Cultural Discovery Vacation

Listing Type
Vacation Package
1 week
Intensity Level
/ Person
Trusted Provider
About Listing
Cultural Cuisine
Local Products
National Park
Music | Traditions
  • Immerse in the diverse cultures of Belize, learning about the history, foods, crafts and music
  • 6 nights ocean view accommodation in Punta Gorda
  • Kayaking, waterfalls, and wildlife watching tours included
  • All meals and soft drinks provided
Belize has a rich history, and now is a land teeming with natural and cultural diversity. From the ancient Maya civilizations that ruled the lands, to the colorful Garifuna, who originally came to the Caribbean as slaves from Western Africa. Today, these cultures live side by side, and their customs and traditions are still very much alive. Immerse yourself in their history and lives during this fascinating week of discovery in Southern Belize.
Suitable for:
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • All transport within Belize
  • 6 nights accommodation in Punta Gorda
  • All meals and soft drinks
  • All tours and excursions
  • Dedicated tour guide and 24/7 support
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Thin clothing to cover up from sun and insects
  • Lightweight rainjacket
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellant
  • Swimwear
  • Decent walking shoes/sandals
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
16 people
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Price per person for 2 persons
Price per person for 4 persons
Price per person for 6 persons
Price per person for 8 persons
Special Instructions for Rates
Rates based on double occupancy, for different group sizes please get in touch!
Day 1: Welcome to BelizeOnce you arrive in Belize City, our guide will meet and welcome you. Then travel through beautiful landscapes as you head south to Punta Gorda in the Toledo District. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in accommodation overlooking the ocean.
Day 2: East Indian CultureExplore the coastal fishing town of Punta Gorda, starting the day with a kayaking tour along a local mangrove creek, looking for birds and other wildlife. Then, explore the town and markets, before stopping for a traditional local lunch in a small diner. In the afternoon, learn the history of the East Indian culture in Belize, with an interactive demonstration and cooking class, before enjoying the fruits of your labour with a rooftop dinner overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Day 3: Garifuna CultureTake a boat trip to the southernmost coastal town of Barranco, a small Garifuna village where inhabitants mainly fish and farm the surrounding land. Take a tour of the vilage, stopping in the museum to see artefacts and learn more about the history of the Garifuna in Belize. You will also visit the spiritual centre, and enjoy some traditional drumming and dancing. Eat traditional Garifuna hudut, a coconut fish soup with mashed plantain - a real favourite in Belize!
Day 4: Maya CultureLearn about the ancient Maya cilvilization with a guided tour at Nim Li Punit archeological site to start the day. Next, visit a local Maya Womens group and learn more about the traditional way of life that families still practice today. Learn crafts, dance, and how to prepare locally grown foods, and enjoy a traditional lunch. Finally, visit a cacao farm and learn the ancient Maya art of chocolate making.
Day 5: Creole CultureTake a boat trip north to Monkey River, a beautiful river where you can see exotic birds, iguanas and even crocodiles, and walk the Howler Monkey Trail to see some of Belize's most charasmatic inhabitants! Travel back down the coast to the village of Punta Negra, where you will learn the many uses and benefits of fresh coconut, as you learn how to make natural coconut oil on the beach. After a fresh seafood lunch prepared in traditional Creole style, enjoy an afternoon of snorkeling in the local marine reserve.
Day 6: Mestizo CultureLearn about colourful Mestizo crafts and cooking during this morning tour and lunch activity. In the afternoon, cool off in the refreshing waterfall at Rio Blanco National Park. As a final cultural treat, we will revisit the Creole culture this evening, with a Creole drum lesson and dinner in the jungle cooked over a traditional firehearth.
Day 7: DepartureRise early for transfers to Belize City for departure flights or other onwards travel.
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Private transport is provided in our comfortable air-conditioned passenger van.
TIDE Tours is a subsidiary of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), a local NGO that manages three protected areas in southern Belize. All of our tour proceeds ... moreare donated to TIDE, thus supporting ecosystem conservation, and community development projects in the areas visited. Our range of nature, adventure, and cultural based tours take guests off-the-beaten-path for unique, immersive experiences. Through our Ridge to Reef Expeditions program, we also connect travelers to conservation experiences, such as our community reforestation experience. What better way to leave a lasting impact during your stay in Belize!
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Shuttles, Rentals/Charters
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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