Sian Ka´an is one of Mexico’s largest protected areas, established to manage 528,148 hectares of intricately linked marine, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems. In the language of the Mayans Sian Ka’an means ‘Gate to Heaven’. The biosphere reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a large marine section intersected by a barrier reef. It provides a habitat for a remarkably rich flora and a fauna comprising more than 300 species of birds, as well as a large number of the region’s characteristic terrestrial vertebrates, which cohabit in the diverse environment formed by its complex hydrological system.
The diversity of life in Sian Ka’an is exceptional. The tropical forests are home to charismatic mammals such as Jaguar, Puma, Ocelot and Central American Tapir. The property also provides habitat for a large number of resident and migratory bird species. There is a great diversity of marine life, including the West Indian Manatee, four species of nesting marine turtles and hundreds of fish species.
Departure from Tulum • jeep or truck ride through the jungle • observing crocodiles • speed boat safari – watching birds, dolphins and sea turtles living in the wild • snorkeling or visit to the Black Lagoon • swimming in the natural pool • lunch in the authentic Mexican village • return to jeep / truck • jungle ride to Tulum. The tour takes around 10h. Timing depends on sea and weather conditions. One snack and water are included.
What to take with you?
Bathing suit • towel • sun protection • mosquito repellent • camera • underwater camera • binoculars • a good waterproof case for your cell phone • extra snacks.
Please note: This trip is not recommended for pregnant women and people who have problems with the spine.