We all know that feeling just before going on a trip: from buying plane tickets to packing bags, it’s all those small things that feel like vacation is coming. Preparing the itinerary is one of them, and it is also a key point that should not be overlooked… What could be worse than arriving at your vacation destination without having a clue of what you are going to do. You will probably miss things, or waste time looking for last minute activities. We have made this mini-guide to enlighten you about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, one of the best activities to do in the Riviera Maya. But finally, among all the activities to do in the region, why should you absolutely take a look to the Sian Ka’an tours? This is exactly what we will see in this article!
A one day tour
We have already mentioned in one of our articles that it is nice to stay one or two nights in Sian Ka’an to experience an authentic moment cut off from the world. Sleeping in Sian Ka’an implies that you have quite a few vacation days and that you get there by car via the dirt track.
The other most common option is a day trip to Sian Ka’an, through a tour agency or on your own. Indeed, as the reserve is located close to Tulum, one day is enough to visit the Punta Allen area, and half a day for the Muyil area.
If, like many visitors, you’ve focused on the Punta Allen area, and you don’t want to venture down the rough dirt track by car, your best option is to visit this area through a tour agency. This way, you will be more relaxed and will enjoy all activities with a guide.
Sian Ka’an, a tour off the beaten track
The Riviera Maya is a wonderful region full of treasures but also very touristy, you will not be alone on the archaeological sites, islands, cenotes or lagoons… Sian Ka’an is a great visit if you want to escape this frenzy for a day. Even if Sian Ka’an is close to Tulum, the nature reserve is not crowded due to the difficult access (rough dirt track). So you will find some privacy there and it helps to protect this wonderful nature reserve.
For a comfortable trip, it is possible to board a boat at the entrance of the nature reserve after a 20-minute ride only from Tulum. That is the option we offer in our Deluxe tour for the best experience.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sian Ka’an is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO is a UN organization aimed at recognizing and protecting the cultural and natural sites around the world. Sian Ka’an has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986 thanks to its incredible and diverse flora and fauna.
Sian Ka’an has breathtaking wildlife!
We will never stop saying it, Sian Ka’an offers an immense diversity. You will have the chance to observe many species of birds and animals that make everyone dream like dolphins, turtles and crocodiles. Don’t go see these animals in zoos or closed pools! Come and see them in their natural habitat in Sian Ka’an.