OnTravel Experience SANCTUS LOTUS

Cultural & Theme Tours in Playa del Carmen

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Tour duration: 8-9 hours Explore  Chunyaxché´s  archaeological  site, located in the Muyil community, the most notable Mayan settlement of the sian ka´an biosphere and the  recently discovered mayan jewel.  your tour guide will explain the history of the temples, the flora and fauna. Enjoy the spiritual experience of an authentic mayan community, where you´re going to make our own delicious tortillas and sauce, paticipate in a "purification "  mayan ceremony and get the prehispanic traditional steam bath (temazcal), swim at an amazing cenote, and relax while enjoy a wonderful candle lit dinner, made  by community people at the moment.
Archeological site ( 1:40min; 2:20pm - 4:00pm) • Visit Chunyaxche’s archeological site located in the Muyil community. Our certified guides will explain the history of the temples, the flora and fauna. Mayan village (4:30min; 4:30pm - 8:30pm) • Interact with the local community and get a welcoming in the Mayan Village, enjoying their traditions expressed in their language. Drink Jamaica water straight from a “jicara” made right there at the moment, taste the local liquor from the region made from aromatic herbs, anise, and liquor called “Xtabentun”"Melipona" bees • Enjoy a fun and interesting explanation about the MELIPONA bees which is a bee from the region, a special kind since they don’t have a sting and makes them different than the rest.  Choza "Gastronomic workshop" • During this activity you will be making handmade tortillas alongside the community people. “Sikil Pak”  (Purée made from toasted pumpkin seeds, tatemando tomato and spices) habanero sauce shrouded in a molcajete.(Enjoy making and tasting)Seashells and sounds • Let’s imagine for a moment that the history of the Mayan towns were a seashell soundEnter; get into action, with the help of a chaman, the sounds of Mayan warriors through the sounds of the seashells.Mayan ceremony • Feel the emotion of interacting in a spiritual Mayan ceremony, hold a positive energy, renewing, and transforming, especially the negative energies. Take your time to ask with the copal for health, wellbeing, work, and wisdom next to the four cardinal points and the fire.Purification • There isn’t anything more pleasurable than to go hand in hand with the air, fire, earth, and water in a purification ceremony, through the smoke of a copal and aromatic herbs that are rubbed gently from head to chest.Temazcal • Live the experience of entering a sacred steam bath for approximately 30 minutes, surrounded by searing hot volcanic stones, water, steam, chants, and joy.Cenote • Continue this experience by closing your pores in a crystal-clear cenote, swim, and dive in without missing out on the wonders that this place offers.Mayan dinner • Sit down and relax while you enjoy  a wonderful candle lit dinner, made by community people at the moment, harmonizing with Mayan background music.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick up.
  • transportation round trip with AC.
  • Driver.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Bottled waters.
  • Snacks.
  • walking tour.
  • All activities (archaeological site, mayan village, drinks tasting, melipona bees, gastronomic workshop,seashells and sounds, Mayan ceremony, purification, steam bath, cenote, mayan dinner and red or white wine)
  • Live commentary on board.
  • Hotel drop-off.
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)