Day trip

From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Mexico Kan Tours

From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Mexico Kan Tours
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From US$ 134 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

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Hotel pickup in Tulum City and Tulum Hotel zone is included in the price. For an extra fee, you can arrange a pick north of Tulum.
Small group
Limited to 12 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 (Tulum city center and Tulum Hotel Zone)
  • Snack
  • Soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional Guide
  • Equipment
  • Vegetarian lunch
  • Life jacket
  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Towel
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Tulum
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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

4.9 /5

based on 106 reviews

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Amazing experience! Santino was a very experienced guide and knew a lot about the Mayan ruins and culture, the nature, and everything else. We had delicious tacos from a local restaurant and crossed the lagoons by boat. We then jumped into the Mayan-made canals and drifted along the open-air lazy river. It was absolutely amazing!

March 30, 2022

Great little half day tour. Got to see and learn about the Myan people in the ruins. We then took a boat ride across the lagoon. We then free floated down a canal looking at the vegetation. Was off season for the orchids, but was told they were amazing in bloom. Was also served a nice vegan lunch. Would prefer teal meat in my burger, but… overall it was a good adventure.

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March 24, 2022

The tour was really great, I was very excited, it was nice to see several Mayan ruins in the jungle and the boat trip and then swimming in the lagoon was a really great experience. There is a small snack for in between, which also tasted good and our guide Lea was very nice and competent. I had a very nice afternoon! I can recommend 100%.

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March 24, 2022

Product ID: 13850