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Destino Merida
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Alex Aranda
We are a small family-owned tour company based in the beautiful colonial city of Merida in the southern state of Yucatan, Mexico, specializing in private day excursions in and around Merida.

All our day trips are led by Alex Aranda, a highly-experienced bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish) and certified driver, who moved from his native Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula over 35 years ago, and has been living and working in Southern Mexico ever since.

Before bringing his expertise and unique style of guiding to the Yucatan, Alex led cultural tours for many years in the maya highlands surrounding San Cristobal de Las Casas in the southern state of Chiapas, where he received the Trip Advisor Award of Excellence for his work, as well as recommendations in many major travel guides, including Lonely Planet, Fodors and Frommers.

Alex founded Destino Merida with his wife Joanna so that he could share his favorite travel experiences in the beautiful state of Yucatan, and his trips often take you into the heart of the countryside to magical places you may not have discovered on your own.

Alex specializes in private tours with groups no larger than seven people so that he can offer a truly personal and friendly service to those travelling with him.

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