This cultural tour starts in the village of Hopkins, home to Belize’s unique Garifuna culture. The Garifuna originated from African slaves who intermarried with native Caribbean islanders, and from here they created and kept their own unique language, musical and cultural traditions. We will be at the Palmento Grove in Hopkins in a small family run lodge where we will get a chance to wear the traditional Garifuna clothing.
After having fun and learning about Garifuna traditional clothing, get ready to cook like a real Garifuna and make Hudut from scratch. Hudut is a traditional Garifuna fish stew cooked in coconut, so we will start by husking fresh coconuts harvested right off the tree and cooking fresh-caught fish. After lunch, we will get the chance to watch and listen to Garifuna drumming, the basis of Belize’s own Punta music.
Don’t miss the chance to experience this amazing culture that’s an oral and intangible heritage of humanity as declared by UNESCO.
Duration: 6-7 hours (8:00 am-15:00 pm)
Start and End Location: Placencia
Availability: Year Round
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