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Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class

  • 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
Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class
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Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class
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.
What to Expect

Meet a guide at 1pm in the heart of historic Merida. After a short ride in an air-conditioned minivan, 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.

Return to the minivan after purchasing ingredients for the 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Totally worth it

Excellent tour with local guide Gustavo. Took us around the market and I learned a lot about local food ways and life in the Yucatan. We went to his lovely aunt's house where she helped us prep and cook six separate dishes in less than...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 10 June 2018
A Must Do

This was a fantastic experience for my girlfriend and I. Our guide Nelson was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in his explanation of how the Yucatan culture was formed, from the food to the philosophy of life. After a tour of some significant points of Merida,...More

3  Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Super authentic foodie experience :)

This Urban Adventures tour was really one of a kind. Gustavo our guide was so passionate about his city and its specialty dishes - such an interesting guy to be around! At the market, we really got to taste the regional ingredients and see the...More

Thank MelanieBamba
Reviewed 20 April 2018
Interesting wonderful people we met there, very informative the market part was great but exhaustive

Would do it again met some great people that took the toor with us and we had a lot of fun preparing local food. Our tour guide was excellent and took very good care of us and gave us an informative tour of the Mercado...More

Thank lilycgut
Reviewed 17 April 2018
Amazing experience with a super person

I based my decision on taking this tour on the great reviews I had read about Gustavo’s tour, all I can say is that it even surpassed my expectations. His enthusiasm is infectious and his knowledge of his city and his subject was fantastic. From...More

Thank Geegs_10
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