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LocalAventura Tour: Sian Kaan Biosphere Expedition Tour

Sian Kaan Biosphere Expedition Tour

Spend the day exploring the nature of the Mayan Riviera
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10 hrs

Cancún

1 ~ 12

Medium content


Description

Explore Muyil, the most important site in the Sian Ka’an biosphere (a UNESCO World Heritage site). It is a beautiful Mayan trade and commerce city surrounded by the lush jungles, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the Mayan Riviera. There are artifacts at Muyil that have been dated at over 2,300 years old. Your local guide will illustrate the colorful history of this once bustling and central Mayan town. Muyil offers a unique perspective into a particular style of Maya architecture in it’s steep walled pyramids like those in Tikal. It is also an excellent choice for those looking to discover the vast ecosystems the region supports along with its abundance of flora and fauna.

Inside the Sian Kaan Biosphere you will trek through the jungle and mangrove swamps to reach a beautiful lagoon where a speedboat will be waiting to take you to your next adventure. Swim through the many ancient Mayan water channels and relax along the slow-moving currents while watching the local birds fly above and listening to the gurgle of the stream and the hum Mayan jungles. Finally, you’ll visit the Gran Cenote, one of nature’s underground caves with crystal clear water and a built in skylight. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to relax and be amazed by history and nature!

Itinerary

  • Get picked up at your accommodations in Cancun (or anywhere in Riviera Maya) 
  • Gain an in-depth perspective of an ancient Mayan city
  • Trek through the jungle with your local guide
  • Relax as a speedboat brings you to the Mayan water channels
  • Swim in slow-moving currents
  • Relax in the Gran Cenote and enjoy its beauty
  • Return to your accommodations with your guide

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Must have basic swimming skills.
  • Ability to walk comfortably for periods of up to 1 hour.

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Expert Guide
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Breakfast

Additional Pricing Information (*)

Larger groups may be accomodated, please contact founders@localaventura.com for a price quote.


Recommendations

  • Wear light­colored clothing, comfortable walking sneakers, and sunglasses.
  • Bring Sunblock, mosquito repellent, a camera, a bathing suit and towel.
  • Get a good nights sleep to prepare for your day of adventure!

Tags

Good for Groups Family-Friendly Outdoorsy Types Day Trip

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Gudelio and Team

I was born and raised in Monterrey, México. I've been in love with my country, its traditions, and its pre­hispanic cultures since I was a kid. When I first learned about the ancient cultures of Mexico, I was fascinated and sought out any archaeology, Maya, or Aztec book I could get my hands on. I also love nature so much that, in my youth, I would take long hikes in the mountains that surround my hometown, sometimes camping out for a whole week. There’s nothing I love more than a bonfire under a sky full of stars. Deciding to experience other cultures, I moved to California for 4 years and was immersed in the diversity of American culture. I loved getting to meet people from all over the world. It was an experience that widened my view of the world and showed me the differences in people’s histories and languages. I then traveled around the U.S., Cuba, Belize, Spain, and Honduras.

When I finally returned to Mexico, I moved to the Yucatan peninsula because I had always dreamed of its beaches and wanted to be closer to Mayan culture. Moving to Cancun was a dream come true. Its coast is beautiful, its jungle lush, and its Mayan heritage strong. After that, I fell in love with Playa del Carmen and decided to move here after a few years because of its small town atmosphere and the diversity of the people that pass through. I traveled around a lot of Mexico, but still have a lot to explore and learn. I've called the Yucatan Peninsula my home since 2008 and wouldn't trade it for anything.

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