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

Embark on a captivating full-day journey with our Sian Ka'an Muyil Ruins Tour, a perfect blend of history, nature, and adventure. This immersive experience, led by expert local Maya guides, begins at the Muyil archaeological site, one of the earliest and longest-inhabited ancient Maya sites. Explore the ruins and uncover the mysteries of the Maya civilization. Indulge in a delectable traditional lunch, showcasing the region's rich culinary heritage. The adventure continues with a thrilling boat ride through the crystal-clear waters of the Laguna de Muyil and Chunyaxche, leading to a serene float along ancient canals amidst lush jungle landscapes. This unique excursion offers glimpses of diverse marine wildlife, including manatees and turtles, enriching your experience with nature's wonders. Conclude your day back in Tulum, carrying memories of a journey through time and nature. Book now for an unforgettable exploration of Mayan heritage and the beauty of Sian Ka'an.

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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


  • Explore one of the oldest Maya archaeological sites in the world
  • Hike through the jungle in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
  • Float along the canals to several Maya lagoons
  • Visit the ancient X-lapak and Muyil temples
  • Eat a traditional lunch prepared by the community
  • Learn about Maya history from local guides



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


What an adventure!

This tour was amazing from start to finish! We had an amazing and knowledgeable guide. Floating down the canals was one of those things we will remember forever. The Muyil ruins were very different from so many of the others I've been to, as they are so immersed in the jungle. They aren't as big or crowded as many of the other ones I've been to. And the food! We had an amazing breakfast with some traditional Mayan foods as well as ham and eggs and some amazing homemade tortillas. When it was over, we came back for a traditional lunch, which was just as good as anything you'd get in a good traditional restaurant. You won't regret doing this!
December 2022


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

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Sian Ka'an Community Tours

Sian Ka'an Community Tours

Locally Owned Tour Operator

Community Tours Sian Ka'an is a cooperative of locals who are passionate about sharing their culture and preserving Mayan heritage. The cooperative offers unique ways to experience the nature and history of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest

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