A Playas s/N, Yodzonot, 77785 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico Coba archaeological site, Quintana Roo, Mexico Iglesia de San Servacio, Calle 41, Centro, Valladolid, Yuc., Mexico Casino Palace Bingo & Sport Bets® Cancun, Av Tulum Esq Jabali con SM20 MZ 09, Av. Labná, Colonia Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico Forum By The Sea, Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (revise confirmation email for pick up time)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Muyil
  • Entry/Admission - Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
  • Extra Transportation Fees (North of Tulum)
  • 10USD per person extra for pick-ups between Bahía Puerto Principe and Puerto Aventuras. +$20USD per person extra for pick-ups between Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen Colosio Street. +$30USD per person extra for pick-ups between Colosio Street (North of Playa) del Carmen to Iberostar Grand Paraiso.
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Additional Info
  • Don't Forget to Bring:
  • Towel.
  • Bathing Suit.
  • Comfortable Shoes.
  • Extra T-Shirt.
  • Hat.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Camera.
  • Cash (Most of the local vendors only accept cash).
  • Only if necessary: Bio degradable Sun Screen & Bio Degradable Mosquito Repellent.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Necessary COVID-19 prevention measures are implemented during the tour (50% capacity, Antibactial gel available and facemasks complusory, sanitization of vehicles and equipment, safe distance between all participants, groups from 2 to 6 people maximum, private tour possible)
  • If you present any of the following symptoms (fever, dry cough, tiredness, headaches, aches and pains), please refrain from joining the tour, contact us as soon as possible and look for medical assistance
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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amena_12 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Sedona, Arizona18 contributions8 helpful votes
This was an excellent day trip...not too long, just the perfect amount of time for a tour. We were picked up promptly at 11:30 am and had an excellent guide named Santiago. It was a small group of 6 and very personable. The tour of Muyil was very informative in the beautiful
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Alexis W wrote a review Nov. 2020
1 contribution
This is a great experience outside the “typical” Tulum activities. The reserve is a must see and full of beautiful wildlife, flora and fauna. Bring bug spray for the walk. The swim and float were definitely the highlight of my trip, in addition to some great food at the end!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Jo Ann P wrote a review Apr. 2020
River Falls, Wisconsin1 contribution
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous Sian Kaan Muyil excursion during our trip to Tulum. The trip consists of two parts. The first is a walking tour of the Muyil archeological site of Mayan ruins. We both found our guide, Niko, to have such an interesting, profound, and
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LaurenYslas wrote a review Mar. 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma4 contributions
We took a tour with Luigi and absolutely loved the tour to Muyil and the Sian Ka'an Biosphere! While the Muyil ruins are fascinating and Luigi has a TON of great background knowledge on Mayan civilization, our favorite part of the tour was the Sian Ka'an Biosphere--getting to
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Date of experience: March 2020
Amelia J wrote a review Mar. 2020
Durham, North Carolina7 contributions
Wonderful tour of Muyil with Jenny ( an impressively trilingual guide). The vegan lunch was a little simple but satisfying and the float down the canals into Sian Ka’an was relaxing and refreshing. Recommended !
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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