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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following our snorkeling adventure, we will proceed 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.
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.
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.
It is a private tour that includes a guide exclusively for you, private ground transportation, and a private boat.
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.
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.
Your deposit will be fully refunded if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance.
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.
Everything is included in the tour price, except for tips, which are not required but appreciated.
We offer a private self-driving tour option for those who have their own car. Click here →
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.