Float down Ancient Mayan Canals in Sian Ka'an Reserve

Tulum, Mexico

Float down Ancient Mayan Canals in Sian Ka'an Reserve

Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure in Tulum? Look no further than the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve! Just a short distance from Tulum, this reserve offers the chance to explore ancient Mayan canals and float down the refreshing waters.

Your expert local guide will take you on a boat trip through the reserve, passing through four different ecosystems including mangroves, lagoons, natural canals, and tropical jungles. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of incredible wildlife, including manatees! After your boat ride, you'll have the chance to float down a 900-meter-long canal, surrounded by the beauty of the natural world.

To end your day on a high note, you'll enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Mayan food at the local community center. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. Book your adventure today!

Right for You?

Duration

Full Day

Travel Style

Active Adventure and Connect with Nature

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Wetlands and Rural Communities

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
Starts at:

$115/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Details

Schedule

Tours every day, 7am to 2:30pm.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Lunch

Transport

Boat and Private van

Traveler Reviews

Steve

Great Day in the Sian Ka an Reserve

All around great experience. We had a group of ten with ages ranging from 19 to 80 and everyone had a good time. Our guide was well informed and definately took care of us. The meals were authentic and tasty as well!
December 2022
Jamie

Incredible experience - a must-see if visiting Tulum!

Sian Ka'an is beautiful, and we are so glad we could see the beautiful lagoons, rivers and incredible wildlife. Our tour guide, Manuel, and our boat captain were terrific and very knowledgeable. The highlight was floating down the stream!
July 2022
Sara

Excellent Family Adventure!

This was a fabulous adventure! It was everything we expected and MORE! Omar was amazing ... very knowledgeable and helpful. Leo was our boat guide and he expertly navigated us through the canals which were scenic, beautiful and restful. The float portion was absolutely incredible ...crystal clear water and very peaceful. We had the opportunity to also see "sea cows" (manatee) and also crocodile. The transportation provided from our hotel was very nice and the lunch afterward was delicious. It was an amazing day. Highly recommend.
July 2022


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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 protected areas in Mexico. Visitors 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 with small groups led by a local guide with Mayan heritage. In addition to providing a great adventure, the tours also educate visitors about the challenges of conservation. By supporting Community Tours Sian Ka'an, visitors can contribute to the preservation of the reserve and the Mayan culture while also having an unforgettable experience. If you want to experience the beauty and history of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in a unique and personal way, consider booking a tour with Community Tours Sian Ka'an. You'll have an adventure to remember while also supporting a worthy cause.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included) and Drive
Pick up from all hotels in Tulum is included in the price. If you are staying elsewhere in the Riviera Maya, pick up can be arranged for a small extra price.
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