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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 40 Activities in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Ranchs, Sightseeing Tours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Boulder, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Spend a fine and sunny and not-too-humid afternoon on this tour, booked by our Crystal ship's tour advisors. Love the previously-reviewed interaction with the old Mayan gent who has been there, farming and processing sisal forever. Making rope? Boring? Not really, when you consider that they've done this for years, before the advent of synthetic rope materials, and the accompanying... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My tour was booked directly on the Sotuta de Peon website and included transportation and lunch. Although there was a mix up on the pick up time ( I was late, the driver was not ), we still arrived in good time with the driver chatting in Spanish on the way about different points of interest and a history of... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the the well organized tour of this hacienda. The tour of the sisal processing plant was informative and interesting. The mule drawn carts were quaint and allowed us to get around the hacienda easily. We were introduced to the cultivation of the plants that provided huge wealth to this area prior to the development of... More 

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

we very much enjoyed our visit to this spot. The tour is set up perfectly so that you're not walking too much, not in the sun too much, and not spending more time than you need to on each stop. The tour was very informative and provided in English for us. The site itself is very beautiful and peaceful. I'll... More 

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the hacienda. It is a great way to learn the history of henequen/sisal and you learn some history of Yucatan as well. The tour includes a demonstration of how the henequen was extracted and a ride through the plantation grounds. One stop during the ride is a visit with Antonio. He tells his story of... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Visited this Hacienda on a rainy afternoon and had a great time. We were given a tour of the sisal processing plant and then toured the grounds on a mule drawn cart! Ivan, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and charming. We also met Antonio, an 87 year old Mayan who told us the story of his life on the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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