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Merida Urban Adventures - Day Tours

Address: Merida 97210, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 6391 5454
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Ranked #8 of 39 Activities in Merida
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Owner description: Merida Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Merida. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Merida. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Thank you so much for such a great authentic Mexican experience. Ricardo gave us an excellent overview of the Grand Plaza in Merida and then took us to the Mercado...a huge open-air marketplace. Seeing all of the booths over several blocks of food, clothing, hardware - you name it...well, it was a terrific adventure. Then we took a city bus... More

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Reno, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We met our guide at the Caribe Hotel, then we walked to the market and he talked about the vegetables, etc shown there. We bought what we needed for the meal and then he, along with us 5 tourists, rode on a public bus to the Meridian family's home. The homeowner had us all take turns preparing a wonderful meal.... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My wife and I were fortunate to have recently taken the Cooking Tour with Urban Adventures, and I cannot recommend our experience or our guide, Ricardo Montelongo Elias, highly enough. It was great to have Ricardo as a guide, both to discuss the various buildings and neighbourhoods of Merida, and also the various foods that he bought in anticipation of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I was in Merida in August 2013 and decided on a whim to take a Yucatecan cooking class. I found Merida Urban Adventures after a super-fast Google search and I'm glad I did. Jorge met the tour at a central location near the zocalo in Merida. (It was a small group, just myself and a manager from a local hotel.)... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

mexico was truly an amazing holiday destination for us. we saw and did so many things but this was one of the best things we did. we started the morning touring around the food markets of merida. george (or jorge) speaks perfect english and has such enthusiasm and knowledge of food. he explained about local produce (including spices, herd, fruit/vegetables... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My sister and I have been to Merida on several occasions and finally decided to sign up for a cooking class and market tour. We really enjoyed both. At the market Jorge explained different fruits, vegetables, spices, chilies, and meats used in Yucatecan cuisine. We got to sample a lot of interesting things! With the things we bought, we cooked... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just as the other reviewers have stated....everything about the Taste of Yucatan with Jorge was fantastic. There were 5 of us in this trip, including one non-cook! Everything about this trip was done as planned and very well done. Debiky said about everything that I was going to say. Jorge and Laura were wonderful and we have made the recipes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This was the highlight of our Merida trip. Our guide George met us at 9 a.m. and took us on a extensive 2-3 hour tour of the main market. We covered all of the fruits, vegetables, meats, spices and even the candy section. He's a trained chef, who speaks excellent English. We also purchased ingredients for the lunch that we... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was a easy bike trip to the ruins of Ake and a Hennequen factory. If it gets too hot, just ask your guide and they will arrange a trip back using vans using one of two phones they carry (depending on reception). You get a tour of a Hennequen plant and also of the ruins of Ake. There are... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Mérida is for you if you want to visit a beautiful, historic city full of wonderful people, great restaurants, efficient public transportation and lots of attractions--without all the hassle and expense of "tourist trap" cities. In 8 days we barely scratched the surface of all the things we wanted to do. You can never tire of downtown Mérida--there is something... More

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