Day trip

Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

4.5 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico
Day trip

Mayan Temazcal Purification Ceremony at Night

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico

From US$ 125 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, French, German, Italian
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)

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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

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4.5 /5

based on 46 reviews

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Experiencing the purification ceremony and the temazcal was amazing. The other parts of our tour could have been planned better. It could have started sooner, so that we did not have to get back to our hotel so late. The Mayan house visit could have been viewed earlier, before the ceremony, since there was so much down time, while we waited for the third van to arrive

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April 2, 2023

The experience was quite impressive, the only thing I was not sure about was the number of partecipants for the ceremony. We were a group of 30 and unfortunately some people were chatting all the time, being disrespectful to the Mayan community. The ritysl is made in a very small building made of stone, probably not recommanded to people suffering from claustrophobia.

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April 2, 2023

Hi! We really enjoyed the spiritual and body purification ceremonies! Swimming in the cenote and dinner after was a treat:) tbh, it felt too touristy and we were expecting it to be more traditional. I also lost my wedding ring in the cenote. It’s a gold band! I’ll provide a reward of $100 if it’s found and given to Olga! She was our guide who did great! Thanks again. Contact me at 5127710552 if you find the ring. This is Kennedy Grimes

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 124361