Explore the wonders of nature, Mayan culture and eco-adventure on this small-group day tour of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the Riviera Maya of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. You’ll walk through the Muyil coastal jungle as you learn about the unique ecosystem from your expert guide and visit a Mayan community. Then take a boat trip across Chunyaxché Lagoon to snorkel in a cenote – an open-water limestone cave! Limited to 10 people, this full-day tour, including lunch, ensures a more personal experience.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Snorkel gear included
- Led by a local guide
- Small group ensures personal service
- Lunch included
Combine the best of activities in Mexico’s Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, home to more than 1 million acres of rainforest, waterways and a huge diversity of native plants and animals, including 350 bird species.
After pickup from your hotel in the morning, visit the Sian Ka’an camp where a Mayan community taps local trees to make chewing gum – the traditional way. Discover the Mayan origins of gum production as you participate in this fascinating process.
Next, set out on an easy hike through the tropical rainforest, keeping an eye out for wildlife as you learn about the reserve’s flora and fauna from an indigenous guide. Then, savor a snack, including fresh fruit and drinks, as you relax on a deck in Muyil.
When you’ve had your fill, hop aboard a boat for a leisurely, two-hour cruise down gorgeous turquoise lagoons, including Muyil and Chunyaxché. Hear more about the diverse ecosystems and look for native animals that inhabit the area before you descend into the refreshing water channels for a swim.
Make use of your life vest and float comfortably along the freshwater canals surrounded by mangroves. When you arrive at the cenote, a cave-like sinkhole filled with water beneath limestone walls, immerse in the crystal-clear water and snorkel around, exploring its depths if you choose. Finally, enjoy the local cuisine with a delectable lunch (included) in Tulúm before you head back to your hotel.
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Sian Ka'an Experience
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Departure Point:Tour departs from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen hotels
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Sian Ka'an Multisports Eco Adventure
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Bilingual biologist/naturalist guide
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Lunch, water and soft drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Alcoholic beverages
- Ferries to/from hotels on Isla Mujeres and Cozumel
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- For your enjoyment and comfort, please bring a swimsuit under light cotton clothing, a hat, biodegradable sun block and insect repellant, sunglasses, towel and camera
- Not recommended for children 3 and under
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