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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Sian Ka'an, Mexico
+52 984 151 4036
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard about the lazy river, but certainly didn't want to pay the $140 US for the hotel-organised tour. Just drive yourself - the ticket booth is right off the main road and a ticket is 700 pesos per person. If you want, you...More

1  Thank Sylvia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A totally unbelievable experience from the road trip along a dirt road with an uncountable amount of potholes ranging from a couple of inches wide to 6foot wide for about 20 minuets is made worthwhile by the speedboat ride through the mangroves the guides stopping...More

3  Thank kobotiki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab day on this tour, although They do drive over an hour down a bumpy track to get there and back.. but was certainly worth it. We got to see baby dolphins, sea turtles, crocodiles and also swam in the coral Reef which...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Beautiful area, very close to Tulum. We drove a few miles on a bumpy dirt road and then went on a small boat over 3 hours - and it was one of the best days in our trip. Highly recommended. Definitely take a boat tour....More

1  Thank Arie D
Reviewed August 28, 2018

A place that is always on my agenda when we visit Tulum Mexico. A unique day, time well spent on any vacation. Variety of water activities and adventure that has always been one of our favorite days when we vacation here!! Taking a new group...More

3  Thank Richard W
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip fast speed boats, we saw dolphins, crocodile, turtle and lots of fish and birds. Really enjoyed snorkelling in the reef it was an amazing day out.

Thank Jo K
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Sian Ka'an is a sacred place. To get there on land, you pass through an archway where the pave road has ended and you are on a bumpy dirt and rock road filled with potholes. If you are fortunate enough to stay in this area,...More

2  Thank TravellingTotoro
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying I enjoyed seeing the dolphins and turtles but the day as a whole left me underwhelmed. Bus had a very bumpy ride and lunch wasn't great, and when you do get out there it not a lot of time viewing...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out .. starts early but well worth it. A drive to Reserve with a 10km bumpy ride but then whisked onto Speedboats that whisks you through logons and canels were we got see Crocodiles and many more wildlife. Destarition an hour later Punta...More

Thank Mike R R
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The most amazing part of the Tulum/Playa del Carmen area is the nature and beauty... the best place to experiencing this is at the #siankaan reserve. In a nutshell you can't miss; its a protected area where you get to explore the wonders of this...More

4  Thank Augusto V
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October 19, 2018|
Response from Jo K | Reviewed this property |
We booked with TUI there’s no other way in or out except a dirt track full of holes so whoever takes you will give you a bumpy ride I’m afraid. Worth it though 👍
Amber B
October 7, 2018|
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Response from TheRestlessTraveller | Reviewed this property |
From memory most of the tours follow the coastal route to allow for the water based activities included in the tour bundle. Laguna Chunyaxché and the area around Muyil are barely touched on. If you want both I think car... More
amontae l
August 5, 2018|
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Response from SsimonSays | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, hope this reply is not too late. Trip is about 3 hours, we negotiated about 10% down.