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Garifuna Cultural and Culinary Tour

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    What to Expect
    Our Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour: offers an enriching vacation experience.   As our Cultural Guests you get the beautiful opportunity to:
    Dress in our Garifuna Traditional handmade & uniquely designed clothing that are best for the subtropical climate for the duration of your Garifuna Experience. 
    Explore the rich legacy of the Garifuna People via our Cultural Display Centres furnished with historical art pieces some of which are over 100 years old. 
    Get to uplift your spirit with the enchanting paintings of Isiah Nicholas as you explore our Spiritual Centre.  We are bless to house his largest art collection depicting varying aspect of the Garifuna Cultural inclusive of the historical journey of our Garifuna People, our spiritualty, music, and many of our indigenous art forms, all displayed in their rich & vibrant colours.
    Learn about the many magical & beneficial properties of coconut trees & coconuts and the art of  traditional coconut harvesting, husking, grating & milk extraction.  
    Master the heat in our traditional kitchen preparing a Garifuna meal over an open fire-heart.  Your great reward will be the labour of your culinary love - Delicious HUDUT which is our coconut base chuddar/broth flavoured with fresh herbs & sea fish of the day with pounded plantains & well flavourfully seasoned fried fish; or any other Garifuna Dish of choice based on dietary preference!
    Culminate your Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Tour with sensational drum rolls learning the basic techniques of Garifuna drumming & Music & revitalizing your souls ultimately earning your delicious cultural dessert by way of participating in 45 minutes mesmerizing drum session.
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    Reviewed May 13, 2019

    Palmento has a rich slate of cultural activities. All my family did was lunch, but that was enough to know I'd like to go back for more. We called from the end of the road and Uhwanie ferried us across the canal with a kayak....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Bog-Base
    Reviewed March 24, 2019

    My husband and I went to the Garifuna Cultural Center on March 3, 2019 and spent two nights, three days there. The owner and her family are the nicest people you will ever meet! The cultural experience is fascinating and very interesting. We learned so...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Charlotte P
    Reviewed November 9, 2018

    A great place to get an education about the Garifuna culture. We learned so much about the people and their way of life. Husking, grinding and milking the coconuts was challenging. Playing the drums was fun. Be sure to bring bug spray and use it...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Donna S
    Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

    This tour was one of my favourite things I did in Belize. You learn so much about traditional Garifuna culture and the cookery lesson is fantastic - lunch is absolutely delicious!! Drumming at the end of the tour is great fun.

    Thank caipirinha_kate
    Reviewed August 21, 2018

    When we began this tour, I didn't know I would leave with a wealth of knowledge and reverence for a culture I knew very little about going in. This was a total cultural immersion with genuine garb, history lesson, hands-on preparation and drumming lesson. The...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Tanya B
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