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Animal experience hosted by Alejandro

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian

What you'll do

Just south of Tulum lies an incredibly rich and diverse nature reserve, an area where the underground freshwater rivers flow out to meet the Caribbean. Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its ecological importance, the overlapping mix of ecosystems provides a living and breeding space for a variety of fish, mammal, bird and reptile species, all connected to each other by enchanting waterways.

We drive as far as the Boca Paila lagoon, approximately 8km inside the biosphere, where we board a small boat to visit Boca Paila – a vital point of convergence for many animals, where we have the chance to spot the resident birdlife, crocodiles, a plethora of fish & even the rare manatee. Weather permitting, we then head out a short distance on open water to snorkel on the Mesoamerican Barrier reef, where you will be delighted by the healthy corals and fish in abundance. (In case of wether that does not permit us to snorke, we will visit a fabulous open cenote instead). This is a beautiful trip through tropical saltwater canals, mangrove islands and flooded sink holes.

Your homemade lunch will be waiting on the beach when we return and we will relax among the coconut groves for a while, enjoy a swim in the sea if you like, before hitting the road back. This is a great option to visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, enjoying the unique landscapes of the wetlands in the quieter p
Just south of Tulum lies an incredibly rich and diverse nature reserve, an area where the underground freshwater rivers flow out to meet the Caribbean. Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its ecological importance, the overlapping mix of ecosystems provides a living and breeding space for a variety of fish, mammal, bird and reptile species, all connected to each other by enchanting waterways.

We drive as far as the Boca…

Alejandro's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
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  • Tickets
  • Transportation
  • Equipment
From $150
/ person
Tue, Apr 20
$150 per person
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$150 per person
Thu, Apr 22
$150 per person
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$150 per person
Tue, Apr 27
$150 per person
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$150 per person

Meet your host, Alejandro

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I am the manager of a little ecotourism agency in Tulum with 13 years’ experience promoting the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Yucatan peninsula. Our mission with our ecotourism agency is to promote sustainable tourism, minimize our impact on local communities, lands and ecosystems and make you live an unforgettable experience outside the mass tourism circuits. We organize excursions in small groups and work with local communities.
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Diverse animals

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Where you'll be

Sian Ka’an is a tropical wetland paradise – on this tour we visit a thin strip of land bordered by empty stretches of beach, lagoons and lush vegetation on a boat ride that takes us across diverging coastal ecosystems, through mangrove forest and out to the coral reef.
Victoria
March 2021
We had Marie as our tour guide and she was fantastic! She was so incredibly knowledgable and was able to speak to all the wild life we we able to see. We were fortunate enough to snorkel the reef, we spotted alligators, manatees, and several varieties of birds. This place is a natural wonder, highly recommend!
We had Marie as our tour guide and she was fantastic! She was so incredibly knowledgable and was able to speak to all the wild life we we able to see. We were fortunate enough to s…

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  • Tue, Apr 20
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Thu, Apr 22
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Tue, Apr 27
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Thu, Apr 29
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Tue, May 4
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Thu, May 6
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Tue, May 11
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Thu, May 13
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable clothes and sport shoes (closed sandals ok)

Bathing suit, sun glasses & towel