Day trip

From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

Activity provider: Co'ox Mayab

From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

Activity provider: Co'ox Mayab

From US$ 128.04 per person

Discover Yucatecan cuisine firsthand with the locals in Tekit. Prepare typical food, visit a Mayan household, and browse the stores with a local guide.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your driver will pick you up at the agreed pickup point. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Cook a traditional Yucatecan dish in a local home in the town of Tekit
  • Get the perfect souvenir of your visit in the guayabera and blouse shops
  • Taste and experience authentic Yucatecan cuisine
  • Visit the local market of Tekit and become part of the daily life of the town
  • Enjoy a private tour with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full description
Spend the day in Tekit, a traditional Yucatecan village whose daily life revolves around its beautiful church, the market, and some small stores. Join this private tour to become part of the town's daily life by cooking an authentic Yucatecan dish in a local home with a local guide and local people. After pickup at your hotel in Mérida in the morning, travel for approximately 1 hour to Tekit. Upon arrival, head to the mill where corn dough is used to prepare tortillas. Afterward, visit the local market in search of groceries, spices, meat, and vegetables. Once you have all the ingredients you need, you'll go to a local home to start preparing the dish. Once the food is cooking on the fire, visit a Mayan household where you'll be able to interact with the melipona bees and taste their honey. Then, it will be time to savor your meal with handmade tortillas and natural beverages, a real feast. After lunch, stroll through some of Tekit's traditional guayabera (Mexican shirt) and blouse stores. The making of these garments is the main economic activity in the town. Enjoy the opportunity to purchase these garments directly from the producers, and take home a beautiful handmade souvenir of your trip to Yucatan before returning to Mérida.
  • Local guide
  • Visit to a Mayan household
  • Tour of traditional clothing stores
  • Lunch with natural beverages and dessert
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Merida
  • Transportation service during the whole tour
  • Activities and personal expenses outside the program, such as souvenirs, guayaberas, etc.
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Prepare yourself to become part of the daily life of Tekit's town.
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Uma família acolhedora, passamos um ótimo momento. muito obrigada

November 22, 2021

Product ID: 397611