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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
35
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–10 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    35
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 206699P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small sandwich when boarding boats
  • Buffet typical of the area in the town of Punta Allen
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Snorkel equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We do pick ups in some hotels in the Riviera Maya and also meeting points
  • Gardens Priveé, Avenida Cobá Norte 003, Manzana 009 Lote 003, CP 77780, 77765 Q.R., Mexico Our transportation service is included. We take you from your lobby or meeting point in our units to reach our base in Tulum where they will be received by the Staff.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for babies
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Inclusions
  • Small sandwich when boarding boats
  • Buffet typical of the area in the town of Punta Allen
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Snorkel equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We do pick ups in some hotels in the Riviera Maya and also meeting points
  • Gardens Priveé, Avenida Cobá Norte 003, Manzana 009 Lote 003, CP 77780, 77765 Q.R., Mexico Our transportation service is included. We take you from your lobby or meeting point in our units to reach our base in Tulum where they will be received by the Staff.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for babies
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 26, 2020
A note from Sian Ka'an Biosphere Tour
All our staff have completed the course "Recommendations for a safe return to work against COVID-19" Mexican Institute of Social Security certified by the government of Mexico.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gardens Priveé
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission excluded
    * Pick up at the different hotels / meeting points * Check in at Tulum base (8:00 am) * Boarding of vehicles and tour of the reserve road. * Arrival at the point to board the boats (10-10:30 am) * Tour of the lagoon, bird watching (depending on the season), turtles and dolphins (2 hours) * Snorkel (depending on weather conditions) (30 min) * Natural pool (30 min) * Lunch at a restaurant in the town of Punta Allen * Departure from Punta Allen (13:30-14:00) * Approximate arrival at the different hotels / meeting point depending on traffic. Let's remember that it is a nature reserve and the animals are free. Times are approximate.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Aurora T
1 contribution
I really loved the Sian Ka'an biosphere tour! We saw amazing nature, crystal clear waters, dolphins, manatee, turtles and many species of birds.
We snorkelled and after chilled in the natural pool with drinks.
We had lunch in the little village of punta Allen and a walk afterwards in the village to understand better the culture and the life they live there.
What made everything extra special was our guide Manrique, he was so well prepared on all the topics and made us feel safe and comfortable during all the tour, from the pick up to the drop off. If you are thinking to do this tour I really recommend it, and ask for Manrique to be your guide, you won’t regret it!
Written May 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Henry S
Rensselaer, NY9 contributions
Feb 2020
The Biosphere is a wonderful resource to be preserved. The tour and tour guide emphasizes preservation, and provides information about the ecosystem and how it must be preserved. The drive in the open bus/truck is long, a little bumpy but not too bad, and there were also long boat rides, but the trip is broken up by the guide's informative narratives. The trip was well organized, our guide (Frederick?) was a marine biologist and was highly articulate in multiple languages. His assistant was lovely and pleasant. There were about 25-30 of us speaking about 4 languages, and we each received information in our language from the guide on the bus. We were lucky to spot a large crocodile, boat along side a sea turtle as it swam and eventually came up for air, see multiple dolphins, and a few birds in the mangroves. The group was split up into multiple small boats of about six people each. We were able to communicate with the guide by radio. Food in Punta Allen was excellent. There was a lot of sun, and since the park discourages use of sun screen (and insect repellent) for ecological reasons, wear clothing and hats to block the sun. Personally, I would have liked more time with the birds, but stopping for a swim with the option of having tequila poured in one's mouth was popular with some of our group. There was also a snorkel stop, which frankly, for me, was a waste of time and effort. I barely saw a fish. But the dolphins were spectacular, the boat ride a joy, and the visit to this wonderful place was a special privilege that we will remember forever.
Written March 14, 2020
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Joshua M
London3 contributions
We had a great experience and the guide Enrique was good. The truck ride takes about 1.5h and is a bit bumpy, but the boat ride consumes most of the day and more than makes up for it. Saw dolphins and sea turtles.
Written April 16, 2022
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Tim G
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed the wildlife watching and lunch. Other than that, we did not get to snorkel at the reef which we were really looking forward to, and got no explanation as to why it was omitted. There was no tour of the village. Also, between the van and the boat, do not recommend for someone with even minor back issues.
Written February 22, 2022
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Traveler
2 contributions
Picked up at hotel by our guide Sho. He said it’s a two hour drive but he can make it happen in one hour 45. The road is dirt potholes the entire way. You’ll have to use the side of the road for a toilet. The guide shared some details regarding dolphins as well as the sea turtles. Hmmmm. Not too sure they were based on factual information. The highlights. We did see a couple crocs, dolphins and sea turtles. For the most part did not see any fish while snorkeling. Had some lunch which wasn’t bad, what you would expect. Turned around and went back. $160 to see a croc, sea turtle and dolphins. Not worth it.
Written April 11, 2021
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JJ
Breda, The Netherlands23 contributions
This tour was great. We almost didn't book because it is our last full day here but I am so glad that we did. Sian Ka'an is just paradise. We saw a lot of animals. The lunch in beautiful Punta Allen was delicious. The guide Marco is very knowledgeable and is fluent in many languages. You go on a truck to get to the boat, this is quite cold in the morning so bring something warm to warm. Also, the sandwiches are ham&cheese so if you're vegetarian you'll probably want to bring your own. Definitely recommend this tour!
Written January 26, 2020
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Lina
13 contributions
Mar 2021
We had an incredible experience with Sho. By far the highlight of our trip -- don't think, just book!

After a ~1.5 hr drive with built in Mayan massage (from the bumps), we reached the boat launch point. We went searching for dolphins, sea turtles, and saw them and much much more wildlife up close. Many beautiful birds, and even a manatee!

Then we stopped for a delicious lunch with fresh fish at Punta Allen, an incredible little town all the way at the end of the peninsula, in the biosphere.

Sho was so knowledgeable, kind and great vibes. He speaks so many different languages, making the tour accessible to mostly anyone!
Written March 15, 2021
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Vasilina Rosewolf
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
My name is Vasilina Rosewolf, and this review is 100% my own. Nobody paid or persuaded me to write this.

First of all, I just want to say this was the most breathtaking experience of my life! Pickup time was 7:20am and our tour guide was Sho. GREAT GUY! He was not your typical boring tour guide — he was fun to be around, extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and area, and had a great energy. It was more like going with a good friend than a regular tour guide. Give this guy a raise or promotion! He made me and my boyfriend laugh so much and translated whenever we needed him to. I highly, highly recommend him as a guide.

The food in Punta Allen was top notch. (Please give me the recipe to the mashed potatoes... I want to make them at home as they were absolutely delicious).

Seeing the crocodiles chilling in the mangroves was awesome! Sho told us about how sometimes females share a nest and occasionally fight to the death which was really interesting. The lagoon was tranquil and the ocean was absolutely stunning.

Later we went on a boat ride and saw turtles! Their sweet little heads bobbing up for air and hearing their little gasp was so cute. We went snorkeling later and Sho was showing us the coral reefs underwater. That was also a blast.

After we went to the natural pool aka his “office” (hehe) which was by far the most stunning sight of my life. Wow... I could’ve stayed there forever... YOU MUST GO! It felt like I was in a computer screen saver! I honestly felt like I was dreaming.

After we went to see the dolphins while Sho whistled La Cucaracha to them which they seemed to love. It’s so much better to see the animals in their own natural habitat instead of placing them in tanks.

When we came back to Punta Allen we had lunch which was a 10/10. (Please give me the mashed potato recipe. Please. I’ll do anything). Sho told us the potatoes were made with corn, but I want the whole recipe hehe.

I was really sad to leave! I wanted to stay forever! Even though I already saw this, I WILL GO BACK. But only with Sho as my tour guide. I will not go with anyone else. Seriously such a great guy with the best energy!

Any bad reviews are honestly entitled babies who expect the dolphins to come out and chat with you. This is NATURE — we must respect it. Animals are not for our entertainment. Out of respect we should only see them in the wild — don’t expect a song and a dance from them. They are not here to perform for us. Respect nature.

Anyway, you should go! I will be back! Thank you again, Sho!
Written July 12, 2020
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Informatics I
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We did reserve the excursion to Sian Ka'an and it was a very poor experience we should have the truck as transportation but we did only have the toyota hiace totally unadapted, we did not snorkel, we did not have the opportunity to look for the dolphins or the crocodiles, we know that it is not a zoo but we did not even have the opportunity to find them the guide was rude with us when we just told him we did not have a look for Dolphins and Crocodiles instead he brought us on a bridge to look to nothing but nasty water.The only think that was good is the food of the restaurant, i am really disapppointed, we asked for a commercial gesture and the guide did start to be aggressive and rude.
Written January 31, 2022
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Valentine Andaloro
Seville, Spain3 contributions
The experience was really interesting, we saw birds, turtles and dolphins (during the boat trip) and beautiful reserve landscapes and then made a bit of snorkelling near to the coral barrier. The only drawbacks were: 1) the 4 hours (way and back) trip in the truck: as the road was really bumpy and maybe the truck not completely adapted, the trip was unpleasant and hurt my back; 2) as a consequence of the 4 hours of trip in the truck, we had less time to enjoy the boat trip and snorkelling…
Written August 4, 2021
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