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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 32 activities in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
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Beijing, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our excellent tour guide was Jose. He covered a wide range of information that covered a full range of history, socioeconomic conditions, horticulture, hennequin production, etc. The hacienda and grounds are lovely. At the restaurant, we had one of the best meals that we have eaten in our 3 trips to the Yucatan.... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A working henequen plantation that preserves the hacienda way of life of the 19th century. The plantation continues to manufacture henequen used for the making of rope and clothing and offers a tour of the hacienda and plantation. The restaurant has fabulous food prepared to suit any taste. Try the mixed platter of Yucatecan foods.

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