Muyil Tours

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Stretching along the banks of a coastal lagoon and dominated by the 17-meter-tall El Castillo, one of the region’s tallest pyramids, the little-visited Mayan ruins of Muyil are undeniably photogenic and make a unique alternative to the nearby sites of Tulum and Coba. 

Set on the edge of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve, Muyil is a worthwhile detour for hikers and there are a number of significant ruins to explore, as well as an observation tower, offering views over the neighboring lagoon, and boat rides around the lagoon. The ancient settlement is estimated to have dated back to as early as 300 BC and remaining structures include the ‘Sacbé’, a five-meter-wide ancient road, and the ‘Pink Palace’, renowned for its well-preserved stuccos.

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Muyil is located by the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, around 20 km south of Tulum. 
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Address: Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Mexico
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Private Tour to Muyil, Tulum, and Coba from Playa del Carmen

Visit three ancient Maya cities on a full-day, private tour from Playa del Carmen to Muyil, Tulum, and Coba that includes all transport, entrance fees, and a hearty buffet lunch of traditional Mexican foods. Follow jungle trails through the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, walk fortifications that overlook a white sand beach, then climb the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan. This 10-hour tour offers a personalized experience of the Maya sites, with plenty of time to explore the things that interest you most.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$145.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$145.00 USD

Private Tour to Muyil Ruins, Tulum, and Coba from Tulum

Pack in three important archeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula on this private day trip from Tulum. See the Muyil ruins of Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Then get a personalized tour of ancient Tulum on the Caribbean coast and climb Nohoch Muul at Coba. This full-day itinerary with a professional guide includes a buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$145.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Muyil Archeological Site Private Tour

Discover the beauty and mystery of Muyil, a Maya archaeological site, on this private, 10-hour tour from Cancun. In your own group of up to six people, learn about one of the earliest inhabited ancient Maya cities on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Follow your personalized guide on a hike through the jungle and enjoy a peaceful boat ride on the Sian Ka'an lagoon. Lunch at a local restaurant and hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$1,260.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Tour from Cancun

Boat and swim through the aqua channels of Chunyaxche and visit the Muyil ruins on this tour from Cancun. Visit the Muyil Community Center with your guide to view the ancient archaeological site, then depart by boat through the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve's canals. As you journey through two lagoons, keep an eye out for local wildlife, then jump into the clear water and relax as you float through 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of peaceful waterways. Trek through the mangrove back to the community center to refuel with a traditional Mexican lunch. Round-trip private transportation from Cancun hotels is included.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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$190.28 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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Private Tour to Muyil Ruins, Tulum and Coba from Cancun

Explore the ancient Maya cities of Muyil, Tulum, and Coba on a full-day, private tour from Cancun that includes entrance fees, transport, and a buffet lunch. Climb the tallest pyramid in the Yucatán, follow footpaths at the edge of Sian Ka’an lagoon, and see partially-excavated sites covered with thick jungle.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Sian Ka'An and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum

Explore the structures of Muyil, a Maya archaeological site amid the mangroves of Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This 5-hour excursion from Tulum takes you to the former trading post along an interpretive nature trail before a boat ride to Muyil Lagoon. Then enjoy a relaxing float down the shallow canal as you drift for 30 minutes past unique vegetation. Learn from your guide about the ecology of the area and the Maya civilization before a picnic lunch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Sian Kaan Muyil Floating Canals

Visit the unique ecosystem of Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this tour from Tulum. With an expert local guide, first stop by the Mayan archaeological site of Muyil, located just a short walk into the pristine jungle. At Sian Ka'an, take a boat ride through the mangrove forests that line the lagoon and the canals, ending up at Xlapak. Jump in with a life vest and as you float down the canals, keep an eye out for the more than 300 species of birds as well as other native flora and fauna. Meet your boat captain at the exit point and return to your Tulum hotel, snacking on provided chips and beverages on the way.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$120.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Eco-Adventure Including Muyil Ruins

Explore the natural beauty and archaeological ruins of the Sian Ka'an bio reserve, a UNESCO site, on this 5-hour tour from Playa del Carmen. An art historian–guide shows you the former Maya sites of Muyil and Xtlapak, and explains their cultural significance. Hike uphill through a rain forest and enjoy lookout panoramas, see corn tortillas being made in a Maya house and take a boat ride along Muyil and Chunyaxche lagoons. Hotel transport by air-conditioned van included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$225.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Sian Ka'an Mayan Wetlands and Muyil Ruins Afternoon Tour from Tulum

Perfect for nature lovers, this laid-back tour takes you through the lush Sian Ka'an Biosphere via foot and boat. Float on a natural lazy river bordered my mangroves, take a boat ride through the biosphere, and visit the Mayan ruins of Muyil, an isolated temple situated on a flooded savannah. See a variety of flora and fauna up close and enjoy stunning views of the local jungle and lagoons, then watch the sun set over the water before returning to Tulum.
  • Duration: Flexible
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$115.00 USD
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  • Duration: Flexible
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Private Sian Ka'an and Muyil Ruins Tour from Tulum and Playa del Carmen

Combine two blockbuster attractions—Sian Ka'an and the Muyil Ruins—with personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour, departing from either Playa del Carmen or Tulum. With a dedicated guide to show your private party around and answer any questions, explore the less-visited Muyil Ruins, then take a boat ride in the Sian Ka'an' biosphere reserve's Muyil and Chunyaxché lagoons (including time for a swim).
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$189.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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