Small-Group Yucatan Home Cooking Tour by Urban Adventures

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Duration: 5h 30m
Location: Merida, Mexico | Merida, Mexico

Category: Food & Drink

Culinary tour & experience of the Yucatan's tastes & flavors
Shopping trip to a local market not frequented by tourists
Introduction to regional produce & market customs
Chance to prepare traditional food with chef in a local home
Limited capacity - maximum 12 people per group

Guided tour of Merida
Cooking session
Light lunch
Live tour commentary in English


Celebrate the rich culinary traditions of the Yucatan. This food tour traverses the bustling markets of Merida as you sample ingredients completely new to your taste buds. Learn market customs and cooking techniques before heading to a local’s home to cook up a tasty masterpiece.

Meet your expert guide and head to a relatively unknown local market, for a truly authentic shopping experience. Here, busy streets are lined with colorful stalls offering fresh fruits, oval-shaped mamey, tiny cherry-like nance, and bright pink, cactus-looking pitahaya. While you weave around stacks of aromatic herbs and spices, learn about Mexican market customs and culture.

After you’ve collected all necessary ingredients, continue to the home of a host family, and pick up a few Spanish and Mayan phrases, while you prepare some Yucatan favorites. After you fry tortillas, and slow-cook your meats, have a seat over classic dishes such as salbutes—fried tortillas topped with chicken, avocado, and jalapeno—and codzitos, delicious meat wrapped in a deep-fried tortilla.

Finish your meal with a refreshing glass of horchata—a sweet rice milk flavored with cinnamon—or hibiscus flower tea before concluding your experience, and heading out into the city.

Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book: Children 5 and younger are not allowed., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time., You will be responsible for transportation back to Merida, approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) away.

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