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Garifuna Cultural and Culinary Tour

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USD 79.00
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    What to Expect
    Our Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour: offers an enriching vacation experience.   As our Cultural Guests you get the beautiful opportunity to:

    Dress in our Garifuna Traditional handmade & uniquely designed clothing that are best for the subtropical climate for the duration of your Garifuna Experience. 

    Explore the rich legacy of the Garifuna People via our Cultural Display Centres furnished with historical art pieces some of which are over 100 years old. 

    Get to uplift your spirit with the enchanting paintings of Isiah Nicholas as you explore our Spiritual Centre.  We are bless to house his largest art collection depicting varying aspect of the Garifuna Cultural inclusive of the historical journey of our Garifuna People, our spiritualty, music, and many of our indigenous art forms, all displayed in their rich & vibrant colours.

    Learn about the many magical & beneficial properties of coconut trees & coconuts and the art of  traditional coconut harvesting, husking, grating & milk extraction.  

    Master the heat in our traditional kitchen preparing a Garifuna meal over an open fire-heart.  Your great reward will be the labour of your culinary love - Delicious HUDUT which is our coconut base chuddar/broth flavoured with fresh herbs & sea fish of the day with pounded plantains & well flavourfully seasoned fried fish; or any other Garifuna Dish of choice based on dietary preference!

    Culminate your Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Tour with sensational drum rolls learning the basic techniques of Garifuna drumming & Music & revitalizing your souls ultimately earning your delicious cultural dessert by way of participating in 45 minutes mesmerizing drum session.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Unnamed Road, Hopkins, Belize

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please inform us of the Hotel you are staying at least 12 hrs. in advance
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Kayak or boat ride across to Over Johnson Island/Peninsula
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Dinner/Lunch
    • Food tasting
    • Light refreshments
    • Local guide
    • Round-trip shared transfer (minimum 3 pax)
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected) Available at a fee of USD5.00 per person
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 1 person per booking is required
    • A small amount of walking & Kayaking is involved: optional
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We found this tour through Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services on the main street in Hopkins, and booked it right away. So glad we did! While very tourist-friendly, there is nothing artificial or canned about this experience-- the company and village site are a family-run...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ticketsready
    Reviewed 14 May 2019

    Palmento has a rich slate of cultural activities. All my family did was lunch, but that was enough to know I'd like to go back for more. We called from the end of the road and Uhwanie ferried us across the canal with a kayak....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Bog-Base
    Reviewed 25 March 2019

    My husband and I went to the Garifuna Cultural Center on March 3, 2019 and spent two nights, three days there. The owner and her family are the nicest people you will ever meet! The cultural experience is fascinating and very interesting. We learned so...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Charlotte P
    Reviewed 10 November 2018

    A great place to get an education about the Garifuna culture. We learned so much about the people and their way of life. Husking, grinding and milking the coconuts was challenging. Playing the drums was fun. Be sure to bring bug spray and use it...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Donna S
    Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

    This tour was one of my favourite things I did in Belize. You learn so much about traditional Garifuna culture and the cookery lesson is fantastic - lunch is absolutely delicious!! Drumming at the end of the tour is great fun.

    Thank caipirinha_kate
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