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“A must see!”
Review of Visit Sian Ka'an

Visit Sian Ka'an
Ranked #18 of 101 Tours in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: If you are looking for a great outdoor experience away from the big tourist crowds and massive tour groups, then you make the best decision by visiting the natural Reserve of Sian Ka'an with Visit Sian Ka'an. This tour company allows you to visit Sian Ka'an and combine activites in a way, that no other tour provider does, thanks to the owner's first hand experience and being a native to the area. If you are a great nature lover, enjoy to snorkel and explore the diverse marine life and different ecosystems, such as untouched beaches, lagoons, mangroves and islands, cenotes, tropical jungle, hidden maya ruins, a relaxing float in the fresh water canal, seeing bird and wildlife in their natural habitat without minimal human interaction - then this tour company will be a great option for an adventurous day in the protected Biosphere Reserve Sian Ka'an.
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The biosphere is huge and you can end up doing 2-3 day trips if you wish. We discovered that too late but promised we'd do it next time we come to Tulum. We did not buy a group package. We drove to the site of Muyil and from there you park your car and walk about 2 miles to the lake. We arrived late during the day so we drove down and walked back up to be able to make it to the boats on time. Your walk will seem like you're in the jungle, cause you are and there will be a tower from which you can see the entire lake. Once you reach the lake you will be offered a boat tour ending in a channel where you get to float between the mangroves. Don't forget the sunscreen! And enjoy!

1  Thank Priscilla N
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited Sian Kaan over spring break and and booked a "Mayan Stories" tour with Pastor Caamal, a local guide. Search the boards and you will read more about him—he knows so much about the flora and fauna of the area. We had a simply wonderful experience. My 8 year old and 6 year old loved the fast boat ride across the lagoon and the river float. This is a must do experience; better than any of the eco-theme parks. Sian Kaan is the real thing!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

After visiting a couple of ruins, we were surprised with a wonderful float down a crystal clear channel. Great way to cool off and relax. Boat ride across two crystal clear lagoons and through a Mayan made channel. The float is through a natural channel. One of the highlights of our trip.

2  Thank cathrynr2014
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our experience was consistent with the majority of reviews on this site. Initially, it seemed a lot of money for a family of 5 however by the end of the day, we could safely say it was worth every $ and ranks as one of the best we have been on.
There was initially a hiccup as on arriving to meet the Guide (Aldo) on our designated day, we were told there had been a mistake and we were asked if we could come the next day. That wasn't a problem for us fortunately and the tour company made a generous offer to refund part of the fee for the inconvenience.
We perhaps got lucky as the next day was slightly better weather and the sea very calm, perfect for the snorkelling that not everyone gets to do.
We loved the fact that our tour covered a variety of things, none of which were rushed and we were left to enjoy each at a very comfortable pace - snorkelling, exploring a sandbank/beach, the float down the Mayan canal, lunch on the boat and a bit of time to spot Manatees (we just caught sight of a snout!). Zipping through the mangroves was especially fun.
Aldo is a solid guide, pointing out wildlife, explaining the area and clearly concerned about ensuring it is protected, as well as interacting well with younger children.
One tip: on the float, as there are a number of other tour boats and people floating down at the same time, hold back so you can enjoy it in peace. The folks in front of us were a bit of a loud babbling rabble which seemed to defeat the reason for going there, so we resisted the flow of the water, and cruised down in relative silence. That was lovely and a little more in tune with nature!
Also, bring bio-sunscreen and even long sleeves.
Highly recommended.

3  Thank HKCrocky
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Aldo, our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. We had a great tour even though the reef was to choppy for snorkeling. The float down the Mayan canal was the best. Lunch was delicious! Highly recommended!

1  Thank Carson M
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