Almaya – Immersion in Maya family
The accommodation package includes round-trip transport (Valladolid), full board formula (3 local vegetarian meals), one night in homestay and activities for 2 guests.
With Almaya, you will spend a day and a night in a Maya community located near the ruins of Ek Balam. The experiences offered by Almaya aim to preserve the traditional Maya culture and present it to visitors who will sleep in a hammock within a Maya family’s house. An unusual and authentic experience for the traveler seeking to get away from the beaten path.
Operating in the form of guided and authentic excursions for better interactions with the families, Almaya offers a wide range of activities that can please anyone. The cultural aspect is highly valued: participation in a traditional Maya ceremony, participatory games, hammock weaving, visiting school and ruins are all offered. Outdoor enthusiasts are not forgotten; they can walk in the jungle, visit a cenote and even swim in it!
Almaya is a social enterprise which allows Maya families to benefit from the tourism sector while preserving their traditional lifestyle. The profits made on hammock sales go directly to the families in addition to their salary. Almaya is committed to paying part of its profits for education and community’s sustainable development. The families are sensibilized to ecological measures for the protection of their environment, while receiving education on various useful matters.
Transport from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum: extra 30 USD
Buy your own traditional hammock crafted by a Mayan family: 30 USD (Almaya special price)
Village Monde Label : Homestay