A unique 6 day program in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Merida, Yucatan. We'll be staying in a beautiful B&B, walking distance to Plaza Principal, many museums, art galleries, great restaurants, cafés and bakeries, public markets, and the many weekly events and outdoor entertainment of downtown Merida. We will be walking our 10,000 steps a day for sure, so bring your walking shoes!
This program includes 6 nights accommodation (guests book their chosen room directly with B&B owner), 3 pottery workshops in which we will work with local Yucatan clay and learn some ancestral hand building and surface finishing techniques. The workshops take place in a great little pottery studio, right downtown. And yes - our clay creations will be fired by the end of the retreat!
This program also includes daily breakfast and happy hour nibbles and drinks, a visit to the Yucatan Museum of Anthropology, an excursion to a beautiful hacienda and cenotes, daily outings in the city, and to end on a delicious note - an in house cooking class with a local chef, and dinner.
Should you want to explore more, there are many one day excursion options available in the area, including many Maya archeological sites, cenotes, haciendas, pink flamingos, the beach town of Progreso, and more. Many half day activities too such as public market tours, Spanish lessons, dance lessons, and more.
Join us for this sweet retreat in the heat, make new friends or bring your own, and experience this buzzing and festive gem of a city in 6 days, with just enough organized activities and just enough free time : )
-6 nights in beautiful B&B (participants book directly with B&B owners-contact provided upon booking-see rates below. Other accommodation suggestions available upon request).
-6 breakfast, 6 afternoon happy hour nibbles and drinks, and 1 dinner
-3 pottery workshops
-A visit to the Yucatan Museum of Anthropology
-A guided tour around Plaza Principal and surrounding area
-Outing to a historic hacienda with stunning cenotes
-A cooking class with a local chef, featuring traditional Yucatan dishes
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Each traveler is responsible for their own flight, airport transfers and other ground transportation, insurance, lunches and dinners, excursions and admission/entry fees to the venues not listed in this program.
-For adults 21 and older
-Each traveler must show proof of travel insurance
-Participants must be fully vaccinated
-Merida and Yucatan Covid measures in place at the time of our stay must be respected.
RATES (all in $CAD, prices includes room and full program)
Master bedroom – $1,850 per person for double occupancy / $3,400 for single occupancy. Very spacious, king bed, 2nd floor, private balcony with pool view, large private bathroom, beautiful design and architectural accents.
King room – $1,750 per person for double occupancy / $3,200 for single occupancy. King bed, desk, private bathroom, ground floor.
Family suite: Main room - $1,600 per person for double occupancy / $3,000 for single occupancy king bed, poolside, shared bathroom with twin room, ground floor.
Family suite: Twin room - $1,600 per person for double occupancy / $3,000 for single occupancy 2 single beds, shared bathroom with main room
Standard room -$1,600 per person for double occupancy / $3,000 for single occupancy. 3 single beds (1 bunk and 1 single), private bathroom, 2nd floor.
BOOKING DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2023
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: $500 deposit per person upon booking $500 per person before August 1st, 2023 (payable directly to B&B owner)
Balance payable before October 1st, 2023 (payable to Shaw Street Pottery)
100% refundable if cancelled before August 1st 2023 50% refundable if cancelled between August 2nd and November 1st, 2023
No refund can be issues if cancelled after November 1st, 2023
Each traveler is responsible to purchase their own flights, insurance (flight, travel cancellation, medical, etc.), and book their room directly with B&B (included in pricing above-B&B contact provided upon booking).
If one or more of the planned activities is cancelled for reasons out of our control, we will do our best to find a satisfactory replacement.
-All participants must agree to respect and follow the Covid measures in place in Mérida and Yucatan (masking, etc) at the time of our stay when we go out in the city or on excursions. Masks are voluntary when inside the house.