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Tulum, Mexico
Sian Ka'an Adventure

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more


Discover the remote UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an on a full-day trip from Tulum. Your guide points out the protected area’s immense biodiversity, including coastal and mangrove habitat teeming with marine life. Search for elusive manatees at Boca Paila Lagoon, snorkel on the Mesoamerican reef (weather-permitting) and find nesting birds at Ascension Bay. Boat ride with lunch and free time in Punta Allen is included.
  • Sian Ka'an day trip from Tulum
  • Enjoy a Caribbean lunch in Punta Allen
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (revise confirmation email for pick up time)
Local guide
Boat with snorkeling equipment
Fruits, water and snacks
The use of life vest is mandatory in all boat tours (provided by Mexico Kan Tours)
Extra Transportation Fees (North of Tulum)
10USD per person extra for pick-ups between Bahía Puerto Principe and Puerto Aventuras. +$20USD per person extra for pick-ups between Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen Colosio Street. +$30USD per person extra for pick-ups between Colosio Street (North of Playa) del Carmen to Iberostar Grand Paraiso.

Departure Point

Avenida Tulum S/N. Entre Orion y, C. Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Don't Forget to Bring:
  • Towel.
  • Bathing Suit.
  • Comfortable Shoes.
  • Extra T-Shirt.
  • Hat.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Camera.
  • Cash (Most of the local vendors only accept cash).
  • Only if necessary: Bio degradable Sun Screen & Bio Degradable Mosquito Repellent.
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Snorkeling is subject to weather conditions.
  • Minimum age is 5 years.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Necessary COVID-19 prevention measures are implemented during the tour (50% capacity, Antibactial gel available and facemasks complusory, sanitization of vehicles and equipment, safe distance between all participants, groups from 2 to 6 people maximum, private tour possible)
  • If you present any of the following symptoms (fever, dry cough, tiredness, headaches, aches and pains), please refrain from joining the tour, contact us as soon as possible and look for medical assistance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mexico Kan Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sian Ka'an Adventure ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an Adventure .
What is the policy on sanitization during Sian Ka'an Adventure ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an Adventure .
What is the social distancing policy during Sian Ka'an Adventure ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an Adventure .
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sian Ka'an Adventure ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an Adventure .

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Traveler Tips

  • "Do: This tour is taking very much care of the ecosystem of the Sian Ka'an National Park." See review
  • "It was a fabulous day if you're the adventurous type." See review


396 Reviews

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Great experience in Tulum!
, Nov 2021
Karen was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide that she made the tour absolutely worth it! We had Tony as our boat captain who was a master navigator and helped us see some amazing animals. The lunch was actually delicious and the entire day felt efficient and timed well.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are glad you could spot a lot of animals during your adventure in Sian Kaan with us and that you enjoyed the delicious lunch in Punta Allen. Have a great day !
Amazing lanscape!
, Nov 2021
Really enjoyed the tour with Pablo! Thank you so much! Exploring the vast open landscape of Sian Kaan was a great experience. Also enjoyed the snorkelng, lunch and walk through Punta Allen village. Would definitely recommend the tour...
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks a lot Tanja for going on the Sian Kaan Adventure tour with us. We are glad you had an amazing day, and that you would recommend our tour. It's great to read you really enjoyed the landscapes, lunch and the snorkeling. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any feedback that could help us improve the experience, Have a great day!
A nice tour with a poor explanation
, Nov 2021
I was really excited about this tour from past reviews of the wonderful guide they had, apparently her is Karen. Unfortunately she wasn’t on duty and all we had was Nico, he’s a good guy but not a biologist giving you the proper explanation of the 3rd biggest reserve in Mexico, he’s lack of knowledge and lack of pro activity made that $171 USD per person look like a robbery. Explained in his his words “we are here to see 4 animals, 2 of them never showed up” a quick view to a little book about the size of a manatí and basically that was it. The place is beautiful, a really long boat ride and the lunch is ok, but no information about the national park :(
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Maria Jose, We are very sorry to hear that your experience with our guide did not reach your expectations. Niko is one of our best guides and we are investigating what might have happened that day. We are glad that you still had a nice time in the beautiful nature reserve of Sian Kaan and that you had the opportunity to see some animals in their natural habitat. We would love to hear more from you in order to take your feedbacks and improve the experience. Do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your feedbacks, they are very important for us as customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority so it helps us a lot to improve our experiences. We seek to improve our experiences on a day to day basis and do our best to listen to every customers feedbacks. Take care.
A Fun and Enriching Experience!
, Oct 2021
The most memorable parts of this experience were the opportunities we had to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Our guide Luigi was very adept at identifying various species of crocodile, bird, fish. His information helped us appreciate the importance of the biodiversity in Sian Ka’an. He has the talent of an educator. He was able to speak in detail extemporaneously about various species as they randomly appeared in the areas we explored. He also took the tome to give each participant attention so that everyone was engaged in the tour from start to finish. We learned a good deal about the nature of the Yucatán peninsula that we did not already know. This made the tour a valuable experience for us. We highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your comments and for the 5 stars, the Sian Ka'an tour helps us to know a part of Tulum and to see the animals in their habitat, on the other hand our guide Luigi knows and loves his work. Thank you very much for recommending us, we are happy to have exceeded your expectations and to have created memories of this great tour. We hope to see you next time! Mexico Kan Tours Team
Great tour and Luigi was awesome!
, Sep 2021
The morning started off with us being picked up directly from our air bnb in Tulum and the communication up to this point was exceptional. We drove a bit until we boarded their boats and headed out through the biosphere where we saw three crocodiles, manatees, and lot of birds. Our guide, Luigi was an incredible guide and made everything very interesting. My wife and I could tell he loved his job and wanted to make sure we were all learning and having a good experience. Once we were done there, we set off in search of dolphins, which we were unable to find on our tour unfortunately. I could tell that our guide and caption were doing all they could to find them, but ended up moving on with the tour. After this we went to a snorkeling spot, which was my favorite part of the trip. We saw thousands of fish and turtles, which was spectacular. Later, we stopped at a beach to relax for about thirty minutes and then had lunch on the peninsula. This was the end of the tour and we headed back to the dock. My only suggestion about this tour would be to allocate more time for snorkeling. The reef they took us to was amazing and I would have liked to explore more.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Taylor! Thank you very much for your suggestions, we will take them into account to improve. Every day we work as a team to give you the best experience and Luigi is one of the most professional and prepared guides that we have. I hope you fell in love with Sian Ka'an just like we are! See you next time! Mexico Kan Tours Team
Magical creatures
, Sep 2021
To watch beautiful animals living in their natural environment is very touching. Sian Ka’an is a holy place that must be protected to ensure that the magical creatures will be always there.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Juan! Thanks to you we can be part of taking care of the reserve and conserving the biosphere, when you book with us you help the communities. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to leave us this comment, the most important thing for us is your opinion. Please take care and see you next time! Mexico Kan Tours Team
Amazing experience!
, Sep 2021
The diversity of wildlife was incredible and our tour guide Karen was amazing, it was so heartwarming seeing how she respected and loved the animals. Thank you so much for your great vibes.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello!! Thanks for for taking the time to leave us a review, Tulum have a huge diversity of wildlife, we are happy that you enjoyed it very much. Thank you for choosing us, we hope to see you next time Please take care and #TravelWithIntention Mexico Kan Tours Team
Great experience!!!
, Jul 2021
We had a great experience!! Leah our guide was very knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable. We spent the day seeing a part of Mexico we would not usually get to see and were so glad we did!! Truly beautiful area with so much wildlife!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks Lucas for your recommendation! We are glad you had a great experience with us in the stunning Sian Ka'an biosphere. We hope to see you back in Tulum somedays. Take care.
Great day in Sian Ka’an!
, May 2021
Luigi was an excellent guide and so knowledgeable about Sian Ka’an, and Captain Oscar deftly navigated the biosphere while showing us it’s natural beauty. Snorkeling over the reef by Cayo Culebra was great, and we saw a nurse shark and a green moray. Lunch in Punta Allen was delicious. Would do again!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking time to leave us a comment Ryan. We are delighted you enjoyed your day in Sian Ka´an so much.
Simply amazing!
, May 2021
This tour alone is worth coming to Mexico! I included pick up and drop of from my hotel in Cancun. The driver , Tevario, was on time, friendly, a great driver, the car was clean and we had the best conversation. In the morning once we arrived at the meeting point in Tulum the tour started on time and we got to meet our wonderful tour guide Luigi. Luigi patiently explained all things nature to us throughout the day, he kept it light, relaxed, and fun! The biosphere is breathtaking! It is a relatively untouched part of the planet and for most of the day our group of eight were the only ones on the water. The boat ride was at times calm and slow and at other time we hit some bumpy water, but it’s nature after all and to be expected and with a little humor also enjoyable! We spent plenty of time in the water snorkeling (though it’s never really enough when you love being in the water). Punta Allen - the lunch spot. I wanted to stay and never go back home. I’ve never experienced a more relaxed and beautifully remote place and I’ve seen many in the world. White sand & turquoise water, nothing else needed. The food (I’m vegetarian) was the best meal I’ve had during my time here. Now what matters most to many the animals - Mother Nature was kind to us... Manatees, dolphins, turtles, barracuda, stingray, many birds and coolest of all a nurse shark! To Luigi and the entire crew - thank you- don’t change a thing! I’ll forever remember this as one of my favorite days!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you so much for such a great and complete review. We are delighted you had such a great tour. I could not agree more with you on how special Sian Ka´an is, thank you for choosing Mexico Kan Tours to take you there. We hope to see you again soon.

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