From Merida: Private Tour, Mayas from Yesterday & Today

From Merida: Private Tour, Mayas from Yesterday & Today

From $118.97 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
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.
Private group

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
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, clothing, etc.)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

Customers 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

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
Customer reviews

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It was so beautiful to get to know local people from Tekit’s town and participate in their daily life. We learned so much from Tekit’s community. We recommend this tour so much!

April 7, 2021

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