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Mérida Cooking Class, taste of Yucatan

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Activity provider: Adventures Mexico

Mérida Cooking Class, taste of Yucatan

Activity provider: Adventures Mexico
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From US$ 79 per person

Likely to sell out

Immerse yourself in the local culture! This tour will take you to the local market where after buying all your supplies you'll take an exciting bus ride to the local home where your host and guide will guide you step by step to cook a traditional menu.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste delicacies of the region
  • Cook Yucatecan dishes
  • Explore one of bustling Merida markets
  • Meet local people
  • Shop locally produced veggies
Full description
You start your activity by having a walk through Merida’s Downtown. Your guide will give a quick briefing on the most important buildings overlooking the Main Square, and then walk with you to one of the main markets of Merida, Lucas de Galvez. Your guide will talk in depth about the regional fruits and vegetables, as well as the recados, the achiote, the peppers in general and especially the chile habanero and xcatic. All of this while shopping for everything you need for your traditional family lunch. Once you have everything, take a public bus with your guide to the local hostess’s home for the cooking class. Yucatecan cuisine has one of the most varied arrays of delicious dishes amongst the 32 states of Mexico. Some of them are unique to the Yucatan and very hard to find outside of the peninsula, while others are eaten throughout the country. The influence of ancient Mayans, Spaniards, French and Lebanese are specially noted in the cuisine. While you cook, chop, fry, and get the dishes ready, your hostess and guide will explain some of the local traditions, the influence of other cultures in Yucatan and the differences between the Yucatecos and the people from other parts of Mexico. You will also learn some Spanish and Mayan words while tasting the delicious dishes prepared by yourself! You will enjoy a three course meal, including appetizers, main course and dessert. Beer and soft drinks like hibiscus flower tea, or chaya water are included. Please advise in advance if you are vegan or vegetarian, because there are many dishes you will enjoy! Your experience with Yucatecan cuisine comes to an end after a long chat with your host, and its time to say good bye to your new friends. Your guide will take you in a cab back to Downtown. 
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Public transport
  • 3-course meal
  • Food tasting
  • Soft drink
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Hotel Caribe (inner corner of Parque Hidalgo, calle 59 x 60, centro)

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Due to COVID-19, the local partner has put special measures in place to keep you safe during the tour. As such, please be advised that some restaurants, attractions, and experiences may be modified, will be limited in capacity, and subject to availability
    • Vegan and vegetarian meal options available
    • Please bring comfortable shoes and clothes
    Customer reviews

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    4.8 /5

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    100% recommend! Iveth was so helpful and chatty, we really enjoyed hanging out with her. the market was amazing, we could never have navigated it all without her, the bus was easy and the food was delicious! she also bought us some sweets which we picked from the market to take home which was a lovely surprise! book this now!

    March 18, 2022

    Ivet was super quide. I recommende this tour.

    June 29, 2022

    Great activity to do on Merida! A visit to the authentic market with a Mexican tasting ❤️ our guide was very nice, the cooking class takes place with the locals which makes the moment very intimate it's really pleasant.

    March 15, 2022

    Product ID: 66298