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Great Navigators


As a tribute to the former Great Navigators, and after months of training, the oarsmen are ready to cross the sea from Xcaret, known as Polé among the Maya, to reach the island of Cozumel.


The 380 navigators go forward through a demanding training that lasts for months before taking to the sea on a journey where personality, determination, and teamwork will be put on a test.


These Great Navigators will pay tribute to Ixchel, the Maya goddess of fertility, the moon, and pregnancy, to receive her message and take it back to their communities. Join us to this event at Xcaret on May 22nd and 23rd, while experiencing an ancient tradition.


Diary of an oarsman


We row;
fire in our muscles,
salt in our eyes,
wind at our bow,
and sun on our skin.


We burn and burn, until we have nothing more to burn.

We row and row until we can´t row any longer - then we row on.


Soon, you can download the official program of the Sacred Mayan Journey 2020