#1 Lake Atitlan Tour: San Marcos, San Juan & Santiago
Our best-selling Lake Atitlan tour, this private boat trip allows you to explore the Mayan v...
This traditional Fire Ceremony is led by a Mayan Shaman in the caves of San Jorge - the most sacred location around Lake Atitlan.
This one-of-a-kind experience with a Mayan shaman will immerse you in the ancient ritual of fire cleansing. This tradition goes back centuries. Modern-day shamans perform this ritual for protection, healing, and cleansing as a way of maintaining their spiritual life.
The ceremony is held in the most sacred location around Lake Atitlan, the caves of Jan Jorge. You’ll feel the energy and power as soon as you enter the caves. Mayans from the highland tribes frequently travel here to perform holistic healthcare rituals on behalf of the indigenous poor, and it’s likely locals will come to pray in the caves whilst you are there.
This is a completely unique opportunity for cultural sharing that we honor with respect. Your local guide will explain the tradition and what you can expect, then introduce you to the Mayan Shaman who leads the ceremony. You will have five options to guide the ceremony: healing, protection, safe travels, cleansing of bad energy, or insight into challenges in your life. This guides the purpose of the ritual and the prayers made by the Shaman.
With the help of your local guide, you will learn also about the 5000-year-old Mayan calendar, how it relates to the ceremony, and how it influences daily life for the Maya of Guatemala. You will be given your own Mayan Nawale (or horoscope), based on your birth date and year, which offers insight into your character strengths and weaknesses, love and relationships, work, and energy sources.
Minimum 2 people per booking. 24 hour cancellation policy. If you prefer a more personalised experienced based in the same setting, but without an official Mayan shaman, we reccomend our Mayan fire ceremony experience & sacred caves tour.