The Garifuna make up just 8% of Belize’s population, but their unique culture has been recognized by the United Nation for its language, music, and dance. Originally from the island of St. Vincent, the Garifuna are a mixture of enslaved Africans who intermarried with indigenous islanders. After a failed uprising against the British, the Garifuna fled to the shores of Belize.
This tour takes participants to the village of Hopkins situated on the beautiful Caribbean coast of southeastern Belize. Participants will don traditional Garifuna clothing while learning about life in this traditional village and the history of the Garifuna people.
Participants will also work together to gather the ingredients and then cook a traditional Garifuna dish known as hudut. Hudut is the Garifuna variant of a coconut fish stew, cooking local fish in a creamy coconut milk mixture and then served with a side of delicious boiled plantains.
Following the meal, participants will enjoy a performance of Garifuna drumming and then learn to play several traditional Garifuna rhythms.
USD $165 per person (Dangriga, Hopkins or Placencia)
Private guide, transportation to and from your accommodation, bottled water, lunch
Camera, sunscreen, insect repellant, swimsuit (optional)
Comfortable walking shoes, swimwswear, comfortable clothing
Untame Belize had professional and knowledgeable guides who informed us about Belizean history while on the bus ride, while touring the caves, and while viewing the Mayan ruins. What an awesome experience!
Chante G, USA
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