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Merida Urban Adventures

Merida, Mexico
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About Merida Urban Adventures
Merida Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Merida. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Merida. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.
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Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class
Experience a side of Merida rarely seen by tourists on this half-day culinary tour. Let a guide navigate the labyrinth of a local market for you and purchase seasonal ingredients with the help of their translation. The afternoon cooking class is held in the home of a local family, who teaches you the secrets of Yucatan cuisine.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $54.00
Small Group Cenotes Adventure and Family Lunch Tour
Beat the heat of the Yucatán Peninsula and get to grips with public transit during this small-group, guided excursion, which combines adventure with regional culture. In just one day, visit, snorkel in, and learn about several cenotes, stop by a traditional Mayan medicinal shop, and explore a local village, for a comprehensive and immersive experience few travelers get to enjoy.
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7 hours
from $52.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, very "on schedule" Merida Urban Adventures company. Also, we had a wonderful guide, Mariana Álvarez, knowledgable, helpful, creative. Cenotes were nice, with fresh water on a "steamy" day... It is a great adventure!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Nvulf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve really enjoyed the market tour and cooking class. Gustavo was an excellent guide, telling us about the history of Merida and the Mexican culture. He made us understand what the Mexican food culture is really about. Cooking together at his family’s house was a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Kyra W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love these kind of tours. The tours where you get to experience a part of the country, that you, as a tourist and by yourself would probably not have seen or experienced as with a local guiding you to areas where only locals go....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank elias0211
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an AMAZING day!! Gustavo's enthusiasm and love of his city, culture and heritage made this an unforgettable experience. The tour through the market was not only informative and fun, it also demonstrated how wonderful, friendly and down to earth the people of the...More

Thank ericaw877
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an amazing time going to three different cenotes, each one beautiful in its own way. Our guide, Edgar, was really nice and had a lot of interesting facts to tell! Not only did I swim in the cenotes but I also learned about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Valentina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to have Mariana Alvarez as my guide for the day. She was such a bubbly person it was hard not to enjoy yourself. Her knowledge of the area made it both fun and interesting. Using local buses and meeting local people...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mark4128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent most of the day with Edgar. On the way to the Market Edgar gave us a history course about the Yucatan and Merida. In the local market, we bought ( and learned) about the ingredients we would be cooking. He was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank dempsey78954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this Urban Adventures tour with my wife and I, our 3 children and their grandparents. It was probably the best day of our week in Mexico. I cannot say enough good things about our guide Gustavo! He was very friendly and very knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank canadashank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gustavo is a great guide, we went tasting, shopping and eating in the market, heard the history of food in Yucatan and went to his grandmother's home to cook and eat. Fun interesting and colourful. Gustavo is knowledgeable, skillful and fun '

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love food and so does Edgar our guide for the day. He was extremely knowledgeable, giving us a lesson not only in local food but also about the context behind local dishes. He was extremely patient answering all of my questions about what everything...More

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amunoz4242
August 1, 2018|
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Hola Amunoz, Thank you for your message, please send a message to Merida urban adventures on facebook and our team will let you know how you can sort out activities with him or book activities here and mention that you want... More
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moira0606
July 17, 2017|
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Hi Moira Yes, usually cenotes are not too deep, and in case you need it, you just have to ask for it to your guide, or if its possible in a note with your booking.
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ub0b
January 12, 2017|
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Hi Evan Thank you for choosing Urban Adventures, please send us an email to send make us sure you will receive the recipes from your class. If is not possible to do it through TripAdvisor. Please send us an email to... More
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