If what you want is to immerse yourself in the Mayan culture, then you can’t miss out on these four tours. You’ll not only discover the Mayan ruins and nature, but you’ll have the chance to step into the daily life of the villagers and take part in their rituals and traditions, along with getting a better understanding of the Mayan cosmic vision and its language.
1.- Mayan Eco Adventure
On this tour, you’ll discover the natural wonders of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Later, you’ll visit the archaeological site of Muyil, and then you board a motorboat for a leisurely trip around Chuyaxché Lagoon and to conclude the tour you’ll enjoy the gastronomic delights of the region with a delicious beachside lunch. More information: https://www.cancun-adventure.com/tours/mayan_eco_adventure
2.- Coba Experiencia Maya and Coba Encuentro Maya
Coba Experiencia Maya is focused on getting you up close and personal with Mayan culture. The outing begins with a visit to the Coba archaeological site, and after you’ll have the opportunity to make your own handicrafts at a Mayan ceramics workshop. As the sun sets for the evening, you can enjoy a traditional dinner next to the lagoon and to wrap things up; you’ll be treated to a re-enactment of Popol Vuh and Chilam Balam, two excerpts of great importance in Mayan mythology.
The Coba Encuentro Maya tour, in addition to bringing you closer to the culture of the communities, also offers a variety of extreme sports in the area’s natural beauties. You can rappel in the cenotes, soar through the sky on a zip line, or enjoy some canoeing. Coba Encuentro Maya also includes a guided visit to the Coba ruins.
More information: https://www.cancunadventure.com.mx/tours/Cobá-experiencia-maya/
3.- Maya Ka’an, Quintana Roo and Yucatan (8 days)
We recommend this tour if you have more time as you’ll visit the most representative Mayan sites in the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan. These include Tulum, Sian Ka’an, the Mayan community of Señor, Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Merida and a henequen hacienda. More information: http://www.ecoturismocancun.com/circuito/quintana-roo-y-yucatan-cultural.html
4.- Coba, Encuentro Maya
On this tour, you’ll visit the archaeological site of Coba, step into the jungle and get to visit a Mayan village. You’ll also have time to discover natural wonders like the cenotes and or canoe across the lagoons, and you’ll take part in a blessing ceremony conducted by the village’s Shaman. And if that’s not enough, you complete the day out with a delicious lunch with typical food from the region. More information: https://www.alltournative.com.mx/tours-expeditions/Cobá-encuentro-maya/
Whichever tour you decide on, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a truly Mayan experience and get up close with the community’s traditions and beliefs and enjoy their exquisite cuisine.