Riviera Maya, Mexico | Attractions | Sian Ka’an Jeep Tour Expedition
Sian Ka’an Jeep Tour Expedition
Sian Ka’an was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural reserve in 1986. Spreading across a staggering 528,147 acres, this reserve is 99% state owned and 1% privately owned with only 1800 inhabitants.
Over the years archeologists have uncovered 23 Mayan sites, including ruins of El Plantal, Chenchomac and Chunyaxche where they discovered ancient mummies, relics and ceramics dating back over 2300 years ago.
This enchanting place is also bursting with wildlife and nature. There are over 850 plant species and 326 animal species living in Sian Ka’an all together. Many endangered species also live here such as the American wood stork, the white stork, the peregrine falcon and the white eagle. There are also two species of dolphins, four species of whales, six species of turtles and contains the largest number of crocodiles found in Mexico. Other animals seen in the park include manatees, pumas, ocelots, jaguars and spider monkeys!
There are a number of tour operators in the area who will take you out to Sian Ka’an.
Espacio Natura are one of the most renowned tour operators and offer an exhilarating jeep tour through the jungle. The tour also includes a boat ride where you can observe dolphins, starfish and sea turtles. You will also be able to snorkel along the Mesoamerican reef, and finally enjoy a delicious Mexican buffet overlooking the crystal clear ocean.
Reserva de la Biósfera Sian-Ka’an, Quintana Roo, Mexico
0052 984 109 7216