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The Best and Most Authentic Merida Experience.






Susan Sontag


Authentic Yucatan Tours (AYT) specializes in individual and small group tours throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. We saw a need and decided to fill it. It is our mission to offer our guests the opportunity to experience the Yucatan from a “local’s” perspective while using “Fair Market” practices with many village artisans around Merida making our company different than others here in the Yucatan. The special complimentary amenities we offer to our guests on every tour helps support the people and their villages directly, so you are not just booking a tour, you are helping the economy of these small villages.

We are also offering individualized tours for our guests’ needs while they are here in the Yucatan. You may be here a day, week, or here as a resident who wants to explore our Yucatan with help from a qualified and trusted source. AYT is that company. If you are interested in an individualized tour contact our office for details.


The founders of AYT are both born and raised here in Merida. That is why you will experience the Yucatan they know and love. You will join our tour as a guest, but it is our hope you are feeling as family when you leave our service.


One founders were born and raised in Merida Yucatan and as with most Yucatecans, have family and connections throughout the Yucatan. One founder spent 11 years between River Maya and Cancun working in public relations for a major American hotel and full service resort company where he was given the opportunity to also train in Dallas Texas. Through that work he has accumulated a strong knowledge of the English vocabulary, and can converse easily both in Spanish and English.


The other founder’s background is in the Yucatan food and beverage industry. She worked with one of Mexico’s premier tequila companies and has owned her own restaurant business. Since we will be offering a complimentary continental breakfast with each tour, you will be able to see how she can put a Yucatan twist to this popular offering.


The owners have three young sons.

It will be our pleasure to accommodate you in “an experience of a lifetime”.

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