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Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Mexico, Mexico
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6 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 5 more


Purify your skin and your mind during a shaman-led ceremony inside a ‘temazcal' — a type of ancient Maya sweat lodge heated by hot stones — then cool off in a freshwater cenote, or sinkhole. After this mystical experience, visit a traditional Maya community for a typical dinner with a family. Round-trip hotel transport is included from Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
  • Temazcal purification ceremony, led by a Maya shaman
  • Traditional dinner, visit to a Maya community, and cenote swim
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cancun and the Riviera Maya
  • Small group ensures personal service
Upon pickup from hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, you're driven to Dos Palmas, an ecological reserve and traditional Maya community located in the forest about 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen. 
On arrival, your guide introduces you to age-old customs including an introduction to the Maya purification ceremony with a shaman. Enter the temazcal, a sacred steam bath that represents the womb, considered to offer spiritual rebirth. Sit in a ceremonial circle as you take part in this ancestral ritual.
After this unforgettable experience, walk in the rain forest until you arrive at a cenote, a natural sinkhole of freshwater illuminated at night. Swim in the crystalline waters and relax while hot chocolate is served in a jicara, which you can keep as a souvenir. Then feast on a typical dinner with a Maya family before returning to your hotel.


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Chris S
, Dec 2017

This is an excursion like no other. For those of you looking for a truly enlightening experience... one that takes you away from the craziness that often comes with holidays and and vacationers... this is THE one.

The only drawback is the drive to the Mayan territory 2 hours. Once you get there, you realize you are far from the hustle and bustle of the highways and resorts as it's peaceful and quiet. You are met by Mayans who live remotely and still practice their ancestors' traditions from hundreds of years ago. Without giving the entire excursion away, I will say this much - you will walk away spiritually cleansed and blessed. I have been to almost every Caribbean island and have done almost every excursion, and this ranks at the top. I would definitely come back and do this again.

Note: There were people in our group who were not as respectful as they should have been i.e. - talking during the ceremony. If you can't be respectful to other cultures and religions, or take them seriously, this probably isn't the excursion for you.

Product code: 23698P79

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