- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This full-day tour takes you from Cancun to Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You'll explore the region by truck from Tulum then board a boat for a 3-hour water safari with your guide. Go snorkeling in search of marine life. Lunch, beer, and snorkel gear are provided.
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Small group ensures personal service
- All necessary equipment included
- Lunch included
- Hotel pickup included
- Bottled water
- Drinks on board
- Beer after snorkeling activity
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
- Entry/Admission - Boca Paila
- Sian Ka'an entrance fee 3 USD
- Food and drinks, unless specified
From your hotel, residence or apartment in Cancun
Returns to original departure point
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
After hotel pickup in Cancun, it's about a 2-hour drive to Tulum where you will receive a briefing from your guide about the day's adventure ahead. Venture by truck into the UNESCO-protected Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve; you'll travel over rough roads for about 15 miles (25 km) until reaching Paso Lagartos where you will start the marine safari.
En route, make a stop at the Boca Paila bridge where the lagoon and the Caribbean Sea meet. From here you may be able to spot local species of crocodiles swimming in the surrounding water.
Once you arrive at Paso Lagartos, start your 3-hour boat trip. It is likely you will be able to observe wild dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and different species of birds, all in their natural habitat. After this brush with nature, embark on a snorkeling activity (if sea conditions allow) then head to a natural pool at Punta Allen where you will be able to swim and relax — beer is provided.
Afterward, feast on a local lunch in Punta Allen village followed by some free time to explore the area before a transfer back to your hotel in Cancun.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
WONDERFUL GUIDE, drivers, AWESOME local boat captains! LOCATION BEAUTIFUL. But DO NOT BOOK THIS TRIP due to road conditions! CANCEL it if you have already booked. Why? The hard gravel road to get to Punta Allen is deep potholes for about 35 miles. It is dangerous for your spinal/back health to ride this long in the BACK of a truck with no shocks. Just ask your doctor if you doubt me! It is like riding in a wheel barrow over speed bumps rather fast for 35 miles, each way. 2-3 hours each way. It could ruin your whole vacation with pain, or cause long-term damage. SOLUTION: This trip is basically to a beautiful mangrove area. Take a Viator tour to a mangrove area that is closer to Tulum or not far off hardtop, or in a van with shock absorbers.although this could take 3 hours each way IF you go to Punta Allen. VIATOR SHOULD CHANGE THIS TRIP DUE TO BAD ROAD CONDITIONS. The excellent guide warned us beforehand the road was bad, but the problem is that HARD banging your spine for hours and hours in the back of a truck is truly a risk.