09:00 – Start time, Hotel Caribe
09:15 – Walk through the historic center
09:30 - Arrival to Lucas de Galvez Market and shopping time
10:30 - Public bus with your guide to our local hostess’s home
11:15 – Cooking Class and lunch
14:00 – Transfer to the nearest point to your hotel
14:30 – Ending time
* times are approximate
How does this Day Trip work?
Downtown Mérida & Lucas de Gálvez Market
You start your Merida Cooking Class by having a walk through Merida’s Downtown. Your Adventures Mexico guide will give a quick briefing on the most important buildings overlooking the Main Square, and then walk with you to one of the main markets of Merida, Lucas de Galvez.
Your guide will talk in depth about the regional fruits and vegetables, as well as the recados, the achiote, the peppers in general and especially the chile habanero and xcatic.
All of this while shopping for everything we need for our traditional family lunch.
Once you have everything you need, take a public bus with your guide to our local hostess’s home for the cooking class.
Yucatecan cuisine has one of the most varied arrays of delicious dishes amongst the 32 states of Mexico. Some of them are unique to the Yucatan and very hard to find outside of the peninsula, while others are eaten throughout the country.
The influence of ancient mayans, spaniards, frenchs and lebanese are specially noted in the cuisine.
While you cook, chop, fry, and get the dishes ready, your hostess and guide will explain some of the local traditions, the influence of other cultures in Yucatan and the differences between the yucatecos and the people from other parts of Mexico. You will also learn some Spanish and Mayan words while tasting the delicious dishes prepared by yourself!
You will enjoy a three course meal, including appetizers, main course and dessert. We include beer and soft drinks like hibiscus flower tea, or chaya water. Let us know in advance if you are vegan or vegetarian, because there are many dishes you will enjoy!
Your experience with Yucatecan cuisine comes to an end after a long chat with your host, and it’s time to say good bye to your new friends. Your Adventures Mexico guide will take you in a cab back to Downtown, so do not worry about getting lost on the way.
This Merida cooking class is very interesting and we're sure you're going to love it. This is one of the most amazing things to do in Merida!