Take a fascinating journey to the jungle and water channels of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of lagoons, channels, tropical forests, and mangrove swamps. You won't find hoards of tourists here, just more than 300 species of birds and a vast array of flora and fauna. From your Cancun hotel, travel to Muyil, one of the oldest Mayan archaeological sites in the Yucatan, then traverse the varied waterways of Sian Ka'an with your guide before digging into a traditional Mexican lunch. Round-trip private transportation from Cancun hotels, entrance fees, bottled water, snacks, and a buffet lunch are all included.
Meet your ride at your Cancun hotel at 8 am. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your eco-adventure, and bring sunscreen and a hat. It's recommended you eat breakfast at your hotel before pickup. Your guide drives you down the coast about 9 miles (15 kilometers) past Tulum to Muyil,'one of the earliest and longest-inhabited Mayan sites in the Yucatan. Arrive at the Muyil Community Center and head out to explore the ruins and pyramids with your guide.
Muyil sits at the northern edge of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site established to protect the Yucatan coast's stunning ecological diversity of tropical forests, mangroves and marshes. In Mayan, Sian Ka'an translates to 'Origin of the Sky.' Board a boat for a journey through two of San Ka'an's lagoons, viewing some of the more than 300 species of tropical birds that call the preserve home. Jump into the crystal-clear water and float downstream a while, then walk across a mangrove swamp upon your return to the community center, where a delicious Mexican lunch awaits you.
Round-trip private transportation from Cancun hotels, entrance fees, bottled water, snacks, and a buffet lunch are all included.