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AKTE’IL HA CACAO FARM

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Come and experience the Magic of making your own Chocolate - some say delicacy of the Mayan Kings.


Located in the Mayan Village of Indian Creek 25 miles north of Punta Gorda Town and about an hour and a half from Placencia Village lies the Akte’il Ha cacao Farm which is owned and operated by the Maquin family, who are descendants of the ancient Mayas who once cultivated cacao in the region. 


Upon arrival at Akte’il Ha farm the Maquin family will warmly welcome you to see their farm. 


Where they will take you on a 45 minutes tour of their organic cacao farm, here you will see firsthand how the cacao is grown. You will also learn the historical value of cacao and chocolate uses from the ancient times by their ancestors and how it has descended from then until now.it is still used and loved in every home of these traditional people. 


after the tour of the farm you will then experience the transformation of the seeds into the wonderful chocolate the many people from around the world enjoy.


The Maquin Family will teach you furthermore about the cacao and have you partake in the making and tasting of original Mayan made chocolate.

Interesting facts about Cacao:

  • First known consumers of the cacao / chocolate were the Mayan people of the Central Americas.

  • Cacao beans were used as a form of trading in the ancient Mayan days.

  • Belizean cacao beans are of the highest quality than any other beans being produced around the world.


This tour is best combined with one of the Southern Ruins like Nim Li Punit or Lubaantun, (Hokeb Ha Cave) Blue Creek Cave exploration, Rio Blanco Waterfall and or the Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens.

DURATION

Because of the distance this tour is an early departure at 6:30 am and will return around 5:00 pm.

ATTIRE

  • Long pants

  • T-Shirt with long sleeves

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking or tennis shoes

  • Swimwear and change of clothes

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

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PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $420.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $210.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $175.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

GARIFUNA CULTURAL & CULINARY TOUR | CULTURE MEETS CULINARY

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Garifuna people of Belize are a people descended from a mixture of African slaves imported into the Caribbean and indigenous people of the Caribbean Islands. 


This unique blending of two different populations has given the Garifuna a truly unique culture. On one hand, the Garifuna have retained many influences from their African heritage, including their language and musical traditions. 


Likewise, their heritage inherited from the indigenous populations of the Caribbean play an important role in modern Garifuna culture. The government of Belize has embraced the enormous cultural contributions of the Garifuna to music, food, and the arts. There is now a national holiday (November 19th) that celebrates the arrival of the Garifuna.


The Garifuna have successfully managed to preserve most of their traditional culture, officially recognized as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations in 2001. 


The Garifuna contributions to education, culinary arts, music, language, and dance continue to demonstrate the resilience of the Garifuna, a proud people with the skills and resolve to face every challenge with strength of conviction and artful expression.


On this tour, you will learn more about Garifuna music, food and arts. The tour can best be combined with Serpon Sugar Mill or Waterfall visit at Bocawina.

DURATION

This tour is in combination with other attractions 7 hours long and departs around 8:00 am. Lunch is included.

ATTIRE

  • Long/Short pants

  • T-shirt/ Long Sleeves

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking / Tennis Shoes

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Lunch on a private island resort

NOTES

n/a

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $400.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $200.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $220.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

LAMANAI CHOCOLATE TOUR

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Lamanai Chocolate who has developed a reputation of being place with the best chocolate you can find in Belize and some of the richest you will taste in the world.


You will have the opportunity to experience the process being used in the making of it. you will also see first-hand the Mayan process of making chocolate.


This tour can be best combined with Billy Barquedir National Park or even with Xunantunich.

DURATION

This tour is in combination with other attractions 7-8 hours long and departs around 8:00 am. Lunch is included.

ATTIRE

  • Long/Short pants

  • T-shirt/ Long Sleeves

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking / Tennis Shoes

  • Swim Wear and Water Shoes

Attire will depend on what other site you chose to visit, as well as age, departure time & return time.

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

n/a

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $400.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $200.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $270.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

SPICE FARM & BOTANICAL GARDENS

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Come and experience the world of spices from Belize and Central America and even from around the world, At this unique place in southern Belize. Enjoy a tour full of excitement and beauty as you learn about the different spices, fruit trees and all its wildlife in this picturesque Garden.


With the addition of flowering arches, aquatic garden and fruit Orchards, the Spice farm have earned the reputation of one the most beautiful Botanical Gardens in Belize.

Choose from anyone of the 3 tours we offer or choose all 3.


Tour 1. Spice Tour

Our Spice Tour is the most popular of the 3 with a duration of an hour you will have a guided tour of the facilities either in tractor pulled trailer, golf cart or tricycle cart, or by walking. Areas you will visit are all the Spice Blocks which include all spices, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Black pepper. You will get to touch, smell and taste some of the spices directly from the plant.


Tour 2. Culinary Tour

Come and enjoy our hour and a half Culinary guided tour of the facilities either in tractor pulled trailer, golf cart or tricycle cart, or by walking. You will visit all the spice Blocks but with more time spend in the Cinnamon and Vanilla Blocks to collect specimens. You will be able to watch and maybe participate in the extraction of Cinnamon you have collected during your tour, and the Vanilla bean curing and the demonstration of cooking using our own spices.


Tour 3. Bird Watching

Imagine all the beautiful birds that must inhabit this amazing place drawn here mostly because of the tasteful fruit trees and hardwood trees, there must be there must be hundreds of colorful birds that are happy to call Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens their home. Enjoy and early start of our trails to be able to see and enjoy the sounds of the many species of birds that inhabit the area.


This tour is best combined with one of the Southern Ruins like Nim Li Punit or Lubaantun, Akte’il Ha Cacao Farm, Rio Blanco Waterfall and or (Hokeb Ha Cave) Blue Creek Cave exploration.

DURATION

This tour is in combination with other attractions 7 hours long and departs around 8:00 am. Lunch is included.

ATTIRE

  • Long/Short pants

  • T-shirt/ Long Sleeves

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking / Tennis Shoes

  • Swim Wear and Water Shoes

Attire will depend on what other site you chose to visit, as well as age, departure time & return time.

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

Please note waterfall is seasonal

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $420.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $210.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $175.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

Flexible 100% refund policy guaranteed. Up to 10% off tour prices for 2020 + 2021 + FREE use of gear on ALL Tours.

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