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Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Cancun, Mexico
Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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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
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Transportation from and to your hotel
Specialized guide
Purification ceremony
Traditional Mayan dinner, with non-alcoholic beverages
Swim at the cenote (sinkhole)
Visit to the Mayan community and to an art crafts store
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up starts at 2pm, depending your hotel location the time may change, we will contact you by email ton confirm the exact pick up time and location. We do pick up major hotels in Cancun and Riviera Maya, if you hotel in not deserved by our route we will set the closest pick up point.

Departure Time

4:00 PM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

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.
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We will contact you by email to confirm your exact pickup time and to confirm the nearest pick up point if your hotel or accommodation is not served by our routes
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, cap, sunscreen and insect repellent for the tour.
  • Bring cash or credit card for extra activities, souvenirs and personal shopping, use of video camera.
  • All children must be accompanied by and adult.
  • In case of using a wheelchair, we recommend you bring a companion.
  • Printed proof of purchase of your tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wisest Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mayan Ceremonial Night from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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, May 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!
, May 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 it! The Cnote was super refreshing too after being in the temazcal.
Preparation foe the Ceremony and the Ceremony itself.
, Jul 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.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Danyell, Thank you so much for your nice words. We are more than happy to know that you have a fantastic time with us. See you soon in Mexico.
This is an excursion like no other...
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.

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