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“Our favorite day in Tulum!”
Review of Yucatan Outdoors

Yucatan Outdoors
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Antonio was a wonderful guide - very nice, patient and encouraging. We had the best time kayaking through the reserve and learning about it's history. He gave us options and spent a majority of the day with us. Lunch was delicious and after we went to a calm cenote for a dip. All the equipment (from the kayaks and paddles to the snorkel gear) was top of the line and far better than our experience elsewhere.

Really cannot recommend this enough - it was our favorite day in Tulum! A big thank to the entire team there. Oh, and they sent wonderful photos from the day afterward!

Thank Laine Z
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

My boyfriend and I were in Tulum for 4 relaxing days and wanted to visit the rookeries/bird islands that we had heard about. This was the highest rated company on TripAdvisor that did these tours, so I started emailing. Jessica, who seems to do the behind the scenes work, was very responsive. She always replied within 24 hours to my emails with questions about the various tours, starting times, transportation to the reserve, etc.

When we showed up for our tour, we were met by our guide, Antonio, who seems to be known throughout Tulum for his tours. (We had participated in another snorkeling tour of the cenotes with Agua Clara and they were very excited for us when they heard we were going to explore the reserve with Antonio.) The afternoon started with snorkeling in a large open cenote and since it was just the two of us plus Antonio and his assistant Chino, we got to decide when it was time to move on to the next activity. We were driven from the cenote to the Yucatan Outdoors base camp (with delicious snacks en route even though it was just a 5 minute drive), signed some waivers, then headed out to the biosphere with Antonio and Ricardo. I'm not sure how long we were out there for - 2 hours? Four? But Antonio and Ricardo were very patient, helpful kayaking guides (neither myself nor my boyfriend had been in a 2 person kayak before) and seemed to have a very thorough knowledge about the birds and the area. We got to see the sun set over the lagoon as the birds returned to their islands to roost, which was just magical. Not to mention that Ricardo was taking pictures of us/the scenery the whole way (which they then sent to us on Google Drive afterwards) so we got to forget about the camera and just enjoy the experience. To top it all off, the tour was finished with a huge, delicious, homemade dinner spread back at the base camp.

My boyfriend and I are already talking about the next time we visit Tulum and what tour we'd like to try next with Yucatan Outdoors.

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

Antonio, Jessica and their extended family provide a great experience for those seeking an adventurous day. The trips can be tailored for families, novices or more "hard core" folks (Especially good for bird watchers, not my forte, but thoroughly enjoyed it) The price was daunting initially, but would gladly book the trip again, a great value! Especially liked the family dinner on a bluff overlooking the beach. If you want an active trip with an expert guide and also hang with some "locals" in their camp, this trip is for you.

Thank B Jay R
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Antonio and Jessica run a truly amazing and unique adventure company. My girlfriend and I had an unforgettable experience, and words can't describe how beautiful Sian Ka'an is. The quality of guiding was exceptional and both Antonio and Jessica are clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. The private paddle through the mangroves at sunrise was the perfect start to an amazing adventure. The vast amount of birds and wildlife is amazing to see in this incredible ecosystem, and you can really see the effort that has been put in to protect this paradise.

We can't express how much we enjoyed ourselves, and if the fresh fruit and trail mix during the paddle wasn't enough, there was even a traditional feast awaiting us after. Truely a one in a kind experience with friendly and knowledgable people. Couldn't think of a better way to experience Sian Ka'an than with Yucatan Outdoors. Thank you from both of us for a truely amazing experience!!

Thank Shane S
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

Let me just add my voice to the chorus of praise for Yucatan Outdoors. We just returned from a long weekend (not nearly enough:() in Tulum and our adventure with Antonio and Jessica was definitely a highlight. Snorkeling in the cenote was interesting but the kayaking portion, which was the bulk of the day, was truly phenomenal. We chose the 2pm tour and so glad we did because catching the sunset at the edge of the lagoon after taking in amazing amounts of birds and mangroves was a truly special end. But that wasn't really the end--the dinner that Antonio and Jessica served us was the end and WOW! Their dining room, like the rest of their "house", is in the open air of the bio reserve. We dined on a homemade dinner sitting at a table atop the dune listening to the waves crash below. They were gracious hosts and fascinating dinner companions. And their love for the land permeates everything they do. It was really inspiring. Muchas gracias, YO!

Thank RMWBrooklyn
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