Centro Ecoturistico Kiichpam Kaax : Quintana Roo Community Tour: Mayan Culture in the Jungle

Quintana Roo Community Tour: Mayan Culture in the Jungle

Chunhuhub, Mexico

Centro Ecoturistico Kiichpam Kaax

Social Enterprise

2 Days/1 Night
From$125 USDper person

Centro Ecoturistico Kiichpam Kaax is a social enterprise that promotes ecotourism, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Mayan community of Chunhuhub, Mexico while supporting cultural and environmental preservation.
  • Meet indigenous doctors and learn about the methods and purpose of ancient medicinal practices.
  • Hike to a nearby cenote and former burial site and immerse yourself in Mayan tradition.

Tour revenue will be invested in environmental care and community employment initiatives to preserve the Mayan culture.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    2 Days/1 Night

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, Couples

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 14

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Headlamp/flashlight, Hat, Rain gear, Change of clothes, Mosquito repellent

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Enjoy a 2-day, 1-night tour in a Mayan paradise! Your visit to the town of Chunhuhub will be culturally immersive and insightful. On the first day, visitors will arrive in the afternoon and settle into their cabins. The lodging is located in a natural environment and you will hear the sounds of the jungle. Next, visitors will enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner made using local products.

The second day will start with breakfast at 8 AM. Enjoy a fresh start to the day and get ready to head out for exploration! At 9 AM, your guides will take you on a community tour that will include a visit to a local artisan’s home. The artisan crafts vines into handmade functional and decorative products. As you enjoy his work, he will tell you stories of life in the jungle and his family’s struggles. After this visit, guests will hike to a natural sinkhole known as a cenote. In Mexico, cenotes were often used by the ancient Maya for various purposes. You will visit the beautiful Dzula cenote, a place that was once a cemetery. After the hike, enjoy a trip to the community of Chunhuhub, where you will discover Mayan medicine. Learn about the importance and purpose of ancient medicine. Meet the indigenous doctors of the community and eat a meal prepared by the Maya people. This tour will be an unforgettable experience!

Tour Start Address

Federal Highway via Dimension Tampak Chetumal. Chunhuhub. Merida KM 87.5 S/N, Chunhuhub, Quintana Roo, Mexico

How To Get There

The Ecological Center is located 10 kilometers south of the indigenous community of Chunhuhub towards the city of Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo state. It is recommended that visitors take a car or bus.

More About Centro Ecoturistico Kiichpam Kaax

Mission

To offer domestic and international visitors ecotourism services and lodging through a cultural and gastronomic experience with the Maya people.

Main Programs

  • Reforestation in the community and ecotourism center

  • Traditional medicine

  • School tours

  • Local gastronomy

  • Reduction of urban solid waste