- When you Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula you hear the word "henequen" a lot – maybe you've wondered what it means and why it's so important. At Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, all your questions will be answered at this reconstructed working henequen plantation located about one hour south of Merida. Cultivation and export of the fibrous plant, also known as sisal, brought serious wealth to Yucatan in the 19th and early 20th centuries – they even called it "Green Gold."The tour includes a welcome drink, visit to the Main House, machine house, scrapper machine, drying area, bummer press, finished goods plant, truck ride (platform pulled by mules), and the Mayan house with stories and "the occasional tale by Don Antonio."
Hours of Operation: Open Daily. Tour Schedules: 10:00 am and 13:00 pm
Price: Adult Combo MX$650/US$65(Transportation, tour and lunch Included). Tour only: Adults: $300.00 Mexican pesos Children 4-12 years of age: $150.00 Mexican pesos. Children under 4 years of age: Free of charge. Transportation Rates: Adults: $200.00 Mexican pesos. Children 4-12 years of age: $100.00 Mexican pesos. Children under 4 years of age: Free of charge. Note: Rates include all Taxes. Gratuities not included.
How to Get There: From Merida, take the Periferico (ring highway) toward Cancun and take Exit 4 onto Ruta 42 Sur (Route 42 South). After passing through Tahdzibichen you will reach a fork in the road; head toward the right to San Pedro Chimay and follow the signs to Sotuta de Peon.
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