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“Cuba a fascinating mix: vibrant, colorful, quaint, historic and friendly”

Adventures Mexico Day Tours
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Merida Street Food Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 8 Food & Drink in Merida
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Owner description: Adventures Mexico is a tour company providing travel programs to Mexico for individuals, families and groups. We strive to deliver memorable travel experiences for any occasion from Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula, the Copper Canyon and the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. We also have a Tour for foodies the "Taste of Yucatan Merida Cooking class"
Adelaide, Australia
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“Cuba a fascinating mix: vibrant, colorful, quaint, historic and friendly”
Reviewed February 15, 2011

We toured the island from Santiago in the east to Vinales Valley in the west. Cuba is a small island but it offers great variety and interest: mountain scenery; Caribbean seascapes; vibrancy and colour; friendly people; striking colonial architecture; unusual modes of transport and older forms of travel that remind one of a bygone era; literary connections and legendary figures. Cuba's recent history is all the more fascinating because the chief protagonists are still alive. Visits to a cigar factory and a rum distillery are a must. Arrangements made for us by Adventures Mexico worked smoothly and the quality of services was excellent. Highly recommended as a tour company.

Visited January 2011
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English first
Leipzig, Germany
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“Get to see Merida from a different perspective and learn how to cook Yucatecan-Style”
Reviewed February 5, 2011

We did the food tour where you visit merida's market and buy every ingredient needed for a delicious yucatecan meal that you cook yourself with the help of Luis. You decide on the market what you would like to cook and eat. You get to know things that the market has to offer that all look a little strange in the tourists eyes. After that you cook and eat your own meal with appetizer, main dish, desert and local self made drinks like Agua con Chaya. Transportation with local busses and all the ingredients are included. Luis speaks Spanish, English and even very good German as he worked as a cook in Dortmund for five years. If you want to get to know Merida from a different perspective this is the tour for you, oh and the price more than fair!

Visited January 2011
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“Attentive and professional”
Reviewed January 6, 2011

We did two tours with adventure Mexico, and were more than impressed by the service and quality of the tours.

Our first was the biking tour. It was just myself and my boyfriend on the tour with Louis as our guide. He is extrememly knowledgeable about Mexico, the different plants and the general area.  It is clear that he is passionate about his job and that shines through.

This tour is not a normal touristic route but it is fascinating. The bike ride from tickokob is gorgeous and louis stopped at several points on the way to show us a tortilleria different plants  and architecture unique to the area. The hacienda and ruins are really worth seeing. We stopped at a cenote on the way back. The only criticism is that the bike seats are extremely uncomfortable - my boyfriend and I have had trouble sitting for the past few days! Louis said the company is investing in more comfortable seats - which will make this tour wonderful for anyone who is slightly fit and wants to get off the beaten track a bit.

Our second tour was merida to chitchen itza then a drop off in cancun.

While chitchen itza isn't the 
Most impressive of the ruins we've seen on our trip the tour was enjoyable. Wilbert was a fantastic guide who made the bus trip entertaining and the ruins interesting. Entrance was included which was a plus. 

We stopped at a cenote after the ruins. I think the description of the tour needs to be more clear about this stop as no one brought swimming things. The cenote was very beautiful.

The only negative was the lunch - the food wasn't great.

The transfer to cancun went smoothly. We were concerned that we'd run late, however everything ran perfectly.

A great tour company with personable and professional staff!

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adventuresmex, Manager at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this review, February 9, 2011
Thank you for your wonderful review. I would like to clarify a few things:
Unfortunately we cannot put the description of the cenote on the tour since tour it is not included each time. The weather has to be right as well as the timing.
Thank you for the comments on the bike seats and food, these suggestions help us improve our tours!
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Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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“Wonderful Food Tour!”
Reviewed November 24, 2010

Last Friday we went on an Eat Like a Local in Merida food tour with Adventures Mexico, and cannot recommend the tour and the company highly enough. We had the company put this tour together for my husband and I, as well as 2 friends, as a custom tour to help us understand more about the foods and the flavors of the area. We own a 2nd home near Merida, on the coast in Chelem, and wanted to expand our food knowledge for future visits.

First, I have to say that it was a wonderful tour - it exceeded our expectations, was informative, and was entertaining, not to mention that we sampled many interesting tastes.

The tour guide, Luis Vazquez, was a delight. He has been a guide since 2002 and speaks great English; born in Mexico, he has lived in the US and in Germany. He really made the tour and is very personable. Lindy, also from Adventures Mexico, joined us for the tour. She is new to Merida, from the US, and has been hired to do English marketing for the company.

We started at 9am, and our first visit was a bakery on the main square where we discussed traditional baked goods of the area, and sampled ham & cheese pastry that was wonderful.

On to a juice shop to discuss the different juice combinations that can be ordered.

Next we visited a fresh milk shop, and had a milkshake made with fresh milk and banana - delicious.

We then walked over to the main markets, old and new, and toured them. Along the way we passed many vendors selling goods which we discussed and sampled. At the market, we stopped at many of the cooked food stalls and learned about what was being prepared, and how one would order and eat it. Some of the items we sampled here were conchinita pibil, panuchos, salbutes, and many other tastes. We had a great blended juice of Chaya (Mexican spinach), pineapple, and orange juice; fell in love with the drink horchata; and weren't so sure about the pozole (but were happy to have tried it).

We also visited many of the stalls selling fruits and vegetables, sweets, spices, fresh fish, and so on. Very informative.

We had all enjoyed meeting Don Luis, one of the vendors with a cooked food stall in the old market, and all agreed to go back to his place for lunch. We ordered several different items and shared them, including potage de frijol blanco, frijol con puerco, Milanesa empanizado, soupa de albondigas, as well as a few others. Don Luis is an excellent cook, and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, although we agreed that mondongo (stomach, inards) must be an acquired taste.

We ended at a coffee shop on the main square, around 1:00p.m. The four of us were happy, full, and had enjoyed a morning of many taste sensations and visual delights.

I took several photos, if anyone is interested, please PM me for a link.

Adventures Mexico will put together custom tours of most any subject that you are interested in. There prices are reasonable, and they are well run. We enjoyed our tour, and will use this company again - next we think we may like a cooking tour/lesson.

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