Valladolid

Valladolid Mayan Bees Tour with Lunch or breakfast and Honey Tasting

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MAYAN BEES TOUR
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Soda/Pop
    • Gratuities

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Xkopek, Beekeeping Park
      Calle 57 x 36 y 38 Tablaje Catastral 2581, San Juan, 97780 Valladolid, Yuc., Mexico

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not allergic to bees.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Stevie_G
    Wonderful experience and package! Our tour guide was very informative and nice. We would highly recommend this tour. We learned a lot about the Mayan Bees and had a lovely lunch. We bought the moisturizing cream which we are in love with.

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    Wonderful experience and...
    Stevie_G, Mar 2024
    Wonderful experience and package! Our tour guide was very informative and nice. We would highly recommend this tour. We learned a lot about the Mayan Bees and had a lovely lunch. We bought the moisturizing cream which we are in love with.
    Nice, easy and casual tour
    Dean_L, Mar 2024
    This was a nice, casual tour, with some good information being shared about the history of bees in the area, etc.
    Afternoon with bees!
    Francesco_S, Jan 2024
    Very informative tour. You get to know the habits of local bees, compare them with European bees and taste their products (honey, propolis and others). We had a quick snack with some homemade tortillas and a filling lunch in the restaurant of the area. The quality of the food is not exceptional, but it's definitely worth the price of the whole tour. It's nice to support local businesses like this one.
    Fun and educational
    Terry_F, Jan 2024
    The guide was knowledgeable and personable. The story of the stingless bees of the region was fascinating.
    Interesting off the beaten path experience in Valladolid
    Boon_K, Dec 2023
    This is a unique tour, for those looking for something off the beaten path! It is a bee farm, and also a natural park. You will visit a dry cenote, where there are natural hives of several different species of Mayan bees. And then you will visit their own "farm" at the back, where you can get up to the hives and the bees up close. Scared of bees? Don't be - the Mayan bees are stingless, and tiny. So there is nothing to be afraid. Caveat - there are (invasive) wild European bees in the Yucatan peninsula, and of course in the immediate area of the bee farm too. There are some in the dry cenote you will visit. So you might get stung. But you might also get stung in other parts of Valladolid, Yucatan, etc. The guide is enthusiastic and good at explaining. His English is good enough for the tour that all the information is conveyed. There is also a honey tasting part of the tour - to try the Mayan bee honey and pollen and other products. As well as a small snack of freshly made tacos. And also a lunch included with this tour, in the restaurant attached to the hotel that is on the same site. We didn't have time to eat the lunch, so can't comment on it. Parking is free, and there is a gift shop on-site. The one thing I have to mention is that there are many, many mosquitos here. Try to wear long pants and sleeves, and bring very good mosquito repellent. It is, after all, situated in a wild area (even though it is just 5 mins drive from downtown Valladolid) for the bees to go and pollinate and gather honey. Overall, definitely worth a visit, to do something different than just the ancient ruins and wet cenotes!
    Tasting the different...
    Gina_M, Dec 2023
    Tasting the different types of honey. Learning about the different types of cenotes and the lunch was delicious.
    Fantastic tour!
    Nickolette_G, Dec 2023
    We had a wonderful tour with Joel! The honey tasting was great, and we especially loved the fresh tortillas and salsa. It was very interesting hiking through nature and learning all about different types of bees.
    Tasty Bit of Culture
    Mavourneen_H, Dec 2023
    This is indeed a hidden gem. Beautiful location, with an informative tour, lunch included with the honey tasting and some sweets from the guide. Really unique experience that also helps with ecosystem preservation while learning about history and current cultivation practices.
    Excellent experience
    ANA_C, Nov 2023
    Excellent tour. Mario was a very educated guide , he knows a lot about bees and share his passion in every step and of the tour.
    Nice learning experience!
    Petr_K, Aug 2023
    We went on the first tour of the day at 8.30 a.m. when the temperature was still fine. The guide was very knowledgeable and the whole place well organized. Due to add that we are both biologists and very interested about native bees and the nature overall. The gl guide was using tablet with great visualization help. At the end was a brief tasting of a few types of honey. After the tour which lasted just about an hour we had a delicious breakfast in a restaurant on the same property which was part of our package. We are very happy with the visit and can highly recommend Xkopek park to visitors of Valladolid.
    Educational
    Jessica_R, Jul 2023
    Great tour? I loved it! The area is nice and green, jungle like😊 the guide was very, very knowledgeable!!
    Pristine Environment for Native Bees
    Teresa_G, Mar 2023
    Very informative guide. He spoke good English and was friendly. It was great to visit a place that was dedicated to helping our environment. In addition to the bees we saw a Motmot, one of my favorite birds! We loved the honey tasting but breakfast was not included which puzzled me because the ticket said breakfast or lunch was included. Just the same, we were not disappointed.
    Must see!
    Jessica_N, Nov 2022
    Our guide was excellent, he spoke wonderful English and was very informative. The honey tasting was great and we learned a lot! Would recommend to anyone. A hidden gem in valladolid
    Bees are our friends!
    Susan_R, Jul 2022
    We loved this experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We learned about the different kinds of native bees and observed several different hives. We sampled 9 different bee products and then enjoyed a delicious lunch. We would highly recommend this to all visitors to Valladolid!
    Don't Worry, These Bees Don't Sting!
    Abby_G, May 2022
    We loved our experience here! It was fascinating to learn more about the natural bee populations and while we were in the cenote seeing the hives, the our guide had a iPad with videos and instructional videos. The tasting was also great!
    Highly recommend
    Ilaria_N, May 2022
    Great experience. Highly recommend it. My 6yr old daughter loved it and was talking about bees the rest of the trip
    A unique experience. Highly recommended.
    James_G, Apr 2022
    Beautiful location, amazing bees, knowledgable and friendly guide. It was fascinating to learn about how Xkopek are working to protect the endangered Yucatan bees and preserve Majan culture. We also enjoyed the honey tasting and bought some of their delicious products. Nice lunch too in beautiful surroundings.
    A WONDERFUL AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE!
    Elizabeth_B, Jan 2022
    One of the most authentic experiences I have had in Mexico. Wonderful people who truly care about the Earth and it is very inspiring to see how differently the bees are treated. I learnt a lot about the Mexican bees, it is a beautiful place and the lunch was lovely. Thank you
    Fantastique
    stephane_b, Jan 2024
    Très intéressante visite, instructive sur les différents types d’abeilles avec un moment dégustation. Le déjeuner inclus est délicieux, et peut être pris avant ou après la visite, selon l’heure que vous aurez choisi. Prix imbattable pour la qualité de la prestation, nous recommandons vivement ! (Parking gratuit à l’intérieur du domaine)
    Espectacular y muy recomendable para aprender y conocer
    INGRID_L, Oct 2023
    Excelentísima la atención del guía, aprendimos muhciisisisisismo de muchas cosas que no conociamos de las abejas en genral, de la flora y fauna de la región de la cultura maya, de biologia y de todo práctimcamente. Las instalaciones estan súper bien cuidadas, y la ubicación muy fácil de seguir en el GPS. La comida delicios, 100000% recomendable, recibimos más de lo que nos costó

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