Sian Ka'An Private Tour: Explore Muyil Archaeological Site and Mayan Temples
21 Ratings
Embark on a private tour of the Muyil Archaeological Site and Mayan Temples in Sian Ka'An. Explore ancient ruins, hike through lush forests, and float along a lazy river surrounded by mangroves and orchids. A vegetarian picnic is included.
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
  • Bottled water provided for refreshment
  • Experienced professional guide included
  • Complimentary snacks to keep you energized
  • Knowledgeable driver/guide ensures a safe journey
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off included (check confirmation email for 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

Situated in the northern segment of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve, Muyil serves as a glimpse into the ancient Mayan trade civilization. It offers breathtaking views of Mayan temples, including the El Castillo structure that stands 17 meters (57 ft) tall, nestled in the multifaceted semi-evergreen woodland of Sian Ka’an. An interpretive trail from this archaeological site leads to the highest viewpoint in Sian Ka’an where one can appreciate the lush jungle landscape and freshwater marshes. Upon arrival at the Muyil lagoon, a boat journey across two interconnected lagoons awaits, facilitated by a man-made canal that has served this purpose for countless centuries. Xlapak, the structure denoting the commencement of the lazy river journey, sets the stage for an incredible float down the pristine rainwater journey to the Caribbean sea. The 30-minute float surrounded by mangroves, orchids, and bromeliads is capped off with a delicious vegetarian picnic featuring seasonal fruit.

  • Only if necessary: Bio degradable Sun Screen & Bio Degradable Mosquito Repellent.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Don’t Forget to Bring:
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Hat.
  • Towel.
  • Bathing Suit.
  • Cash (Most of the local vendors only accept cash).
  • Camera.
  • Comfortable Shoes.
  • Extra T-Shirt.
  • 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
(21 Ratings)
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May 19, 2024
Wonderful exploration of Mexico and Mayan culture - Alondra was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and personable. Jesus was an excellent driver. Learning about the nature and history and the area was so much fun.
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Apr 18, 2024
Iber and Jesus + Trip = Best Time Ever - We genuinely had an amazing time on this trip. The team that helped make their reservation were really accommodating and communicative. They made it really easy to organize the meeting location and let us know when they were out front. Iber and Jesus picked us up right on time and even came with a car seat for our nine month old. They were so helpful and accommodating, making sure that we made any necessary stops along the way. The tour was really interesting and, beautiful. The ruins were incredible and Iber knew a lot about the history and geography of the area. Once we had lunch organized, we came back after the ruins to an incredible Mayan lunch. As a vegan, they had options and it was one of the best meals on the trip. From there, we were able to float down the river in the reserve. It was really easy to do with the baby and very enjoyable. The water was warm and the area was gorgeous. I would strongly recommend this adventure. I think the price is a little steep, but it was as great as it could be.
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Apr 14, 2024
Fun and Stunning - The float was great! We had a 10 month old with us and it went really smooth. They accommodated us so well and he even floated! It was all so beautiful and impressive.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 11, 2024
Toured the archeological site, had lunch, and took a boat to sian ka’an and floated down the river of mangroves! - The guide Lea was incredible. She’s so knowledgeable about the ecosystem and animals that we saw. I highly recommend booking with her!
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Jan 2, 2024
Great company to tour Muyil and Sian Ka'an! - Our family of five had a wonderful half-day tour of Muyil and Sian Ka'an in large part because of our extremely well-informed guide Leire who showed and shared a clear passion for both Mayan history/culture and wildlife in the bio-reserve. Her enthusiasm was infectious! The river float to end the day was especially memorable and relaxing. She and our driver were also very flexible when we had to switch up the timing on our return. Thanks so much for the great experience!
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Nov 12, 2023
Incredible experience with Lea and Oscar - Our guide was amazing! Lea showed us an amazing time and was our favorite guide of the trip. We are booking a cenote tour with her for tomorrow. Oscar our driver was amazing.
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Oct 12, 2023
Magical Fresh Water Lagoon/Lazy River - Alondra was an amazing and knowledgeable guide. Floating down the lagoon was magical. Thanks ! -J&M
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Aug 12, 2023
Great trip to the lagoon - Great trip, lots of beautiful things to see. The guide alondra was very good to explain about the history.
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May 18, 2023
Unforgettable - Thank you to our guide Paloma for the historic tour and the unforgettable experience! I will never forget it.
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Jan 12, 2023
Great half day trip - Sky was an excellent tour guide. The transportation was on time and we were made aware of in advance when pickup and drop off roughly was. The views and activities were great. It was a lovely half day adventure but was pricier compared to other tours that we have done in Mexico that travelled a longer distance. It was hard to see where the money went.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024