Sian Ka’an Kayak & Birding
Smaller groups leave fewer footprints
Morning Adventure Kayak
115 US$ p/p
Our small group tours (6 people) give the chance to get close and personal with unique lagoons in Sian Ka’an, mangrove areas, birds and wildlife.
115 US$ p/p
We customize routes to encompass abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery for sunset with unique views of the world-renowned biosphere reserve.
Purified water, fruits and snacks, life jacket, dry bag to store your important items such as mobile phone, keys, wallet.
What to bring with you:
Towel, bathing suit, spare change of clothes, sandals, sun hat, biodegradable sunblock, sunglasses, camera, binoculars (optional)
About Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
Thousands of years ago the original Maya inhabitants appreciated the exceptional natural beauty of this stretch of coastline, naming it Sian Ka’an, Mayan for “Where the sky is born”. Located on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Península in the State of Quintana Roo, 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. Along its roughly 120 kilometers of coastline, the property covers over 400,000 hectares of land ranging from sea level to only ten meters. The property boasts diverse tropical forests, one of the most pristine wetlands in the region, lagoons, extensive mangrove stands, as well as sandy beaches and dunes. The 120,000 hectares of marine area protect a valuable part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and sea grass beds in the shallow bays. The lush green of the forests and the many shades of blue of the lagoons and the Caribbean Sea under a wide sky offer fascinating visual impressions.
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. About a third of the property is comprised of highly diverse and productive mangrove communities, hundreds of forested islands, locally known as “Petenes”, emerge from the flooded marshes, some reaching over a kilometer in diameter. A geological, biological and cultural particularity are the “Cenotes”, deep natural sinkholes harboring fascinating life forms, many of them endemic. This phenomenon results from collapsing limestone exposing groundwater.