Day trip

From Merida: Private Tour, Mayas from Yesterday & Today

From Merida: Private Tour, Mayas from Yesterday & Today

From US$ 115.67 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.
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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

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 must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive 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

Overall rating

5 /5

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If I could give this ten stars, I would. Our guide, Alejandro, was excellent. I appreciate the cultural immersion this experience provides and the wonderful people we met; Marcos, Jose, and Lorenzo at the Bakery, Manuel and Ana at their house to learn Mayan life, balance with nature and bee keeping/honey tasting, Gloria at her house for an authentic lunch and great conversation, and Alonzo at the Guayabera Factory (you will know how the shirts are made and buy at a much better price than in the city). All of these people were kind, gracious, and genuinely interested in sharing their lives and culture. We are grateful for this incredible experience and the opportunity to learn more about life in this region of Mexico. The visit to Mayapan Archeological Site, in our opinion, was better than visiting Chichen-Itza. The site is well kept, well preserved, and less crowded, absolutely stunning.

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July 17, 2021

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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