Water activity

From Riviera Maya: Sian Ka'an Discovery Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Mexico Kan Tours
Water activity

From Riviera Maya: Sian Ka'an Discovery Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Mexico Kan Tours

From US$ 175 per person

Visit Sian Ka'an, a tropical wetland paradise, and see a strip of land bordered by beaches and lagoons. Take a boat ride through a mangrove forest and out to the coral reef.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
A confirmation email will be sent to you after booking with the exact time of pickup. Please be ready at this time outside of your accommodation. Your guide will have your name and details.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Discover the unique landscape of Sian Ka'an
  • Observe a variety of wildlife such as manatees and crocodiles
  • Snorkel on the Mesoamerican Barrier reef
  • Enjoy a boat tour of lagoons, cenotes, and mangroves
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation in Riviera Maya or Tulum and head to Sian Ka’an, a rich and diverse nature reserve south of Tulum. Board a small boat to visit Boca Paila lagoon and spot the local wildlife. Head out a short distance on open water to snorkel, if weather permits, on the Mesoamerican Barrier reef and be delighted by the healthy corals and abundance of fish. If the weather does not permit you to snorkel, visit an open cenote instead. See tropical saltwater canals, mangrove islands, and flooded sinkholes.  Return to the beach where your homemade lunch awaits you. Relax amongst the coconut groves or go for a swim in the sea before going back on the road. Get dropped off at your accommodation and reflect on the unique landscapes you just encountered.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Tulum city center and Tulum Hotel Zone)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fruit, water, and snacks
  • Entrance fees to the reserve
  • Tour guide speaking English or Spanish (French, Italian, and German might be available on demand)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Lunch
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Pickup outside of Tulum
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off is available at your accommodation in Riviera Maya or Tulum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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We did the Sian Ka'an Diccovery tour and the three of us really enjoyed it. The pickup at the hotel in Tulum worked great. The extensive nature reserve was great to explore with the fast boat and we saw crocodiles, manatees and various bird species. Diving in the open sea on the reef was also a nice activity. A lunch on the beach rounded off the tour. Incidentally, our guide was very committed and explained everything to us about our observations. The full-day tour probably offers more - but since we were leaving Tulum the following day, we chose the shorter option.

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November 17, 2022

Léa, the guide, speaks Spanish, English, German and French. She is extremely kind and caring. The boat ride was wonderful. We were able to observe birds, fish and crocodiles, however the manatees remained hidden! The place to take the meal was deserted, we were alone at the edge of a huge beach of fine white sand, a heavenly place. Also, the fish we ate was excellent and fresh. Superb experience!

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August 14, 2021

Carlos was great! Thank you very much for everything !

December 10, 2021

Product ID: 391513