Sian Ka’an Muyil

7 hours

Sian Ka’an Muyil
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Sian Ka’an Biosphere – Muyil (archaeological site) – Eco-path – Jungle and fresh water wetlands – Ancient trading canals – Floating experience and picnic.


The archeological site of Muyil is located in the northern part of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve. This ancient Mayan trading post is the perfect place to enjoy astounding Mayan temples such as the 17 meters (57 ft.) building known as “El Castillo” in the incredibly diverse semi-deciduous jungle of Sian Ka’an.


From the archeological site we take an interpretive trail towards the tallest observation point of Sian Ka’an to admire the exuberant vegetation of the jungle and the fresh water wetlands.


Once we reach the Muyil lagoon, we take a boat across two lagoons connected by an artificial canal that has been in use for many centuries. Xlapak is the name of the building at the beginning of the lazy river and the start of an incredible floating experience in crystal clear pluvial water. We float for over 30 minutes surrounded by mangroves, orchids, bromeliads and cacti while we hear the sounds of nature.


A delicious vegetarian picnic with seasonal fruits is included in the tour.


Tour Program:

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Pick up at the meeting point.
  • Explore the archeological site of Muyil.
  • Take a boardwalk through an interpretative trail until reaching the Muyil Lagoon.
  • Vegetarian lunch.
  • Boat trip across Muyil and Chunyaaxche lagoons.
  • Start of the float from Xlapak building.
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Drop off at your hotel.


For Whom?

Sian Ka’an – Muyil Tour is an excellent excursion for those who want a relaxing and inspiring excursion while learning about the ecology of the area and the Mayan civilisation in half a day. This tour is appropriate for all ages.

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