Hopkins

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Village
Population
1,500
District/Region
Stann Creek
Description
Highlights
  • GariMaya Museum
  • Sittee Point
  • Hopkins Stand Up
  • Beaches, Snorkeling, Diving
  • Garifuna Cuisine
About Location
Hopkins is a fascinating Garifuna village located in the eastern coast of Belize in the Stann Creek District. Surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range inland and the Caribbean Sea, Hopkins stands as a vibrant community. It is the cultural Center of the Garifuna population in Belize.
 
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45
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150
/ Person
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45
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150
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Placencia/Hopkins to San Ignacio  Luxury affordable daily shared shuttle service from Placencia or Hopkins to San Ignacio. Pick up from any hotel along the Placencia peninsula. Pick ... moreup from downtown Hopkins. 

Departs from Placencia around 5:30 pm. Individual pick up from your hotel along the Placencia peninsula is included.

Departs from Hopkins Village about 7:00pm with pick up near the hopkins police station. Local taxi is available from your hotel.

Optional stop at Belmopan city for a quick break.

Arrives at San Ignacio at 9:30/10:00 pm. 
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100
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175
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
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This is a combo tour of two various places in southern Belize. Che’il Mayan Chocolate factory is located in Maya Center Village on the Southern Highway. It’s a 25 min ride from Hopkins. ... moreHere you will have the opportunity to go on a two-hour tour, which includes a hike at the cacao farm where you can have a taste of the bean and get a chance to see wild birds, flora & fauna. The second leg is the traditional Mayan Chocolate process making and a wonderful ending of eating your personally made chocolate.

The second part of the tour takes you off-road through the rainforest and up into the Maya Center Village hills to the beautiful Maya King Waterfall. Driving right up to the entrance of the fall, it’s a short walk up some stairs to dip into a clear refreshing natural pool. Spend the time relaxing under the falls or just swimming in any of the three pools at the park. Lastly river tubing for 1 hour 30 minutes.
$
125
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy an unforgettable day walking through the steps of the Garifuna Ancestors. While also getting an opportunity to get acquainted with the waterways that once provided sustenance ... morefor them. All at a great discounted price. Travelers will begin with a guided kayak tour through the passage way of the ancestors, Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. Observing beautiful and pristine flora & fauna as you embark on a short traditional fishing expedition. Followed by your Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour, where you'll embark on a journey through our history and culture. It begins with a short history lesson with art, artifacts, and literature depicting our history. Then goes into traditional cooking sessions where you learn to cook the 'HUDUT''meal of our dignitaries. Then ends with drumming sessions with our professional instructor, allowing you to dance or catch the beat of our melodious Garifuna drums. A special surprise for your excellent job also awaits you at the end ;)
$
150
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy a combination of nature and culture at a low cost. Enjoy the refreshing waters of the waterfalls and river at Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary. Followed by a cultural adventure through ... morethe footsteps of the Garifuna ancestor. Surely unforgettable.
$
140
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy an unforgettable day walking through the steps of the Garifuna Ancestors. While also getting an opportunity to get acquainted with the waterways that once... more
provided sustenance for them. All at a great discounted price. Travelers will begin with Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour @2:30 PM, where you'll embark on a journey through our history and culture. It begins with a short history lesson with art, artifacts, and literature depicting our history. Then goes into traditional cooking sessions where you learn to cook the 'HUDUT''meal of our dignitaries. Then ends with drumming sessions with our professional instructor, allowing you to dance or catch the beat of our melodious Garifuna drums. A special surprise for your excellent job also awaits you at the end ;). Followed by a relaxing cruise through the calm, otherworldly waters of the bio-luminescent Fresh Water Creek Lagoon 6:00 PM. Observe the beautiful scenery as the night seemingly leads you to another planet with fishes, crocodiles and stingrays darting pass in a glowing green hue as you touch the stars when your hands pass through the water. Surely to leave you with an unforgettable memory as you leave the docking area @9:00 PM.
$
120
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Travelers will begin with Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour @1:00 PM, where you'll embark on a journey through our history and culture. It begins with a short history ... morelesson with art, artifacts, and literature depicting our history. Then goes into traditional cooking sessions where you learn to cook the 'HUDUT''meal of our dignitaries. Followed by a Romantic cruise through the calm waters of Fresh Water Creek Lagoon 5:00 PM. Observe the most beautiful sunset you'll ever witness as the sun finds a blanket behind the majestic Maya mountains forming a mesmerizing hue of oranges, reds, and blues. While our professional drummers serenade you with melodious Garifuna music. Surely a moment you'll never forget.
$
230
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy Belize's magnificent waterways to explore the turquoise waters of the largest living barrier in the world. Snorkeling through the refreshing waters witnessing an endless array ... moreof aquatic flora and fauna. Then go home to take a break before we head on an otherworldly adventure through the bioluminescent Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. Hold the stars in your hand as the water glitters of your skin, while aquatic fauna dart passes you with a green glow. All this at an amazing combo deal that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
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30
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50
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
The tranquil, spread-out Creole village of Sittee River, with its increasing population of North American expats, stretches alongside the beautiful jungle-lined river of the same name, ... moreabout 3 miles by unpaved road southwest of Hopkins. Sittee River is known for its spectacular river, a plethora of birds and other wildlife, and notorious for its nigh-invisible and perpetually ravenous sand flies. The tranquil, spread-out Creole village of Sittee River, with its increasing population of North American expats, stretches alongside the beautiful jungle-lined river of the same name, about 3 miles by unpaved road southwest of Hopkins. Sittee River is known for its spectacular river, a plethora of birds and other wildlife, and notorious for its nigh-invisible and perpetually ravenous sand flies.
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75
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$
125
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Perched at the southern tip of a long, narrow, sandy peninsula, the village has long enjoyed a reputation as 'the cay you can drive to' – a fully-paved 27-mile road heads off ... morethe Southern Hwy via Maya Beach and Seine Bight to the tip of the peninsula. Placencia can be a lot of fun, but how you feel about it really depends on what you're looking for. If it's laid-back ambiance, varied accommodations, boat access to private islands and some of the best restaurants in Southern Belize, this beachfront hangout may be for you. During the full moons of May and June especially, divers and snorkelers are drawn here as whale sharks come to feed in the nearby waters.

Pick up from requested location and drop off in Placencia
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25
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40
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
The Cockscomb Mayan Adventure Tour The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1990 is world renowned for being the first jaguar reserve. This "one of a kind" nature park ... morewas established as a result of jaguar studies conducted in the area by Alan Rabinowitz (aka “The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Protection”). Besides being the home to Belize's largest cat, the sanctuary protects the headwaters of two major river systems and supports an abundance of hardwood vegetation and a diverse faunal assemblage. Over 128,000 acres of the lush jungle is ringed by the spectacular Cockscomb Mountains.

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to all five (5) of Belize's cats: Jaguar, Puma, Margay, Jaguarundi, and Ocelot. It is estimated that over 80 resident Jaguars are in the area. Belize's national animal, the endangered Baird's Tapir also inhabits the Basin and over 290 different species of birds have been recorded. This tour is ideal for nature lovers and intrepid travelers.

Drop off & Pick up at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary*

Pickup from the requested area in Hopkins

Arrival 45 minutes after

Pickup from Cockscomb at the time requested

Arrival back at your requested destination
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