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.
08:40 hrs: Departure from Merida.
10:00 hrs: Arrival at the Hacienda Sotuta de Peón.
Visit Main House: Historical setting of haciendas and landowners.
Welcome cocktail: natural drink, without alcohol.
Manual capture: the process of making ropes by hand.
Visit scraper: extraction of henequen fiber.
Visit the Press: Process of making bales from Henequen.
Visit Corchería: the process for the production of ropes for machines.
Truck ride: a 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).