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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 11th 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?

On Friday 26th and Saturday 27st May, 2017.

What will be the program of the 11th Sacred Mayan Journey?

   May 26th

Xcaret Park
Canoers’ send-off at Polé Village
5:30 a.m.

Cozumel
Canoers arrive
1:00 a 2:00 p.m.
Chankanaab Park (inlet)

   May 27th

Cozumel
The people of Cozumel bid farewell to the ancestral travelers with the new sun
8:30 a.m.
Chankanaab Park (inlet)

Xcaret Park
Canoers arrive at Polé Village
1:00 p.m.

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


May 26th - Early Morning Hours


How can I have access to Xcaret to bid farewell to the canoers on May 26th?

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

Where can I get the tickets for May 26th?

The tickets to bid farewell to the canoers on May 26th 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 on May 26th, to bid farewell to the canoers?

On May 26th 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 arrive after the canoers have left toward Cozumel, you need to purchase your admission at regular price. If you are a Quintana Roo resident, you will be able to pay your admission with 50% discount at the Park ticket booths; must show a valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport) as proof of your residence in 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 50% discount at Park ticket booths showing a valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport) as proof of your residence in 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 Park will open its doors at 4:00 a.m.

Where can I park at Xcaret on May 26th 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?

On May 26th the canoers arrival will be at Chankanaab Park at 1:00 p.m. On May 27th at 9:00 a.m. Chankanaab bids farewell to the canoers.

At what time should I arrive to Chankanaab Park to enjoy these events?

Chankanaab Park will be open one hour before each event begins: Welcome of the Canoers (May 26th) and Farewell to the Canoers (May 27th).

Where can I find tickets for the Sacred Mayan Journey events at Chankanaab, Cozumel for May 26th and 27th?

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 can also get them through some Island media. You must show a valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport), as proof of your Quintana Roo state residence. In case of minors, they must show a school ID or birth certificate. Tickets are FREE and limited to two per person.

How can I get to Chankanaab?

By public transportation or taxi.

How can residents from Quintana Roo assist to the events on May 26th and 27th ?

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 valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport), as proof of your Quintana Roo state residence. In case of minors, they must show a school ID or birth certificate.

How can residents from Quintana Roo assist to the event of the Oracle at Chankanaab during the night of May 27th?

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 present a valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport and a proof of residence) as proof of your Quintana Roo state residence. In case of minors, it will be necessary to present a school ID or a birth certificate.

How can residents from Quintana Roo assist to the events on May 26th and 27th in Chankanaab?

You can get your entrance with 50% off at Park´s ticket booths, showing a valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport) as proof of your Quintana Roo residence. In case of minors, it is necessary a school ID or a birth certificate.

About the arrival of the canoers to Xcaret


May 27th


When will be the final event at Xcaret?

The Sacred Mayan Journey will end on May 27th 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 on May 27th arriving to Xcaret Park before 12:30 p.m. You must show the corresponding ticket of day event, your valid official ID (IFE, FM3, or Passport) and paying the special fee for the event.

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

Yes, for May 27th event (the canoers arrival) you need to purchase your admission ticket at a regular price. If you are a Quintana Roo resident you can buy your admission ticket with 50% off at Park´s ticket booths, showing a valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport) as proof of your Quintana Roo residence.

At what time will the canoers arrive to Xcaret?

It is estimated that the canoers will be arriving to Xcaret on May 27th approximately at 1:00 p. m.

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

The tickets for May 27th 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 a valid official ID (IFE, FM3, Passport) as proof of your residence in Quintana Roo state. In case of minors, it will be necessary to show school ID or birth certificate.

Where can I park at Xcaret on May 27th during the welcome to the canoers?

For canoers arrival event, it will be an assigned parking area at Xcaret Park; Park 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 on May 26th, 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 2017?

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 2018 be published?

Keep visiting this website so you can be part of the Sacred Mayan Journey 2018.