Delve into one of the most
closely held traditions of the Mayan
civilization, Temazcal, in this cultural
celebration of ancient Mayan life. If you
like to relax, enjoy an occasional sauna, and
experience an important component of the Mayan
culture, this excursion is for you.
Derived from the ancient
Aztec Nahuatl dialect word for "house of steam",
Temazcal is a cleansing, relaxing, and
purification therapy for the nervous system and
promotes the reactivation of skin cells.
elimination of fat and stimulation of the blood
vessels is activated in the bath, bringing also
beneficial effects to the respiratory,
circulatory and digestive systems. This
is a holistic experience for men and women
will be led through the various phases of the
process, from the recognition of North, East,
South and West and their significance to the
Mayans with the smudging ceremony. Then you will
get into the Temazcal, where you will experience
the four phases of cleansing and the five points
of visualizations. After one hour in the
Temazcal you will emerge reborn and rejuvenated.
part of the cooling down process, you are
invited to bath in the fresh water cenote only a
few steps from the Temazcal or rinse off in a
freshwater shower. Then feel free to enjoy and
relax in a hammock while delighting in the fresh
fruits and juices which are grown and harvested
on the Xkan-Ha Reserve.As
a departing gift each guest will be given a
glyph as a necklace indicating the participantís
birthday according to the Mayan calendar.
Temaczal Mayan Steam Lodge Tour Highlights
Arrive to Xkan Ha reserve, in the middle of the jungle,
where you will be welcome to lay down in one of
our hammocks to:
Get a detailed explanation about the history and differences
of the different sweat baths and off course the
Temazcal. The vast uses and purposes as an
ancient medicine practice. Its significance to
the Mayans. The close relationship between the
Temazcal and the Mayan calendar, etc.
Participate in the four elements and smudging ceremony.
Enter into the Temazcal sweat bath, where we will remain for
about one hour, controlling and increasing the
Jump into the cenote (natural sink hole fresh water) to cool
down the body temperature, constrain the blood
vessel, close pores, etc.
Enjoy our fresh juices and fruits as part of the re
hydration and recovering of minerals.
Receive your Xkan-Ha souvenir. A necklace wit your Mayan
glyph and energetic signature, by decoding your
birth date according to the Mayan calendar.
Sleep as a baby during that night, and hope be a new person.
This tour is available only to cruise passengers
through ship reservation only.
When: Three times
daily, Monday through
Saturday at 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 5:00 PM.
Where: Complimentary pick-up from your
cruise ship or Cozumel hotel.
How Long: 4 Hours approximately.
TEMAZCAL STEAM LODGE (ADULTS & KIDS)
Compare to your ship's "Temazcal Mayan
Steamlodge" Excursion. Same tour,