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Sian Ka'an


Evening Tour to Sian Ka'an


Sail into the magic of Sian Ka’an at the golden hour. Nothing can beat the incredible landscapes and vistas of this tropical paradise as the sun sets behind the mangrove forest while you float on the lagoon. The combination of land, sea and sky all merging into a kaleidoscope of inspirational colours: hues of reds, oranges & purples shift across the horizon until the sun disappears to reveal the first stars above. Imagine this stunning panorama, alone in the middle of a tropical lagoon, with only birds nesting nearby for company. The beauty and tranquility of Sian Ka’an is heightened at this hour and this sunset is one you will definitely remember forever. Mark a special occasion with this superb sortie, or just come to experience it with someone special. Sian Ka’an is an absolute must-do in Tulum, and the sunset version adds a layer of magic unseen by others...   

Just south of Tulum lies the incredibly rich and diverse biosphere reserve, an area where the underground freshwater rivers flow out to meet the Caribbean. Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its ecological importance, the overlapping mix of ecosystems provides a living and breeding space for a variety of fish, mammal, bird and reptile species, all connected to each other by enchanting waterways. Designated a biosphere reserve, in this case we humans can also avail of the natural resources provided by Sian Ka’an, through eco-tourism and controlled fishing, for example.  

We drive approximately 2 km inside the biosphere, where we board a small boat to visit Boca Paila and the Caapechen Lagoon – a vital point of convergence for many animals, where we have the chance to spot the resident birdlife, crocodiles, a plethora of fish & even the rare manatee. A short stop on the beach allows you to sink your toes in the sand. This is a beautiful trip through tropical saltwater channels, mangrove islands, flooded sink holes and nesting & breeding gounds for wildlife.

As we approach the end of the afternoon we select an exclusive spot to turn off the motor and float between worlds. Accompanied by a gourmet picnic to watch the colours change and the sun go down, you can add a bottle of wine or some local craft beer to your experience as an optional extra.


  • 3 hour boat ride on the Lagoon

  • Sunset on the water

  • Tropical Wetlands with Manatees, Crocodiles, Fish and Birdlife

  • Stunning beach @Boca Paila

  • Evening picnic on the boat


  • Transportation in a van A/C

  • Water, Fruit & Snacks

  • Entry fees for the biosphere

  • Professional guidance

  • Boat rental

  • Evening pic nic

"Where the evening skies kiss still waters and paint the lagoon the colours of sunset’"

Tour Program:
  • 1pm / 3pm Pick Up (time varies depending on season of year)

  • Once we enter the reserve, we drive for either 10 or 20 minutes depending on the road. Please be aware that the road is unpaved and bumpy !

  • Boat tour of the Sian Ka'an Lagoons

  • Sunset aboard the boat

  • Evening Picnic

  • 6pm / 8pm Drop off  (time varies depending on season of year)


  • For everyone who loves nature

  • Wildlife photography

  • Relax

  • Not suitable for pregnant women or very young children (under 6 years old)

sian kaan sunset



We recommend applying sun protection before leaving your hotel, and bring:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Sun glasses

  • A camera (water protected)

  • Binoculars

  • Sun protection and mosquito repellent (biodegradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)
    Some cash (souvenirs, tips, etc...)

  • Please bring also towel and bathing suits

  • We provide purified water. Please bring a refillable water bottle during the excursion. We will have a spare for you to use in case you don't have one or forget to bring it. Thank you for helping us in our mission to not produce any waste.

  • 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!


Minimum participants:

Most of our group tours require a minimum of 4 people to run the tour. If we do not hit this minimum, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, in which case we will contact you to offer an alternative tour or send a refund.


Pick Up Time:

Please be aware that we will communicate your pick up time via a personalized email and it will vary from the automatic pick up time sent by the booking platform as we have to calculate it manually depending on your hotel/Airbnb location.

Drop Off Time:

Please be aware that drop off time vary depending on hotel/villas locations and the rhythm of each group.


Cancellation policy:

Each tour should be booked by paying a deposit.

  • In case of cancellation more than 24 hours before the pickup, we do not charge you any cost and will give you back your deposit

  • In case of cancellation between 24 and 12 hours before the pickup México Kan Tours will take your deposit in order to pay for the costs already made.

  • In case of cancellation less than 12 hours before the pick up or in case of no show we will charge you 100% of the total amount of your tour.

“Please be aware that this tour can be cancelled last minute for weather conditions reasons. If we have to cancel, we will offer alternatives or send a full refund.”


Credit card payments have a fee up to 7% depending on Credit Cards. We recommend bringing cash. 
Our prices are in USD. Please be aware that we work with a monthly based exchange rate for Payments in Pesos or Euros.
When you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details.

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