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Half Day Trip Sian Kaan Muyil

Product ID: 13850
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Take an exciting half-day tour through the heart of ancient Mayan civilization and enjoy the stunning Sian Kaan Nature Reserve. Discover jungle wildlife, and float in the tranquil turquoise waters before returning home.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 12:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the ancient ruins of Muyil
  • Keep an eye out for the many varieties of native bird, animal and plant species in the Sian Kaan Nature Reserve
  • Learn detailed information from your guide about the plants and animals that live here
  • Relax on a boat ride between the lagoons
  • Float past huge mangrove trees, as you cool off in the turquoise waters
Full description
The ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil in the middle of the Sian Kaan Jungle Reserve look like something out of an old Indian Jones movie. Here, you will discover the incredible history of this ancient civilization, as you wander through the ruins. Muyil was one of the earliest and longest inhabited ancient Maya sites on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and artifacts have been found here dating all the way back to 350BCE!

On our day together, we will walk through this inspiring eco-preserve to the highest point in the Sian Kaan reserve, where we can gaze out at unblemished jungle that is filled with hundreds of species of birds, plants and animal life. After our hike, we will enjoy a boat ride through the trading canals of the ancient Maya civilization and visit the Maya temple of Xlapak. Here, you can gaze at the detailed facades of these old ruins, located at the bottom of the river valley. They are so well preserved, you will easily be able to pick out the figures (keep an eye out for the Rain god!)

After visiting this site, we will float back down through the canals between mangroves and gently carry ourselves out in the crystal-clear waters around the peninsula. On board, enjoy an assortment of Mexican snacks as the sunsets over this beautiful landscape.

Together we will experience the best of this region! The food, the culture, the nature and a bit of relaxation make this an absolutely perfect day trip from your home base in Playa del Carmen.
Includes
  • Transportation from and to your hotel
  • Snack
  • Soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Guides
  • Equipment
  • Vegetarian lunch
  • Life jacket
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Towel

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring your bathing suit, a towel, sunglasses, hat, biodegradable sun protection, and mosquito repellent
• Please note that the use of the provided life jackets is mandatory

From US$ 130 per person

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Mexico Kan Tours

Product ID: 13850