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Yucatan Today House & Garden Tour at LA68

LA68 Casa de Cultura on Calle 68 x 55 | Colonia Centro, Merida, Mexico
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Last tour ...ever

Apparently we were on the last tour put on by Keith from this venue. It was fabulous...great intro... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2015
Gail M
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Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
Great Merida Intro

As an introduction to the house tour, Keith gave a wonderful short history of the Yucatan to... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2015
Fun-w-Dick-and-Jane
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Delaware
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Have you always wondered what is behind those mysterious facades in Merida? Here is your chance to find out! The Yucatan Today House and Garden Tour at LA68 is a walking tour of three houses which departs every Wednesday from November through March at 9.45 am at LA68 Casa de Cultura on Calle 68 x 55, Centro. Tour price is 200 pesos, with a portion going to three worthy beneficiaries: participants will be able to select either the Merida English Library, Pronatura Yucatan’s turtle conservation program, or Telchac Education’s teaching aids fund. Your host will be the knowledgeable and charming Keith Heitke, who has been leading the tours for the past eight years. LA68, where the tour starts and ends, is a cultural center where you can relax, enjoy a delicious menu, and learn about all the fantastic activities which they offer! Keith begins the tour with a 30-minute overview of the city and its architecture, so that your experience will be more worthwhile, and describes the way of life during Merida’s colonial era.
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31 Dec 2015
“Last tour ...ever”
20 Mar 2015
“Great Merida Intro”
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LA68 Casa de Cultura on Calle 68 x 55 | Colonia Centro, Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Apparently we were on the last tour put on by Keith from this venue. It was fabulous...great intro to the history and geography of the area and how that relates to house construction. Then we walked to 3 lovely homes, renovated by their owners in...More

2  Thank Gail M
Reviewed 21 March 2015

As an introduction to the house tour, Keith gave a wonderful short history of the Yucatan to explain why the houses are built the way they are. It was so important to understanding how the Yucatan is so unique in Mexico. Oh, & BTW, the...More

1  Thank Fun-w-Dick-and-Jane
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We had done the english library walking tour and decided to try this one. We enjoyed it much more for the following reasons. 1. smaller group 2. none of the homes were for sale 3. We saw a mansion under renovation on calle 66, it...More

2  Thank John J
Reviewed 23 March 2013

My husband and I joined one of the last tours of the season and really enjoyed. Keith is obviously very knowledgeable about the old homes in Merida and we learned a lot. We viewed a nice variety that all shared some common themes - but...More

1  Thank OptimusEdmonton
Reviewed 10 February 2013

There are two House Tours available in Centro Merida. One on Tuesdays and this one on Wednesdays. This tour runs from November to March at 9:45. It starts at LA68 in a red house on the corner of Calle 68 & Calle 55. Keith, the...More

2  Thank nekko8
Reviewed 28 January 2013

This was a great, light, but informative opportunity to see another side of the city I've enjoyed visiting several times. Keith was knowledgeable and has done his homework to be able to give us good background to explain why things are done there the way...More

1  Thank Gregg E
YucatanTodayEditor, Manager at Yucatan Today House & Garden Tour at LA68, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2013

My name is Juanita and I am the editor of Yucatan Today, print and online tourism magazine, which is the owner of this house tour. Thank you for taking the time to write your comment, we appreciate your enthusiasm and we are so pleased you...More

Reviewed 12 January 2013

Be sure to do this while in Merida. Keith introduces the house tour in a wonderful venue. The meeting place, a unique colonial building, LA68, is used for a number of purposes. It even has a delightful fair trade shop. Keith talks about how Merida...More

1  Thank escondida
YucatanTodayEditor, Manager at Yucatan Today House & Garden Tour at LA68, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

My name is Juanita and I am the editor of Yucatan Today, print and online tourism magazine, which is the owner of this house tour. Thank you for taking the time to write your comment, we appreciate your enthusiasm and we are so pleased you...More

Reviewed 11 January 2013

All of the houses in the Centro of Merida have a big facade that completely hides what's inside. This tour allows you to explore the world beyond the facades. For 200 pesos per person, the very knowledgeable guide Keith will take you into three houses...More

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YucatanTodayEditor, Manager at Yucatan Today House & Garden Tour at LA68, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2013

My name is Juanita and I am the editor of Yucatan Today, print and online tourism magazine, which is the owner of this house tour. Thank you very much for your comment! I’d like to clarify one detail...the length of the tours. Arrival time is...More

Reviewed 26 December 2012

Worth going out for a half day. Saw 3 houses today out of the 20 or so Kieth has to show. Saw renovated and unrenovated homes. Was very helpful in discovering what is behind the Merida walled house fronts. Charged $20.00.per person My money was...More

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YucatanTodayEditor, Manager at Yucatan Today House & Garden Tour at LA68, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2013

My name is Juanita and I am the editor of Yucatan Today, print and online tourism magazine, which is the owner of this house tour. Thank you for your comment. I’d like to clarify what the fee is for this tour: the charge for the...More

Reviewed 19 December 2012

A visit to Mérida isn't complete without this tour. The original tour of homes starts at LA68, which is a unique restaurant and cultural center. I had coffee and a bite to eat and met the tour docent Keith and other visitors taking the tour...More

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YucatanTodayEditor, Manager at Yucatan Today House & Garden Tour at LA68, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2013

My name is Juanita and I am the editor of Yucatan Today, print and online tourism magazine, which is the owner of this house tour. Thank you for taking the time to write your comment, we appreciate your enthusiasm and we are so pleased you...More

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