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Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum

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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.
  • 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
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from the immediate Tulum area is included in the price. Additional fee applies for pick ups outside of Tulum
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
We booked this via Viator as our Hotel had stopped doing it. We were not disappointed great to see mayan ruins we had not seen before, the canals and trading routes put added to our knowledge and experience. This was our 5th visit to the area so finding new cultural experiences
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Response from Flyer62865389017, Front Office Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for sharing with us. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Greetings from the team.
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We both loved this tour. Jorge, our driver, and Taco our guide were both fun and friendly. Taco spoke great english and obviously cared passionately about his job and his country. He was extremely knowledgable about Mayan culture and archaeology and also captivated us with
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Response from Flyer62865389017, Front Office Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 1 week ago
We're glade that you enjoyed the experience with us. Thank u so much for sharing this with more people... we hope to see you very soon.
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We had a great time with Taco on the tour. He was super friendly and knowledgeable as he had a qualification in archaeology and was really enthusiastic to capture photos for us. The Muyil temple is an overlooked ruin but was one of the most impressive sites we visited in Tulum.
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Response from Flyer62865389017, Front Office Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this amazing experience with us, Jonathan! We really hope you enjoyed as much as we did. Hope to see you soon.
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Incredible tour with a great tour guide. Christina was very kind and helpful, and it was very interesting to hear her speak about the biosphere and the Mayan culture, she is very knowledgeable! The highlight was the river float, it was amazing, so worthwhile if you’re visiting
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Response from Flyer62865389017, Public Relations Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 1 week ago
Thank u so much for your comments, this is one of the favourite tours, we hope you enjoyed as much as we did. Regards from all the team!
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I did this tour because I really wanted to see the Sian Ka'an biosphere and I was not dissapointed! It won't be your cheapest tour in Mexico but it's good value for money. My tour guide Taco was very friendly, genuinely passionate about this biosphere and nature in general and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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