Creole Cultural Experience: Mystic Caves & Manatee Hunting

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Adventure
Cave Expedition
Cultural | Educational
Inland
Marine
Departs From
Hopkins
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
197
75
/ Adult
Trusted Provider
  • Secure¬†Online Payment
  • No Booking¬†Fees
Belize CA T
Response rate: 
89%
Response time:
3 hours
Location Information
Departure:
Palmento Grove Lodge
About Listing
Features:
Cave System
Highlights
  • Wonder through the underground cave system of the locals
  • Take boat ride in the emerald Green waters of the Gales Point lagoon and go manatee spotting
  • Freshly prepared traditional Creole dinner
Description
This tour will take you to the charming village of Gales Point. Easily visible on a map as a long finger stretching out from the mainland, Gales Point is one of the most beautiful spots in Belize. The local Creole villagers in Gales Point are the guardians for the protected feeding and nesting grounds of two of Belize's most endangered animals: the Caribbean Manatee and the Hawksbill Turtle.On this tour, you will visit an inland cave where you will see manatees and afterwards you will experience the unique Creole culture in the form of music and food. Amongst the most popular styles of music created by Creole musicians is brukdown. Some of the basic food of the Creole consists of rice, beans, bread, chicken and fish. Creole dishes are not only exotic in flavor but very delicious and some of the most popular dishes are rice-and-beans, cowfoot soup, crab soup, stew fish, boil-up, and conch soup.
  • INCLUDES:
  1. Cave Hike
  2. Manantee Watch
  3. Cultural Cooking
 
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.
  • Lunch
  • Boat Ride
  • Transportation
  • Local Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Repellent
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Comfortable Clothing and Footwear
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.
Adult
$
197
75
Activities
Caving, Cooking, Sightseeing
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
A/C Minivan
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily8:00 AM8-9 hours
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, ... moreBelize 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.
Tagline:
Tourism that empowers all!!
Tour Operator License:
05-105
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Languages:
Creole, English, Garifuna
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 45 days before will be refunded 25% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • 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 2 people per booking is required
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
 
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