Tulum and Sian Ka’an, Mexico

Immerse yourself in the Mayan culture

5 Days | Community Visit, Cultural Activities and Boat Tour

Exceptional opportunity to get friendly with the Mayan community of Muyil, in Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and visit an archaeological site hidden in the jungle. Other activities include floating along the incredible crystal clear water with the help of slow currents on your journey to the two lagoons. If you are a chewing gum addict, this tour is for you as you will get to witness the interesting process of extracting the resin from trees and transforming it into the wonderful end product you love. You will also learn about honey-making while observing the melipona bees!

Right for You?

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion and Connect with Nature

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Beach, Rural Communities, Ocean and Small Towns/Villages

Connect

Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited

Totonal Viajes que Iluminan

Locally Owned Tour Operator
Starts at:

$875/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Get friendly with the Mayan community of Muyil, in Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and visit an archaeological site hidden in the jungle.
  • Float along the incredible crystal clear water with the help of slow currents on your journey to two lagoons.
  • Get your Mayan ceremony on with the community of Tihosuco, where you will invoke the four compass points, as a sign of thanks for your visit!
  • If you like chewing gum, you get to witness the interesting process of extracting the resin from the trees and transforming it into chewing gum.
  • Improve your honey-making knowledge by checking out the melipona bees.
  • Learn to make your own traditional hand-made tortillas and later have a delicious regional lunch.

Details

Schedule

Start your voyage from the Cancun airport by making your way to Tulum either by renting a car or arranging for a transfer from the airport to Tulum.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2-16 travelers

What's Included

Lodging

4 Nights Eco Lodge

Activities

Swimming, Cultural Activities, Archeological Expedition, Boat Tour, Wildlife Viewing, Class/Workshop, Show/Performance, Historical Sites, Community Visit and Cooking Class

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)

Transport

Boat, Walk, Hike and Private car

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Totonal Viajes que Iluminan

Locally Owned Tour Operator

Discover the beautiful lesser-known regions of Mexico as well as some wonderful local initiatives that maintain ancestral customs. Totonal offers unique tours that give you the chance to interact with the local community, who are proud to open the doors to their world and show you their history and culture: artisans, rituals, gastronomy, amazing nature, and a good dose of warmth are the main characteristics of these experiences. This will enable you to understand the authentic and varied culture of Mexico from the different regions visited, and the great spirituality of its inhabitants, who have great love for Mother Earth. Keeping an open mind will allow you to better learn from the wisdom of your hosts and amplify the experience enormously!

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included) and Drive