Hacienda Sotuta de Peon
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon
4.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sotuta de Peon, Live Hacienda, is the restoration project of a landmark located in the heart of the ancient henequen zone in the Yucatan state, and gives a true glimpse of what was once a fully operational Henequen Hacienda in the grand style and tradition of this period.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Bre C
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    Unforgettable Ride
    I visited this Hacienda and Cenote from a cruise excursion. Alice our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country and the history. This is an experience I would love to have again. The horses, food, staff, hacienda and cenote were all so amazing! The only down fall was the long ride from the port of Progreso to the Hacienda, but Alice even made that worth while by explaining and answering questions about Merida and the Yucatan and what to expect at the hacienda on the drive there and allowed us to rest/nap on the return.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 12 May 2023
  • rolandlinda1
    Atenas, Costa Rica469 contributions
    Great Pool in Underground Cave
    This is both a historical tour about the henequen industry of the late 1800 and early 1900s. The property in the has a beautil cenote. The water is clear and very clean. Great experience worth the trip. BTW the property is located 50 minutes outside Merida. Recommend you hire a private taxi/car for the 3 hour tour of the property. Taxi is about $100
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • dahokolomok
    London, United Kingdom769 contributions
    Very good hacienda and sisal tour, unspectacular cenote, pricey
    The experience itself is 5 out of 5.... except it is very pricey! So here's a review so you can judge whether to go for this one - or another hacienda + cenote experience. The tour itself is very interesting, if you really want to get to know the history of haciendas, and how "sisal" is made. They have restored all the machinery, so they can really demonstrate how sisal is made from the agava plant. This is really interesting - and I think many other hacienda tours don't do this. The tour also includes a wagon ride to the cenote, along old "railroad" tracks in the hacienda, pulled by a horse. Again, pretty interesting. The cenote itself is small and unspectacular compared to other cenotes, but as a taster / first cenote it is interesting enough. The water is cool, the changing rooms and shower facilities are good and clean. Overall, without considering price, it is a 5 out of 5 half day experience, well worth doing, if you are very interested in the history of haciendas and how sisal is made. But it is pricey... so you have to weigh that up.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 December 2023
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felix g
Zurich, Switzerland21 contributions
Our tour guide was Felipe. He explained us the history of haciendas in Mexico and made with us a tour through the hacienda buildings.
After that we had a live demonstration of the rope production starting with the Agave leaf and ending with a long rope.
The tour ends with a swim in the underground cenote.
Written 17 February 2024
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Luvdesun
Port Rowan, Canada21 contributions
Excellent tour of the sisal factory with great history and story telling tour. The hacienda was amazingly reconstructed. Mule and cart ride to the cenote was relaxing as this was a 30+ degree day. The change rooms were perfect with Banos and showers. The cenote itself very refreshing but not a really special cenote. A bar cart outside to taste test Meza all and buy beers (75 pesos each).
Surprisingly our tour ended at the restaurant where we served 3 little appetizers and a fruity drink as part of the tour. My rating takes into consideration that this is pricey, $72 cdn per person but it was a bilingual tour. But as expected, 15 minutes spanish and 5 minutes English...maybe it takes longer to articulate in Spanish, lol. All in all great tour.
Written 12 February 2024
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laura e
Springfield, OR11 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Despite the actual experience being excellent with very gracious guides, other workers on the tour, and food; giving this 1 star due to the appalling business practices of the owner. I came with a friend who called to purchase tickets several days ahead and was clear we wanted Sunday morning, she was given a link and bought tickets. When we arrived, they said our tickets were for the previous day and would not be honored. There was no language issue as my friend is a local, and she owns and operates a hotel in Meridia, and clearly has no confusion how to buy a ticket for something. She was interested in this experience to recommend to her guests. Since we had driven an hour to get there. and after 15 minutes of trying to get them to at least give us some credit towards purchasing new tickets, the tour was starting so we had to purchase new tickets, so 3 of us paid DOUBLE price. There was plenty of room on the tour, and no reason for them to treat us like this. In our businesses we always strive to be most accommodating and this was totally opposite. Unfair and shady. I hesitate to recommend.
Written 3 February 2024
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Hello 331 laurae, We’re glad about the fact that you had an excellent experience of the tour during your visit to the hacienda, we have managed, over the years to carefully polish it, to become a very unique experience with historical, cultural, culinary aspects that are balanced with the natural landscapes and the cenote. We are proud of our staff as well. I would like to address the appalling business practices that you mention, with the intention of clarifying some of your claims to the readers. As we want our tours to be a unique, personalized, uncrowded experience, we have a maximum capacity of 32 spaces and 3 tours per day (On certain seasons this may increase on demand). You booked 3 spaces (roughly 10% of the total available seats) for the 9:00 a.m. tour of January 27. Visitors get written confirmation of their payment and tour details, times, etcetera. And the booking platform saves data for posterity. Lamentably, you didn’t show up for the tour, nor call to cancel or to inform of any changes, so we honored your reservations and were left with 3 empty seats. Our business policy is that we do not re-sell prepaid tickets, as normally, not all guests arrive to the tour on time, coherent with this, another of our business policies is that no shows aren´t refundable. (Yes, we are not a big theme park, despite the size of the hacienda, the business is a small, family-operated venue) The front desk staff was surprised when you showed up on Sunday, with the request to use your reservation of the day before. Yes, it is true, we told you your tickets were for the day before, because they were, you even admitted to our receptionist that you made a mistake and considering all the elements of that moment, like the fact that you had driven one hour to get to the hacienda and we had open spaces for the 9:00 am Sunday tour, we decided to partly disregard our no refund policy and offered new tickets at half price, not full price. We tried to offer a win-win situation. You accepted the offer, and we trusted that after you experienced the tour, the story would end there, with satisfaction for you and for us. We sadly see that not only you have changed your position of accepting your mistake, upon arrival at the front desk, but you are falsely accusing us of lying about your booking date and charging you full price for new tickets. We are a small, family-operated business, that has built its reputation on good quality, personalized service, impeccable work ethics and all the good things you mention at the beginning of your review. All those, stem from the good family values. Regards, Iván Fuentes
Written 6 February 2024
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Nadia A.
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
El guía Beni fue increíble! He spoke both Spanish and English to accommodate all the tourists in the group. We learned so much, not only about the process of manufacturing Henequén, but also about Mayan history and the history of the colonization of Yucatán by the Spanish. All the staff involved in the tour made it a great, educational experience. We highly recommend the meal package which is a small additional fee. Nuestra amiga es Yucateca and she said the food was delicious and authentic.
Written 31 January 2024
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dahokolomok
London, UK769 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
The experience itself is 5 out of 5.... except it is very pricey! So here's a review so you can judge whether to go for this one - or another hacienda + cenote experience.

The tour itself is very interesting, if you really want to get to know the history of haciendas, and how "sisal" is made. They have restored all the machinery, so they can really demonstrate how sisal is made from the agava plant. This is really interesting - and I think many other hacienda tours don't do this.

The tour also includes a wagon ride to the cenote, along old "railroad" tracks in the hacienda, pulled by a horse. Again, pretty interesting.

The cenote itself is small and unspectacular compared to other cenotes, but as a taster / first cenote it is interesting enough. The water is cool, the changing rooms and shower facilities are good and clean.

Overall, without considering price, it is a 5 out of 5 half day experience, well worth doing, if you are very interested in the history of haciendas and how sisal is made. But it is pricey... so you have to weigh that up.
Written 26 December 2023
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Cammy B
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was so beautiful and I loved learning about the Mayan Culture. Our tour guide Russell was so passionate about what he does. Margaritas were amazing at truck bar. 10/10 recommend
Written 16 December 2023
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rolandlinda1
Atenas, Costa Rica469 contributions
Jul 2023
This is both a historical tour about the henequen industry of the late 1800 and early 1900s. The property in the has a beautil cenote. The water is clear and very clean. Great experience worth the trip. BTW the property is located 50 minutes outside Merida. Recommend you hire a private taxi/car for the 3 hour tour of the property. Taxi is about $100
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

naera
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We all really enjoyed this tour (2 adults and 2 teenagers). Our guide, Isabel, was knowledgeable and spoken super clearly in both Spanish and English. Her style of delivering the information - a little bit in each language - was effective and engaging.

We learnt a bit about the history of the area, haciendas in the region and henequen. Loved the truk ride and cenote as well.

I’d definitely recommend it to anyone - we had a car so easy to get to from Merida and even if you didn’t have your own transport but could get there via other means - I’d recommend it.
Written 7 June 2023
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Bre C
1 contribution
May 2023
I visited this Hacienda and Cenote from a cruise excursion. Alice our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country and the history. This is an experience I would love to have again. The horses, food, staff, hacienda and cenote were all so amazing! The only down fall was the long ride from the port of Progreso to the Hacienda, but Alice even made that worth while by explaining and answering questions about Merida and the Yucatan and what to expect at the hacienda on the drive there and allowed us to rest/nap on the return.
Written 12 May 2023
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Clément G
Orleans, France7 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Unmissable activity around Merida, our tour was very interesting and swimming in one of its cenote was delightful! Also, lunch was tasteful typical mexican food! Congratulation for the work you do Sotuta de Peon team!
Written 28 April 2023
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