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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Sian Ka'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Educational Sites
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba diving
Description: Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.
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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was hesitant to book this tour because of the expense and its potential to hold the interest of my 11 year old. However, it was highly recommended by Michelle, the owner of our hotel Mango Tulum. She had steered us to wonderful food and activities thus far, so we had her book the Forest and Float tour through Community... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I spent the last afternoon of our honeymoon in the biosphere. We did not get a guide or do any tours. We had a rental car, so we simply packed a cooler with lunch and drinks and drove to where our hotel owner suggested we go. About five miles in, there is the restaurant, if I recall?... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We enjoyed touring with Agua Clara. It is gorgeous. We trekked through the jungle, saw interesting ruins and floated down a channel that was just pure bliss. This is a biosphere reserve and Unesco site. Very worthwhile to visit, especially with a guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great tour with a fellow named " Bambi". After paying our fee to get into the park off Route 109. We went about 4.5 km over very bumpy roads. There was a booth beside the road with a sign that said Boat Tours Information Center.There were three of us. He took us out after paying $1000.00 pesos... More

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Federal Way, Washington
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

May 26, 2014 We took a tour through Sian Ka'an using CESiak tours. http://cesiak.com.mx/tours.php phone: 019848712499 (the phone # and email address are on the website) A couple of things to note: First this tour company was recently sold. Cesiak.org was for the previous company and no long exists. The URL above is to the current tour company. The website... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Thanks to our guide Omar for sharing all his experience. We saw crocodiles, a lot of different birds and the floating was kind of fun. Unfortunately we did not see any manatees but the whole place is gorgeous.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We walked from Tulum. Never do that! It is too far. Getting there was a huge disappointment. The lagoon was hot and just like a big lake. The Carribean is much more refreshing and gorgeous!

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Fort Smith MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed at the Punta Allen Fishing Club and it was just wonderful. The owner/managers make sure we are comfortable and enjoying ourselves. The food was amazing and the fishing guides were very knowledgable about the area. Saw dolphins, turtles, caymen, palametto, snook, bonefish, tarpin and lots of birds. Paradise. And a bonus, the road is very good for the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Similar to other reviewers' experience, our visit to Sian Ka 'an was not what I would have expected. The price per person for the "guided tour" was approx USD 130. I did not do this - too expensive. So, we drove our small car through the arches which is the entry to the reserve. We paid a reasonable USD $3... More

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Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

One of the best experiences of our Mexico vacation, by far! We booked the Sian Kaan Bioreserve tour through our Westjet/ Best-day rep and spent $160/each for the full day tour. We opted for the truck trip over the self drive JEEP and were lucky to have Bertrand and Sebastian for our guides. They were extremely knowledgeable about the area... More

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