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Welcome to Destino Merida. We are a family tour company based in the beautiful colonial city of Merida specializing in private day trips that take you beyond the guidebooks and into the heart of Yucatan, where you'll feel as though you have stepped back in time into a magical world very different from our own.

Alex Aranda, the owner of Destino Merida, will be accompanying you throughout the day. He is an experienced bilingual guide and certified driver, and he is dedicated to providing a professional and friendly service with a personal touch.

We provide private transportation in a modern, air-conditioned and fully licensed and insured vehicle, and our itineraries can be customized so that you can choose the places that you would most like to visit and see them at a pace that suits you.

Whether you'd like to discover ancient maya cities, swim in the sparkling turquoise water of a cenote, explore lively colonial towns, experience daily life in mayan villages, enjoy a boat ride to see the spectacular Pink Flamingos, or simply linger over lunch in a majestic hacienda dating back to the 17th century, we take great pride in sharing the culture and natural beauty of Yucatan.

Merida is the perfect base for exploring the area as well as being a great destination in its own right. Founded by the Spanish conquistadors over 450 years ago, it is a fascinating blend of colonial city and cosmopolitan charm, with its vibrant streetlife, magnificent architecture, wonderful array of museums, and some of the most delicious food in southern Mexico!

Wherever you go in the state of Yucatan there is a sense of adventure and discovery, and our trips often take you off the beaten path to some very special places you may not have discovered on your own.

Temple of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza
Relax and enjoy one of our private day tours of Merida and its beautiful surroundings with
your own personal guide/driver ... and an itinerary designed especially for you.
Stairs leading up to front entrance of Hacienda Temozon
Flamingos in Biosphere Reserve of Celestun
Franciscan monk walking through the streets of Izamal
Church in Mayan pueblo of Ake
Destino Merida
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

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Swimming in cenote X-Batun
Hacienda San Pedro Ochil
"Dear Alex, I wanted to thank you and Joanna for the fine work that you put in to make Patti’s and my trip such a great one. As I told you, I’d never even heard of Merida before Patti started the trip planning process, so I feel like I really discovered something special. In fact, I learned more about Mexico and life in your country on this trip than in all our previous ones combined, and that was in no small part to your service. We’ve been singing the praises of Merida and Destino Merida since our return."

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