Garifuna Cultural tour

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Inland
Departs From
San Ignacio Town
Intensity Level
Easy
$
110
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Steve R
Response rate: 
55%
Response time:
2 hours
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Location Details
Departure:
14 Riverside, Benque Viejo del Carmen
About Listing
Description
Learn more about this unique people group in Belize, who first arrived in Belize nearly 200 years ago. The Garifuna people still sometimes wear traditional ethnic clothing of yellow, black and white, and have their own flag of the same colors. Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19th is a nationally recognized day to commemorate when the Garifuna people first settled in Belize in what is now Dangriga Town on November 19th, 1823. If you’re in town during this holiday, your guide will take you to the re-enactment of when the Garifuna people first arrived on the shores of Belize. Locals in Dangriga dress up in traditional clothing and paddle in dug-out canoes as part of the re-enactment. Stick around for the fantastic street festival and parade with dancing, drumming and punta music. Try some tasty Garifuna dishes such as Hudut (fish cooked in coconut milk), fried plantains, and cassava dishes. If you visit Belize during another part of the year, your guide will still take you to Dangriga Town where you can visit the Drums of Our Father's monument, dedicated to the Garifuna culture. You can also stop in at the Lebeha Drumming Center in the nearby village of Hopkins. There you can watch, listen, and participate in cultural dances and learn how to play the Garifuna drums. The whole family will love this tour!
What to bring:
-packed breakfast and/or lunch
-bottled water and/or snacks

What to wear:
-comfortable clothing and hiking/running shoes
 
Suitable for:
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
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.
  • packed lunch/snacks
  • beverage/water
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
$
110
Itinerary
Activity
Time
Duration
Garifuna Cultural Tour8:00 AM8 hours
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily8:00 AM8 hours
Provider
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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
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Private Guides
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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