Muyil Ruins and Float in Sian Ka'an Maya Canals

Sian Ka'an Reserve, Mexico

Muyil Ruins and Float in Sian Ka'an Maya Canals

Jump into the turquoise waters of the ancient Muyil and Chunyaxche lagoons and get to know one of the oldest Maya sites in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve! You will be led by local Maya guides who will take you to the Muyil archaeological site. You'll feast on a traditional Maya lunch and learn about the history of the ancient Maya village. In the afternoon you'll be led through the jungle to reach X-lapak temple and the lagoons. You'll then have the opportunity to float along the Ancient Canal which connects Laguna de Muyil, Chunyaxche and Capelchen and be back in Tulum by dinner!

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Full Day

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion and Historical Sites


English, Spanish, Other Local Language, Italian and French

Physical Activity

Moderate activity




Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English, Spanish, Other Local Language, Italian and French



Tours every day, 7am to 2:30pm


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


Bilingual guide


Traditional lunch prepared by community members


Boat and Private van

Traveler Reviews



Wat een leuke trip! We reden naar Muyil om Maya ruines te bekijken. Gilberto was een goede gids met heel veel kennis. Na een wandeling door de jungle over houten planken kwamen we aan bij de lagune. Een boottocht over de laguna (dwars door het natuurpark Sian Ka’an) om ‘floating’’ door het kanaal te eindigen. Heerlijk om te doen (ook voor kinderen). Bij terugkomst nog een lekkere Maya-lunch genuttigd. Als je in Tulum bent, zou ik dit zeker doen!
December 2021

One of our favorite experiences!

We started the experience in Muyil ruins and our guide, Eddie, was so knowledgeable about the ruins, Mayan culture, and the different vegetation growing there! We even saw a howler monkey, a green heron, and coatis! Floating down the canal next to all the mangroves was so relaxing! I highly recommend this tour, it’s a must do if you’re in the Tulum area!
December 2021

Everything was perfect!

This was one of the best excursions my partner and I have ever done while traveling! The driver, Jorge, showed up on time and was able to navigate the complicated private entrance to our Airbnb without any issue. Gilberto was an excellent guide, full of wisdom & personal experience as a Mayan who grew up in the area. The float was so relaxing and beautiful, the ruins were impressive and full of history, and the food at the end was delicious. No confusions with the remaining balance due for the tour cost and no hidden fees outside of what was listed. Highly recommend this tour!
September 2021

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Sian Ka'an Community Tours

Sian Ka'an Community Tours

Locally Owned Tour Operator

Started by a cooperative of locals passionate about sharing their culture and preserving Mayan heritage, Community Tours Sian Ka'an offers unique ways to experience the nature and history of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. You can explore the Muyil ruins, learn about Mayan history and traditions, float in ancient canals, see manatees swimming in crystal clear waters and more. All tours are personal experiences - small groups led by a local guide with Mayan heritage. Every experience provides a great adventure while educating about the challenges of conservation.

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Get picked up (included)
Your guide will pick you up between 7-9am from your hotel and the tour will begin at 9am.
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