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Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
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Overview

Explore the structures of Muyil, a Maya archaeological site amid the mangroves of Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This excursion from Tulum takes you to the former trading post along an interpretive nature trail before a boat ride to Muyil Lagoon. Then enjoy a relaxing float down the shallow canal as you drift past unique vegetation. Learn from your guide about the ecology of the area and the Maya civilization before a picnic lunch.
  • Sian Ka'an and Muyil archaeological site tour from Tulum
  • Ride a boat to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • See El Castillo overlooking the freshwater lagoon of Muyil
  • Float down the Maya-built canal through the mangroves
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with seasonal fruits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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Bottled water
Snacks
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (revise confirmation email for pick up time)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
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.

Departure Point

Avenida Tulum S/N. Entre Orion y, C. Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

Av Javier Rojo Gomez 1270, Esq, Av Tulum, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $40 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

Carr. Cancún - Tulum Mz 1, Lt 2, Smz 18, 18, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $40 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

Quinta Avenida Nte. S/N, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $20 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

KM 2695 MZA 29 LTE 2, México 307, 77780 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $10 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

Chanchen Palmar, Camino Acceso A Playas s/N, Yodzonot, 77785 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $10 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

Coba archaeological site, 77793 Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $30 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

C. 41, Centro, 97780 Valladolid, Yuc., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $40 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

Av Tulum Esq Jabali con SM20 MZ 09, Av. Labná, Colonia Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $45 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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Departure Point

Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

The fee for the pick up in this starting point and close to it (hotels, Airbnb and others) is $50 dollars per person.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mexico Kan Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum.

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Valeria was so...
Akia_B
, Sep 2021
Valeria was so knowledgeable and she clearly has a passion for what she does. This is great to get away from crowds for sure.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Akia, Thank you very much for your 5 stars review, Indeed we are passionate about providing personalized, off the beaten track experiences to ensure travelers get to connect to the wonders of the area in the most respectful way possible. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed it and that you learned a lot with Valeria. Take care.
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Great Day!
Erica_D
, Jul 2021
We had an amazing day with Iber!! Honestly, we learned so much, it was gorgeous, the food and snacks were 10/10, and floating in the river was our favorite part!! Would absolutely recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you Erica for your 5 stars review and recommendation! What a pleasure to read you had such an amazing day with Iber and that you got to learn so much with him. I agree, floating in the river is such a cool experience!
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Scenic experience
Maricela_M
, Jul 2021
This was a much needed break from the fast paced tours of Chichen-Itzá and Xcaret. There are no crowds and you get a little bit of everything, history, culture, and a bit of adventure. Our guide Luigi was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was also an expert and trooper in guiding and helping the non swimmers in our group through the lagoon. The lagoon activity is so worth it! It’s scenic, tranquil and relaxing. I would 100% go on this tour again. Thank you to our driver and guide Luigi for giving our family a memorable and enjoyable experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks a lot Maricel for choosing Mexico Kan Tours, We are pleased to read you had a lovely day with your family, enjoying the tranquil and relaxing canal swim and learning about mayan history and culture with our knowledgeable guide Luigi! Enjoy the rest of your stay.
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Best tour EVER
Ayeayeaye
, Jul 2021
Let’s me just start off by saying we booked several tours while on our 2 week Mexico vacation and originally booked a different Sian Ka’an tour and I canceled it and I’m glad I did because this was the BEST tour (hands down) we took. Carlos was the most informative tour guide I have ever met and he is also pretty funny. I wasn’t sure what to expect being that we were a family of 5 with 3 kids but Carlos was great and picked us up from our hotel took us on a mini tour of downtown Tulum first. Then we toured Muyil Ruins and it was absolutely beautiful and he was so knowledgeable down to every detail the plants animals not just the ruins. He was so great explaining how everything was connected. There was homemade granola bars and bananas for snacks and once we got through the biosphere to load onto the boats we had to split up because of Covid rules and my daughter was scared and Carlos had to ride with her and did everything possible to calm her down till the ride was over she said. The float down Sian Ka’an was breathtaking and relaxing at the same time If you could believe it and again Carlos never stopped with the knowledge of the area he’s absolutely wonderful. When we got back to the biosphere a wonderful local Mayan family had cooked us homemade Tinga with refried beans on toasted tortillas with cold Jamaica tea to drink and brownies for dessert. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. No lie! (We even tried to find a recipe online and make it at home because we’ve been craving it and we only got home two weeks ago.) We ate it on a park bench looking at the fresh water lake and some beautiful migrate birds that turned pink cause of the water. It couldn’t have been more perfect. If you are considering this your do it! Ask for CARLOS! We even saw him out when visited tulum later that week and he invited us to sit with him and have a drink! Thank you for the best time! The Stoltz’s We love you Carlos!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Wow, thank you so much for sharing this complete and very good review! It's a pleasure to read that you had such a great day with Carlos, and that you enjoyed every aspect of our tour, from A to Z. I'm glad you learned a lot and that you loved the delicious Mayan food, and even tried to make our home made granola bars when you came back home! Hope it will be your Proust Madeleine.
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Great trip to cross multiple things off of your Tulum bucket list
Elizabeth_L
, Jul 2021
Iber was our tour guide and he was amazing! The tour is a nice mix of activities so the day went by so quickly. If you only have a few days in Tulum this is a great activity to book since you get to see some of the ruins, get out on a boat on the lagoon and swim in the lazy river in the middle of the mangroves in the jungle all in one trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your awesome feedback, I'm delighted to read the tour enabled you to cross multiple things off your Tulum bucket list! It's indeed perfect to both learn more about the mayan culture while visiting the archeological site of Muyil, and to enjoy the stunning flora and fauna of the region while floating in the lazy river in Sian Ka'an Biosphere. Come back soon for more adventures !
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Amazing
Elvira_R
, May 2021
Santiago was amazing throughout the whole tour! He was well educated on the history. Food was amazing.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking a tour with MExico Kan Tours and for leaving us a review.
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Amazing experience
Jessica_S
, Apr 2021
Everything! Miguel was superb! Extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We would come back again to do a tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you!! I will make sure to pass on your message to Miguel. Please do come back and do another tour with us.
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Best Memories for a Trip
Rocky
, Nov 2020
One of the best things I hae ever done for myself traveing was to take "this" tour! I did not want the day to end!!!! Santi was our guide ....gave me the one of the best memories for a day :) I consider myself well traveled and I usually avoid tours and do pretty good. But, on a shorter stay in Tulum I needed to get around and see things along with getting history. I also like supporting eco-friendly groups. These people are amazing-fun, well versed in the surroundings and history. Also the small groups made me feel as if I was with friends not on a tour. I ended up doing 2 tours with them and wish I had more time I would have done a 3rd. I surprised myself for a non tour person:)
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Fun and Informative
JR_M
, Nov 2020
Nico was great, informative, and guided us throughout the tour in Muyil ruins and Sian Ka'an lagoon. But the best part of the tour was the included vegetarian burrito and brownie.
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All around amazing!
Rochelle
, Nov 2020
I have traveled the world and and I usually avoid Tours. Sometimes you have to take them to see the best things. I have to say this is one of the best tours of my over 35 years of traveling. Santi knowledge and kind manner is amazing. Plus booking this tour you are supporting local environmentally safe practices and people. I recommend the tour above all others.The price is worth it and all levels! You will love getting in the water it’s magical dash the whole area is magical!
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