Explore Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
From your accommodation in Tulum between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
To your accommodation between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
During this day, you will have the opportunity to discover the authentic Mexican jungle: the biosphere reserve of Sian Kaan. Lots of protected animals such as caimans, turtles, dolphins and birds live in this reserve. With a very small group and a specialist guide, you'll be able to see them up close - while you take a boat trip through the canals of the jungle -.
You will visit different points of this enormous freshwater lagoon declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. You will also cross the reef and go out to the open sea. Here you can snorkel and see all the marine fauna under the crystalline water. You can't even imagine the amount of beautiful species that live in the Caribbean! You'll arrive at Punta Allen, where you will taste a delicious Caribbean lunch with local people.
A day full of adrenaline and excitement awaits you. Want to know more? This is what the adventure will be like:
The alarm clock rings and the adventure begins. We will pick you up at your accommodation between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. in a private transport and take you to the pier from where the boat will depart. A day full of nature awaits you in the Sian Ka'an jungle.
After an hour's drive, we'll reach the pier. At this point you can take the opportunity to go to the toilet before diving into the depths of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. The group will be divided in two and no more than 6 travellers will go on each boat for a closer and more personalised experience.
During this boat trip you will visit different points of interest in the freshwater lagoon. Did you know that this place is home to manatees, crocodiles and birds? The expert guide on board will tell you curious and interesting facts about these species that you will see very closely. You will be in the middle of nature, so for your safety, don't forget to follow the guide's instructions!
After a two-hour boat ride, we will reach Ascension Bay near Punta Allen. It's so shocking you won't want to blink.We will continue the adventure and watch dolphins and turtles swimming. Seeing them in their natural habitat will make you feel part of the Caribbean Sea. Get your camera ready!
If the weather allows us, we will cross the reef to dip into the sea and dive with the marine fauna. Snorkeling in the middle of the Caribbean Sea is an activity you will remember forever. The crystalline water of the sea and the beauty of its bottom, make this moment truly special.
After this activity, we will go to Punta Allen, but before that, we will stop at a sandbank known by the locals as "natural swimming pool". This is a pool of crystalline water and low tide that impacts everyone in front of it.
It's sure that by this time, you got hungry. We'll arrive at the town of Punta Allen, where you will eat a delicious Caribbean lunch among other locals of the area. It's a small village of only 400 inhabitants, isolated from the world. Afterwards, we will take a walk to get to know this place better. An oasis of peace where you will want to stay forever.
After knowing paradise, it will be very difficult to return. But it's not over yet! We'll get on the boat where you'll enjoy the ride back. For an hour, you will be able to breathe pure air in the middle of this piece of heaven located in the Yucatan peninsula.
It's a pity, but the day is over. In Mayan, Sian Ka'an means "Heaven's Gate" and after this day you will have no doubt about the reason of that name. This biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an is a natural wonder composed of rainforest, cenotes and islands. It is a beautiful place that will impact you and give you one of the best moments of your trip in Mexico.
The tour includes pick up from private accommodations.
If your accommodation is not in Tulum, we can pick you up elsewhere for an additional cost. Pick-ups will be made as far as north of Playa del Carmen.
The snorkeling activity is subject to weather conditions on the day of the tour.
To protect the Sian Kaan reserve, please do not use any kind of sunscreen before entering the water to avoid pollution (even biodegradable ones are contaminating). To avoid causing any damage to this place and protect your skin from the sun's rays, we advise you to cover your skin with more clothes.