Home Cooking: Yucatan Style

    • 4-5 hours
    • MXUB
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $52
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Book this Merida tour to discover a produce market not many tourists visit, pick up some Spanish (and Mayan) lingo, learn how to cook regional dishes, and eat aforementioned regional dishes. Spoiler alert: it won't taste like Taco Bell!

Highlights

* Indulge in the tastes and flavours of Yucatan with the locals

* Immerse yourself in market life as you explore on 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    At the lobby of Caribe Hotel (Calle 59 x 60 in the corner of Hidalgo Park).
  • Finish:

    The tour will finish at the final house for the cooking lesson. You will be responsible for your transportation back to Merida, and a taxi is recommended. The approximate distance to Merida city centre is 2km, and approximate price for a taxi is $4 or $5 USD.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, transport as indicated, light lunch, and cooking session at a local family home.
  • Exclusions:

    Taxi to return to your hotel. Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your local guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

Confirmation of booking

Please contact Merida Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.

Dress standard

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.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

Itinerary

Polish up your cooking skills on the Merida tour that take you from market to table… literally! 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, giving you authentic local life on this tour right from the get go. Your local guide will explain to you the kind of fruits and vegetables only produced in this region, such as achiote, 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. 

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