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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


424 Reviews

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Fantastic day on the waters!
, Jan 2022
We had the best time with Gala and Ursula on our trip in January 2022. Everything was perfect from start to end, from the safe transportation, the boat driver’s good eyes for spotting animals and Gala’s passion and knowledge about wildlife and the nature to Ursula’s good management of the trip. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to see the real Quintana Roo!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Christine, Thanks for this 5 stars review! We are delighted to read you had a fantastic day in Sian Kaan Nature Reserve and that everything was perfect. Take care.
We had a very fun time!...
, Jan 2022
We had a very fun time! Expect to get wet. The guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. Beautiful experience of a location you can only see by boat
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you David for your feedback ! We are happy to read you had a very fun time. Indeed the Ocean is not dry haha We hope to see you again soon for more adventures.
, Dec 2021
Seeing a manatee in the wild for the first time. I loved the care the tour took to be mindful of nature
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello Mary, Thanks a lot for sharing our values and being mindful of nature. It's a pleasure to hear that you could see a manatee for the first time in your life and that you were amazed by it ! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great adventure with...
, Dec 2021
Great adventure with manatee, crocodile, birds, dolphins, turtles, snorkeling seeing a nurse shark and beach lunch buffet. Great day!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Hugh, Thanks for your great feedback, We are delighted to read you had a great adventure and that you could see manatee, crocodile, birds, dolphins, turtles and that you even did snorkeling seeing a nurse shark ! We hope to see you back in Tulum somedays. Take care.
Baby animals !!!!
, Dec 2021
We were able to see all the animals and babies. It was so exciting. We had a great time and would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Tulum. The last 45 minutes do suck, warning. The road is bumping and you had to go super slow the entire time. Karen was our guide. She was wonderful and loved seeing the animals as much as guests.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Kaylee, Thanks a lot for your 5 stars review, Wow that's amazing that you could spot the animals with their babies ! Indeed as we mention in the description of the tour, the road to Sian Kaan is pretty terrible and Bumpy... this is part of the Adventure... We are happy to read you had such a great day in the nature reserve of Sian Kaan !
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

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