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Private Sian Kaan Biosphere Tour

Private Sian Kaan Biosphere Tour
Private Sian Kaan Biosphere Tour

Private Sian Kaan Biosphere Tour Take advantage of a full-day tour to explore the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, home to thousands of species of flora and fauna and designated Biosphere Reserve in 1986.

A year later, Sian Ka’an was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and is still nowadays the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean. Thanks to this tour, you will go on an unforgettable adventure and will discover dolphins in their natural environment and habitat.

DEPARTURE TIME Pick-up at your hotel around 7:30 AM for a prompt departure.
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:30 – 4:30 PM. (Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya)
WEAR Comfortable light casual clothing, tennis shoes, flip-flops or sandals for water activities, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (preferably biodegradable) and insect repellant (preferably biodegradable). Swimsuit is also highly recommended.
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Transportation in an air-conditioned and comfortable van.

All entrance fees.


Meal Buffet : Local fish, chicken fajitas. rice, mashed potatoes, salads, beverages.

(Vegetarian option available)

Snacks & Water

Biodegradable unscreen
Insect repellent
Tips for guides

Other recommendations : we recommend you to bring anything to protect you from the sun, such as sunglasses, hats, light clothing.

Don’t forget to also bring your camera to catch pictures of these unforgettable views and moments !

Note : There are no ATM machines in this area and many vendors do not accept credit cards. For your personal expenses, make sure you bring enough cash money.

The guides, drivers and waiters also always appreciate tips for their excellent service and it is also thanks to them that you will leave with great memories !

Frequently Asked Questions

The most affordable way to get from Mérida to Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is to bus via Peto, a trip which costs $300 – $420 and takes 5h 52m.

DIY trip to Sian Ka’an, the Muyil ruins, boardwalk, boat tour & float, and busing to/from Tulum costs $1,163 pesos per person.

Additional information

Ticket typeAdult 12 – 99, Child 4-11 yrs, Infant 0-3 yrs

7.30 AM – 9.30 AM: Transportation to the Biosphere


9.30 AM – 10.00 AM: Sian Ka'an presentation

  • Explanations about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.
  • Talk about Biodiversity, Ecology, Sustainability.
  • Talk about Maya Postclassic Period.

10.00 AM – 12.30 PM:Boat Ride in the Biosphere

Embark on a boat to visit the mangrove and the island of San Juan to sightsee the different native species of birds and native flora such as mangroves,  dolphins and manatees.


12.30 PM – 1.15 PM: Snorkeling

Enjoy some snorkeling at the Mesoamerican coral reef and swim among the colorful fishes and corals.

1:30 PM – 2.00 PM: Crystal waters

Relax at the natural swimming pool on a shallow area of white sands and crystalline waters.

2:00 PM – 3.30 PM: Lunch.

Enjoy a buffet style meal and try local fresh fishes, chicken fajitas,  mashed potatoes,  steamed vegetables, rice, pasta, salad, tortillas and beverages (seasonal lobster available upon request at extra charge)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Boat back to van


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Transportation back to your hotel

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