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Experience Be Maya® at Chichen Itza - from Merida

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Only those who pray, count, converse, observe the universe and immerse themselves in the culinary and eating habits of the Maya… can be Maya!

Highlights

The program includes:

  • The Mayan Spirituality Experience
  • The Secrets of the Mayan Cuisine
  • The Mayan Numerology Lesson
  • Observe The Universe
  • Explore The Sacred City of Chichen Itza
  • Lunch and Mayan Language Lesson

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Mercedes Benz transportation
  • Gray Line Certified, bilingual, Official Guide
  • Guided tour through Chichen Itza
  • Mayan Planetarium
  • Lunch (optional dish that you prepared on the cooking class and mayan appetizers with fresh water of seasonal fruits)
  • Free bottled water, beer and soft drinks on board our Mercedes Benz at all times
  • Free use of all of Mayaland Resort facilities: swimming pools, lounge chairs, botanical gardens, including the resort's sacred Xtoloc Cenote * All entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

Wear comfortable clothing & footwear. Bring hat, sunglasses, sunblock, swimsuit, towel, camera, light sweater or jacket and money for snacks, tips & souvenirs.

  • You may visit, for free, our sacred Xtoloc Cenote, located on the resort's grounds. No swimming permitted - this is an important element of the history of this holy Mayan city.

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ITINERARY

Your Be Maya® Experience begins by picking you up in our luxurious, small, 16 plush, reclining seats, Mercedes Benz, from the lobbies of the Merida hotels. You will be enjoy a light breakfast prior to begin the activity.

The Be Maya® Experience is the best way to experience the Mayan culture, based on real experiences of what it means to be a real Maya person.

The program includes:
The Mayan Spirituality Experience.
Be part of an authentic Mayan ceremony and testify the offerings that only the H’ men, a Mayan Priest, can do to the Gods.

The Secrets of the Mayan Cuisine.
Then, discover the secrets of the Mayan cuisine by preparing for yourself one of the most traditional dishes, the "Pibil" chicken.

The Mayan Numerology Lesson.
Learn the numerical Mayan base and understand how the ancient Mayas calculated the time. The contribution of the Mayan civilization in the fields of astronomy, time measurement and mathematics is amazing.

Observe The Universe.
Your journey continues with The Maya Universe, a new digital Planetarium show produced by Chabot Space & Science Center which will transport us back in time to the Mayan jungle of Mexico and presents us the history, cultural heritage, as well as the scientific and astronomical knowledge of the ancient Mayas.

Explore The Sacred City of Chichen Itza
You'll be ready for the visit to the holy city of Chichen Itza in the company of our bilingual certified guides who will explain the historical significance of all of the most important temples. Admire magnificent monuments of Chichén Itza, the ancient city considered to be sacred by the ancient Mayas. You will see buildings such as the Observatory, the Nunnery, where the famous Temple of Kukulcan is located (El Castillo or the Pyramid), the remarkable Ball Game Court, the Temple of the Jaguars, the Temple of the Warriors and its adjacent Temple of the 1,000 columns.

Lunch and Mayan Language Lesson
Enjoy the regional Mayan cuisine that you previously prepared and learn the original Mayan language by speaking with Mayan people. You will be able to share the language with your family and friends when you return home. The Mayan language is a living language!

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