1. Mexico
  2. Yucatán
  3. Mérida
  4. Archaeological site of Mayapan

From Merida: Private Tour, Mayas from Yesterday & Today

Product ID: 369266
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Get a taste of everyday Yucatecan life on this day trip to Tekit. Bake artisanal bread in a stone oven, and visit a traditional Mayan household. Find out about the production of Melipona bees and guayaberas, and discover the Mayapan archaeological site.
About this activity
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your guide will meet you at your accommodation within the Merida area. You will be contacted a day before the activity to confirm the pickup details. Please be ready for pickup 5 minutes before the confirmed time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the everyday life of a Yucatecan town
  • Prepare artisanal bread in a stone oven
  • Learn about guayaberas and buy directly from producers
  • Visit a traditional Mayan household and learn about Melipona bees
  • Explore the Mayapan archaeological site
Full description
Tekit is a traditional Yucatecan town whose everyday life revolves around the beautiful church, the market, and some small businesses. Join this tour to spend the day with a local cooperative there and discover their daily activities. Enjoy a private tour with a local guide exclusive to your group, and benefit from included hotel pickup and drop-off. 

After pickup at your hotel in Merida at 8 AM, drive for approximately 1 hour to Tekit. Once there, make your first stop at a local bakery where you'll prepare and try local bread in a stone oven. Then, walk to a Mayan household where Ana and Manuel will introduce you to the Mayan agroecological systems. Learn about the production of Melipona bees, taste different varieties of honey, and end your visit to Ana's house with a Yucatecan meal.

After lunch, visit a guayaberas factory to find out about the manufacturing process, and explore some local stores where it's possible to buy typical clothing and quality garments directly from the producers. Finally, head to the archaeological site of Mayapan, one of the last capitals of the pre-Hispanic Mayan era. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel around 6:30 PM.
Includes
  • Walk through the village accompanied by a certified local guide
  • 3 activities: guayaberas factory, bakery workshop, and Mayan household
  • Lunch, natural beverages, and local dessert
  • Admission fee to the archaeological site of Mayapan
  • Transportation during the whole trip with a guide-driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Merida
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, clothing, etc.)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
• Please be ready for pickup 5 minutes before the tour starts
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and to bring a personal water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat or cap