Cooking Class with visit of the Lucas de Galvez Market

  • This tour runs from Monday till Saturday.
  • Minimum 2 persons Maximum 4 persons.

Cooking Class

With visit of Lucas de Glavez Market

Usd 69 / per person

  • visit Lucas de Galvez Market
  • guide in English and Spanish
  • Meals: 1 light lunch and cooking session at a local family home
  • Transportation as indicated
  • limonade or hisbiscus flower ice tea drink
  • lunch with entrance, main dish and dessert
  • glass of Mayan liquor Xtabentun

If you are looking for a less formal, yet interesting and very familiar cooking class in Merida, this Day trip is just for you.
Downtown Mérida & Lucas de Gálvez Market
You start your Merida Cooking Class by having a walk through Merida’s Downtown. Your 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. The included soft drinks you’ll make can be hibiscus flower tea, or chaya water. Let us know in advance if you are vegetarian, because there are some vegetarian dishes you will enjoy!

The End
Your experience with Yucatecan cuisine comes to an end after a long chat with your host, and its time to say good bye to your new friends. Your Adventures Mexico guide will take you 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!


Tour Highlights

  • Cook and taste Yucatecan/Mexican delicacies
  • Explore the Lucas de Galvez Market of Mérida
  • Meet locals
  • Shop locally produced veggies


Pickup Time: 9:00 am

Pickup Location: Caribe Hotel

Dropoff Time: 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Dropoff Location: Caribe Hotel

The Cooking Class and Market tour can be adapted to Vegetarian and Vegan preferences.