Make cacao fit for ancient kings and queens, or corn tortillas on a 500-year old metate. Try your hand at hammock weaving and learn how medicinal honey is harvested from the Maya’s sacred stingless melipona bees. And there’s still time to learn a few introductory phrases in Maya!
A stay at Genesis puts you conveniently close to commercial as well as undeveloped archaeological sites including world-renown Chichen Itza and once-powerful Ek Balam, to a vast little-known cavern used by prehistoric man as well as the ancient Maya for shelter, pottery manufacture, water, ceremonies and burial. More recent history can be explored at the nearby colonial city of Valladolid.
Our Cenote Safari gets you to 3 spectacular sink holes filled with clear subterranean water, each uniquely gorgeous with their own jungle ecosystems. We organize birding adventures and nature walks providing binoculars and guidebooks. For an extra charge, take a mangrove boat tour at Rio Lagartos biosphere reserve, famous for flamingos, fresh seafood and crocodiles.
"I spent 4 nights, which gave me time to for leisurely exploring, a day at the ruins and the cenote, and time to wander the village and absorb a little local culture. The highlight was making tortillas and chocolate with a local woman, Guadelupe."