Get a taste of Yucatecan daily life on this day trip to Tekit. Bake artisan bread in a stone oven and visit a traditional Maya house. Learn about the production of melipona bees and guayabera, and finally, discover the archaeological site of Mayapán.
Tekit is a traditional Yucatecan village whose daily life revolves around its beautiful church, market and a few small stores. Join this tour to spend the day with a local cooperative there and discover their daily activities. Enjoy a tour with a local guide.
You will leave Merida at 8 a.m. and travel for about 1 hour to Tekit. Once there, you will make your first stop at a local bakery where you will prepare and taste the local bread made in a stone oven. Then, walk to a Mayan home where Ana and Manuel will introduce you to agro-ecological production systems. Learn about the production of melipona bees, taste different varieties of honey, and end your visit to Ana’s home with a Yucatecan meal.
After lunch, visit a guayabera factory to learn about the manufacturing process and explore some local stores where it is possible to buy typical clothing and quality garments directly from the producers. Finally, head to the archaeological site of Mayapán, one of the last capitals of the pre-Hispanic Maya era. The tour concludes with a return to Merida around 6:30 p.m.
What I need to bring with me?
-A cap or hat.
-Bottle of water.
Public transportation nearby
Activities may vary depending on the day (holidays, festivals and weekends).
When traveling on your own, you are responsible for following the itinerary and activities at the designated times. Local guides speak Spanish.
We will charge a 50% cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation 2 days or more before the start of the event.