• Location: Tulum, Mexico
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Explore the structures of Muyil, a Maya archaeological site amid the mangroves of Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This 5-hour 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 for 30 minutes past unique vegetation. Learn from your guide about the ecology of the area and the Maya civilization before a picnic lunch.


  • 5-hour 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

What You Can Expect

Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum

Muyil ancient mayan city

Customer Reviews

Margaret B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour and the guide were thee best!

Margaret B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This trip started out on shaky ground as we had to wait an inordinate amount of time for other participants to arrive. Despite that the guide did keep us appraised of how things were progressing. Our guide, Tannia Garcia was the best! The place itself is amazing and she gave us information historic and environmental which was really interesting. Her attention to detail and attention to each of us was terrific. It was a small group and she made the entire experience fun, inspiring, educational, and delicious. Floating in the canal was fabulous. Both Sian Ka'an and Tannia are remarkably awesome.

Pilar I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I really enjoyed this tour. Hugo was very informative providing us with answers to any of our questions. He is very ecological responsible which is a big plus. Loved floating through the mangroves and the vegetarian snack at the end of the tour.

Susan E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I highly recommend this really fun and educational ecotour of the Mayan ruins and this beautiful area! Our guide, Pluma was very personable, knowledgeable and kind. He told us Mayan fables that explain the philosophy of the Mayans. There were fun quizzes/games to keep everyone engaged. And, the boat ride and float through the lagoon was beautiful! And, Delicious, organic Mayan food was shared to end the tour.

Ruth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Extraordinary. This Mayan site has a romantic feel in the jungle and I saw no evidence of commercialization which plagues many sites. The float in a stream of a lagoon was one of the most peaceful and memorable experiences of my life.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Expérience inoubliable avec une guide savante et sympathique qui parle parfaitement français et se fait appeler 'Lara Croft'. Elle nous a tout dit de la formation géologique locale comme de l'histoire de Muyil et les enfants ne se sont pas ennuyés.
Des ruines maya dans la jungle à la traversée du canal de Sian Ka'An aux eaux fraîches et limpides en se laissant porter par le courant, en passant par un pique nique de spécialités locales faites maison, notre avons adoré l'aventure.
NB: nous espérions voir des animaux dans la jungle mais cette partie de Sian Ka'An n'est pas la plus intéressante à cet égard, nous avons cependant déjeuné en compagnie de ratons laveurs gourmands et curieux! Pour voir la vraie vie sauvage de la mangrove, il faut faire le tour beaucoup plus long qui vous emmène au sud de la réserve.

William A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour group was 8 people. Alejandra, our guide was really knowledgeable and a great communicator. The entire tour was quite fantastic. I highly recommend this experience. You will never forget it!

Suresh C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a really nice tour. My family enjoyed this very much. The part of the tour floating down the canals was very relaxing and everyone really liked that.

Leticia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I continue to be in awe with Tulum's bountiful nature. This Sian Ka'An tour is a must for those who love Mayan history and nature. My favorite part of the tour was gliding down the Maya-built canal through the mangroves, literally floating on my back as the water vest kept me safely afloat. Surrender to the canal's natural flow and it's total meditation.
Our guide, Luigi, was informative, friendly, and always checking to see that everyone was doing ok. Thanks for a great Tour!

Jennifer P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I am so glad we spent some nights in Tulum and took the time to explore the Sian Ka'an biosphere. it is just beautiful and not heavily traveled so this tour really felt like an escape. The float down the river was so peaceful and the canoeing and ziplining really kept the teens engaged. We even had the Muyil ruins to ourselves which was really peaceful after exploring some of the larger ruin sites with thousands of people!

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