Garifuna Cultural Culinary Adventure & Maya Chocolate Making Tour Combo

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Adventure, Food Tour
Departs From
Hopkins
Intensity Level
Easy
$
150
/ Person
Trusted Provider
  • SecureĀ Online Payment
  • No BookingĀ Fees
Belize CA T
Response rate: 
88%
Response time:
several hours
Location Information
Departure:
Palmento Grove Docking Area
About Listing
Features:
Cultural Cuisine, Local Products
Highlights
  • Mayan organic chocolate making tour
  • Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure
Description
Learn and enjoy the culinary skills and history of both the Maya & Garifuna culture at an excellent and very reasonable cost.
 
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
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Transportation
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Comfortable Attire
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
8 people
Minimum:
8 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
$
150
Itinerary
Activity
Description
Time
Duration
Mayan Chocolate TourBe with a master chocolate maker who offers two-hour farm-to-factory tours including a trip to the cacao plantation. The full process is explained right through to the finished bar of dark chocolate. There's a shop selling cacao products and a separate Maya cultural museum. Call ahead to book a place on a tour.2:30 PM2hours
Garifuna Cultural AdventureBelize Premier Black Indigenous Cultural & Cooking Classes guaranteed to be highly educational, entertaining and interactive.  Come journey with us through our historical stories.  We are glad to share the tremendous cultural value of our coconut trees engaging you in the interactive process of coconut harvesting, husking, tasting, grating and milk extraction. Enter our traditional Garifuna Kitchen where we share with you our cassava baking process and share many of our antique collection of artifacts with you.   Cooking Class in Hopkins Belize is always fun time.   Earn your bragging rights by over coming the heat in the kitchen.  Fireheart Cooking Lessons is a unique signature experience where you get to prepare your own (HUDUT) traditional meal that is served for Lunch or Dinner.  Culminate your Garifuna Immersion with sensational drum rolls learning the basic techniques of Garifuna drumming & Music & revitalizing your souls earning your delicious cultural dessert.9:30 AM4vhours
Activities
Cooking, Learning
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Pickup is included in Hopkins. Kindly contact provider with pickup information.
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily9:30 AM6 hours
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
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.
0 reviews   0 comments
Overall
Was the tour accurately described on the website? In other words did it meet your expectations?
Safety
Did you receive enough instruction to feel safe?
Gear
How was the quality of the gear you used?
Comfort