Muyil Archaeological Site Tour: Explore Ancient Mayan Temples in the Heart of Sian Ka'an Biosphere
686 Ratings
Embark on a captivating tour of the Muyil Archaeological Site in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere. Explore ancient Mayan temples, hike through lush jungles, and float along a lazy river surrounded by stunning flora. Don't miss this unforgettable adventure!
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Zona Arqueologica de Muyil - Explore the archeological site of Muyil still covered by the jungle and once an important trading post.
  • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve - Walk through an ecopath through the jungle, climb up a watch tower, explore the fresh water lagoons by boat, float in a lazy river
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tulum (revise confirmation email for pick up time)
What's Not Included
  • Extra Transportation Fees (North of Tulum)
  • $10USD per person extra for pick-ups between Conrad Tulum by Hilton and Puerto Aventuras.
  • $20USD per person extra for pick-ups between Puerto Aventuras and Paradisus Playa del Carmen.
  • $30USD per person extra for pick-ups between Sandos Caracol PDC and Iberostar Gran Paraíso.
  • $40USD per person extra for pick-ups between Playa Maroma (Vidanta) and Cancun Airport Area.
  • $45USD per person extra for pick-ups between Cancun Airport Area and Cancun Downtown.
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

The historical locale of Muyil nests within the northern area of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve. This ancient Mayan commerce hub offers a unique opportunity to witness striking Mayan edifices like the 17 meters (57 ft) El Castillo structure, set amidst the incredibly varied semi-evergreen forest of Sian Ka’an. Follow an educational path from the historical site towards Sian Ka’an’s highest viewing point to appreciate the lush jungle greenery and invigorating freshwater marshes. Upon reaching the Muyil lagoon, you will embark on a boat journey across twin lagoons linked by a manmade canal that’s been in operation for multiple centuries. Xlapak is the edifice situated at the origin point of the slow-moving river where a magical floating journey in pristinely clear rainwater leading to the Caribbean sea begins. Enjoy a 30-minute floating experience enveloped by mangroves, orchids, bromeliads with a delightful vegetarian picnic featuring seasonal fruits as part of the tour.

  • Don’t Forget to Bring:
  • Towel.
  • Bathing Suit.
  • Comfortable Shoes.
  • Extra T-Shirt.
  • Hat.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Camera.
  • Cash (Most of the local vendors only accept cash).
  • Only if necessary: Bio degradable Sun Screen & Bio Degradable Mosquito Repellent.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • If you present any of the following symptoms (fever, dry cough, tiredness, headaches, aches and pains), please refrain from joining the tour, contact us as soon as possible and look for medical assistance
  • Forbidden for pregnant travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(686 Ratings)
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Jun 3, 2024
Fun trip to Sian Ka’an in June 2024 - This was the best day of our trip!! As someone who loves the environment and loves to learn the history of these beautiful places, this was such an amazing excursion! We saw so much beautiful flora and fauna and even had fun driving with carlos and Roberto! I really cannot recommend this enough, it wasn’t too tiring, just so amazing!
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Jun 3, 2024
Incredible - The views were amazing and the tour guides were great!!!! Had a great time and was able to take a lot of photos. Tour guide gave us many tips and was super helpful.
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May 29, 2024
Magical moment in lma lagoon of Sian Ka'an - Very nice excursion with our guide Ursula. Nice guided tour of the Muyil site before the walk in the lagoon. Knowledgeable and friendly guide and the chance to see a baby crocodile.
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May 25, 2024
Highly recommended - Paloma and Victor were amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable, I had a really good time. The food was good and la cal specialty and I love the environmental consciousness of the company. Thank you again
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May 23, 2024
A perfect introduction to the real Yucatan - This tour was a really special experience. The Muyil pyramids they consider a 'small" archeological site however our tour there was about 90 minutes with only one other small group. Paloma, our guide was so well versed in the history of Muyil and the Maya that I came back with a much fuller understanding of the their history and the interlinked cities. The Sian Ka'an is absolutely beuatiful. You feel miles away from nearby development. The water is pristine. There were so many species for birders and naturalists while floating the canals was great fun for every age. Ernesto our driver, kept us organized and our personal items safe during the tour. He was prompt for pick up and drop off. Paloma is such a dear, really laid back and fun, and has clearly found her calling as a tour guide with all the languages she speaks.
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May 18, 2024
Best part of our trip to Tulum! - Miguel was the best tour guide and we learned a lot! Will definitely be back and going to recommend to all of our friends as well.
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May 15, 2024
Amazing Experience - An AMAZING tour! Our guide explained everything and made sure the group was well accommodated. We had a person that didn’t feel very comfortable in the water; our guide spoke to the boat guides and they were able to make the necessary changes. Overall a great experience, the floating through the mangroves was exceptional experidece.
Review provided by Viator
May 12, 2024
An amazing, life-affirming experience of the natural world. - This was, by far, the best tour experience from our incredible holiday vacation!!! Our guide was friendly, accommodating and a had a wealth of knowledge!!! Floating down the canal was an amazingly tranquil and life-affirming high point of the tour. Highly recommended!!!
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May 12, 2024
A highlight of our trip - I saw this tour advertised on Tripadvisor and having been to larger more well known sights (Tulum, Coba) thought it would be nice to visit somewhere quiter. we also wanted to visit Sian Ka'an reserve. This trip was fantastic, we had a wonderful patient guide leah/laia (originally from Germany who was so helpful and caring, i have slight mobility issues and she was very kind and considerate when offering a hand when needed and setting a good pace that didnt spoil things for the rest of the group. The group itself was small, there were 4 of us and a french family and our guide shifted seamlessly between English and French and it never felt like anyone struggled to ask ask questions or gain information. Following the ruins we got to experince a boat ride which felt completely safe (life jackets provided) and then the tranquil float in the river which was a fantastic experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone and our guide and driver were fantastic.
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May 11, 2024
Amazing experience - Bang on time for the pick up, was very easy. The experience is just amazing. We loved it. Seeing and be part of all this history, amazing site so relaxing. Thanks a lot to Oscar who is the best guide we have had during our stay, and Alex our driver who was very lovely.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024