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Sian Ka'an + Muyil ruins

biosphere reserve & muyil ruins

The ancient Maya site of Muyil is located in the northern section of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. This millennia-old trading post, nestled on the edge of the freshwater lagoon systems and the tropical forest, is the perfect place to enjoy an introduction to Mayan history and ecology. 

 

Picturesque temples stand undisturbed among the trees, where we take an eye-opening walk among the temples and through the changing ecosystems, passing seasonal pools, exuberant vegetation, and eventually a lookout tower with a wonderful view of the biosphere. A delicious picnic accompanied by seasonal fruits and local snacks awaits us at the end of the walk.

 

We then embark on a boat ride across the lagoons, through flooded savannah and intricate mangrove canals that mesmerize with their tones of green reflected in the still blue water. A secret route through winding channels that eventually leads out to the open ocean, this was an active trade route in ancient times, dotted with small temples and abundant birdlife. 

The clearest of water entices us on an incredible 'lazy river' adventure, where we float in a truly unique setting, surrounded by the sounds of nature, orchids, and bromeliads, hearing only the birdsong and the wind lightly rustling through the reeds. A calming experience like nothing you have experienced before.

Itinerary

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. pick up

  • Explore the archaeological site of Muyil.

  • Climb the tallest viewpoint in the reserve (watchtower).

  • Vegetarian lunch

  • Boat trip across two freshwater lagoons.

  • Floating activity in the lazy river (ancient canal).

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. drop off

Days we operate

  • Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

Included

  • Air-conditioned transportation

  • All entrance fees

  • Water, fruits, and snacks

  • Guidance

  • Boat + Life Jacket

  • Picnic

Notes

  • This tour has a great mix of activities at a nice easy pace, apt for all ages, only a short distance from Tulum.

  • Kids 4 - 8 years $115 

"Find your self immersed in one of the most beautiful natural places on earth, floating in crystal clear waters, feeling completely relaxed and at one with nature."

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