Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

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Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

From $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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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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

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • No infants allowed
  • Please bring towels, change of clothes, repellent and extra water if needed
Customer reviews

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4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

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Great experience. Guide gave very good insight into Mayan culture and rites

Good trip, but not enough time on site, for example, to bathe in cenote or for a little chat with the Mayans. The traditional cocoa drink with Mayan jar did not take place either. Is therefore too expensive for this excursion per person. The food was good. The friendliness of the Mayans and the ritual were unique. On this excursion you should really have the opportunity to get in touch with the people at least half an hour, otherwise the excursion seems too commercial. It was a total of 4.5 hours with the trip. My partner, who was there with her son, is a shaman and naturopath, sees it the same way.

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July 19, 2019

Something different

I really enjoyed this experience. Being in a group created a fun, summer camp vibe. They let you interact with the things and be a part of the experience. It was nice to try something different on my Cancun vacation. My only complaint is that it takes longer than noted. My pickup time was at 3:45pm and I arrived back at my hotel at 12:15 am. The location is very far south of Cancun.

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July 10, 2019

Extremely immersive dive into the Mayan culture. Very friendly and nice guides, a great meal, and a truly unique smoke sauna experience ending with a dip in a refreshing cenote. Might not be the best of options for people who are afraid of the dark, as the sauna-like experience is performed in perfect blackness and lasts for some tens of minutes. Should probably also be avoided by people with respiratory illnesses or similar problems, since a lot of smoke and vapors are included in the sauna experience.

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January 17, 2019

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