Merida City & Shopping Tour
See the sights of Merida on this Yucatan tour that will help you appreciate the area's storied past. Merida, the largest Yucatan city, was founded back in 1542, and you'll encounter many historic attractions that date back to that time. You're in for a fun history lesson!
When you arrive in Merida, you'll head over to the centro historico district. Here, you'll find various colonial residences and structures that line the streets; these buildings lie in different states of disrepair and provide a glimpse at the history of the area, which has seen its share of revolts.
Some of the major sites you'll visit include the Cathedral de San IIdefonso, Montejo's House and the Government Palace. These structures date as far back as the late 1500s, so you can see how the city's architecture progress over the centuries. You'll also stop by the Main Square with your guide and hear anecdotes about the city's culture. There will also be some time to do some shopping in the area.
Reviewer: Lisa Cunningham
We had Areli as our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable about Merida and you could tell she really enjoyed sharing her city with us! Our first stop was a cenote in the Costco parking lot which was a surprise but so pretty!! We really enjoyed this tour! They were also able to take us most of the way to the ship on the way back so we only had to take the shuttle into Progreso, not back to the ship. Overall, great tour!!
Reviewer: Melinda Tharpe
My husband and I loved this excursion! Merida was an unexpected jewel and we were fascinated with it's history and culture. Our guide, Areli, was fantastic and the personal attention we received was outstanding. Areli was clearly passionate about her home and we learned so much about the area and the people. I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Nancy Aromando
Enjoyed this excursion. Lots to see, very historic.
Reviewer: Jerene Smith
This was a great historical city tour lead by a very knowledgeable guide. On our way to the downtown area, we stopped at 2 sites and given a nice narrative tour of the area. Once in downtown, we visited the museum, cathedral, had some time for shopping around the main square, and ate at a local eatery. Overall a very nice learning experience for the Mexican/European history of Merida, and the small group of 6 made it easy to ask questions and navigate the city.
Reviewer: John Ramsay
The tour was very nice. It was good to leave the tourist areas and discover the culture of the area. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. I was worried without cause about purchasing an excursion outside of Carnival, but they new what they were doing and took very good care of us.