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Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

4.6 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico

Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico

From US$ 115 per person

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 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 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 28 reviews

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A very enchanting and entrancing experience. We were lucky to also have unintentionally booked it on a full moon, which lit up the entire surroundings as you exit the temazcal. The refreshing dip in the nearby cenote was also very welcome, complementing the heated ceremony perfectly. The guides were quite friendly, and the shuttle service is comfy. Definitely recommend some repellent however, since the mosquitos are merciless. Overall, the whole experience is highly recommended!

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September 15, 2022

The experience itself was memorable for many reasons. I’d love to do it again. My guide spoke English and translated enough but didn’t talk so much to take away from the spiritual moment. My only gripe is that the description isn’t clear on how much time you actually spend transporting there. The location is just outside of Tulum, perfect for people staying in Tulum or even Playa Del Carmen. I spent 3 hours each way in a van since I stayed in Costa Mujeres. The road construction probably added 30 minutes but still… I got back to my resort around 1am. 4 hours is the time on the property. The ceremony itself is only 1 hour total (30 of those minutes are inside the womb)

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September 9, 2022

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

Product ID: 124361