The Yucatan State of Mexico is dotted not only by Mayan ruins, but by Mayan villages. Mayan families live in these small villages about one hour outside the city of Merida. For many, the hammock trade is their only source of income. By special arrangement, see how the Mayan live, the fair trade of hammocks and how we work with the villagers.
Mayan Hammock Making & Mayan Village Tour:The Mayan village and hammock making tour is by special arrangement only. You will never find this on any brochure or agency in the Merida area of Mexico. You and your group are invited for the opportunity of visiting the Mayan villages, seeing firsthand the making of the hammocks and experience how the Mayans live. This is not your typical tourist side trip, but a rare opportunity to see how the Mayan people live day to day. This is an off-the-beaten-path immersion, stepping into a world few see – even few Mexicans have seen this remote lifestyle of their indigenous peoples.
The Mayan village life is a simple one. Most of the families live in one room huts or block buildings. There is no running water or indoor plumbing. It's not uncommon to have chickens and turkeys wandering around the yards. The homes are bare, with few items or personal possessions. They eat and live simply. However in every home, when you enter a home of any village member, there are hammocks strung up for their use. Hammocks are both a place for someone to sit on when visiting, or at night become their sleeping place.
For many families, the hammock trade is their only source of income. Our hammocks are made in the areas around the town of Merida in the Yucatan region. We work with hundreds of familes in the local communities to support their self-sufficiency through the fair trade of their hammock production. We then provide their handmade hammock products directly to you for you and your friends to enjoy.