Garifuna Cassava Farm Tour

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Inland
Departs From
Hopkins
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
101
70
-
$
169
50
/ Person
Trusted Provider
  • Secure Online Payment
  • No Booking Fees
Belize CA T
Response rate: 
92%
Response time:
several hours
Location Information
Departure:
Palmento Grove Docking
About Listing
Features:
Cultural Cuisine, Local Products
Highlights
  • Traditional Cassava Farm tour
  • Learn Cassava Processing
  • Freshly made Cassava Pudding
  • Traditional Garifuna Lunch
Description
Come and enjoy a fun filled day on our  Garifuna Cassava Farm Tour. Come witness the traditional life of our Garifuna farmers; maintaining endless rows of cassava beds and reaping the splendid crop from their labor. This wonder crop has been loyal to the Garifuna people since their movement through the Caribbean by being the main staple in their diet and can last up to several years without spoiling. Therefore, come and enjoy seeing first hand how to prepare cassava bread from the plant to the finishing product and also come enjoy the delicious byproducts such as the scrumptious cassava pudding. 


  • The tour departs from Hopkins at 7:30 AM with an estimated pickup from your hotel at 7:15 AM
  • It includes round trip pick up and drop off at your hotel.
  • Estimated arrival time at the Cassava Farm will be 8:00 AM
  • Accompanied by a licensed tour guide, you will be introduced to the owners of the Cassava Farm
  • The owners will also be your instructors for the day as they take you through the amazing cassava mazes they have worked so hard to maintain.
  • After that tour you will begin the labor-intensive, yet very rewarding, cassava preparing process
  • That is followed by sitting and chatting with the Garifuna folk as you enjoy a wonderfully prepared and scrumptiously delicious traditional Garifuna cuisine
  • Ending with a tasting of all the byproducts produced by the cassava during that tour. Your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied as you get a taste of the mouthwatering cassava pudding prepared from scratch with all natural ingredients.
  • Departure time will be at 2:00 PM
  • Arrival at your hotel will be at 2:30 PM
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Park Fees
  • Transport
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
10 people
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Description
Person
$
169
50
1pax
Person
$
124
30
2-5 pax
Person
$
101
70
6-8 pax
Activities
Cooking, Learning, Sightseeing
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
A/C minivan
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily8:00 AM4-5
Provider
Located on the north side of Hopkins Village in southeastern Belize, Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural and Fishing Institute consists of both a private island retreat and an inland ... moreTour & Travel Services Business designed to reflect the authenticity of a traditional Garifuna village. Owned and operated by local Garifuna people, an Afro-Caribbean culture indigenous to Belize, Palmento Grove is one of the best places to experience authentic local culture in Belize.

For more than 10 years, Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural and Fishing Institute has served as a sustainable tourism business and a cultural preservation center. Situated amongst beautiful mangrove bushes on the edge of Fresh Water Creek Lagoon where it meets the Caribbean Sea, Palmento Grove feels like a world away. Specializing in authentic Garifuna cuisine and cultural activities, the institute serves as an outstanding introduction to Garifuna history and culture.

Guests of Palmento Grove can wander the footpaths on this isolated strip of island or head out with local fishermen to try your luck at catching some of the many abundant species of fish and seafood that thrive in the area. Guests can use fresh-caught fish mixed with fresh vegetables from the gardens to learn how to cook mouthwatering traditional dishes like hudut, a Garifuna fish stew made with coconuts and plantains, all accompanied by the sounds of traditional Garifuna drumming.

Designed to promote holistic healing and rejuvenation, Palmento Grove is a true sanctuary where guests are surrounded on all sides by fresh air and delightful scenery. Rooms at Palmento Grove are cozy and comfortable, furnished in the traditional Garifuna style, and with magnificent views looking out at the pristine garden & water view.

Palmento Grove is an environmental and socially conscious business that is dedicated to empowering people through the promotion and preservation of traditional cultural knowledge, history, and way of life. Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is also the organizer of the Belize Paranda MusicFest, which promotes and protects traditional Garifuna Music in Belize as well as sponsoring an annual cultural and entrepreneurial summer camp for local youths.

If you're looking for an oasis away from the stresses and strains of modern life, then Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is exactly the place that you've been looking for. Palmento also organizes tours to nearby attractions on the reef and mainland, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and trips to ancient Maya cities. The Institute can be reached from Belize City in about two and a half hours and is located in the historic Commerce Bight area on the north side of Hopkins Village in Stann Creek District.

For a truly authentic Belizean experience, choose Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural and Fishing Institute.
Tagline:
Belize Adventure with a natively younique exotic Garifuna Experience
Tour Operator License:
05-105
Hotel License:
1459
Account Type:
Company
Languages:
Creole, English, Garifuna
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • 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.
Terms & Conditions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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 02 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Minimum age is 18 years
 
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