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Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Municipio de Tecoh Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
52 999 941 86 39
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Ranked #3 of 33 Activities in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
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Perth, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This tour is very well organized and a fantastic way to learn about the hacienda days of Merida and the production of sisal. My husband and I really enjoyed the day. You get a bit of everything - the hacienda tour (preserved in excellent condition), sisal production tour, swimming in a beautiful cenote - meeting an original sisal plantation worker... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As the other reviews have mentioned, this is an excellent stop after going to Uxmal or doing other things around Merida. Great tour, beautiful and clean cenote and all around exceptional outing. But I wanted to highlight the restaurant. It was just AMAZING. the food was excellent, all of the orders in our table of 5. Fresh and just delicious... More

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Beijing, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hacienda is 45 to 60 minutes from Merida. The visit includes the main house originally built in the 17th century and beautifully restored, the henequen production facilities and process. You see actually how a henequen rope is made starting with the plant from which the fiber is obtained. You visit an old mayan man, who explains his own life... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Sotuta was recommended by the B&B we stayed at and we are so glad they did. One of the highlights of our trip. We got a tour of the hacienda--our guide spoke excellent English and was happy to also speak to us in Spanish. We got a dip in an underground cenote. I loved the tour of the Mayan hut,... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stopped there after going to the Uxmal Mayan Ruins and has a "snack" more like a meal. It was different but very good. Really pretty place to see.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We drove from Izamal, a 90 minute drive, and caught the first guided tour. It was really worth every penny of the 360$ per person fee. Interesting, very well trained staff and guides, it gave you you a perfect idea of the life during the hennequin boom and life and activities of a hennequin farm at the end of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Loved the fact that this was a working 'museum'. Great tour and very interesting guide, topped off with a dip in their cenote which was magical. We did not do the tour from Merida but instead hired our own car and drive there to do the tour. It was great to have the flexibility.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Was suspicious at first of the value of this tour as it was recommended to me by my hotel concierge. As soon I got to the hacienda, however, I was immediately converted. Amazing history, gorgeously authentic hacienda, great tour guide, nothing more I could've wished for. Best history experience in the Yucatan, period.

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Largo, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The hacienda and grounds are beautiful. The tour lead by Jose who is friendly and knowledgeable was very interesting! Jose's English is excellent as he spent 3 years as an exchange student in America. You will see the whole process of how they used to turn the agave plant into fiber which then could be made into rope. The hacienda... More

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Lima, Peru
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135 reviews 135 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

One of the very few Henequen haciendas where you can see the process of making yarn and ropes out of Henequen (albeit if only for tourists and for a private fund). A nice and picturesque hacienda and a nice donkey pulled cart will also take you for a nice swim in its privately owned cenote.

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