Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya


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From $119.00

7 reviews   (4.71)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: cancun, mexico

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Purify your skin and your mind with a Temazcal ceremony led by a shaman. In the Mayan culture, this steam bath represents the womb that purifies and offers a rebirth. You may supplement this mystical experience swimming in a fresh-water cenote (sinkhole). 

You can also learn the customs of a traditional Mayan family that lives in a community located 45 minutes away from Playa del Carmen.


What's Included

Purification ceremony

Specialized guide

Swim at the cenote (sinkhole)

Temazcal

Traditional Mayan dinner, with non-alcoholic beverages

Transportation from and to your hotel

Visit to the Mayan community and to an art crafts store

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Tips


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Bring cash or credit card for extra activities, souvenirs and personal shopping, use of video camera.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In case of using a wheelchair, we recommend you bring a companion.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Printed proof of purchase of your tour.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • We applying to all international, national and local sanitary rules and protocols focusing on the aspects of hygiene, health, and safety in line with COVID19. We are proud to announce, that we have received the “Safe Travels” stamp from The World Travel &
  • Bring cash or credit card for extra activities, souvenirs and personal shopping, use of video camera.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In case of using a wheelchair, we recommend you bring a companion.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Printed proof of purchase of your tour.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • We applying to all international, national and local sanitary rules and protocols focusing on the aspects of hygiene, health, and safety in line with COVID19. We are proud to announce, that we have received the “Safe Travels” stamp from The World Travel &

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

Riviera Maya
The ceremony will take place in a mayan community in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, at 45 mins to Playa del Carmen.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Dos Palmas
Discover a real mayan village, you will see their house, how they cook and how life is in the middle of the mayan jungle.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Bliss filled evening of soul cleansing
Erik_A, 06-11-2021
Upon pickup we traveled approximately 45 min through the jungle to a small Mayan village - Dos Palmas - our guide, gave us a brief tour, and some history of the Mayan way of life. Told us how the Mayan's didn't sleep in beds, how they cooked basically off of a fire surrounded by 3 stones, and covered by a hot plate. We were able to watch a woman making homemade tortilla's of which we later were able to eat. The Temascal was amazing - not for the feint of heart. A breif introduction by the Shaman, a blessing, and a short ceremonial thanks to the cardinal points/Elements and we entered the Temascal (Sweat Lodge.) At which point they brought in several very large, very hot (almost white) stones, the Shaman began his chanting, singing, and story telling all done in the Mayan tounge. Now did I mention this is not for the feint of heart - the temperature gradually increased until it was approximately 140 degree's (per the guide.) Yes you sweat out every pour you have on your body, and find some you would never have thought could sweat. During the process - we lost approximately 5 people who could not handle the heat. Once done, you exit the "womb of the mother" to be reborn, and head to the Cenote for a quick dip and cool down, it is a beautiful yet smaller cenotes. A perfect end to the process. And then dinner was served, this is not some fancy schmancy setting, it is a traditonal Mayan dinner, some rice, some beans, a piece of vegetable similar to a potato, and some chicken served in a red sauce (not spicy) and Hibiscus Tea - once again the perfect end to the evening.......

Now one thing to note - you do have a chance to purchase souvenirs, but they are not really any different than any you'll find on Quinta Avenida, or anywhere else in the general area.
Enjoyed .
Igor_I, 30-05-2021
I would do it all over again !
Amazing time , beautiful place , the people are very friendly and kind to tourist in there Community .. it makes you cherish the modern life a lot better , you will learn the history on the ancient mayans as well . They have been around for centuries I love it , I enjoyed .
Worth every penny! A MUST do!
Carly_c, 27-05-2021
This was such a magical, amazing experience even for my teenage daughter. Learned so much about the culture. Food was authentic and delicious. Our tour guide was phenomenal! After leaving the Mayan village, we felt like family! Everyone was so kind and upbeat! I have Traveled to many places in the world, and this was by far one of the best memorable experiences and we all agreed we would totally do it again. So refreshing. If you are into this kind of spiritual stuff, its a MUST. Just dont forget to bring bug spray..we forgot! Other than that..do it! The Cnote was super refreshing too after being in the temazcal.
Preparation foe the Ceremony and the Ceremony itself.
Danyell_B, 12-07-2020
This was such an incredible experience from the guide to the village, to the village people and the ceremony which I cried through because I was so moved the entire time. I am really grateful for the experience.
Unique experience
Rachel31T, 01-05-2022
I was a little bit sceptical about going on this tour due to lack of reviews and also the price (would it be worth the money?). I really enjoyed this unique experience to participate in the ceremony, swim in a covered cenote in the evening (with sea turtles) and have a Mayan meal so glad I went. I slept really well after the experience.
Only criticisms were that we got picked up from a random restaurant rather than our hotel in downtown (although we were the first of only three pick-ups so I didn't feel it would be putting the tour company out too much to have come directly to our hotel) and also that more water should have been provided before and after the sweat lodge.




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