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Address: Carretera Tulum | Boca Paila Km. 15, Tulum 77760, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 984 133 2334
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are committed to nurture and protect this sacred space through...

We are committed to nurture and protect this sacred space through education, inspiration and sustainable tourism.

We are a Mexican specialist outdoor adventure company that offers inspiring wilderness experiences. Escape into the beautiful remote regions of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), with experienced guides leading you and providing you an outstanding outdoor experience.

Sea Kayak courses - Kayak Adventures - Coral Reef Snorkel Trips- Wilderness Expeditions - Birdwatching Tours - Biking Trips - Natural Photography.

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Jungle Bird Tour

The Yucatan Outdoors team provided a custom Jungle Bird Tour for 6 of us. A wonderful experience. They picked us up at our Tulum hotel before sunrise in comfortable van. The team... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Palo Alto, California

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Yucatan Outdoors team provided a custom Jungle Bird Tour for 6 of us. A wonderful experience. They picked us up at our Tulum hotel before sunrise in comfortable van. The team were all really nice and experienced. They provided an expert ornithologist on the tour to assist in identifying species and knew them by their calls. Over 50 species... More 

Thank lindahedley
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This review is a little late (mainly because I thought I already posted) but i HIGHLY recommend the guys at Yucatan Outdoors. They are a true grassroots company who are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty around them. It was a truly authentic experience! The best part was the home cooked Mayan meal after a long day of snorkeling and... More 

Thank Kayla L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the single best day of our entire vacation. Manuel drove us from the office to the base camp, where we were warmly greeted by Antonio, Raul, Emiliano. Kayaking through the mangroves was already a wonderful experience, where the guides were knowledgeable and passionate about the ecology of the preserve....but the sunset over the laguna was truly awe-inspiring. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four took an afternoon-to-evening paddle with Antonio. As other reviews have already noted, his passion and dedication to the preserve and his knowledge of the wildlife and where to go within the wetland enhanced our journey beyond expectation. We paid the same as many other tours provide but believe our journey was an exceptional value. The meetup... More 

Thank Matthew S
YucatanOutdoors, Propietario at Yucatan Outdoors, responded to this review

thank you so much Matthew! great paddling with your explorer family! we try to do our best with what we have! always improving.... we are very glad to hear your comment! we are in progress of making it as easy as possible to get nature lovers in contact with remote places with the only impact of our transient presence, hope... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the guys at Yucatan Outdoors are really fast to answer your questions and set up your tour. They know a lot of the local nature and animals plus they are really fun to spend time with. The actual kayaking tour was a little bit one sided for us, but surely a great experience for anyone who is... More 

Thank Joonas H
YucatanOutdoors, Propietario at Yucatan Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Joonas, this specific activity is very focussed in the conservation programms of the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an, mangrove trees, bird islands, first lessons to stir safely professional fiber glass sea-kayaks in the lagoons and some snorkeling or free diving principles in an open mangrove cenote, mexican dinner with ocean view, including as a cortesy... More 

San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We booked a three hour late afternoon kayaking/bird watching paddle at the suggestion of our hotel, Encatada. Not only was it a wonderful way to spend time on the water at the end of the day, but it was exhilarating to be with Antonio whose passion for the reserve is infectious. Very well organized too. And no matter what your... More 

Thank Tom K
YucatanOutdoors, Propietario at Yucatan Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank you soooo much Tom!!!! great to hear you!! we will keep studying this sanctuary in the kayaks!! see you soon !!😉 More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Sian Ka’an is a 1200 mile lagoon and protected UNESCO Heritage site accessible only via a tour. Just 15 minutes from Tulum, we had an awesome day kayaking through a completely secluded and huge landscape of mangrove forests. The mangroves offer shelter from the wind and make for an easy paddle with the highlight of this trip at sunset when... More 

Thank Dana O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Yucatan Outdoors is the real deal. Wonderful experience on the sunset kayak tour. The guides were eager to give a lot of interesting information, but also willing to just sit there quietly in soak in all the beauty. We paddled for hours, not just a quick in and out. Beautiful tour through the mangroves and we were the only people... More 

Thank Ryder D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Cannot say enough good things about this experience. The knowledge of and respect for the Mayan culture and the environment was apparent throughout. I loved the fact that they only take small groups (6 people). Antonio went above and beyond to provide us with a unique experience. The concept he has for sustainable eco-conscious tourism is refreshing and I know... More 

Thank Michelle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This tour is fully deserving of all its praise. We did the kayaking tour and the snorkelling of the mangrove cenote. Whilst the visibility wasn't great in the mangrove we still managed to see a crocodile and Antonio provided amazing knowledge about every part of it. The kayaking was superb and we saw dozens of species of birds all that... More 

Thank Samuel W

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