Day Trip from Tulum

Lazy River Experience in Sian Ka’an plus Muyil Guided Tour & Boat Rides

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English / Spanish

  • If you’re looking for a tour which perfectly combines nature and history, this is ideal - Muyil is a millennia-old trading post located in the northern part of the Sian Ka’an nature reserve, and it is just waiting for you to discover its wonders.
  • This half day tour gives you access to the archaeological site, including the highest viewpoint in the whole reserve - the watchtower. You’ll learn about the ecology and history of this brilliant area.
  • After a tasty vegetarian lunch, you’ll enjoy two boat tours across fresh water lagoons and the chance to float in nature’s own ‘lazy river’, an ancient trading canal right here at the Sian Ka’an reserve.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up available from Tulum Hotel Zone and Tulum City
  • Return transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Archaeological site visit
  • Vegetarian lunch
  • 2 x boat tours
  • Lazy river floating activity
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Binoculars

Sites Visited

  • Sian Ka’an
  • Muyil Archaeological Site
  • Muyil Lagoon
  • Chunyaaxché Lagoon

Spend the afternoon exploring the historic side of the Sian Ka’an nature reserve: an ancient trading point known as the Muyil Archaeological Site. When you arrive at the reserve, having traveled by air-conditioned transport, you’ll be ready to take a gentle but eye-opening walk through Muyil. Ancient temples stand undisturbed, flocked by trees and surrounded by wildlife which you’ll hear all about from your expert, English-speaking guide.

Hear about the changing ecosystems, spot some seasonal pools, and be sure to bring your camera along so you can take some stunning pictures for yourself to look back on. You’ll even have access to the watchpower, which is the highest viewpoint within the reserve - the views from here are impeccable. After the walk, you’ll sit down and enjoy a delicious vegetarian picnic of seasonal fruits and some local snacks, which is certain to be a treat for your tastebuds.

After lunch it’s time for not one but two boat tours across the Muyil and Chunyaaxché Lagoons. These fresh water bodies are made up of flooded savannah and delicately woven mangrove canals, and were once a secret ancient trading route leading to the ocean itself. It’s peaceful here and something you don’t want to miss while in the area!

The final part of this beautiful tour is the chance to float in nature’s very own lazy river; it’s a calming experience that will really bring home what a vacation is all about, as you lie back and relax surrounded only by birdsong and beauty. Then it’s time to wrap up and end your afternoon of history and nature exploration, feeling totally chilled.

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