Footsteps of the Mayans, Chicleros and woodcutters

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Inland
Departs From
San Ignacio Town
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
114
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Steve R
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
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Location Details
Departure:
14 Riverside, Benque Viejo del Carmen
About Listing
Description
Take a guided tour that will immerse you in the culture of some of the earliest tradespeople in Belize. Learn about traditional Mayan crafts such as slate carving, bead making, and pottery. These trades are still practiced today, and there are several local people who will be eager to tell you more about their craft. Your guide will give you a history of the chicleros- the workers who extracted chicle from the sapodilla trees by hand. Learn about the process of tapping the trees for chicle, which was used for chewing gum, dental supplies, and surgical tape. Your guide will take you to the statue of the chiclero, located in Benque Viejo del Carmen, which is dedicated to these hard-working people. Lastly, you will learn about the woodcutters of Belize. The early woodcutters were known as Baymen, and logging was a huge industry in Belize. During the 1700s and 1800s, Baymen exported thousands of tons of logwood back to England. Enjoy this informative and interesting tour describing some of Belize’s earliest industries.
 
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.
  • licensed bilingual tour guide
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • lunch/snack
  • beverage/snack
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
15 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.
Person
$
114
Itinerary
Activity
Time
Duration
Footsteps of the Mayans, Chicleros and woodcutters8:00 AM4 hours
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily8:00 AM4 hours
Provider
 (1)
Our founder, originally from Canada, has over 20 years in the tourism business and makes it his goal to deliver, custom off-the-beaten-track tours to budget-minded adventure travelers. ... more

Purple Mayan was founded by a team of adventurous people who have extensive knowledge of all the hidden gems that Belize has to offer. We all share a passion for adventure travel and nature, as well as the passion for unique attractions off the main tourist track that are rich in history and culture. We strive to provide customized tours to suit our customers’ unique interests and promise to make your time in Belize an unforgettable experience.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Languages:
Creole, English, Spanish
Tour Operator License:
TO 092-165
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.
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