1. Mexico
  2. Yucatán
  3. Mérida

Home Cooking: Yucatan Style

Product ID: 25386
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Our half-day tour and culinary experience in Merida includes a visit to a bustling market, meeting local people and the chance to cook and sample some Yucatecan delicacies. You’ll learn about local ingredients and prepare at meal in your host’s home!
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  • Immerse yourself in market life as you explore Merida's less touristy marketplaces
  • Indulge in the tastes and flavours of Yucatan
  • Shop for locally sourced produce and learn the tricks of the Mexico market trade
  • Join a local in their home and taste delicious local dishes made with your own hands
  • Work with a chef to whip up treats such as salbutes, panuchos, papadzules, codzitos, lemon soup, and more
  • Try some habanero hot sauces, local spices, and fruit snacks
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We begin our half-day Yucatan experience visiting one of Merida’s busiest markets that’s not frequented by tourists. Your English-speaking guide will show you some of the fruits and vegetables that are produced only in this region.

At this bustling market you’ll learn about vegetables such as achiote, pepita de calabaza and chile habanero. You’ll also do your shopping here for the meal you’ll prepare later today. We’ll then head to the home of our host for the day.

Yucatan's cuisine features one of the most varied selections of dishes in Mexico. Some of the dishes you may prepare include Yucatecan delicacies such as salbutes, panuchos, papadzules or codzitos. For a beverage you may enjoy horchata or hibiscus flower tea.

While we prepare our meal, our host and guide will explain some of the local traditions, the influence of other cultures on local customs and the differences between the Yucatecos and people from other parts of Mexico. You’ll learn some Spanish and Mayan words while enjoying the delicious dishes you’ve just prepared!

After a pleasant chat our Yucatan experience comes to an end and you’ll say “adios” to your new friends.
  • Transportation as indicated
  • English-speaking guide
  • One light lunch and cooking session at a local family home
  • Ingredients for all dishes
  • Digital recipe book
  • Snacks in the market
What’s Not Included
  • Return taxi to your hotel
  • Personal items
  • Tips or gratuities for your local guide

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Meeting point

Our meeting point is at the lobby of the Caribe Hotel (Calle 59 x 60 at the corner of Hidalgo Park).

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Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual, but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.

Child price policy: Children must be 6-11 years of age.

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Product ID: 25386