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🙋 Note for solo travellers : Feel free to contact us, we may have an available spot on dates that are already shown as fully booked on the calendar.

🙋 Nota para los viajeros solitarios : No dudes en contactarnos, es posible que nos quede un espacio disponible en fechas que ya se muestran llenas en el calendario.

Sian Ka’an Tour – PRIVATE

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Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Sian ka’an reserve, one of the wildest and most beautiful places on the Mayan Riviera. This unique and protected biosphere is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, birds and crocodiles, all of which can be observed in their natural habitat.

On this private tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the reserve with one of our certified guides, who will share their extensive knowledge of the area with you. The tour begins with a boat ride through the biosphere, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the landscape and the opportunity to spot various species of animals.

As you sail through the waters of the reserve, you’ll also have the chance to go snorkeling on the reef, where you can marvel at the vibrant sea life that calls this place home.

After a refreshing swim, you’ll have some free time to relax and soak up the sun in the crystal clear and warm waters of the natural pools in Punta Allen.

To round out the tour, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal in the picturesque fishing village of Punta Allen, where you can savor the flavors of the local cuisine.

Photos of our Sian Ka'an private tour

Sian Ka'an map

Punta Allen is a village located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Most activities in the reserve take place offshore from Punta Allen. The village is about 45 kilometers from the reserve entrance.

After a van ride of approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from the entrance of the nature reserve, we will embark on the boat to begin our adventure.

map sian ka'an

About our Sian Ka'an private tour

  • Full Day
  • Private tour
  • Available Everyday
  • Pickup at your hotel
  • Min age 3+

Booking & Payment

A 30% deposit is required to book the tour and must be paid online. The remaining balance must be paid in cash (USD, Euros, or Pesos MXN) on the day of the tour.

Departure & Return Location

  • Playa Del Carmen area : IncludedPickup at your hotel or meeting point around 5:30am and drop-off around 5:00pm
  • Akumal area : IncludedPickup at your hotel or meeting point around 6:00am and drop-off around 4:30pm
  • Tulum Downtown, La Veleta & Aldea Zama : IncludedPickup at your hotel or meeting point if your hotel is too far from the main roads, around 6:20am and drop-off around 4:00pm
  • Tulum Hotel Zone : IncludedPickup at your hotel around 6:40am and drop-off around 3:40pm

Price Includes

  • Private roundtrip transportation from your hotel
  • Certified driver
  • Personal guide: English, French, Spanish or German 🇪🇸 🇬🇧 🇫🇷
  • Snack, Water, Beers
  • Boat ride through the biosphere
  • Wildlife observation (Crocodiles, dolphins, turtles, birds...)
  • Snorkeling on the reef (ONLY if sea conditions permit)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Natural pools
  • Lunch
  • Walk through Punta Allen
  • Federal Tax INCLUDED

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses

What should I know ?

  • Please bring the following items: swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, flip flops, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Pregnant women and children under 3 years old are not allowed on this tour. The tour is also not recommended for individuals with back problems or prone to motion sickness as the road leading to the boat is bumpy
  • The ability to go snorkeling depends on the weather conditions. Snorkeling activity cannot be guaranteed on the day of your excursion. If snorkeling is not possible, we will spend more time in the natural pools.


What should I bring to the Sian Ka'an Tour ?

Flip Flops

To be more confortable.

Sunscreen is forbidden

To avoid damage to the reef while snorkeling.

Hat / Sunglasses / long sleeves clothes

To protect yourself from the sun.


Have your swimsuit on you before pickup.

Sian Ka'an private tour: Itinerary

1.Pickup at your Hotel

On the day of the tour, we will pick you up from your hotel or Airbnb in the morning and take you to Sian Ka’an via the Tulum hotel zone.


Our first stop will be at the Boca Paila bridge, where you can witness crocodiles sunbathing. This location offers a fantastic opportunity to observe these magnificent reptiles.

Sian Ka'an crocodiles

Sian Ka'an crocodiles

3.Boarding the boat

Afterwards, you will embark on a private speedboat for a thrilling 3-hour journey through Sian Ka’an. This incredible adventure will allow you to explore the marvels of this area and create unforgettable memories.

Sian Ka'an boat tour

sian ka'an boat tour

4.Birds Island

Prior to reaching the Punta Allen area, we will make a special stop at San Juan, a quaint island known for its diverse bird population. This will provide an excellent chance for birdwatching enthusiasts to observe and gain knowledge about these captivating creatures.

Birds Island in Sian Ka'an

Birds in Sian Ka'an

5.Dolphins and Turtles observation

Once we reach the area where the lagoon meets the sea, our knowledgeable guide will begin actively searching for dolphins. It is quite common for these intelligent creatures to approach and play around our boat, creating a truly extraordinary experience.

After enjoying the dolphin encounter, we will proceed to another location in hopes of spotting turtles, adding to the excitement of our adventure.

Dolphin watching in Sian Ka'an

Turtle in Sian Ka'an

6.Snorkeling on the coral reef

If weather conditions allow, we will have the opportunity to spend 20 to 30 minutes snorkeling in the water, where we can immerse ourselves in the breathtaking sights of the reef.

7.Relax in the natural pools

Following our snorkeling adventure, we will go to the natural swimming pools located in Punta Allen. This stunning spot offers us not only picturesque photo opportunities but also a tranquil space to unwind.

Walking through the crystal clear waters for an extended stretch, we will have the remarkable opportunity to soak in the awe-inspiring beauty of the surroundings.

Sian Ka'an natural pools

8.Lunch at Punta Allen

A delicious lunch will be provided in Punta Allen. There are various options available to choose from, including meat, fish, vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options.

If you have specific dietary preferences and need the vegetarian, gluten-free, or vegan option, please make sure to let us know when you book your tour.

Drinks included with your meal are water, soft drinks or a beer.

9.Punta Allen

After lunch, we will take a brief walk around Punta Allen, a small fishing village. As we head back to the boat, we will have one final chance to take in the stunning wildlife before returning to our van and heading back to your hotel.

Walk in Punta Allen

Punta Allen

FAQ about our Sian Ka'an private tour

Is the tour entirely private?

It is a private tour that includes a guide exclusively for you, private ground transportation, and a private boat.

Will I be picked up at my hotel?

Transportation is included from the vast majority of hotels and Airbnbs in Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. Refer to this map to find out if pick-up is included at your accommodation.

How can I pay ?

A 30% deposit is required to book the tour and must be paid online with a Visa or Mastercard. The balance must be paid in cash (USD, Euros, or Pesos MXN) on the day of the tour.

Please note that we do not accept credit card payments and there are no ATMs in Sian Ka’an, so please plan to bring enough cash. The balance must be paid directly to the guide in cash. Thank you.

What happens if I have to cancel ?

Your deposit will be fully refunded if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

I'm Vegetarian or Vegan, do you have an option for me ?

Yes we do! We offer a range of dining options to accommodate different dietary needs and preferences. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available for lunch. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know during the booking process so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Is everything included?

Everything is included in the tour price, except for tips, which are not required but appreciated.

I have my own car, can I meet you directly in Sian Ka'an ?

No, we don’t offer any options without transportation from Tulum.

Snorkeling activity - What I should know ?

We have snorkeling gear available for children ages 3 and up. Children between the ages of 3 and 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult. For the safety of our participants and to protect the reef, it is mandatory that all individuals wear life jackets while snorkeling. If you are uncomfortable in the water even while wearing a life jacket, you can request assistance from the guide or choose to stay on the boat.

Please note that the ability to go snorkeling depends on the weather conditions on the day of the tour. While we do our best to plan for optimal conditions, we cannot control Mother Nature and the final decision to go snorkeling will be made by the captain.

Why choose Pixan Ka'an?



Authentic tours exploring the Sian Ka’an biosphere, its wildlife and its natural treasures.



Fair and equitable compensation for the guides, drivers, and captains at your service.



Pixan Ka’an creates its own experiences, without intermediaries. We are the tour operator!

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Visits filled with cheer, off the beaten path on the Sian Ka’an biosphere, and far from mass tourism.

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Dan P.

Family Traveller

Mylene was an amazing guide, she was passionate and we learned a lot about the site. Mylene and Pixan Ka’an have great values! We highly recommend this tour, both Mylene and Pixan were available and responsive. It was an exceptional day! Thank you all!

2 January 2023

Patrick L.

Couple Traveller

We had a beautiful private tour, a beautiful experience, beautiful scenery and a great guide who was able to provide us with all the information we needed. We were lucky to see crocodiles, birds, dolphins and turtles in a magnificent setting. To finish on a paradisiacal island beach. Thank you again to our guide Jonathan. We highly recommend this experience.

29 November 2022

Lisa C.

Couple Traveller

I recently went on a private excursion to Sian Kaan with my familly through Pixan Ka’an and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. Our guide, Carlos, was knowledgeable and passionate about the reserve, and made sure that we saw a wide variety of animals and plants. The snorkeling was also a highlight, as we got to see manatees up close. The meal provided was delicious and the overall organization was seamless. I highly recommend this excursion to anyone visiting the area.

27 November 2022

Ruby M.

Couple Traveller

My husband and I had the pleasure of going on an excursion to Sian Kaan with Pixan Ka’an and our guide, Daniel, was amazing. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and made sure that we saw all the different types of animals and plants that the reserve had to offer. The food provided was also delicious and the overall organization was top notch.

18 November 2022

Amaru M.

Family Traveller

Mylene was an incredible guide for our excursion to Sian Kaan. Her knowledge of the local flora and fauna was impressive, and she made the experience both educational and enjoyable. The landscapes were breathtaking and the group atmosphere was fantastic. I highly recommend this excursion and specifically request Mylene as your guide.

26 October 2022