One of the most amazing Mexican celebrations has finally arrived. As the year approaches its ending, Mexican homes are beautifully decorated with Altars, homemade food, fruits, and flowers to honor the memory of the ones who passed away. Friends and relatives gather to commemorate the lives of the people we love who are no longer with us. It is our most precious festivity because it is the perfect excuse to celebrate with others. Here in Riviera Maya, we put an extra effort to share this beautiful tradition with our dear travelers. Most of our repeat customers are familiar with the Dia de Los Muertos celebration. This year, however, we have something especial prepared to share with you, and demonstrate what this beautiful celebration is all about. An exclusive and more private way to make you part of the Mexican tribute that connects the living and the dead.
For almost 9 years now, Alltournative has been working in an especial project called Hanal Pixan by Alltournative. Where an entire community opens its doors and welcomes travelers to share with them all the activities that make Dia de Los Muertos a special time of the year. This incredible experience starts with a walk to visit the local cemetery of the community. Visit of the Altars inside family homes living there. Then a visit to the onsite cenote, while you see a musical performance and witness an actual Mayan ceremony, performed by a shaman (or Mayan priest). To finalize the unforgettable evening, the local ladies prepare a delicious and seasonal homemade dinner.
The Hanal Pixan by Alltournative experience is only available for 4 days, and it lasts around 6 hours. One of the best features of this experience is the exclusivity. The groups are small, with a maximum capacity of 300 people in total. And that gives you a better opportunity to spend quality time on each activity without getting overwhelmed by the crowds or getting rushed to the next part of the tour. To complete the full-day experience, Alltournative gives you the option to add a visit to Coba as part of the same day trip, a guided tour through the archeological site before arriving at the Mayan community.
The Hanal Pixan celebration is a lifetime experience, and Alltournative is 100% involved in the process and organization of the tour. Their main goal is the support of Mayan heritage and the preservation of local traditions. This also guarantees the comfort and enjoyment of both, visitors and inhabitants of the community. We highly encourage our travelers to send all inquiries with enough time in advance to [email protected], to ensure all their needs are met. This experience might be challenging for visitors with disabilities or pregnant women. 6-year-old kids and up are welcome to sign up. The Hanal Pixan by Alltournative will be available during the first 4 days of November, and from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. To request a quote or secure your tickets in advance for this fantastic experience please contact us through e-mail or call us 512-782-9878