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Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services

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Tour Operator
Tagline
Tourism that empowers all!!
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Languages spoken by staff
Creole, English, Garifuna
Service Types
Tours | Activities
Shuttles
Accommodation
Vacation Packages
Cruise Excursions
Private Guides
Years of Experience
Years of experience.
11
Tour Operator License
05-105
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About Provider
Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services is not your typical travel services company. Unlike other firms which focus primarily on selling packaged adventures or transportation services, Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services is geared towards promoting indigenous cultures in the country and empowering them through a shared experience of traditional and legacy knowledge, music, culture, food, and dance.

Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services works with all of the indigenous cultures of Belize, including Creole, Mestizo, Maya, and Garifuna in an effort to improve cross-cultural awareness and improved understanding. Instead of drive-by visits or tourist trap-style fake cultural performances, Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services works directly with the indigenous cultures to help them preserve and protect their ancient traditions.

Activities offered by Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services include workshops on making traditional foods from scratch, village home stays, and music and dance performances.

At Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services, the empowerment of local communities comes first. That's why a portion of all proceeds goes towards funding an annual cultural entrepreneurship and indigenous cultural preservation summer camp.

Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services is a sister company of the Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge located in Hopkins, Belize, which is a Garifuna community that actively works to protect and promote traditional Garifuna culture.
 
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Climb to the top of 1000 foot waterfall through lush rainforest learning about the flora & fauna on the journey. End the challenging 1.5 hours hike with a refreshing swim in the ... moreemerald pools on the mountain top and take in the breathtaking view of the Tropical Rainforest & Caribbean Sea. Take the exhilarating 250ft rappel in two stages. Overcome the steep, rugged and slippery terrain and create true memories of your heroic moments.
Departs From:
Hopkins
The blue turquoise water calls in Southern Belize the only English speaking country in Central America, where you get to venture out to Southwater Caye Reserve home to an abundance ... moreof bonefish. They are easy to see but takes great skill to get them in the boat. This experience includes an expert local fisher guide that has been fishing for decades whose passion it is to share in his hobby that of being a sustainable seaman. Authentic local food and rum punch or beers are provided for lunch on one of our many islands where we get to unwind and share stories.
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Hopkins
Travelers will be engaged in traditional hand line fishing on the pristine beach and test their luck in the emerald green waters of the Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. Let our indigenous ... morefisherman teach you the tips and tricks to hooking that beautiful & tasty black snapper a winning that fight to get it on your plate. If you're really lucky you even might be able to catch a grouper.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enter our traditional Garifuna Kitchen where we share with you. Our Cooking Class at Hopkins Belize is always a fun time. Earn your bragging rights by overcoming the heat in the kitchen. ... moreCook on a traditional open fire heart for a unique signature experience where you get to prepare your own traditional meal depending on the time of day you choose. We have specials for breakfast, lunch or dinner. From the Hudut, Bundiga, Boil Up and more for lunch to fluffy fry jacks, fresh fish, banana fritters, and more for breakfast or dinner. If it's a cultural meal your seeking, all you need to do is ask and we'll have fresh ingredients ready to satisfy your taste buds and a lesson to satisfy your culinary interests. Culminate your Garifuna Cooking Experience with a delicious cultural dessert.
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Hopkins
Engage in baking a traditional Garifuna wonder bread with our master indigenous baker over an open flame traditional fire heart. We start by picking all organic ingredients out of ... moreour local garden. You then experience how to pull out the cassava root straight out the ground to prepare for your plate. Then we go through the traditional process of preparing the cassava for baking. All that hard work will surely pay off as you enjoy that mouth-watering taste of the wonder bread that can last for up to 5 years and has allowed the Garifuna people to win wars against western society.
Engage in baking a scrumptious black cake the traditional Garifuna way with our master indigenous baker over an open flame traditional fire heart. We start by picking all organic ingredients ... moreto make whatever your sweet tooth craves. Then start to make a delicious black cake from the finest organic ingredients with all our love put into it. We also add delectable flavors from our not so secret ingredients surely to entice your sweet tooth. All that hard work will surely pay off as you enjoy that mouth-watering sweet treat and will have all bragging rights at your next family gathering after you prepare it for them. Also, enjoy the ambiance of our secluded cultural island.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Bird watching can be enjoyed all year round outside the heat of the day. Belize has well over 500 residential and migratory bird species with 80% being residential. Whether you are ... morean experienced ornithologist or a birding beginner, Belize is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and cruise through Sittee River and the rich farmland of Hopkins by boat and feet. Travel through a diverse ecosystem with literal forests with 3 types of mangroves, red, white and black. Mangroves are an excellent habitat for crocodiles, turtles, fish, and year-round water birds, like The Great Blue Heron and White Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Osprey, Hawks, Falcons, Frigate birds, ducks, and the pink Roseate Spoonbills. While also giving you access to other bird species that are also found inland and not on the coast. Best of Both worlds
Departs From:
Hopkins
Perfect for birders or adventure seekers this tour will take you with our indigenous guide on a scenic 1/2 mile hike through a bio-diverse rain forest in the Maya Mountains up to the ... morenesting area of the majestic scarlet macaws.Where you will be able to see from 15-40 birds flocking in their majestic hues. Our guides are skilled nature lovers and will also show you distinct flora and fauna along the way. This tour is seasonal and operates from December to March.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Pristine waters, abundance of fish is the best recipe for an amazing fishing experience. Top it of with a expert indigenous local Garifuna guide and you are sure to make it a catching ... moreday. This tour takes you out to the deep blue waters in search of wahoo, kingfish or/and Grouper. Fresh catch is fillet and a authentic local lunch prepare with fresh produce. Relax on a beach, eat and drink in great company of your local fisher friend.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Seeing is belizing - Commerce Bight Lagoon Bioluminescence Be dazzled by stars as you sit back and enjoy a front row seat to the shimmer of the night on on the Commerce Bight & ... moreFreshwater Creek Lagoon. Tour departs from Palmento Grove Docking station at 6:00PM and return at about 8:00PM. We cruise in our 28 foot boat through the Lagoon looking to spot Crocodiles while heading to our magical location where you will be the witness to a magnificent mystical view of water glowing in the night with every droplet sparkling like stars. You can also look forward to seeing rays and lively fish darting around in otherworldly green glow.. Sure to mesmerize you and the entire family.

Get adventurous and venture into a kayak at the main entrance of Commerce Bight Lagoon and slide off with a glow. Experience the amazement of see the water shimmer at every stroke of your paddle and be a witness to the glowing of the various aquatic animals like fish and stingrays as they make their way pass the kayak.

It's truly unbelizeable!!
Departs From:
Hopkins
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Silk cayes
It was fantastic. Great crew as well. Would love to have more snorkeling time, less boat drive. Thank you!!
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Garifuna cultural experience
This tour was the most enjoyable activity we had in our 3 weeks in Belize. The history and customs were amazing to learn about, as I had no background knowledge of the Garifuna people at all. My husband and I bought out tickets online, and were the only 2 people on our tour, so we had lots of opportunities to ask questions and get expert help during our cooking activities. Our guide was quick to laugh ... more and she was a joy to work with. After learning about coconuts and how to open them up, we made a coconut based soup with fish, pounded plantains, and ate a delicious lunch, and along the way learned how to get coconut oil from the coconut milk. Then we had a drumming lesson which was hilarious as my husband couldn't handle having his hands doing 2 different rhythms :) This is a wonderful tour that should really take off once word gets out. They grow their own herbs and vegetables on site, and catch their own fish. It was an amazing experience, and well worth the money. I recommend it to anyone who is a lifelong learner :)
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Amazing Garifuna cultural experience
I had an amazing time learning about the history and culture of Garifuna through this tour. Our tour guide and the host kept us entertained throughout the tour. My favorite part of this tour was entire process of making hudut and learning how to play the drums. We were also surprised with a Kayaking trip which made this tour even more spectacular. Amazing hospitality!
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