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Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum

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Tulum, Mexico

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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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
Lunch
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

1: Mexico Kan Tours- Eco Tours Tulum Riviera Maya, Avenida Tulum S/N. Entre Orion y, Calle Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
2: Oxxo Puerto Morelos, Av Javier Rojo Gomez 1270, Esq, Av Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico
3: Micheladas del Semáforo, Mz 1, Lt 2, Carr. Cancún - Tulum, Smz 18, 18, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico
4: Starbucks, Calle Quinta Avenida S/N, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
5: Go Mart, KM 2695 MZA 29 LTE 2, México 307, 77780 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico
6: OXXO, Chanchen Palmar, Camino Acceso A Playas s/N, Yodzonot, 77785 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico
7: Coba archaeological site, Quintana Roo, Mexico
8: Iglesia de San Servacio, Calle 41, Centro, Valladolid, Yuc., Mexico
9: Casino Palace Bingo & Sport Bets® Cancun, Av Tulum Esq Jabali con SM20 MZ 09, Av. Labná, Colonia Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
10: Forum By The Sea, Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from vacational homes is possible if given an exact address.
Picks ups in the immediate Tulum area are included in the price.
Pick ups outside of Tulum are possible with an additional charge.

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum ?
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 from Tulum .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum ?
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 from Tulum .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum ?
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 from Tulum .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum ?
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 from Tulum .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum .

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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

Reviews

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Unique experience with the nature
Agata
, Sep 2020
The tour is all worth the money! Our guides - Santi & Jenny - were just fabulous! Santi really took care of me being a newbie to snorkeling and not being fully comfortable with swimming. They together with captains were super observant noticing all the wildlife around. Throughout the whole tour they were also highlighting the importance of respect for the nature and were making sure we obey all the rules (e.g. applying sunscreen while before getting into the water). Everything was super on time, the atmosphere was brilliant., lunch was delicious with the most amazing view I hope to come back and redo this tour - only with them!
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Great guide and experience!
Alexandria_W
, Jul 2020
Carlos was an awesome guide! He knew everything about the area and the animals, very informative and polite. Sian Ka’an is a gorgeous place! The water is bright green, turquoise, light blue- just gorgeous! Snorkeling we saw a nurse shark, sea turtles and a sting ray. The captain was really helpful in seeing those sea life as well. Highly recommend this tour if you’re in the area!
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Amazing Adventure
Marta_G
, Mar 2020
It was indeed an adventure! I’ve been visiting Mexico for the past 9 years and for the first time in a while I felt that connected with the nature. Our tour guide Carlos was unbelievable. The amount of knowledge and detail about the biosphere that he gave us, was beyond my expectations. Sian KA’AN is beautiful! We got to see barracudas, manatees, crocodile, stingrays, lots of dolphins and wonderful birds! It’s absolutely stunning. Arriving at Punta Allen was a lovely experience, felt very off grid! Lunch was tasty! We were given water bottles and lovely breakfast snacks. The highlight for me was definitely the snorkeling part. I’m not a confident swimmer and in fact that was my second ever time in deep waters but I felt safe and I got to see lots of fish and coral reefs. Carlos took a great care of me and I am grateful for this experience! I would return again and again. Can’t wait to be back already. Also, big shoutout to Ursula, the captain and our driver, who were amazing hosts and made us feel so welcome! Thank you!
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Sian Ka’an, a day trip to heaven
sbgeorge2000
, Feb 2020
Karen and Carlos made the trip incredible! Sian Ka’an is truly heaven on earth and having them as guides helped us truly appreciate the wonder and beauty of it all. Mexico Ka’an tours did a fantastic job and we are most grateful! If Karen ever gets her hands on the granola bar recipe she served to us, I really have to have it please!!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Amazing! We are glad that you enjoyed, thank u so much for sharing your experience with us. Regards from all the team!
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A must!
rafalszczygiel
, Jan 2020
Absolutely amazing day trip. Both Karen and Alex extremely friendly, knowledgeable and passionate guides. The true beauty of Yucatan peninsula. Definitely a highlight of my Mexican hols!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank u so much, Rafa! We hope to have you back soon in Tulum. Regards from all the team!
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Perfect tour for exploring Sian Ka'an
jeanbaebler
, Jan 2020
Do: This tour is taking very much care of the ecosystem of the Sian Ka'an National Park. Guides do very much know the places to visit and you can see turtles, dephines, lot of different birds ... Don't: Lunch is okay and the snorkeling could be individualised a bit more, than to snorkel in a group and follow different guides with different ideas does't help to appreciate this underwater world
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your comments, they help us improve each of the experiences. About snorkeling, the idea of ​​having several guides is to have a much more personalized experience and enjoy and ask all the questions you have. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your comments. See you back very soon in Tulum. Greetings from the whole team.
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Excellent day
stevencC7558PM
, Nov 2019
An excellent rip. Saw turtles, manatees, dolphins and American alligators. We finished off with an excellent lobster/for lunch
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Amazing Steven! We really hope that you enjoyed as much as we do. Hope to have you back in Tulum soon. Regards from the team!
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Great experience
orlandosalinas
, Oct 2019
We had the pleasure to meet our guide Carlos Fuego Zen, which guided our tour, via Sian Ka'an. The tour, was a great experience to be part of the bioreserve for the day. The tour wasn't congestion with fellow tourists. That day, we were treated to a variety of wildlife in the bioreserve. Everything led to the grand finally, snorkeling The great Mayan reef. The reef was active and alive with sea life. Carlos, was always vigilant in detecting wildlife and keeping the reef clean. Also, keeping us safe.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for sharing with us, Orlando. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
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Simply breathtaking experience of Sian Ka'an Preserve and coral reef with Karen and Gaspar
Paul W
, Sep 2019
In advance of the day's activity, it was very easy to communicate with the tour personnel via Viator's email to ensure hotel pickup and vegetarian food options. When we were picked up exactly on time by Karen, we were instantly welcomed to a host that exudes both passion and kindness for all participants and subjects/environments. Her understanding of local history, geology, biology, Mayan theology, and chemistry was on display all day throughout many different environments. Never one to make our group feel rushed, time and again Karen took care to make sure proper time was devoted to each important experience of every area we visited in the vast Sian Ka'an nature preserve. We were lucky to see TWO alligators and a baby dolphin in addition to many lovely birds on our way out to the snorkeling portion of the day. The highlight--of course--was the open sea snorkeling session over a spectacular coral reef. Our boat captain Gaspar accompanied Karen and the rest of us into the water, guiding our swimming and pointing out important features animals. We saw multiple HUGE sting rays, a nurse shark, an enormous sea turtle, endless schools of exotic fish, tiny jellyfish, and endless varities of coral. Karen and Gaspar stressed just how ideal the weather conditions--excellent underwater visibility/little to no current--of our day were by offering to allow us more time snorkeling instead of traveling to a separate location. Their excitement was utterly palpable, and of course the group agreed to snorkel longer. It truly needs to be seen to be believed. Not lost in this was Karen's warning of how fragile this ecosystem has become--less than 1% of Mexico's coral reefs remain alive--and how short a period of time others may have to experience it for themselves. Again, I truly cannot overstate how fantastic a tour this is because of not only the location/flora/fauna, but particularly because of the people involved in making it happen. Karen and Gaspar get my highest recommendation, and I wish anyone that takes this tour could end up in their care. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
We really appreciate your preference, it was a pleasure to share with you the culture and nature that surround us in this beautiful place. Kind regards from all the team.
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Do it.
Peggy L
, Jul 2019
I was pretty impressed with how punctual the pick-up from my hotel was, and Karen/Marie welcomed me into the van with open arms - as they did with the following couple and I'm sure with everyone before me. Although the boat ride was bumpy, it was oddly serene due to the blues of the water and saw every animal promised we would see - YAY! We even got to go snorkeling due to how great the weather was. We were a group of 12, split into two boats; both Marie and Karen were fantastic and knowledgeable of the biosphere's inhabitants. The whole tour was ~7-8hrs -- it was a great day! *A plus was the homemade granola bars they provided -- SO GOOOOOOOD! They also had nuts and fruits. If you need to borrow a water bottle, they have for you.
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