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Blessed By A Shaman and Rappelling Through Flying Bats Into 40 Foot Deep Cave Water

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There are times in your life when you touch nature in such an overwhelming and amazing way that it silences you.  While I was in Mexico I took an eco-tour deep into the jungle. We toured an amazing Mayan community known as Pacchen. Watch the video and see how our guide introduced us to the Mayan culture and a shaman who blessed us in the Mayan tradition, leading us  to a deep underground cenote to swim – plunging 40 feet down into a cenote pit.

As I rappelled from 90 degree heat into the cool cave, I watched bats flying mere inches from my shoulders. Below my feet was a fresh water cenote so crystal clear that when you flashed a light through the water you could see over 40 feet to the bottom of the cave pool.

This astounding adventure  brought me closer to the Mayan people and taught my team and I that there is more to the jungle than you can imagine; there are whole other worlds and cultures waiting for you to learn about and explore in the world’s jungles.

Shawna Coronado being blessed by a Mayan Shaman.

Touch Nature, Mayan culture

*Video produced by “78 Pesos”, a production team which is a partnership between Shawna Coronado and Mario Salazar


Special thanks to our sponsors:

The Riviera Maya tourism organization –

Grand Palladium White Sands hosted our stay during this adventure week –

Mayan Encounter  – Alltournative Tours.

*Note – Because the FTC requires it, I am noting that the Mayan Riviera Tourism group sponsored this trip. I was not told what to document or how to document the experience, we were simply asked to attend and film – anything expressed in posts related to the activities is my own opinion expressed from my own personal experience.

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