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Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum - with unbiased reviews

Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum

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USD 130.00
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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.
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    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    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
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Antonetta A wrote a review 6 Dec.
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We visited at the end of October and Carlos was out guide. He was very kinds, informative and sociable! This was a last minute excursion and we were really happy with it. If you're really low on fund you cna visit muyill for free and the entry into the woods just before the boat
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Date of experience: October 2019
Vanessa wrote a review 5 Dec.
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I literally wrote a whole review before it erased but here goes I’ll try again... We had two tours booked with this company and let me first say the these tours are the best I’ve ever had. They have multiple tours along with bike rentals and everyone is so nice and helpful.
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Jasper G wrote a review Nov. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Everything was nice and easy as we were picked up at our hotel just outside of Tulum by Javier and after a couple quick pick ups taken right to the Muyil Archaelogical site. Our guide Jenny set the tone for the group with her friendly conversation so much that by the end it
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Date of experience: November 2019
Whitney C wrote a review Nov. 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had Jenny as our tour guide. She was amazing, informative and friendly. We had such an incredible experience, mostly because of Jenny’s knowledge. She really made the day special for us. It was a day we will never forget !
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Date of experience: November 2019
matthew s wrote a review Nov. 2019
19 contributions18 helpful votes
We wanted to do the full Sian Ka’an day trip but couldn’t book it due to our timetable so we opted for this cut down version but I’m not sure if the full day trip offers the jewel in the crown of this trip, the “lazy river” natural canal drift swim. Pick up from the hotel with
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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