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In the Heart of the Mayob World


One of the great rewards of travel is the opportunity to understand our selves and our culture through others. Travel promotes tolerance and forces us out of our cultural short sightedness. In rural Yucatan, subsistence farmers celebrate, build, cook, heal, teach, plant and raise children in ways reminiscent of their pre-conquest ancestors. Rural indigenous cultures are changing fast and there is so much we can learn from them. Paradoxically, traditional lifestyles may have a greater chance of surviving because of the growing interest of savvy travellers looking for respectful ways to experience other cultures.

Check out a list of our recommended self-guided tours and activities.

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Although Maya is still used in most rural households, migration to cities is threatening the continuation of one of the world’s oldest surviving languages. Our interest in learning Maya promotes pride and economic benefits that may help in its preservation.

Our staff can provide informal, 15-minute classes in beginner Maya.

Weaving Hammocks Ek Balam Eco Hotel Yucatan

Visit Our Neighbors

Learn Traditional Arts & Crafts

Artisan's Tour

Tour Valladolid| Valladolid Tour Genesis Ek Balam Eco Hotel Yucatan

Self Guiding Tour

A Splendid Colonial City

Valladolid's Tumultuos History 

Maya Cooking Class Genesis Ek Balam Eco Hotel Yucatan

Classes in Traditional Maya Cooking

Breakfast Games

Lunch with the May Poots