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Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

4.6 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico

Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico
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Enjoy this unique and magic experience and learn more about ancient culture participating in an authentic Mayan purification ritual - Temazcal, guided by a real shaman. After the ritual, you will be invited to a typical Mayan dinner in the rainforest.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up at the lobby of your hotel. If pick-up is not offered from your hotel, it is performed on the specified pick-up point. The detailed information & instructions are received after the booking.


  • Observe what a day in the Mayan community is like
  • Participate in an authentic Mayan purification ritual - Temazcal, guided by a real shaman
  • Enjoy an authentic Mayan dinner with one the community families right in the middle of the rainforest
Full description
The tour will start with hotel pick-up. Then, you will arrive at an ecological reserve, a small Mayan community in the forest, that maintains its traditions. Here you will visit a typical Mayan cabin where you will learn about its old customs. You will have an introduction to the ceremony of Mayan purification. You will learn how to play the sea snail, which you will use during the ritual to unite us with the nature. Meet with the Shaman around the ceremonial circle where you will be part of a spectacular ancestral ritual of purification and will have the unique opportunity to enter the Temazcal (old sacred steam bath). Walk in the rain forest until arriving at the illuminated natural well (cenote) at night to swim in crystalline waters.  It is an unforgettable experience to enjoy this moment, gain energy and to relax. Hot chocolate is served in a typical Mayan jicara, which you will be able to keep as a gift. Enjoy a typical Mayan dinner with a family from the community, before going back to your hotel.
  • Transportation
  • Guide specialized in the wished language
  • Ceremony of purification - Temazcal
  • Swim in the natural well (Cenote)
  • Typical Mayan dinner with water and soda
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • No infants allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 24 reviews

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I loved the Temazcal experience, it was enlightening and spectacular. Nadia was an amazing and enthusiastic guide that I would have loved if she was our guide the whole time. Only complaint was that the group size was a little too big. It became hard to organize everyone and get through the orientations in a timely manner.

June 26, 2022

I would definitely recommend, a unique experience. As mentioned in another review, this location is near Tulum, so prepare for a long drive there and back. The experience is all in Spanish but explained by the guides throughout, wish I understood more of the spanish(but that is my own "issue" for not understanding the language) One thing I do wish is that would have asked people with smart watches to remove the watches as they shine light and it should be completely dark.

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June 17, 2022

This experience was incredible, id say out of all the things I participated in this was my favorite. The day started out with a short tour of the Mayan living areas, then we met the Shaman who guided us through a purification ceremony (words cant describe this, please just experience it), after we went to the cenote to swim, there were bats everywhere, then we were invited for a delicious dinner. I highly recommend this experience. Be warned you'll want to do this weekly after.

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April 11, 2022

Product ID: 124361