Tour Hacienda Sotuta de Peón
The Hacienda Sotuta de Peón is an example of the splendor of haciendas. Place where we witness the process of this agave to obtain the natural fiber that the Mayans called Sosquil. The henequen estates of Yucatan produced 90 percent of the world's production at that time, giving us a clear idea of why henequen was called “the green gold.”
The tour of this hacienda offers you a look at Yucatán's colonial past. When touring Sotuta de Peón, visitors experience a true journey through time, which transports them on wooden platforms pulled by "mules", known as "trucks", on rails; which were originally used by workers. Here you can witness the process, step by step, of the transformation of Henequén, from plant to fiber and from fiber to the finished product. There is also the opportunity to see antique machinery that has been rescued from the ravages of time and rebuilt for precise operating capability. Added to this are the unique geological formations of the state of Yucatán, a beautiful cenote with crystal clear waters. At the end of the tour, the visitor is allowed to swim in the cold waters of the Cenote.
There is also a large swimming pool, surrounded by lush gardens of tropical flowers and bright green trees and native plants. The tour begins with the Main House where you can see elegant antique furniture, which gives an idea of the wealth that has been generated by the cultivation process, industrialization, and finally the export of products. of henequen to the countries waiting around the world. Similarly, there is The Scrapper Machine, in which the fibers are crushed and processed. This machine has the capacity to process 100,000 sheets in 8 hours.
The next step is the press where the henequen cubes are packed ready to be sent to the city. The next stops are at the cork factory where the dried fiber, called “Sosquil”, is stored to be transformed into ropes, threads, rugs and more, then the opportunity to stop and observe the way the workers comb the fiber to convert it. little by little into ropes of different thicknesses, the entire process is done manually, the only machine used is the one that distributes the fiber.
Without a doubt, a visit to this place is a trip to the Yucatecan past that is well worth taking because it is a simple and active way to get a little closer to the origins of this beautiful state which will make you appreciate it even more.
Tour at Hacienda Sotuta de Peón
- Historical setting of the haciendas and landowners, fruity welcome drink
- Process of making ropes by hand
- Henequen fiber extraction process
- Process of making henequen bales
- Process of making ropes with a machine.
- Tour through the plantations on a platform pulled by mules
- 1 hour to swim in the Dzul-ha cenote.
- Lunch at the restaurant 1 plate of snacks and a glass of natural water
- In the plus package the difference is that the meal is 4 courses, starter, 1 soup, 1 main course and dessert
Basic Shared Package
- Price per adult $880 MXN
- Children Price (Up to 12 Years) $515 MXN
* Tips not included
Basic Shared Plus Package
- Price per Adult $1,150 MXN
- Price per Child $ 585 MXN
* Tips not included.
Basic Private Henequenero
- Price $1,310 MXN
* Price for Children and Adults
Private Henequenero Plus
- Price $1,573 MXN
* Price for Children and Adults
We offer comfortable private vans to take you from Mérida to the Sotuta de Peón hacienda, with waiting on site and return to your hotel The cost per van is: $4,500 MXN.