Valladolid & Sian Kaan Swimming Mayan Channels (Private Motorboat)

Photosafari - Private Tour

“This will be an adventure you will be talking about for years to come.”

Quick Info

Pick up time: 9:30 am
Drop Off time: 7:30 pm
Actual Duration: 10 hrs.
Max. Capacity: up to 6 people
Pick up points:
Playa, Tulum, All Riviera Maya
Prices According to group size
From US $280.00 / Child US $125.00 pp.

The Journey

Always dreamed of getting deep inside Mexico’s most folkloric destinations? We will discover life as it’s lived every day in Valladolid. As part of the Magical Villages Programme” which is an initiative led by the Mexican tourism department. To display influential towns in Mexico based on their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance to the country.

You will have lunch in the authentic Yucatan cuisine, before exploring one the most stunning lagoons in a motorboat, in the Sian Kaan Natural Reserve Biosphere (Unesco World Heritage Site) where you can find a wide variety of marine ecosystem.
This is a magical place for swimming in Ancient Mayan Channels. Join us on this wonderful private tour to find natural beauty, culture and capture it in a single place. “This will be an adventure you will be talking about for years to come.”


Offers from Colonial-era churches and architecture to natural wonders. Funded by the Christian missionaries between 1552 and 1560, Valladolid will embrace you. The whole point of visiting this ancient Colonial Town is to provide you with a glimpse of life in a more profound way.

We will provide you dozens of opportunities to create memories of what Mexico really is. Become an explorer and get out of the comfort zone that the typical touristic places offer.
Our local expert and a professional photographer will show you the secret places that will tour exceptional.


After lunch in Valladolid, we will travel to Sian Kaan lagoons to swim in the Mayan Channels, visit the mangroves on a private motorboat and understand the importance of the wetlands. They are among the most productive and biologically complex ecosystems on earth. Mangroves provide nursery grounds for fish, tree climbing crabs and a huge variety of birds.

Join us for this wonderful short tour to and natural beauty and get out of your comfort zone. Your adventure will be led by a private certified guide/professional photographer and each destination will be described to you in such detail that you will be able to glide back in time to the Mayan era.

At the same time, your Photo Pro will train you in the use of your equipment so you can come out with much more than a few nice pictures, at your own pace and with personalized attention.



  • Learn Photography while traveling away from massive tourism
  • A Photo Shoot from a professional photographer during the experience
  • A Private Motorboat experience
  • We offer only private tours
  • Lunch in an authentic Colonial Hacienda, downtown Valladolid
  • Swim in Ancient Mayan Channels
  • We offer only private tours

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  • Unique Experience
    This was an excellent tour that lasted 12 hours and was extremely unique. After doing research into the best activities for my girlfirend and i, I stumbled upon Mario's company. Mario supplied us with our own professional grade cameras and taught us to use them so that we could keep the memory sticks ourselves (…) extremely personal experience that allowed us to keep the memories forever.
    I HIGHLY recommend using Bushman Photography if you do not want to get stuck in a huge group of tourists, doing cliche things (…) The food provided was also a pleasant surprise. 5/5 would reccomend to anyone.
    Najib W.
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  • "Experience this unique photo safari. Highly recommended."
    It is a great choice for a different trip. I knew nothing about nature photography and learned a lot, I even have a couple of photos that were incredible. My girlfriend who had more knowledge, learnt new techniques and reaffirmed what she already knew. We met in a single day; cenotes, incredible ruins, the jungle, walked Tulum and take a boat in booking Siankaan to finish on an island. In each place we took spectacular pictures of animals, landscapes, nature and people. We were lucky to see a sunset with hundreds of birds flying above us. The tour includes lunch and took us to a very nice restaurant open, spectacular air in Tulum. Mario was an exceptional guide with the patience to teach about photography, in my case and in the case of my girlfriend much support and shared their knowledge and tips. I recommend it.
    Virgilio B.
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  • Awesome experience!
    We we able to access Chichén Itzá before it was open to the public. I have to say that this was a magic experience for me and my wife; the peace, the quietness but at the same time the voices of the jungle were there.
    I definitely recommend taking a tour with this guys. Our guide was an expert both on the touristic sites and I'm shooting outdoors.
    A perfect 10
    Juan R
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  • "A wonderful day"
    I went with my husband and two friends to tour the cenote and lagoon. Besides having learned a lot about photography, we visited magical and non-touristy places. Mario is an excellent guide. We're thinking about taking another of their tours!!
    Marti Mexico
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  • "I loved It!!!"
    Photo, culture, nature, history, and peace are things that live in this great experience. I like photography but had never taken a class. I learnt a lot with Bushman besides having spent an amazing d time. Eager to repeat it many times ... super recommended!
    Daniela M
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  • Amazing Tour-photography- Excellent Teachers!
    Thank you for taking your time to share your knowledge with me. This tour is amazing, enjoying the wildlife in a Safe place, get the best moments in the Camera and my own memory, I am Totally glad with this experience!!!!
    Magz G
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  • I highly recommend this tour!
    We did both days and so glad that we did. Mario and Paulina were very professional and showed us some incredible places! We had done a photo tour before that we thought was amazing until this one! It was truly an unforgettable experience and would love to do another tour with Bushman Photography and Mario and Paulina on our next visit!
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  • Incredible experience. One of the best tours I have taken!

    I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone. The staff are well organized, friendly, attentive, professional, positive and obviously passionate for their art. They provide one on one attention with an easy and understandable explanation of the features and settings of the camera. The sites visited are unique and interesting and looking at them through the lense gives you a whole new perception of the world around you. Snacks and food provided were of high quality and delicious. I left the tour with a sense of accomplishment and a new life skill.

    Thank you so much for the incredible experience. I hope to be able to participate in this experience again in the future!

    Jay _Kay333
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  • Unforgettable!

    I had never participate to a photo safari and it was an unforgettable experience, how to perfectly combine the discover of amazing places with photography, Mario the guide super nice showed us how to handle with a profesional camera and brought us to the best places in Tulum, cenotes, ruins, the lagoon at the sunset .. amazing food at coqui coqui, he also took pictures of us which sent us the day after! excellent service, totally recommended!

    Stenfania B.
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