Riviera Maya Nature and Wellness Experience at Palmaia – The House of AiA

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Destination: 

Days: 6

OVERVIEWITINERARY DETAILDATES AND PRICES

Experience the magic of the Mexican Caribbean with this restorative 5-night trip. You´ll stay at the oceanfront, Palmaïa, The House of AïA, a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the Riviera Maya. With a focus on connection with nature, and the self, the resort invites its guests to relax with a treatment in the jungle spa, eat nutritious meals with a plant-based ethos, and take part in daily yoga, breathwork, and gong baths.

Stepping outside of your hotel haven, this itinerary will take you to snorkel the tropical underwater world while cruising on a luxury yacht, and to jump into the refreshing waters of natural cenotes, or ancient swimmable sinkholes. You´ll get to visit the fascinating archaeological site of Tulum, the only Mayan site with an ocean view, and traverse the otherworldly underground water system of Río Secreto, where you can admire thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Palmaïa, The House of AïA – Surrounded by exuberant nature, bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean, is Palmaïa, The House of AïA, a sanctuary of peace in the middle of the Riviera Maya, where we focus on connecting with nature and the sanctity of life through the real understanding of the being as part of the world.

Architects Of Life – The Architects of Life program has been carefully designed and led by the resort’s resident Personal Growth Guide, encompassing a wide variety of practices and rituals for all to join and learn from; taking place in different locations and times throughout the week. It is the most comprehensive personal development program ever offered at any resort in the world.

Tulum – Explore the ancient city of Tulum with a private guided visit, learn about Mayan history and observe the temples that were built hundreds of years ago.

Rio Secreto – Enjoy an underground adventure exploring at Rio Secreto, an underground cave system, considered by the Mayans to be the entrance to the Underworld.

Day 1: Arrival Day Private Transfer to Playa del Carmen

Welcome to Mexico! Your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall at Cancun International Airport. From here you will be driven to your hotel in Playa del Carmen.

Tonight’s Dinner on property:

The House of AïA is the first resort of its kind to prepare all of its menus with full, plant-based ingredients, while still offering some exquisite, non-vegan options.

Unveil daily menus that are as exquisitely delicious as they are fresh and thoughtfully prepared where meat and fish eaters are exposed to a new type of culinary experience, balancing their diets and exploring flavors they didn’t expect, or even know were possible.

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Overnight: Palmaia the House of Aia

 

Day 2: Half Day Coast Snorkeling Experience – Luxury Catamaran

On this snorkeling adventure you’ll explore the mysteries of the Mexican Caribbean’s underwater world, all while enjoying the luxury of your private, 44” catamaran.

Cruising around one hour north from the Puerto Aventuras Marina, you’ll reach the calm, tropical waters of the sheltered INAH Reef. Jump into the crystal-blue Caribbean Sea and observe tropical, colorful reef fish. If you’re lucky, you might even get to swim with the giant sea turtles that have returned to this same spot for generations!

You’ll continue cruising to an area protected by rocks with tranquil, chest-deep water. Here, your Captain will drop anchor, giving you the opportunity to swim and relax with the beautiful scenery. With service-staff on hand and an on-board chef, you’ll be well taken care of throughout the experience as you enjoy top-shelf, specialty cocktails and an extraordinary meal.

This luxury catamaran is well set up for first-class enjoyment, thanks to its double hull for a smooth ride and spacious deck finished with sunbathing nets. Take in breathtaking 360 views from the fly bridge or cool off with a drink in the shaded rear seating area. Inside, the catamaran is decked out for comfort with four cabins, four full bathrooms, a kitchen and a large living room with air-conditioning.

 

Optional Suggested Experience on Property:

ARCHITECTS OF LIFE PROGRAM

The Architects of Life program has been carefully designed and led by the resort’s resident Personal Growth Guide, encompassing a wide variety of practices and rituals for all to join and learn from; taking place in different locations and times throughout the week. It is the most comprehensive personal development program ever offered at any resort in the world.

The main objective is to achieve a connection with oneself, with the tribe and with AïA, through a deep personal exploration through the physical and the subconscious with activities such as Meditation, Mind Control, Gravity Control, Tibetan Bowls, Gong Baths, Cacao Ceremony, Primal Move, and more.

*Please note the activities are already pre-scheduled and the resort shares the weekly program with the guests upon check-in. The Architects of Life program includes more than 5 different classes per day and there is not need to book them prior to arrival to the resort.

Morning
Afternoon

Overnight: Palmaia the House of Aia

 

Day 3: Visit Tulum Archaeological Zone + Snorkel Dos Ojos Cenote

This morning, you’ll be picked up by a private driver and transferred to the Tulum Archaeological Site.

Explore the ancient city of Tulum with your private bilingual guide, the only Mayan site with vistas over the Caribbean Sea.

As you traverse the archeological zone, learn about Mayan history and cosmology, and observe the temples that were built hundreds of years ago to honor the gods of wind and rain. You will also get the chance to swim in the Caribbean Sea below the site, and see Tulum’s iconic “Castillo” from a different perspective.
After your archaeological exploration, you will continue the 21km (30 minutes) to Dos Ojos with your expert guide. The fascinating cenote is part of ‘Sakaktun’, which at 350km is the largest underground water system in the world.
Snorkel through the clear waters of this ancient sinkhole into different chambers, where you can see marine fossils, like corals and snails, that are over 9,000 years old! You’ll also see over and underwater landscapes of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations.
After a refreshing time at Dos Ojos, you will be privately driven back to your hotel.

This evening you may enjoy a visit to El Pueblito Bar for a vibrant atmosphere with live DJ music, premium spirits, including a first-class selection of tequila and mezcal, fine wines, champagne and beer.

 

Optional Suggested Afternoon Experience on Property (not included):

Mezcal Ritual
Prehispanic Ritual

Your body is your vessel, and it is renewed by the healing properties of mother nature in the hands of the master healers.

Overnight: Palmaia the House of Aia

 

Day 4:  Caving Adventure at Rio Secreto

Take a journey into the amazing Río Secreto, the longest cave system in the Yucatán Peninsula, that’s semi-submerged in crystal clear water.

Arriving to the natural reserve, you’ll be welcomed by your personal, specialized guide before heading to the Río Secreto entrance (15 mins approx). After a safety and equipment briefing, follow your guide inside the natural reserve, where you’ll receive a Mayan welcome ceremony.

Get ready to enter the underground cave system, a natural museum of rock formations, which tells the geological history of the area. With your expert guide, you’ll walk and swim following an otherworldly 1km route (1.5 hours approx). Admire hundreds of stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over many years, in a surreally beautiful setting.

Exiting the caves, toast to a truly unique experience with Xtabentún, a regional Yucatecan liqueur made from anise seed, honey and rum. To complete your adventure, refuel with a regional buffet and fresh, flavored waters before continuing back to your hotel.

 

Optional Suggested Morning experience on Property:

ARCHITECTS OF LIFE

As part of the resort’s Gifting Lifestyle, all classes, ceremonies and rituals are included in your stay. One cannot love nature if one does not love oneself.

Therapeutic Yoga
Art Class

*Please note the activities are already pre-scheduled and the resort shares the weekly program with the guests upon check-in. The Architects of Life program includes more than 5 different classes per day and there is not need to book them prior to arrival to the resort.

Overnight: Palmaia the House of Aia

 

Day 5: Day at Leisure

Enjoy the beauty of the Riviera Maya with a days at leisure. Relax in the lovely surroundings and take advantage of the many amenities and activities available on property at this tropical paradise. Enjoy its beautiful one-kilometer pristine white sand beach or grab a complimentary bicycle to discover Playa del Carmen’s downtown.

Suggested experiences Cost Not Included:

  • Swimming with Whale shark private experience (available during summer)
  • Temazcal Ceremony on Property
Temazcalli Ceremony

Overnight: Palmaia the House of Aia

 

Day 6: Departure Day

Today, it’s time to go back home, your private driver will meet you at your hotel and you will be driven to Cancun International Airport.

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $1,000 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this website. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.