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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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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.
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    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 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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Departure Point
Mexico Kan Tours- Eco Tours Tulum Riviera Maya, Av. Tulum, 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, Smz 18, Joaquín Zetina Gasca, Q.R., Mexico Starbucks Playa del Carmen Basico, 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 Carretera Federal Tulum 307, 77793 Cobá, Q.R., 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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 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
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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LaurenYslas wrote a review Mar 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma4 contributions
We took a tour with Luigi and absolutely loved the tour to Muyil and the Sian Ka'an Biosphere! While the Muyil ruins are fascinating and Luigi has a TON of great background knowledge on Mayan civilization, our favorite part of the tour was the Sian Ka'an Biosphere--getting to
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Date of experience: March 2020
Amelia J wrote a review Mar 2020
Durham, North Carolina7 contributions
Wonderful tour of Muyil with Jenny ( an impressively trilingual guide). The vegan lunch was a little simple but satisfying and the float down the canals into Sian Ka’an was relaxing and refreshing. Recommended !
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Colleen A wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Alberto was great. It really was environmentally friendly, only thing that wasn’t was the gas for the boats and van. Entire lunch was biodegradable, reusable and locally sourced. And they aren’t kidding on the enviro friendly sunscreen. Someone tried to use non-friendly
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Date of experience: March 2020
IBP wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My friend and I booked this tour whilst having a vacation in Tulum. It was so much fun! We took a quick ride from our Airbnb and arrived at the archaeological site. Our Guide, Jenny was extremely warm, friendly and very knowledgeable! She handled some more challenging members of
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from florpez2, Public Relations Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 4 weeks ago
Amazing! Thanks to you for sharing the experience and for taking the time and write a review for us, we're sure that will help other travelers. We are glad that you enjoyed, we also enjoyed a lot. Thanks again! We hope to have you back. Regards from the team! :)
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Bluenose Two wrote a review Feb 2020
Nova Scotia42 contributions97 helpful votes
A great half day tour with Valeria as guide. She was SUPER! A history major with in depth knowledge of Mayan history and also very good overview of plant life in the jungle. If you are interested in bird-watching rather than history you should request a guide with that specific
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from florpez2, Public Relations Manager at Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank u so much! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour, we can totally understand the lows, this comments will help us a lot to improve the experience in the future, but we are happy because the highlights are more for you, that's fantastic. Thanks a lot for taking the time and share the experience with us and other people. We hope to have you back in Tulum very soon. Regards from all the team!
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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