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Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Address: Municipio de Tecoh Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 999 941 86 39
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Ranked #1 of 48 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure what I could say that hasn't been said by others. We came here with five people including an older relative and two kids. Everyone had a wonderful time. This was our fanciest day during our 5 week stay in the Yucatan, so the service, the English, the orderliness and the cleanliness (great bathrooms with toilet seats!) were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A great tour that was both educational and fun for adults and kids. Being able to see fibre extraction and the rope being made really enriched learning about the important rope fiber history of the region. The tour was also really well spaced with a cold drink at the right moment, ride in an open air cart and swim in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's 770 pesos for the tour and buffet lunch but if that's within your budget you will really enjoy visiting this hacienda. First you will have a bilingual tour of the hacienda which is fairly small, you will tour and observe the working henequen manufacturing (one day that whole building will come crashing down -- it really needs to be... More 

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Colchester, UK
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161 reviews 161 reviews
13 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We made reservations online. The tour is pretty expensive for this side of the Yucatan but absolutely worthwhile for all the reasons previous reviewers have mentioned. We drove from Progreso. Mexican road signage is pretty appalling. We knew we had to go clockwise round the Merida periferico but finding a sign to this effect was like looking for a needle... More 

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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

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
38 helpful votes 38 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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33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 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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