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Milpa Cultivation

Cultivation of the Milpa: Enjoy the Ancestral Workshop

Rutopía editorial team
Rutopía editorial team
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Yucatan is famous for its beautiful beaches, magnificent ruins and the mysterious Maya; in this workshop you will learn the ancestral technique that the Maya use to this day to obtain food such as corn, beans and squash that is possible thanks to the milpa.

Wear comfortable shoes because you will make this trip by bicycle, your guide will be waiting for you to begin this 2 and a half hour journey. You will arrive at the Cultivation of the Milpa, where you will get information about the process to produce corn: cleaning, planting and harvesting.

Afterwards, you will walk through the surrounding trails full of different plants of the region, you will identify those used by the Mayas, natives of Yucatan, as food and those used for medicinal purposes; you will also discover very important trees, which they use to build their houses and tourist cabins.

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