“To see such a rich culture demeaned in popular media as some spooky witch doctors predicting the end of the world has been laughable, but a bit disturbing. We’ve always worked to set the record straight, and we’re offering our guests the chance to observe the Maya Winter Solstice with all the respect and enthusiasm it deserves,” she said.
Chaa Creek is now offering a 2012 Maya Winter Solstice all-inclusive vacation package that Ms Fleming said will allow people to join the local Maya community in celebrating an event identified by the Maya thousands of years ago as a turning point in human evolution. The Maya cultural adventure package will give guests a unique, genuine introduction into the Maya culture, cosmology, arts, healing and day-to-day life before participating in a candle lit procession to the ancient Maya temple of Tunichilen, located within Chaa Creek’s 365 acre private rainforest nature reserve.
Ms Fleming said the event always had a focus on quality over quantity, so numbers are limited. Most packages have been sold out for some time, but a recent release of the last dozen resulted in some openings. “We wanted to be fair, so released them over time, but these are absolutely the last packages available. It’s a great mix of families, scholars, seekers, adventurers and of course Maya descendants of the people who worked so hard to calculate this event so far into the future.
“The next hundred days will be full of interesting facts, wild speculation and outright misinformation. We’ll be doing our best to honour and respect this incredibly rich culture while having some fun. I think it’s what the ancients would have wanted,” Ms Fleming said.
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