Mayan Ceremonial Night: Temazcal, Cenote Swim and Dinner from Playa del Carmen


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From $99.00

5 reviews   (4.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: cancun, mexico

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Live the Mayan culture from a different angle with variety of Mayan culture during this 3-hour evening that includes a 'temazcal' ("A volcanic stone steam bath ") purification ceremony, a swim in a 'cenote' (a naturally formed, underground fresh water system ), and a traditional dinner of Mayan cuisine prepared by local home cooks. Your tour includes transport and a professional guide. 


What's Included

Beverages

Bottled water

Dinner

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 60

Additional Info

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Don't forget towel, change of clothes, mosquito repellent and money for tips or souvenirs
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Parque Dos Ojos
Welcome to a paradise Mayan village, we will receive you with a refreshing glass of Hibiscus infusion water and a plate of fruit

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Cenotes Dos Ojos
Jump into the cool water on one of the most famous cenotes in the Riviera Maya and enjoy the last activity on this trip, the cherry on top of the previous activities

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Beautiful spiritual experience!✨
Charlie_P, 30-08-2020
In a nutshell, our experience was wonderful. I’ve left out much of the details as you MUST experience this incredible evening for yourself!
Our guide was Louisa and she’s knowledgeable and very personable. My boyfriend and I went during the end of August 2020 (so the order of some events may change in the future) but we started off the evening by meeting the locals and exploring the land and the Dos Palmas cenote for photos. You can make your own tortilla with a Mayan local which is pretty fun and you get to eat your creation afterwards!
The Mayan ceremony then followed where either together as a couple or solo, everyone receives a purification by one of the two shamans and afterwards you’re ready to enter the Temazcal (Mayan sauna). What an AWESOME experience this part of the journey was. Just a note for heat sensitive folks out there - inside the Temazcal, temperatures reach from 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (50-60 Celsius). The cloth door is closed making things pitch black inside and you literally feel like your baking in an oven; it’s intense heat which makes it difficult to breath the first few minutes but the entire experience is so worth it if you’re able to endure. While soaking up the cleansing herbs amid the heat, you can participate in beautiful songs sung by the shaman. After about 20 or so minutes, the curtain door opens and the refreshing night air greets you where the shaman cools you off with a splash of ceremonial water. Then you head to Dos Palmas for a lovely night dip in the cenote. After a while enjoying the cold water, everyone drys off for a traditional humble Mayan dinner of chicken, rice and tortillas with Jamaica (hibiscus) water. You end the night with a stop at the little onsite shop with a mix of Mayan crafted items and other fun souvenirs with the opportunity to chat with the local Mayan family.

Overall the entire experience was a beautiful and meaningful one and you even learn a few Mayan words along the way. We loved absolutely every single aspect of this ceremony!

The only unfortunate downside is that later in the night after returning to our hotel several hours later, my boyfriend and I had a bout of food poisoning which left us fairly ill, especially me. I’m not sure if it’s the quality of the food/water or if it’s a food cleanliness/preparation matter or if it was just a bad batch of chicken (we are very healthy eaters with who live an active lifestyle so I’m not sure what caused it) but just a heads up to others out there to eat at your own risk. While we would definitely do this ceremony again, we won’t be partaking in dinner afterwards in the future. As I said, everything else was wonderful!
Spiritual Retreat
Latrissa_F, 15-03-2020
It was excellent! From the guide to the Shaman to the food. I’m going to do it every time I come back to Cancun.
Noite cerimonial maia
m_riov978, 06-12-2019
Temazcal é um ritual maravilhoso. Foi bem conduzido. A organização para chegar ao local e a qualidade dos guias foi elevada. Muito interessante imergir na cultura maia! Foi renovador!
Great tour
George_B, 19-12-2021
The experience was great. From the ceremony, to the sweat lodge. The Mayan people were great. The traditional village was excellent as well.




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