MAYAN RUINS

The secret heritage of Sian Ka'an

If you want to experience Mayan culture first hand and see it very much alive today – this is the tour for you.

This trip starts at Del Cielo in front of the Scotia bank where you will climb aboard your sidecar. We can also pick you up at your hotel (extra cost may apply). As we set off, your driver will point out some of our favorite places to eat, to shop or to enjoy some drinks by the sea.

We’ll start by driving through the city of Tulum where we drive along the main road, stopping to check out some of the stunning murals and street art, painted by some of Mexico’s most well known street artists. If you want a snack, we can stop at one of the places that serve authentic Mexican food for Mexican prices. The sidecar allows you to experience Tulum with all your senses, as you smell the barbeques and the tacos being sold on the street and interact with the vendors while taking in the vivid colors of Mexico.

We’ll then head towards Muyil village where we will visit the ancient Mayan ruins – one of the oldest inhabited Mayan sites. This is a fantastic opportunity to spend time exploring a Mayan site that’s off the main tourist track – being away from the crowds makes this a very serene experience.

The ruins are situated in the northwestern corner of the Sian Ka’an reserve – one of Mexico’s largest protected areas of closely linked marine, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems. We will walk through the jungle and stop to climb a watchtower which has stunning views over the reserve. We continue on to the lagoon where you have the option of joining a tour of the reserve. This allows you to float along the canal between two lagoons, following the stream to see some more Mayan ruins that are deep in the jungle. This additional tour takes an extra 2.5 hours and costs $75 per person.

We then will walk back towards the ruins and get back on our sidecar before continuing on to the center of the village. We’ll visit the butterfly garden and a small Mayan museum. This is also our lunch stop, which will allow you to taste some of the flavors of the Mayan culture with some fish or meat prepared in traditional Mayan style. We’ll wash this down with tamarind juice or a beer from the nearby bar if you feel like drinking something stronger.

On our way out of the village there’s an opportunity to visit the small local shops that sell locally made items including bags and hammocks. Once we are back in town, we would be happy to point out our top recommendations for food or shopping and favorite hangouts – we might even show you our favorite mojito joint.

Each of our bikes takes up to two passengers, aside from your host driver. One passenger may sit inside the sidecar while the second one may ride on the motorcycle itself, in back of the host driver. Would you like to drive? Ask for our self-driving rates!

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  • DURATION

    4.5 hours

  • GUESTS

    1 to 4

  • GUIDE SPEAKS

    English, Spanish, Swedish

  • PER TOUR FROM

    $175 USD

  • SELF-DRIVING RATE

    $20 USD