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Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Municipio de Tecoh Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
52 999 941 86 39
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Ranked #2 of 39 Activities in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Sightseeing Tours
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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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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