Merida Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in Small Groups

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What To Expect

Join this Merida tour to discover a produce market not many tourists visit, pick up some Spanish (and Mayan) lingo, learn how to cook regional delicacies, and eat dishes made with your own hands - all in the company of new local and traveler friends.


  • Indulge in the tastes and flavors of Yucatan with the locals.

  • Immerse yourself in market life as you explore one of Merida's less touristy marketplaces.

  • Shop for locally-sourced produce with a local guide as they teach you the tricks of the Mexico market trade.

  • Join a local in their home and taste delicious dishes you make with produce from the market.

  • Work with a chef to whip up treats such as salbutes,panuchos, papadzules, or codzitos.


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Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Caribe Hotel lobby (Calle 59 x 60 in the corner of Hidalgo Park)
6 hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1:00 PM
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Polish up your cooking skills on this Merida tour that will take you from market to table... literally!

Right from the get go, we'll give you a feel of authentic local life. We'll kick off your delicious Mexican food experience by taking you to a market that's always filled with locals - tourists hardly ever set foot here. Learn about the kind of fruits and vegetables only produced in this region, such as asachiote, pepita de calabaza, and chile habanero. We'll give you the real market experience as we shop for the meal we're going to prepare. Watch how the locals around you buy food for their own cooking, and learn all about Mexican market customs and culture.

Yucatan cuisine is one of the most varied in Mexico, and the next part of your Merida food tour will give you the chance to cook it, and eat it, of course! While we prepare our food, your host and guide will explain some of the traditions of the locals, the influence of other cultures on the food of Yucatan, and the differences between the Yucatecos and people from other parts of Mexico. Learn some Spanish and Mayan words while the food is being prepared and while you taste the delicious pates of yumminess as they are served. We'll try dishes like salbutes, panuchos, papadzules or codzitos, and sip on horchata or hibiscus flower tea. With a belly full of delicious, authentic food and drink, we'll say goodbye to new friends and end this mouth-watering Merida experience.


  • English speaking guide

  • Public Transport

  • Cooking session at a local home

  • Lunch


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • As Latin Americans can be very concerned of appearance, it is recommended for guests to be conservative in their outfits. 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.

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • You will be responsible for your transportation back to Merida. A taxi is recommended.

  • Tour duration is between 4 to 5 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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