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Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Take part in an ancient Maya ceremony led by an authentic shaman in a ‘temazcal’ — translated as ‘home of hot stones.’ A source of revitalizing energy and health, this cleansing ritual uses volcanic stones and aromatic herbs to help you pass through four stages of purification. Afterward, relax in a hammock and refresh with tropical fruits. Upgrade for a private experience including round-trip hotel transport from Tulum.
  • Maya purification ceremony in a temazcal, or sweat lodge, from Tulum
  • Participate in a curative ritual, led by a shaman
  • Taste refreshing fruits and relax in a hammock
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
  • Upgrade for a private experience with hotel pickup and drop-off
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Private tour: Pickup and drop-off at the lobby of your hotel
Shared tour: Pickup and drop-off at the meeting point
Light snack and refreshments
Shaman
Transportation
Gratuities
Alcoholic drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels in Tulum

After pickup from Tulum you’re transferred to the sweat lodge where your ceremony takes place with a small group. If you opt for a personalized experience with your private party, your tour includes round-trip transport from your hotel.

Begin around the fire with an introductory talk from the ‘temazcalero,’ a shaman who will guide you through the Maya purification ritual. Enter the temazcal and feel the heat of volcanic stones in the darkness. Aromatic herbs and resin from the copal tree, commonly used to relieve symptoms and ailments, help put you at ease and cleanse the body of negative energy.

Using mud, honey, aloe vera and refreshing teas, you’re guided through four intervals of increasing and decreasing heat accompanied by songs and musical instruments to restore curative powers.

After your session, take a cold plunge and eat seasonal fruit with provided water. You’ll be transferred back to Tulum refreshed and renewed.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
TEMAZCAL RIVIERA MAYA
Meet your guide in your hotel lobby (for the private tour) or at the meeting point in Tulum (for the shared tour) between 4pm-5pm to begin this truly unique experience. Head to the "hot stone house," the lodge where the temazcal ceremony takes place. Listen to an introductory talk from the temazcalero guide, who will answer questions, then participate in a salute around the fire. After a small cleaning ceremony with copal (resin) and aromatic herbs, enter the temazcal and feel the heat of the volcanic rocks as their red light glows in the darkness. Breathe in the aromas of herbs and copal as your body is purified of physical and energetic toxins. Be guided through four intervals of increasing and decreasing heat by the temazcalero using aromatic herbs, mud, honey, aloe vera, and refreshing teas. Enjoy the ceremony's curative powers as you listen to live singing accompanied by musical instruments. After the session in the temazcal (during which you can leave the room or ask the shaman to increase/reduce the heat at any time), refresh by taking a cold bath. Then kick back in a hammock and have a light snack of fresh, seasonal fruit and natural beverages. Because of its interactive character, the length of the temazcal session can vary, though it generally lasts about 90 minutes. Leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and filled with positive energy. The tour concludes with a drop off back at your hotel or the meeting point in Tulum.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Note: Before entering the Temazcal please make sure you do not eat for 2 hours and are well hydrated
  • It is recommended that you wear a swimsuit and bring a towel, change of clothes, and bug repellent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Trip To Mexico

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private or Shared Mayan Temazcal Ritual from Tulum.

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AOS
, Mar 2020
Commercialised version of what the ritual should be. Group of circa 30 people with 5 different language tours happening at the same time. No one seemed to know where they were meant to be and when, who the guides were etc. Pickup was 35 mins late, and not at our hotel as they initially advertised, had to get a $10 cab to pickup point. They didn't contact us to tell us they were running late or anything. The heat wasn't bad at all but some people had to bail out early due to anxiety a few times so it was really piecemeal. Not worth it at all, go for one of the smaller local ones.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Greetings from Trip to México, Sorry to hear this experience was not what you expected; we apologies for your inconvenience. We do pick up from hotels in Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya but when hotel or AB&B are far away, that´s when we asigned meeting point. Since tour is shared so are the pick ups and when one delays, it delays all the rest. Regarding the ritual itself, indeed, is not for everybody because of the heat and warm. When people want a more personal experience, we recommend a private service. Hope we can meet again and change your mind. Best regards.
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Great experience!
Yana_K
, Feb 2020
It was a great experience! We were glad to get acquainted with ancient traditions of local people! We highly recommend to try this ceremony.
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This was a wonderful experience! Its...
sarah
, Oct 2017
This was a wonderful experience! Its hard to put into words but it was very grounding. The guides/staff were so helpful and informative.
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