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Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum provided by Mexico Kan Tours

Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
The vehicles will be filled to 30% 40% or 60% of their capacity according to the color system issued by the government of Quintana Roo, Mexico. During the whole excursion and for each activity, we will be using antibacterial gel.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 10 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Muyil
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • 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
Mexico Kan Tours- Eco Tours Tulum Riviera Maya, Avenida Tulum S/N. Entre Orion y, Calle Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico Oxxo Puerto Morelos, Av Javier Rojo Gomez 1270, Esq, Av Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico Micheladas del Semáforo, Mz 1, Lt 2, Carr. Cancún - Tulum, Smz 18, 18, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico Starbucks, Calle Quinta Avenida S/N, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico Go Mart, KM 2695 MZA 29 LTE 2, México 307, 77780 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico OXXO, Chanchen Palmar, Camino Acceso A Playas s/N, Yodzonot, 77785 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico Coba archaeological site, Quintana Roo, Mexico Iglesia de San Servacio, Calle 41, Centro, Valladolid, Yuc., Mexico Casino Palace Bingo & Sport Bets® Cancun, Av Tulum Esq Jabali con SM20 MZ 09, Av. Labná, Colonia Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico Forum By The Sea, Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Renea wrote a review 21 Jan
Akumal, Mexico3 contributions1 helpful vote
Jocelyn brought the ruins to life. She was very knowledgeable about the history and the local floral and fauna and was able to share things in a fun yet informative way. The float trip through the mangroves was a super way to call off the day.
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Response from Info M, Public Relations Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing Mexico Kan Tours. We are delighted that Jocelyn made you connect with the fascinating cultural and natural heritage of our beautiful area.
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Roland wrote a review 10 Jan
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
Booked this tour the day before after some quick online research. Was really looking forward to it but it didn't quite live up the billing. The Muyil ruins are a bit of letdown, not very interesting to see and very small and underwhelming, frankly - thinking back I would've
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Response from Info M, Public Relations Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Roland, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. At Mexico Kan Tours, we strive on ensuring quality services and the satisfaction of our customers. Your feedback is incredibly useful in achieving this. I am very sorry to hear that the experience you had wasn´t up to your expectations. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, the number of people allowed per boat has been reduced, which explains why there might have been several boats at one given time. We aim to offer a personalized tour, and had you raised this issue with your guide directly, I am sure a solution or compensation would have been found there and then. We are currently investigating with our guides and captains what might have happened, but for this we would appreciate if you could send us further information directly to your email: Name of your guide, date of the tour, etc... in the hope that we can avoid such issues in the future. I really appreciate your time to answer. Any further information will be useful in reviewing your case.
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Tristan P wrote a review 9 Jan
Brussels, Belgium7 contributions3 helpful votes
Had an amazing time at the lazy river with Luigi. Well organised, informed and eco responsible. This tour agency is what we were looking for!
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Response from Info M, Public Relations Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your comment. Thanks to your review we can continue our mission to promote responsible traveling. Thank you for choosing to take an experience with us and for supporting both the agency and your guide.
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Todd wrote a review 5 Jan
Nashville, Tennessee1 contribution
This was a fantastic experience - our guides were super knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the archeological site and biosphere - I will definitely be looking to book more tours with Mexico Kan Tours on my next visit to the Yucatan!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Info M, Public Relations Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
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Thank you for your comment, we look forward to having you on tour again.
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Staci P wrote a review 3 Jan
4 contributions
This tour was one of our favorite parts of visiting Tulum. Luigi gave us incredibly information about Sian Ka’an and tasty local cuisine (Vegan chicken tinga, black beans, and tostadas) for a snack. We went on a breathtaking boat ride through the mangroves and floated through
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Date of experience: December 2020
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travelingcami_123
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Great day trip!
Felipe our tour guide was fantastic! He was incredibly knowledgeable and I didn't feel like anything was rushed. Le
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ViviTK18
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Best Experience of my entire Vacation
we did the Tour starting from the maya ruines-to go watch wildlife -ziplining- swiming with kanuu and so on and so
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21petraa
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a day in the jungle you won't forget
We had a great day with our Tour Guide Luigi. His knowledge is amazing. He gave us also information about the Mayan
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Book this tour! We will remember that place forever!
If you are a nature lover, this tour is what you’re looking for. We were able to see and learn about manatees, dol
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Perfect!
Great tour and guides, I highly recommend booking this company when in Tulum area! Me and my friends enjoyed the da
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bekkaw2020
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The Best Tour I Have Ever Done!! Thanks Marie and Karen :)
This tour is superb, I cannot recommend it enough! I took the tour with Marie and Karen - who are incredible guid
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Amazing day with a lot of new understandings for nature
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This excursion was awesome!
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Life changing experience
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Sian Ka'an adventure
Great experience. Plenty of migrating birds. Excellent service and guiding Excellent dinner by local people
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See the Best of Mexico!
This trip came up as a recommendation for an activity to try on my Air Bnb app. I am so happy that I decided to go.
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An experience NOT to miss!!
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Incredible experience!
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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