Time seems to have stood still in the beautiful hacienda of Sotuta de Peon. One feels like one has been transported back to the 19th century when the fibre henequen was cultivated right across the yucatan and sold all over the world. From the moment of your arrival you feel as though you are inside a real live functioning hacienda. The architecture has been conserved as has the steam-powered chimney, the storage room for the henequen and a Deauville railway network where the small carts of hennequen were pulled along by mules. It´s one of the few haciendas in Yucatan where hennequen is still produced.
Departure from Merida.
08:15 Hrs. Starbucks Gran Plaza, 08:30 Hrs. Starbucks Paseo de Montejo, 08:40 Hrs. Office Sotuta de Peon (Str. 55 between 60 and 58, Downtown)
10:00 Hrs. Visit Main House: Historical setting of haciendas and landowners
Welcome cocktail: natural drink, without alcohol.
Manual capture: process of making ropes by hand
Visit scraper: extraction of henequen fiber
Visit to the Press: Process of making bales from Henequen
Visit Corchería: process for the production of ropes for machines
Truck ride: tour of the plantations on platforms pulled by mules
Visit Casa Maya: Explanation of the fieldwork by Don Antonio
Cenote: time to swim in the cenote “Dzul Ha” (1 hour) (Bring swimsuit)
15:00 Hrs. Arrival Mérida City, Approx.
Includes: Transportation, Driver – Professional guide (Spa-Eng), Lunch, Entrance fees.
Not Included: Drinks and Tips.