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Sian Ka’an Tour – PRIVATE

(10 Reviews)

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 30 minutes from the entrance of the nature reserve, we will embark on the boat to begin our adventure.

sian ka'an private tour

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 6:00am and drop-off around 5:30pm
  • Akumal area : IncludedPickup at your hotel or meeting point around 6:30am and drop-off around 5pm
  • Tulum Downtown, La Veleta & Aldea Zama : IncludedPickup at your hotel or meeting point if your hotel is too far from the main roads, around 7am and drop-off around 4:30pm
  • Tulum Hotel Zone : IncludedPickup at your hotel around 7:00am and drop-off around 4:00pm
  • Cancun Area : + $80 USD per groupPickup at your hotel around 5:00am and drop-off around 7:00pm

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

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.
  • The ability to go snorkeling depends on the weather conditions.


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 rope

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 come to your hotel or Airbnb in the morning and take you to Sian Ka’an via the Tulum hotel zone.


Our first stop on the tour will be at the Boca Paila bridge, where we can see crocodiles basking in the sun. This is a great spot for observing these impressive reptiles.

Sian Ka'an crocodiles

Sian Ka'an crocodiles

3.Boarding the boat

Next, you will board a small private speedboat for a 3-hour ride through Sian Ka’an, where you will have the opportunity to discover the wonders of this area on an unforgettable adventure.

Sian Ka'an boat tour

sian ka'an boat tour

4.Birds Island

Before arriving in the Punta Allen area, we will make a stop at San Juan, a small island that is home to a variety of bird species. This will be a great opportunity for birdwatching enthusiasts to observe and learn about these fascinating creatures.

Birds Island in Sian Ka'an

Birds in Sian Ka'an

5.Dolphins and Turtles observation

Upon arriving at the area between the lagoon and the sea, our guide will start searching for dolphins. It is common for them to approach and play near our boat, which will be a truly special moment. After observing the dolphins, we will then move to another area to try and spot turtles.

Dolphin watching in Sian Ka'an

Turtle in Sian Ka'an

6.Snorkeling on the coral reef

We will spend 20 to 30 minutes snorkeling in the water, taking in the stunning sights of the reef, including vibrant fish and coral formations.

7.Relax in the natural pools

Afterwards, we will make our way to the natural swimming pools in Punta Allen for some photo opportunities and a chance to relax. You will be able to walk through the crystal clear waters for hundreds of meters, taking in the breathtaking 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

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 ?

We offer a private self-driving tour option for those who have their own car. Click here →

Will I be picked up at my hotel?

Yes, we offer private roundtrip transportation from your hotel or Airbnb.

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.

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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 Secretoo 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 through Pixan Ka’an. 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