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Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class

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US$ 54.00
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Experience a side of Merida rarely seen by tourists on this half-day culinary tour. Let a guide navigate the labyrinth of a local market for you and purchase seasonal ingredients with the help of their translation. The afternoon cooking class is held in the home of a local family, who teaches you the secrets of Yucatan cuisine.
  • Go with a guide: The market can be overwhelming to navigate on your own
  • Cook Yucatan specialties and learn traditions from locals
  • Bilingual guide facilitates conversation with market vendors and host family
  • Small group size of 12 or fewer ensures a personal, intimate experience
What to Expect
Meet a guide in the heart of historic Merida. After a short ride on public transport, arrive at a local market rarely visited by tourists. The guide navigates the labyrinth of stalls, pointing out ingredients you may not recognize on your own. Then, take part in an afternoon cooking class. On arrival at the home of a local family, choose from a selection of traditional recipes, including black-bean tostadas and fried tortillas. Experience a side of Mexico rarely available to visitors as the host family takes you through the recipe. During the cooking class, the guide teaches you about how the cuisine, traditions, and history of the Yucatan differ from the rest of Mexico. After enjoying the meal in good company, the guide arranges a taxi back to central Merida (own expense).
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Caribe, Calle 59 500, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Departure Time
10:00 AM
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • English Speaking local guide
  • Ingredients for all dishes
  • Cooking session at local family home
  • Digital recipe book
  • Transport by public transit to market and to the local home
  • Snacks in the market
  • Entry/Admission - Merida Tourism Office
  • Gratuities
  • Transport from cooking lesson location to Merida (approx USD $4 taxi ride)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking.
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Edgar and his team are very cool and provided us with a great tour of the local food market and culture!
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Lots of authentic local culture personal attention and fun!! Extra attention in the market shopping for each person’s preferences. Food prepping was interactive. Best of all we got to eat it all !!!
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As typical and local as you can get. Edgar took us to an unbelievable local market to purchase the ingredients; he explained all about the local foods and history. Then we went to aunt Rosaria's house to prepare a very substantial and tasty meal. Great day.
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We’ve really enjoyed the market tour and cooking class. Gustavo was an excellent guide, telling us about the history of Merida and the Mexican culture. He made us understand what the Mexican food culture is really about. Cooking together at his family’s house was a special
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I love these kind of tours. The tours where you get to experience a part of the country, that you, as a tourist and by yourself would probably not have seen or experienced as with a local guiding you to areas where only locals go. I had a great time learning about all the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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