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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
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+52 984 131 4058
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Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3...

Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.

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Tour by Pastor Camaal

Many tours do the "Boat & Float". Pastor Camaal gives that in 2hrs and an interesting 4hr tour that includes local history. Pastor is Mayan and grew up in a Mayan tribe in the... read more

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many tours do the "Boat & Float". Pastor Camaal gives that in 2hrs and an interesting 4hr tour that includes local history. Pastor is Mayan and grew up in a Mayan tribe in the jungle. He talks about Mayan history, ancient Mayan life, their customs, beliefs, and folklore. You won't find a more knowledgeable person. You can imagine the ancient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the same spot you have a few ruins, a walk in a swap like ecosystem and a boat tour to visit the lagoons. Even better, you pay only at the entrance of each section (which I enjoyed all) so if you are not interested by one of them you don't feel like you paid for nothing. It is a... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us decided this excursion sounded great and booked it with our Thomson rep...it was not great, it was simply amazing from start to finish. The beauty of this place is breathtaking, the wildlife and landscape of the reserve is outstanding. We saw crocodiles, manatee's, dolphins and various birds of all sizes. Taking a dip in the warm amazingly... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, it's critical to know that Sian Ka'an is a huge reserve and there are essentially two ways to explore it. The first, and easiest to do on your own, is to enter from Muyil and see the edge of the jungle and take a boat trip through lakes and Mayan channels. The second is best done with a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a float trip adventure. The tour company takes you out to lazy river created by the mayans for trading. The boat drops you off and you float for about 45 minutes in a beautiful lazy river marsh. The time of day we went no one else was there and it was so peaceful. If you wear life jackets... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the reserve is large, we only saw a very small portion. We met Pastor a Mayan (pastorcaamalATgmail) at the entrance of Muyil (15 minute drive from Tulum center). I was under the impression that it would be a private tour for our group of 4 but he tagged on 2 more people. It was fine with me. He took... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the sian ka'an tour with TUI. Extremely overpriced. In total 3 hours in a very small jeep with 5 people on a bumpy road. That's only fun if you are the one driving. The boat trip is pretty cool tough. Fast boats and we had a very good captain. Spotted a lot of animals; a group of +-8 dolphins,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Sian Ka'an and loved the isolation and tranquility of staying on the reserve. But for those who are staying in Tulum, there are plenty of reasons to make the trip into the Reserve. There are a number of excursions that can be arranged, to go fishing, take a boat tour to see birds, snorkel off the beach,... More 

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I contacted Pastor as mentioned in other reviews. The price seems to vary, we paid $800 pesos per person (some people paid 600). We were a party of 3 adults, we shared the boat with 3 other people. The access road is a bit bumpy but not as much as some people seem to have experienced, it takes about 10... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

same view for 40 miles pot holes will eat your car some very secluded beaches tough tough driving avoid it

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