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Discover the Muyil Ruins and Ancient Mayan River with Lunch in Tulum


The archeological site of Muyil is located in the northern part of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. The ancient Mayan trading post is the perfect place to discover astounding Mayan temples such as the 57 feet (17 meters) high building known as "El Castillo" in the incredibly diverse semi-deciduous forest of Sian Ka'an. From the archeological site we take an interpretive trail towards the tallest observation point of Sian Ka'an to admire the exhuberant vegetation, the fresh water wetlands and a sand dune on the horizon. Once we reach the Muyil lagoon, we take a boat across two lagoons connected by a canal that has been in use for many centuries. Xlapak is the name of the building at the beginning of the lazy river and the start of an exceptional floating experience in crystal clear pluvial water on its way to the Caribbean sea. We float for over 30 minutes surrounded by mangroves, orchids, bromeliads and cacti while we hear the songs of birds and the wind blowing in the seasonally floated fields of sawgrass. A delicious vegetarian picnic with seasonal fruits awaits us at the end of the float.

Important Notes

Restrictions: This excursion is suitable for all ages.

Recommendations: We recommend to bring comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals are fine), hat, bathing suit, sun glasses, towel, camera, binoculars, biodegradable sunscreen, insect repellent and cash for souvenirs and tips. Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.


The excursion includes transportation in an air-conditioned van from Tulum to Sian Ka'an, all entrance fees, professional tour guide, boat ride, floating vest, vegetarian lunch, water and snacks.


  • Explore the archeological site of Muyil
  • Visit an ancient Mayan trading post in the jungle of Sian Ka'an
  • Walk on an interpretive trail to reach the Muyil lagoon
  • Admire the view of the northern part of the reserve from an observation tower
  • Take a boat trip across the Muyil lagoon and the Chunyaaxche lagoon
  • Float in the crystal clear waters of a river surrounded by mangroves, orchids, bromeliads and the sounds of nature
  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch by the lake



(Age 8+)


(Age 0 - 7)






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