Day trip

From Mérida: Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, Henequen & Cenote Tour

Activity provider: Control Tur

From Mérida: Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, Henequen & Cenote Tour

Activity provider: Control Tur

From US$ 202.38 per person

Visit the historical and cultural Hacienda Sotuta de Peón on a tour from Mérida by van. Learn about the production of henequen agave on a guided tour and visit and swim in a cenote.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Meet your driver/guide in your hotel lobby. Hotel pickups can be made in the areas of Paseo Montejo, downtown, and Av. Colón.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the cool waters in the cenote as you swim
  • Learn about the importance of henequen agave
  • Sit back and relax on a tour by mule drawn cart
  • Tuck into a delicious local snack at the restaurant
  • Explore an authentic and historic Yucatecan hacienda
Full description

Discover the charming and historical Hacienda Sotuta de Peón on a tour from Mérida by van. Visit the hacienda's grounds, henequen agave fields on a mule drawn cart and learn about its production before seeing and swimming in a cenote with turquoise waters.

Leave Mérida behind and immerse yourself in Mexican culture with a visit to the Hacienda Sotuta de Peón. Surrounded by lush gardens, steeped in culture and history, a visit to this hacienda will transport you to back the 19th century.

Meet locals at the hacienda and learn why henequen — a form of agave — was called the "green gold" in olden times. Thanks to this green plant, the region of Yucatan became a very rich state. Next, explore the surroundings of the henequen fields with a visit to the hacienda's main house and machine room. Learn about the process of henequen scraping, manual corking, and the laying of fibre. Finally, take a ride in a cart pulled by mules, passing through La Casa Maya and the henequen fields. The cherry on top of this tour is a visit to one of Mexico's natural underground oases — a cenote. Swim in its crystal clear waters to cool off or merely soak up the natural cave formation from the platform. Tuck into local regional snacks at the main restaurant and enjoy some free time to discover parts of the hacienda at your own pace before heading back to Mérida.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by van from Mérida
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select areas
  • Guided henequen visit
  • Ride on mule drawn cart
  • Visit to the Dzul-Ha cenote
  • Plate of Yucatecan snacks (Panucho de cochinita pibil, chicken salbut and cheese, and chaya empanada)
  • 1 glass of water
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips (Optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • Hotel pickups can be made in the areas of Paseo Montejo, downtown, and Av. Colón.

Product ID: 414816