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About the Sacred Mayan Journey


What is the Sacred Mayan Journey?

It is a sacred ritual performed since ancient times, in which the Maya used to cross the sea on their canoes to Cozumel Island to worship Ixchel goddess. The Sacred Mayan Journey is the recreation of a part of Mayan history and culture, through rituals, dances and ceremonies representations, that took place before, during and after the canoers crossing.

Which will be the route for the canoers this year?

At the Sacred Mayan Journey the departure will be at Xcaret Park, the arrival will be at Chankanaab, in Cozumel Island. The next day, the canoers will board their canoes again, to end their journey at Xcaret.

In which days the Sacred Mayan Journey will be celebrated?

Soon we will have the dates of the SMJ 2019.

What will be the program of the Sacred Mayan Journey?

Soon we will have the program of activities of the SMJ 2019.

If I am from another state or country, how can I attend the event?

You will have access to the event by buying an admission ticket online or at Park´s ticket booths.

Where can I buy my ferry tickets to Cozumel?

At Xcaret Park access, you will find a ferry ticket booth where you can buy your tickets for Cozumel with local price.

About the event to bid farewell to the canoers at Xcaret as they leave toward Cozumel



How can I have access to Xcaret to bid farewell to the canoers?

You must present your ticket at Park´s ticket booths, between 4:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

How can I access to Xcaret for farewell de canoers?

The tickets to bid farewell to the canoers will be available through trivia questions, related to the event or contests organized by the different radio stations, and Experiencias Xcaret social media, Facebook and Twitter, and at Park´s ticket booths. Be alert for the different contests to obtain your tickets.

At what time should I arrive at Xcaret, to bid farewell to the canoers?

We recommend you arrive between 4:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. The earlier the better.

Once the canoers have left toward Cozumel, what do I need to enjoy Xcaret Park the rest of the day?

If your admission was before 6:00 a.m., you can stay in the Park as long as you want. If you are a Quintana Roo resident, you will be able to pay your admission with a preferential rate of $899 at the Park ticket booths by showing a current and official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

If I don´t have a ticket, can I attend the event?

Yes, you need to purchase your admission to the Park at a regular price. If you are a Quintana Roo resident, you will be able to pay your admission with a preferential rate of $899 at the Park ticket booths by showing a current and official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

If I am from another state or country, how can I attend the event?

You may attend by buying your Park admission online or at Park´s ticket booths. Remember that on the day of the event Xcaret will open its doors at 4:00 a.m.

Where can I park at Xcaret during the bid farewell to the canoers?

It will be an assigned parking area at Xcaret; park rangers will show you the place.

About the events at Cozumel



Where and when will the Cozumel events be?

Soon we will have the program of activities of the SMJ 2019.

Where can I find tickets for the Sacred Mayan Journey events at Chankanaab, Cozumel?

You can ask for your tickets at Fundación de Parques y Museos de la isla de Cozumel (Parks and Museums Foundation of Cozumel Island), located in Av. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell #70 Col. Centro. Cozumel, Q. Roo Phone: 01 (987) 872 2095 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from Monday to Friday. You must show a current and official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

How can I get to Chankanaab?

By public transportation or taxi.

How can residents from Quintana Roo assist to the events?

You can ask for your tickets at Fundación de Parques y Museos de la isla de Cozumel (Parks and Museums Foundation of Cozumel Island). You must show a current and official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

How can residents from Quintana Roo assist to the event of the Oracle at Chankanaab during the night of May 26th?

You can ask for your tickets in the Fundación de Parques y Museos de la Isla de Cozumel (Parks and Museums Foundation of Cozumel Island), located in Av. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell #70 Col. Centro. Cozumel, Q.Roo. You must show a current and official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

How can residents from Quintana Roo assist to the events on May in Chankanaab?

You can get your admission with a preferential rate of $899 at the Park ticket booths by showing a current and official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

About the arrival of the canoers to Xcaret



When will be the final event at Xcaret?

The Sacred Mayan Journey will end with the arrival of the canoers to Xcaret at 1:00 p.m.

At what time and how can I access Xcaret Park to welcome the canoers?

You can welcome the canoers at Xcaret arriving to Xcaret Park before 12:30 p.m. You must show the corresponding ticket of day event, your valid official ID (IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo).

If I don´t have a ticket, can I attend the event of welcome the canoers?

Yes, for the canoers arrival you need to purchase your admission ticket at a regular price.If you are a Quintana Roo resident, you will be able to pay your admission with a preferential rate of $899 at the Park ticket booths by showing a current and official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

At what time will the canoers arrive to Xcaret?

It is estimated that the canoers will be arriving to Xcaret approximately at 1:00 p. m.

Where can I get the tickets for welcome to the canoers event at Xcaret?

The tickets will be available through trivia questions related to the event or contests organized by main local radio stations, newspapers, and Experiencias Xcaret social media: Facebook and Twitter, and at Park´s ticket booths. Be alert for the different contests to obtain your tickets.

Do I need an ID to get the tickets?

Yes, you must show an valid official ID, IFE or INE, driver’s license, FM2, FM3, temporary or permanent residence issued in Quintana Roo. Children must show a school ID or IMSS service record card of Quintana Roo.

Where can I park at Xcaret during the welcome to the canoers?

For canoers arrival event, it will be an assigned parking area at Xcaret rangers will show you the place.

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If I have a family member that is a canoer and I wish to welcome him/her in Cozumel, where can I get the tickets?

If you are the relative of an canoer or someone in the cast, please ask him/her to enquire with group coordinators about the logistics to obtain tickets.

Must I wear anything special to attend the events?

We recommend you to wear white, comfortable shoes and, for the day events, to bring a cap or a hat to protect you from the sun.

How can I follow the Sacred Mayan Journey 2019?

You can follow the event through different Experiencias Xcaret social media (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) which will be covering the Sacred Mayan Journey live from the very beginning until it ends at Xcaret Park.
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Where can I obtain more information about the Sacred Mayan Journey?

Obtain more information at en.travesiasagradamaya.com.mx official site, in which you can also download the event program.

When will the canoers invitation for Sacred Mayan Journey 2019 be published?

The pre-registration for the Sacred Mayan Journey 2019 will start on September 14th, 2018.