can go before or after the end of the world, according to a popular saying, the truth is that just mentioning it, makes imagine a space where the culture of its people and its roots, are lost in time and are confused in the history of his miscegenation, starring Gonzalo Guerrero in the ancient lands of Yucatan.
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- Transportation in a vehicle with air conditioning
- Food and drinks described in the itinerary
- Activities described in the itinerary
- Hotel accommodation
- Personal expenses
- International flights
- Food and drinks not specified in the itinerary
- Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Day 1: Arrival to Merida
Arrival at the Mérida airport and transfer to the historic center of Mérida. We will check-in at our hotel and go on a night tour of this interesting and majestic city. Later we will go out to dinner at a famous regional restaurant (dinner not included).
Restaurants available: Chaya Maya, El Manjar Blanco, La Prospe de Xtup, La Tradición.
Day 2: Walk Through the Market and Cooking Workshop – Izamal
In the morning we will go to the local market to know the most typical ingredients of the region and we can take a small snack. When we arrive at the typical restaurant “economic kitchen”, the owner will tell us about the history of the dishes, we will prepare a typical regional dish that, of course, we will enjoy at your table. With our stomach happy and after a coffee, we will go to the Magic Town of Izamal. This charming colonial city is famous for its yellow facades, which decorate its monuments, houses, and streets. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, we can join a walking tour, where light and sound projections are made with video mapping in the historical and emblematic places of the city, especially the convent! Dinner in a typical restaurant, to try different dishes of the region! (dinner not included)
Markets available in Mérida (in case of choosing a different cooking workshop): Santa Ana; Cleaner but little variety, Municipal Market: more variety
Restaurants available in Izamal: the first recommended in many places is the famous Kinich restaurant, the second option is the Mestizos Restaurant and the last Zamna Restaurant. Those are the best options.
Day 3: Departure
After our rich breakfast, we will have time to enjoy this beautiful and charming city by day, to be able to appreciate its yellow and white colors well. Later we will go to the airport to say goodbye to these days full of delicious food.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
We recommend you bring a towel, sandals, swimsuit, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, personal toiletry, cap or hat, raincoat or umbrella, lightweight pants, comfortable shoes for walking both in the archaeological zones and by the haciendas and fresh clothes for the hottest climates.
Something that distinguishes the Yucatecan culture from all the others is undoubtedly its gastronomy, delicious dishes prepared with different ingredients typical of the region.
The diversity of dishes is wide, from desserts, sweets, drinks, snacks to the main course that will leave you with a pleasant taste in your mouth.
The most predominant elements are the meat of turkey, corn, tortilla, and clear the condiments, the latter is present in most of the stews, without forgetting the habanero pepper that gives a unique flavor to each bite.
The cuisine in Yucatan is a clear example of that mixture that emerged at the arrival of the Spaniards since it mixes Mayan traditions and beliefs with some European styles.
It is said that the reason why corn is used frequently is in honor and invocation to Yum Kaax, god of corn, it symbolizes abundance and prosperity.