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Private Sian Ka'an Maya Temple & Mangrove Boating Tour

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Wildlife Encounters
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See all kinds of fish and birds
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Off the beaten path destination
Boating Adventure
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Mangroves, lagoons and more
Mayan Cenote
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Snorkel in an authentic cenote


The Itinerary

Explore the jungle, and enjoy the wonders of nature in this Private Sian Ka'an Maya temple & Mangrove boating tour! Sian Ka'an is one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth as well as the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean.

This full-day tour will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the depths of the Mayan jungle, where you'll visit Muyil, an almost unknown Mayan temple, swim in a freshwater cenote as well and experience the UNESCO world heritage site of Sian Ka'an up close and personal by boat.

Built between mangroves and lagoons, Muyil is a one-of-a-kind Mayan temple in Tulum, and its strategic location made it a trading hotspot in the region. Muyil is comprised of three buildings, and a fourth smaller one way off inside the lagoon, which is presumed to have been used as a customs center.

Once you're done exploring Muyil, we'll take you to the Sian Ka'an Lagoon, where you'll board a boat that will take you through beautiful water canals. Feel the wind in your hair as you spot unique wildlife like pumas, jaguars, spider monkeys, and 90+ other mammals.

These mangrove canals were made by the Mayans and still survive to this day. They provide a relaxing swimming spot for visitors and fish alike. For 45 minutes, you'll float and swim down these azure fresh waters towards the end of the canal. The flora and fauna are incredible! Next, you'll walk on a long boardwalk overlooking the scenery and wildlife on your way back to the boats.

The Private Sian Ka'an Maya Temple & Mangrove Boating Tour also includes lunch at a small local restaurant before a refreshing afternoon swim and snorkel stop in one of the region's Mayan cenotes. This private tour is truly a chance to get off the beaten path and explore a part of Quintana Roo, Mexico that most people never see!

Expect a return to your hotel in Cancun or other parts of the Riviera Maya in the 5:30 to 6:30 PM range.

Why Book With Us?

  • No-hassle Cancellation
  • Book Now & Pay Later
  • Premier tour company with certified guides
  • Safe, encrypted, US-based payment

What's Included

Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Riviera Maya
Entrance Fees, Bilingual guide, & Snorkel equipment
Snacks (fruit and peanuts), Beverages (water and sodas), & Lunch
Guides Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to this tour?
To better enjoy this Mayan temple Tulum tour, make sure to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes (preferably water shoes), swimsuit and towels, a change of clothes, sun protection, sandals, biodegradable sunscreen & insect repellent.
What's included in this tour?
The Private Sian Ka'an Maya Temple & Mangrove Boating Tour includes: Transportation; lunch, snacks & beveraves; snorkeling equipment; bilingual guide.
How difficult is the jungle trek?
This Mayan Temple Tulum Tour is perfect for people of all ages, as the jungle trails are well-maintained and easy to navigate. The mangrove boardwalk is also easy to walk on, and the swimming portion of the tour is enjoyed at a leisurely pace.
What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?
The Sian Ka'an reserve is home to a number of brackish water fish, which you can see when you snorkel in the lagoon. The mangrove forest attracts a number of tropical birds, such as frigates, jabiru storks, herons, and more. When walking around the jungle, you'll also be able to see small reptiles.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Perfect for all ages, the walking parts of this tour are very easy to navigate
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts


10h 00min


Itinerary • 10h 00min • 5 activities

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Begin your journey towards Muyil, an ancient Mayan temple hidden in the heart of the jungle.

2 hours
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Discover the temple's unique history and architecture, followed by a refreshing swim in a freshwater cenote.

2 hours
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Board a boat and cruise through the UNESCO-listed Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

2 hours 30 minutes
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Savor a traditional Mexican lunch at a local restaurant.

1 hour
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Dip into the crystal-clear waters of a Mayan cenote for an afternoon swim and snorkel

2 hours 30 minutes