Cultural Tours

Belize Garifuna Cultural Tour

Experience the vibrant Garifuna culture on this tour - immerse in music, food & history.

  • Enjoy drumming and dancing

  • Savor traditional Garifuna food

  • Parade featuring colorful costumes

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About this tour

The Garifuna community comprises only 8% of the total population in Belize. Despite being a small minority, the United Nations has recognized their unique culture for its language, music, and dance. Originally from St. Vincent island, the Garifuna people are descendants of enslaved Africans who intermarried with indigenous islanders. After an unsuccessful rebellion against the British, the Garifuna people migrated to Belize, where they continue to preserve their culture and traditions.

Immerse yourself in Garifuna Culture with our Belize Garifuna Cultural Tour

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the Garifuna culture, join our tour to Hopkins, a picturesque village located on the southeastern coast of Belize. During this tour, you will get to experience the local way of life and learn about the fascinating history of the Garifuna people. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to dress up in traditional Garifuna attire, which will make for a great photo opportunity.

As part of this tour, you will also learn how to prepare hudut, a beloved traditional Garifuna dish. Hudut is a coconut fish stew made by simmering local fish in a creamy coconut milk sauce and is typically served with boiled plantains. You will be guided by a skilled chef and will work together with other participants to source fresh ingredients and cook this delicious meal.

Enjoy authentic Garifuna Drumming on our Belize Garifuna Cultural Tour

The tour concludes with a lively performance of Garifuna drumming, which has been recognized as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. You will also have the opportunity to learn and play several traditional Garifuna rhythms. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Garifuna people. Join us on our tour to Hopkins and make unforgettable memories.

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