HISTORY, NATURE & FLOATING IN BLISSFUL LAGOONS
Sian Ka'an Muyil
SIAN KA'AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE - MUYIL
The ancient Maya site of Muyil is located in the northern section of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. This millenia-old trading post, nestled on the edge of the freshwater lagoon systems and the tropical forest, is the perfect place to enjoy an introduction to Mayan history & ecology.
Picturesque temples stand undisturbed among the trees, where we take an eye-opening walk among the temples and through the changing ecosystems, passing seasonal pools, exuberant vegetation and eventually a lookout tower with a wonderful view of the biosphere. A delicious picnic accompanied with seasonal fruits and local snacks awaits us at the end of the walk.
We then embark on a boat ride across the lagoons, through flooded savannah and intricate mangrove canals that mesmerize with their tones of green reflected in the still blue water. A secret route through winding channels that eventually leads out to the open ocean, this was an active trade route in ancient times, dotted with small temples and abundant birdlife.
The clearest of water entices us on an incredible 'lazy river' adventure, where we float in a truly unique setting, surrounded by the sounds of nature, orchids & bromeliads, hearing only the birdsong and the wind lightly rustling through the reeds. A calming experience like nothing you have experienced before.
Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve
Muyil archaeological site
Boat tour of lagoons
Ancient trading canal
Floating in lazy river
Jungle and wetlands´ecology
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Or on demand
130 USD *
All entrance fees
Water, fruits and snacks
"Find your self immersed in one of the most beautiful natural places on earth, floating in crystal clear waters, feeling completely relaxed and at one with nature"...
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. pick up
Explore the archaeological site of Muyil
Climb the tallest viewpoint in the reserve (watchtower)
Boat trip across two fresh water lagoons
Floating activity in lazy river (ancient canal)
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. drop off
WHO IS IT FOR?
An excellent excursion for those who want a relaxing and inspiring afternoon while learning about the ecology of the area and the Mayan civilization in half a day
This tour has a great mix of activities at a nice easy pace, apt for all ages, only a short distance from Tulum
We recommend that clients bring comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals ok), bathing suit, sun glasses, towel, camera, binoculars, sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection), some cash. Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.
The guides appreciate tips for great service, and you are sure to leave with many great memories!