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Quintana Roo Discovery Tour: Uncover the Mayan Tradition

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  • Engage with members of the Quintana Roo community to learn about Mayan culture and help support the local economy and heritage..Interact with a weaver, a beekeeper, and a medicine man..Listen to Mayan legends and taste the fresh flavors of the authentic, traditional cuisine.
What to expect
Travel through history for a morning and experience the rich cultural traditions of the Maya, which have been preserved for centuries! Discover a generations-old garden of medicinal herbs carefully tended by the community healer. Learn how to work with precious Henequén yarn, which local weavers call “green gold”. Understand the intricate, ancient process of yarn extraction and spinning using only traditional tools. Then, lose yourself in the fascinating war legends of the Maya, which describe the ambushes and victories of long ago, before comprehending the struggle of the Maya through preserved photographs and literature. Contribute to the conservation of the “Xuunán Kab” bees, an endangered species important to Mayan daily life that has even been painted in temple murals. Finally, don't forget to try the regional cuisine and seasonal fruits at the community center, featuring a delicious lunch of eggs, chaya (tree spinach), squash, beans, and handmade tortillas.
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