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Experience the traditional Maya purification ritual of temazcal with a Maya shaman on a 6-hour cultural tour from Cancun that includes round-trip hotel transport, and dinner with a local family. Use a wood-fired steam bath, swim in a jungle cenote, and learn about daily life and heritage in a Maya community.
  • 6-hour cultural tour from Cancun
  • Experience a temazcal steam bath
  • Join a purification ritual
  • Swim in a cenote
  • Dinner in a local home
  • Round-trip hotel transfer included
Begin with pickup at your hotel in Cancun, then travel to Dos Palmas, a small Maya community in the forest with a vibrant traditional life. Visit a local home to learn how historic customs are used to this day, then begin the orientation to the Maya purification ritual.
Learn to play the sea snail, a traditional instrument that you’ll use throughout the ritual. Meet a shaman in a ceremonial circle, then join a practice designed to unite the circle with the natural world. Enter the temazcal, a traditional steam bath that dates to pre-Hispanic times, and is used by indigenous peoples throughout Mezoamerica for health and spirituality. After experiencing the temazcal, walk through the jungle to an illuminated cenote for a nighttime swim in the cool water.
Refuel with hot chocolate from a natural Maya jícara drinking cup, which you may keep as a gift, then join a local family for a traditional dinner with soft drinks and water. This tour concludes with return transfer to your Cancun hotel.


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, Mar 2017

Our tour guide, Ricardo, was excellent, very knowledgeable. The experience was authentic, and most importantly, a portion of the proceeds from the tour go towards a school for Mayan children to preserve the Mayan culture and language. Drink lots of water before you go. The sweat lodge - even though it's only 1/2 hour, is pretty warm.

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