|Punta Allen, Mexico||8 hours|
The biosphere of Sian Ka’an, which has been designated by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage, is the biggest protected area of the Caribbean.
It's located south of Tulum, hosting more than 650 thousand acres.
Come with us in a “boat safari”, discovering the flora and fauna of this beautiful and wild place. You’ll be crossing lagoons and sea, circumnavigating the peninsula of Punta Allen.
You’ll be entering the Reserve by passing under the Sian Ka’an arch in a minivan for 12 people maximum, together with your tour guide.
After less than 10 km of a bumpy and dusty road in the middle of the jungle, you'll arrive to our beautiful pier, at the beginning of the Campechen lagoon. Here you'll be boarding on a typical fisherman speed boat, where expert captains will be waiting for you. You’ll be taken up to the village of Punta Allen crossing mangroves canals, exploring unique places and looking for animals, such as crocodiles, birds and maybe manatees.
Once you'll reach the typical fisherman village of Punta Allen, you'll get on another boat to start the second part of this thrilling adventure: you'll be surfing the waves looking for dolphins, you'll be racing with the sea turtles waiting to see them coming up to breath next to your boat, you'll be snorkelling on the second longest reef in the world and you'll finally relax in a true corner of paradise, the natural pools, amazed by its colours.
Lunch will be served in the exclusive restaurant Fisherman of Punta Allen, where from July till February you could eat not only a tasty buffet, but also some super fresh lobster, just fished!
Before going back to the lagoon pier where your captain will be waiting, you'll visit the village. A 15 minutes’ walk in a place where the people still live on few things, taking advantage of what they can find in the sea and in the jungle, far from the noise of the society.
At last, your captain will take you back through the lagoon to the peer close to the entrance of the Biosphere. From here, back to the civilisation of Tulum.
Sian Ka’an, in Mayan language, “gift from the sky”
• minivan round trip with a/c;
• tour guide;
• snorkelling equipment;
• snacks (quesadillas and cookies) ;
• lunch at restaurant (buffet, water, soft drinks)
We recommend you take with you: biodegradable mosquito repellent, biodegradable screen lotion, towel, hat, sunglasses, water shoes, extra money (for tips and souvenirs).
Plastic waste is a huge danger to our health to our environment and to our animal friends! 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide each day!! Help us reduce trash! Refill your bottle!!