Yucatán
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  • From Mérida: Day Trip to Valladolid and Izamal

    1. From Mérida: Day Trip to Valladolid and Izamal

    Discover the culture and heritage of Yucatecan on a day trip from Mérida to the cities of Izamal and Valladolid. Benefit from round-trip hotel transfers, and savor a delicious buffet meal during the tour. After pickup at your hotel, the experience begins with a panoramic visit to the colonial city of Valladolid. Pass through beautiful neighborhoods, and admire the architecture of monuments such as the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, and the Cathedral of San Gervasio. Following the tour, you'll enjoy some free time to explore these sites at your own pace. Continue to a buffet restaurant for a delicious lunch of local Yucatecan dishes. After your meal, take a dip in the cool waters of a cenote by the restaurant. Head towards Izamal, and soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque place. Admire the yellow-painted houses, and learn why this city is known the city of the three cultures....

  • Merida: City Tour in a Gua Gua Bus

    2. Merida: City Tour in a Gua Gua Bus

    Enjoy the beautiful city of Merida, also known as "The White City" while riding in a local "Gua Gua" bus, a colorful buses with no windows that are typical in Latin America. The Gua Gua will take you on a city tour where you will learn about Merida's history. You'll see the prettiest avenues of the city and famous landmarks such as the Paseo Montejo, the Cathedral, Casa Montejo, downtown, the government palace and the City Hall of Merida.  This unique tour has a duration of 1.5 hours, and you will be accompanied by a tour guide who will tell you all the fun facts and interesting stories of Merida.

    Our family of 8 enjoyed the tour. Learning the history of Merida. The tour guide spoke english and spanish. That allowed us to practice hearing our spanish and understand the tour. Great time!

  • Merida Street Food Walking Tour

    3. Merida Street Food Walking Tour

    Discover the Yucatecan cuisine! Skip breakfast this morning and visit the main market of Merida as a local. Discover the original flavors of Yucatecan gastronomy. Among cumbia songs, colors and the kindness of their sellers, you will taste seasonal local fruits, spices, juices and the most popular art meals of Yucatan cuisine: panuchos, salbutes, cochinita pibil and much more. While you delight your palate, you will learn about local plants and herbs, the process of making tortillas and the importance of habanero pepper in the Yucatecan kitchen. Then, you will visit a seafood restaurant to try a ceviche, Shrimp or fish tacos and accompany them with a very cold beer. You will end your tour with a dessert at a local Gelato shop with unique flavors like sour orange, bean with pork, bitter chocolate, avocado and flan. The guide will fill you with stories about our customs, traditions, legend...

  • From Merida: Honey and Coconut Eco-Tour

    4. From Merida: Honey and Coconut Eco-Tour

    To start the day, try the delicious Huevos Motuleños at Doña Evelia in Motul's local market. Afterwards, travel to Sinanché Town to learn about beekeeping in Yucatan and the different types of species found in the region, as well as the importance of bees for the environment. You’ll also learn about the honey-production process, taste different varieties according to the type of pollinated plant, and participate in a workshop to create a handmade candle based on products derived from honey. Head then to San Crisanto, a coastal town where the ejido (community-based organization) produces salt and copra on common land, making it a unique tropical landscape primed for exploration. Hop aboard a boat that will take you through the mangrove swamp to an Ojo de Agua (freshwater source); during this beautiful experience, appreciate the diversity and richness of the local flor...

  • Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

    5. Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

    Start the tour by meeting on Plaza Grande, the heart of the city of Mérida. Enjoy a small-group tour of no more than ten people with an expert local guide. Discover the traditional cuisine of the city away from the main tourism hotspots. Start by enjoying some traditional refreshing drinks with your first dish of the day, gorditas. Then, try some grilled poc chuc, a dish of grilled meats prepared in citrus marinade. Next, visit one of the main food markets in town. Taste salbutes, tamales and also try some local fruit. Finish the tour by trying some tacos al pastor and carnitas.

    If you like pork, then this tour is for you! The Yucatán Peninsula specializes in all things pork and you get a chance to taste lots of it plus other treats on this tour with a local. First, we stopped for an agua fresca (flavored water) from an ice cream shop. Then we got a gordita filled with pork from a local fast food joint (my favorite!). After that, we visited two markets in Mérida: Mercado Lucas de Galvez and Mercado de San Benito. We pulled up chairs at a few local stands. Our guide ensured us the stalls are selected for their high-quality food and good safety practices. We tasted salbute de relleno negro (turkey with black sauce in a salbute-style tortilla). We also learned about and ate tacos al pastor, which are made with schwarma-style pork. Our guide also pointed out produce favored in Yucatán cooking and helped translate with vendors. We ended with paletas (handmade popsicles). A fun street food tour overall!

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If you like pork, then this tour is for you! The Yucatán Peninsula specializes in all things pork and you get a chance to taste lots of it plus other treats on this tour with a local. First, we stopped for an agua fresca (flavored water) from an ice cream shop. Then we got a gordita filled with pork from a local fast food joint (my favorite!). After that, we visited two markets in Mérida: Mercado Lucas de Galvez and Mercado de San Benito. We pulled up chairs at a few local stands. Our guide ensured us the stalls are selected for their high-quality food and good safety practices. We tasted salbute de relleno negro (turkey with black sauce in a salbute-style tortilla). We also learned about and ate tacos al pastor, which are made with schwarma-style pork. Our guide also pointed out produce favored in Yucatán cooking and helped translate with vendors. We ended with paletas (handmade popsicles). A fun street food tour overall!

A unique tour in a beautiful bus named Gua Gua. The tour guide was awesome, he told us the most fun facts and interesting facts of the city. And we were able to visit neighborhoods that are not that common for tourists. Merida is a beautiful city that must be seen in a sightseeing tour in a Gua Gua

Our family of 8 enjoyed the tour. Learning the history of Merida. The tour guide spoke english and spanish. That allowed us to practice hearing our spanish and understand the tour. Great time!