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.
Depart early from your Merida at the places especified pick up and commence the journey to Hacienda Sotuta de peon in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan. You'll given a tour starting in the main homestead which covers the colonial furnishings, decoration and architecture. The next section of the tour takes the visitor to the machinery room where you can see the process of obtaining fibre from the leaves of hennequen in action. Later the tour goes on to the areas where the fiber is dried. In the corcheria the fiber is combed by a machine and is made into rope of varying thicknesses and finally into a hennequen fabric. A traditional mayan house is situated on a small rise surrounded by the fields of hennequen. Here, don Antonio Ucan, a local mayan man will tell the visitor about the life of the mayas and also explain the process of cultivating henequen. The tour also includes a visit to cenoten "Dzul Ha", you'll swim if you want. Then you'll eat a typical food. Later, will return to the Merida City.Visit Main House: Historical framework of the haciendas and the hacendadosWelcome cocktail: Natural Drink, Non-Alcoholic.Manual Catching: Process of making ropes by handVisit Scraper: Extraction of the Henequen fiberVisit to the Press: Process of elaboration of bales of HenequenVisit Corchería: Process for the production of machine ropesRide in Truck: Tour of the plantations on platforms pulled by mulesVisit Casa Maya: Explanation of the fieldwork by Don AntonioCenote: Time to swim in the cenote "Dzul Ha" (1 Hour) (Bring swimsuit)