Centro Ecologico Sian Ka'an Tours

Centro Ecologico Sian Ka'an

The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site that encompasses numerous habitats. The variety of flora and fauna in Sian Ka'an is astounding, and the site is known to include 23 Mayan archeological sites, some of which date as far back as 2,300 years ago.

Explore the eco-tourism and education center and see how the Sian Ka'an Ecological Center serves as model for sustainable development in tropical ecosystems. The revenue generated from the center's activities fund conservation programs within the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

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The Sian Ka'an Ecological Center is near Mayan ruins at Tulum and a section of the reserve is actually located in the Caribbean Sea as a coral reef. The center prides itself on using ecologically responsible technologies and promoting biodiversity.

Address: Federal Road (307) Cancun-Tulum, #68 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Tulum, Mexico
Hours: Open daily 9am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Admission: Deluxe Tent Cabin: US$80 - US$120, Double Tent Cabin: US$65 - US$100. Tours have separate fees
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Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum Including Snorkeling

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 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
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Sian Ka'an Truck and Boat Safari from Playa del Carmen

Go way off the beaten path on a full-day adventure into Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with mangroves, coral reefs, and thriving marine wildlife. You'll hop into a truck for the bumpy ride through the reserve, then continue by boat on a marine safari, watching for crocodiles, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and more. Get a closer look by snorkeling the Sian Ka'an reef, and follow the road all the way until it ends in the far-flung fishing village of Punta Allen.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Sian Ka'an by Truck from Riviera Maya

Visit the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna. After a bumpy ride into the Yucatán jungle, board a boat for a marine safari through this protected area. Look for dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, birds, and other animals. Enjoy a snorkeling session and afterward, a buffet lunch and shopping in Punta Allen.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD120.00
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Full-Day Guided Sian Ka'an Biosphere Safari from Cancun

Discover the Sian Ka'an reserve in Tulum on this all-day guided tour from Cancun. Spot dolphins, crocodiles, sea turtles, and possibly manatees while exploring this protected area. The tour includes a stop at the Boca Paila bridge, where the lagoon and Caribbean Sea meet. Plus, you’ll be able to snorkel (if weather permits) and take a swim in the Punta Allen natural pool.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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USD130.00
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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
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD225.00
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7-Day Yucatan Eco-Adventure Tour Including Sian Ka'an and Xcaret

Experience action-packed sightseeing on the Yucatan Peninsula during this 7-day tour. Explore the impressive UNESCO sites of Chichen Itza and Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll hike in the jungle and kayak through wetlands. In Puerto Morelos, snorkel in a cenote or drive an ATV. Swim in an area known for whale sharks (seasonal activity) or discover the ancient Maya sites of Coba and Tulum, and see wildlife in the eco-archaeological park of Xcaret. Six nights of accommodation at a 3-star hotel, breakfast and round-trip transport from the Cancun airport are included.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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USD1,695.00
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Riviera Maya Bicycle Adventure Tour: 7 Night

Take on the Yucatan’s best adventures on an active tour that explores jungle paths, hidden cenotes, brilliant marine life, and ancient Maya pyramids. You’ll ride a bike through dramatic scenery, paddle Si’an Kaan Biosphere Reserve, and snorkel the Caribbean coast, with guided tours of the archeological sites of Coba, Chichen Itza, and Ek Balam. And for a fun mix of nature, culture, and relaxation, the trip concludes with a day at Xcaret, a spectacular adventure park in the heart of the Riviera Maya.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere from Playa del Carmen

For nature lovers, no visit to the Yucatan is complete without exploring Sian Ka’an Biosphere. Travel to the protected reserve with ease on a full-day tour from Playa del Carmen, which includes breakfast, lunch, and round-trip hotel transfers. Look out for loggerhead sea turtles and wild dolphins on a boat ride; observe pelicans, flamingos, and eagles; and snorkel at a reef teeming with tropical marine life. Conclude the day with a Mexican meal on the beachfront.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
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USD217.00
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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
  • Duration: 10 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
  • Duration: Flexible
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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
  • Duration: 10 hours
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GoNativo Boat Safari to Sian Ka'an (Unesco's Biosphere Reserve)

Private groups only. This is one of the most exciting hands-on wildlife experience you can have when visiting the Riviera Maya. Avoid the 30 mile drive on a bumpy dirt trail that leads to the remote fishermen village of Punta Allen, inside the splendid Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an (Unesco's World Heritage since 1987) to enjoy the incredible scenery, wildlife watching and endless selfie opportunities along the way. At destination, cool off snorkeling in unspoiled chosen spots away from civilization with new snorkeling equipment with disposable mouth pieces.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Bicycle Yucatan adventure and Archaeological Tour - 7day

Explore the Yucatan Peninsula by bicycle on this 7-day tour from Cancun. Visit the area's most important archaeological sites and cycle through the tropical landscape. Nightly accommodations and use of all equipment included.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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USD1,985.00
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Sian kaan and Tulum Snorkel

Visit The Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an discover the coastal wetlands and shimmering lagoons, this tour provides rare access to the region's spectacular wildlife, incredible coral reef snorkel and visit ancient Mayan ruins of the area, plus the best-personalized service guaranteed.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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USD779.00
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The Sian Kaan & Muyil experience

'I´m Alex, a Mexican certified federal guide with hospitality background as a Concierge, Front desk & Guest Experience manager in different boutique & luxury hotels across Mexico for +8 years'' ''My goal is to Inspire people through unique experiences with the Mexican culture & nature as a catalyzer for rediscovering simplicity in life"."I lead a project called MexicoTravellingCollective among artists, biologists, hoteliers & interpreters around the Riviera Maya, Oaxaca & Mexico City".
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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USD160.00
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Private Sian Ka'an and Muyil Ruins Tour

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
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Sian Kaan Punta Allen JEEP

Visitaras una de las reservas mas grandes e impresionantes de México, incluye 3 actividades en la excursión: Jeep, Paseo en Lancha & Snorkel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD163.00
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10-Day Yucatan Heritage Tour from Cancun

Enjoy a fantastic trip through the World Heritage Sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. This trip has a perfect combination of the core nature and cultural activities, that sum up what Yucatan Peninsula is all about! Explore the amazing Sian Ka’an, Calakmul and Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserves as well as the second largest coral reef of the world, the amazing Mayan jungle, the unique wetlands and the wide biodiversity that these ecosystems have to offer. Truly understand the history of the Mayans by visiting impressive archaeological sites such as Coba and Chichen Itza and visit the colonial cities of Valladolid and Merida.
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Duration: 10 days
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USD2,495.00
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8-day Smart-Inclusive from Cancun to Tulum, the Mayan Heritage Path

This is the most complete vacation package ever created. Combine your All-Inclusive vacations with immersive travel experiences with real local experts. We are eager to show you the best well kept secrets of our beautiful destinations. Experience the most iconic places at your own pace in this private 8-days tour, avoid tourist traps, travel comfortable in our air conditioned vehicles, experience our destination as a local ad marvel your eyes with the beauty that our nature & culture has to offer. This package includes hotel accommodations (3 days with All-Inclusive meal plan), private ground transportation, professional multi-lingual guides, meals as indicated, entrance tickets, activities and all the extra perks to make this a one of a kind vacation.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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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
  • Duration: 10 hours
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