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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


374 Reviews
1 star

Reviews by Viator travelers

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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.
Word of Caution
, May 2021
Word of caution to others - not a trip for persons with back problems. The boat ride can be fast and choppy. Persons may have a backache the next day. HEADS UP to future travelers- what could be improved is the boat could pick up persons at the restaurant in Puenta Allen. Just like other boats and tour companies. This was not told to us. We carried too much heavy stuff. BOAT iS WAITING ON OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND!!! The 10 min village walk is mandatory as it is the only way back to your boat. Hot 2 pm sun, no shade, heavy bags, persons may have a HEAT STROKE. Worse part of the entire trip is this brief 10 min walk. Most memorable was sighting a manatee! We saw dolphins, crocs, birds. Lunch was delicious at Punta Allen. We had an enjoyable time exploring Sian Ka
icon Response from Host , May 2021
HI Rita, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. We happy to read you had a great time overall however we are sorry to hear about your back. The biosphere of Sian Ka`an is characterized by 70% of water, and the best way to visit it is therefore by boat which allows us to go places we cannot possibly go to by van and encounter much wildlife as you saw. For this reason, this tour is centered around being on a boat most of the day, and the ride is definitely influenced by the state of the sea. Our personalized attention mean we place a lot of attention on the comfort of our customers, however it remains up to the traveler`s own judgment knowing the contents of the tour and bearing in mind prior physical conditions, whether to participate in this boat activity or not. In the event of really bad weather, be assured we do cancel the tour for security purposes. We specifically choose to start the boat ride as early on as possible once entering the reserve, as the state of the road is definitely worst. With regards to the walk in Punta Allen, part of what travelers hope to see on this tour is an insight into a local fisherman village life. This is the Caribbean, and the month of April and May are some of the hottest of the year. Whilst we are not in a capacity to do anything about the heat, we do recommend our customers to always cover up, bring a hat and drink a lot to endure this short walk.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Very Special Experience
, Apr 2021
My boyfriend Jesse and I joined this tour guided by Ursula. We got to see dolphins, manatees, exotic birds and sea turtles. Ursula and the boat captains all showed their devotion to the biosphere by providing a very respectful environment not just for us humans, but for the inhabitants. The entire tour was great! We got to snorkel, swim, and enjoy a delicious lunch in Punta Allen. Ursula is not only a knowledgeable tour guide but a well rounded individual who LOVES what she does. "The animals will only come out if they feel we are deserving." We got to see everything on our itinerary. Even though we got to experience some rain, the sun showed up shortly after. Jesse and I had a wonderful time. 10/10 recommend the tour with Ursula!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for your recommendation and for choosing Mexico Kan Tours. Thanks to your review, we can continue to promote a responsible way of traveling through activities that are positive for the ecosystems we visit and its inhabitants. Just like Ursula, we are passionate about what we do and about promoting the conservation of such beautiful and delicate environments.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience
, Apr 2021
The guide Santi was amazing! We saw lots of turtles, manatees, dolphins and a crocodile too! Would recommend the experience!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for your recommendation. We are delighted you has such a good time connecting with the wildlife of Sian Ka`an.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Perfect day
, Mar 2021
The most amazing trip and great guides. Loved every minute of it. The sights are simply breathtaking and the wildlife (birds, dolphins, turtle and manatee) spectacular
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you Brigitte for taking the time to send your feedback. We were happy to participate to a great day discovering the wonders of the area. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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