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.