Full-Day Guided Sian Ka'an Biosphere Safari from Playa del Carmen

Quintana Roo, Mexico

From $109.00 USD

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12 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Visit a UNESCO-listed marine reserve just beyond Tulum
  • See an untouched side of the Riviera Maya
  • Travel by truck and boat
  • Snorkel stop when conditions allow
  • Enjoy freshwater swimming and beer at Punta Allen
  • Includes lunch and hotel transfers


  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Drinks on board
  • Beer after snorkeling activity
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Boca Paila


  • Sian Ka'an entrance fee 3 USD
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

From your hotel, residence or apartment in Cancun

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Nov 2017

WONDERFUL GUIDE, drivers, AWESOME local boat captains! LOCATION BEAUTIFUL. But DO NOT BOOK THIS TRIP due to road conditions! CANCEL it if you have already booked. Why? The hard gravel road to get to Punta Allen is deep potholes for about 35 miles. It is dangerous for your spinal/back health to ride this long in the BACK of a truck with no shocks. Just ask your doctor if you doubt me! It is like riding in a wheel barrow over speed bumps rather fast for 35 miles, each way. 2-3 hours each way. It could ruin your whole vacation with pain, or cause long-term damage. SOLUTION: This trip is basically to a beautiful mangrove area. Take a Viator tour to a mangrove area that is closer to Tulum or not far off hardtop, or in a van with shock absorbers.although this could take 3 hours each way IF you go to Punta Allen. VIATOR SHOULD CHANGE THIS TRIP DUE TO BAD ROAD CONDITIONS. The excellent guide warned us beforehand the road was bad, but the problem is that HARD banging your spine for hours and hours in the back of a truck is truly a risk.

Andrew R
, Apr 2017

Excellent tour, Robert the guide went above and beyond!

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