Sian Kaan Muyil Floating Canals

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Back to your place of pickup
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


In the Mayan language, Sian Kaan means place where the sky is born. It is the second biggest biosphere in Mexico and also a UNESCO heritage site. You will visit the small, off the beaten path, archaeological site of Muyil, a 30-minute walk into pristine nature. Afterward, you will go on a short ride to the gorgeous lagoons, a floating experience in crystal clear water between mangroves awaits for you.


  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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Your adventure begins at your door steps. A guide will meet at your hotel on time to take you for a short ride to the archaeological site of Muyil, a small Mayan site off the beaten path with an important relevance in the Mayan trade of this region.
A certified guide will walk you through the history of the place which is located in a pristine jungle, making it genuine and not crowded with lots of visitors. After the visit to the ruins, you will take a short ride in a dirt road that leads to the lagoon. There are a few carvings in lime stone at the site off the dirt road which should not be missed.
Once you arrive at the lagoons, you have the chance the use a bathroom, change clothes and get ready to embark on fast boats that will take you to the lagoons and navigate the canal that the Mayans made to connect two lagoons.
You will arrive at the archaeological site of Xlapak the first toll boot of the pre-Hispanic world. Your guide will provide you with a cold beverage and show you how to use the life vest. Your floating adventure will begin with crystal clear water surround by mangroves awaiting for you.
After 40 minutes floating, you will arrive at the exit point, where your captain awaits with your shoes and towels to make the walk back to Xlapak in a trail of wood built by the locals that give you the chance to admire the savanna and take a moment to relax and meditate. There will be drinks and chips at the boat for your ride back to the station, a 25-minute drive back to Tulum.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)

Fuel surcharge

Local taxes

National Park fees


Bottled water


Local guide

Tour escort/host

Hotel pickup

Entry/Admission - Muyil


Tips to guides and drivers

Food and drinks, unless specified



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 6 people per booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes

This tour requires a 2 person minimum to book

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Jan-2019

    We had an amazing tour with Oscar. He was so knowledgable about the ruins and clearly loved the outdoors and nature in Mexico, and was excited to share his knowledge with us. He picked us up and offered us a beverage on the short ride to the ruins, then toured us through the beautiful ruins of Sian Kaan. After the ruins, it was another quick yet bumpy ride out to the lagoon. The ride across the lagoon was magical and beautiful, and we saw so many different kinds of birds -- osprey, herons, egrets, vultures. Floating down the canals was the coolest experience. It was amazing to be going down the same path the ancient Mayans took, and it was so beautiful to be surrounded by the mangroves. We would definitely recommend!

  • 08-Jun-2018

    This was such an awesome trip! One of my highlights from our trip. Our guide picked us up at our hotels and tooks us off to the jungle to explore some ruins, then we headed to the canals. The water was really warm and the current really moved you along. The captain of our boat was a real expert and gave us a little thrill by expertly speeding through the narrow canals, overall it was a ton of fun!

  • 15-Sep-2017

    One of the best tours I have been on. Mostly in part to our guide Victoria! She was very knowledgeable and a blast to be on the tour with! I would highly recommend this tour. I know that when I return I will be requesting Victoria for my next tour as there are so many others. She went out of her way to retrieve my sunglasses after I dropped them in the river after jumping in. Note: hold your glasses when you jump in so you don't lose them off your face. The river float was amazing. If there is anything to complain about it's that it was too short! I could have floated much longer it was so peaceful. Thank you Victoria!!

  • 09-Oct-2016

    You HAVE to do this trip!!!!!! And be prepared to want to do more trips with these guys if you do. We were so impressed with the professionalism and passion of their guides and how personable they are. You will laugh, learn and experience the grandeur of the natural world while quietly strolling through the jungle and comfortably floating in the tranquil waters of the biosphere.
    Don't book a trip with anyone is so worth having a private guide all to yourself.