Maya Cooking

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Inland
Departs From
Belize City
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
25
/ Person
Trusted Provider
  • Secure Online Payment
  • No Booking Fees
Juan S
Response rate: 
75%
Response time:
several hours
About Listing
Features:
Cultural Cuisine, Music | Traditions
Highlights
  • Cultural Cooking
  • Cooking
  • Maya Cuisine
Description
Learn and experience how the Maya make their cultural food.
 

Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Lunch
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Camera
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
25 people
Minimum:
5 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
$
25
Add-ons
The total cost of the options you choose will be added to the total cost of the tour.
Per
Name
Price
PersonCocoa Drink
$
2
50
PersonCorn Buiscuits
$
1
Itinerary
Activity
Description
Time
Duration
Tortilla MakingMake Maya tortillas from scratch9:00 AM1 Hour
Tamales MakingMake Maya tamales from scratch10:00 AM1 Hour 30 minutes
Activities
Cooking, Learning
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
No
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily9:00 AM2 Hours 30 Minutes
Provider
 (2)
Aurora Saqui has bestowed the healing wisdom of her late Uncle Don Eligio Panti, a famous and world-renowned Maya Traditional Healer, also known as an h’men or herbal doctor. After ... more8 years of apprenticeship, he selected Aurora to assume his role upon his passing. She now operates her herbal clinic and provides health care to the residents of Maya Centre and surrounding villages. Aurora has recently authored a book, Ix Hmen U Tzaco Ah Maya: Maya Herbal Medicine, and is committed to preserving this important Mayan heritage for future generations. You can arrange for a consultation with Aurora at her clinic if you are experiencing health problems or want to support your wellbeing.

Ernesto Saqui is an avid conservationist and former director of the Jaguar Reserve for 15 years. As an expert naturalist, Ernesto often leads guests on nature or birding walks. He has also been a Maya leader for 26 years in his community of Maya Centre. A former teacher, Ernesto continues to educate about Maya Cultural traditions and founded the non-profit organization, Juuntulico’on, which means One People in Maya. His vision for Juuntilico’on has been to sustain cultural knowledge and traditions for future generations. Ernesto conducts Maya Ceremonies for different occasions, including Maya weddings, and spiritual cleansing for those seeking renewal in their life. Come, meet and share cultural experiences with this extraordinary Maya leader.

Ernesto and Aurora, both of Maya descent, have created a mosaic of fascinating learning experiences for their visitors. This includes traditional cultural activities such as Maya herbal medicine, spiritual cleansing and learning how to cook Maya dishes.
Tagline:
Where Culture Meets Comfort
Account Type:
Individual
Languages:
Creole, English, Mopan Maya, Spanish, Yucatec
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Delicious corn tortillas and hot chocolate!
I got the chance to make my own corn tortillas! From grinding the corn to cooking it on the comal - it was a fun and delicious experience! Mrs. Aurora was amazing!
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