Visit a Mayan ruin deep in the jungle and float down a turquoise lagoon

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  • Visit the Mayan ruin of Muyil located in an incredible jungle
  • This tour benefits the local community with a sustainable operator committed to conservation
  • Visit Sian Kaan- a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cruise through the beautiful lagoon of Chunyaxche by panga boat
  • Arrive at the ancient Mayan ruin in the middle of the lagoon
  • Float down the turquoise lagoon channel for over 2 km
  • See incredible wildlife


This incredible day is without a doubt one of the great experiences in nature of all Mexico. The day starts off by visiting the ancient ruins of Muyil. Even though these ruins might not be as impressive as the big three (Tulum, Chichen, or Coba) they are completely worth visiting since they are well conserved and located in an incredible setting deep in the jungle. The ruins feel exotic, mysterious and undisturbed.

After exploring the ruins you will then head off towards a jungle road that leads to the Chunyaxche Lagoon of Sian Kaan. The Sian Kaan Biosphere is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site that consists of miles of protected beaches, lagoons, and reefs.

At the lagoon visitors will board a panga boat and cruise into the lagoon where you are likely to see incredible wildlife including species of birds, fish, or even manatees. The scenery is untouched and spectacular. The surrounding lagoon, and savannah makes you feel like you are in remote Africa.

After cruising for a while you will arrive at a Mayan ruin in the middle of the lagoon that used to function as a customs house. Here you will put on a life jacket and jump into the surrounding turquoise lagoon to float through a channel through mangrove. The channel current will push you  like a lazy river where you will float for a couple of kilometers through transparent waters. The float is completely unique, beautiful and peaceful.

After floating through the channels you will then head back to have a lunch with typical regional food. The operator is a company founded as a joint venture between the Mayans and the local cooperatives with a commitment to sustainable development that generates jobs for people who live in the local communities. The experience is very personalized and provides a genuine cultural exchange between tourists and the Maya that inhabit the area.

This is a remarkable day and without a doubt one of the best tours that Unikgo has to offer.