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Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
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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...
Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.
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Lots of tour options - drove in and negotiated

We had a minivan and drove into the biosphere. The dirt/gravel road in the biosphere wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be from reading other reviews. Had to drive a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
kathry21
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a minivan and drove into the biosphere. The dirt/gravel road in the biosphere wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be from reading other reviews. Had to drive a little slower but it was fine. As you drive down the road, you'll find tour operator stalls and outposts along the side. We negotiated a custom tour... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We rented bikes and biked into the biosphere. There wasn't much to see as far as we went, but we came across a tour operator - small business - on the side if the road. Hebert, the guide, took us on a two hour tour of the lagoon. This was gorgeous, and we saw pink spoonbills, osprey, heron, manatee, and... More 

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Cph
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Drove to the entrance at Mujil and hired a guy (took overprice 1500pesos for two adults and two children, but in the end it was worth it) who took us by boat over the two first lagoons and the small canals and had us put on life jackets as diapers to float all by ourselves 800meters in a canal in... More 

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We booked a tour of the biosphere reserve through Sian Ka'an (which is the official mayan experience tour). Our tour guide / bus showed up at the hotel at exactly 8:50 am (which was the official pick up time). Our tour guide Omar was very knowledgable. The first thing we did was take a tour of the Mayan museum which... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great fishing, Beautiful sandy beaches and a cool, narrow palm tree-lined road - but don't go if you need restaurants, beach umbrellas, shopping and services to have a good time...

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Highly recommend tour of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere! wildlife 100 of birds Caribbean manatees and Crocodiles! use your Green Guide! Hugo Estrada!!

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Sian Ka'an biosphere is an amazing outdoor experience! To enjoy it, you have to find a tour or tour guides that will bring you on the 6 seater 'ponga' boat through the mangroves and lagoon. DO NOT take the 2 hour ride to Punta Allen. All the bad reviews are about going to Punta Allen, and the good ones... More 

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Truckee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a very interesting trip overall I would recommend it. Very poorly organized at onset, they could not find our reservation,confused about how much we should pay. The office is difficult to find the Internet map is inaccurate go down the main 307 highway lookout for the HSBC bank and this is the corner of the road where the... More 

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Spofford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Take the time to visit this unique area and enjoy the natural beauty of Mexico and Punta Allen village.

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Forde, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I agree that everything is for sale in Mexico, so the nature is for business but if you are not a biologist and you dont have any other opportunity to see dolphins, crocodiles, turtles, range of variety birds in the nature, you should take a tour here. It was great experience to see them in the wild, and the water... More 

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