Signature Dangriga Cultural Tour

Signature Dangriga Cultural Tour

Signature Dangriga Cultural Tour- Hopkins

This in an off the beaten path Tour that allows you to immerse yourself with the true locals at the picturesque little town of Dangriga which still remains undiscovered – no fancy resorts or restaurants just authentic local cuisine and people! We first visit Marie Sharp Hot Sauce factory and try some goodies – if you are a fan of Hot Sauce you will love go crazy at the factory!

After that we visit the Gulisi Garifuna Museum and learn about the History of our Garifuna people, customs and beliefs. We then head to the Shed a beautiful local spot with thatch roof and sandy grounds to enjoy some LIVE GARIFUNA DRUMMING while feasting on some delicious HUDUT (a traditional Garifuna meal a delicacy among locals) enjoy some true Garifuna cuisine – It doesn’t get more authentic than that! We also visit the local drum maker @ Why-not island and last but not least we head over to the studio gallery of legendary Maestro Pen Cayetano – Painter, singer, songwriter and guitarist. His studio is an old colonial house built in the early 1900s where we learn even more about the extraordinary Garifuna Journey!

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DEPARTURE Hopkins Village
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Guide, Entrance Fee, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Camera or Video Camera, Bug Spray, Sunblock, Backpack

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Xunantunich Ruins & Inland Blue Hole

Xunantunich Ruins & Inland Blue Hole- Hopkins

ravel the beautiful hummingbird highway then climb the magnificent Xunantunich Mayan ruin, also known as the “Maiden of the Rock”. It stands 130 feet high, the second tallest Mayan ruin in Belize, and gives a panoramic view of the Cayo District, Guatemala and the Mopan River. On your way back stop at the inland blue hole for a refreshing swim in the jungle.

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DEPARTURE Hopkins Village
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Continental Breakfast (on the go), Transportation, Guide, Entrance Fee, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Extra Cash

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Tikal Day Tour

Tikal Day Tour- Hopkins

Tikal was a city of legend, rivaling even the grandeur of Teotihuacan found in the Valley of Mexico. Dominating the Mayan civilization from 200 to 900 CE, it was a powerhouse that, as of today, is the best understood of any of the lowland Mayan cities. It was awarded UNESCO protection in 1979 for its continued significance even though the ancient Maya have long passed away.

Located just across the border in Guatemala, this monument to the power of ancient man is bursting with palaces, stelae, temples and monumental plazas boasting structures so tall that they surpass even the surrounding treetops. Such grandeur is what led George Lucas to use it in Star Wars as the rebel base the Empire so desperately sought.

As it is in Guatemala, you will have to undergo a border crossing. All of this will be made easier by your guide. From there, it’s a short drive to the site where you are free to explore at your own pace and climb the ruins for a view lost to the jungle for hundreds of years.

Surrounding this Mayan paradise is 222 square miles of protected jungle, resulting in a secluded experience unlike any other. Echoing with the sounds of the howler monkeys and local birds, this impressive collection of restored limestone buildings only represent a fraction of the still uncovered remaining 23 square miles of enveloped history.

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DEPARTURE Hopkins Village
DEPARTURE TIME 5:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 7:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Continental Breakfast (on the go), Transportation in Belize & Guatemala, Guide, Entrance Fee, Departure Tax, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable hiking clothes, comfortable hiking shoes, passport, extra cash, camera, video camera, sunblock, bug spray, backpack & hat

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Cockscomb Basin & Jaguar Reserve

Cockscomb Basin & Jaguar Reserve- Hopkins

Cockscombs Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is recognized internationally as the world’s first jaguar preserve. It is also known for its spectacular waterfalls, mountain views, nature trails, and rich diversity of neotropical birds. The tracks of wildcats, tapir, deer, and other wildlife are often seen on hiking trails or along the bank of South Stann Creek. Plan an extended visit so that you can appreciate all that Cockscomb has to offer.

People who understand the value of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary know that it is much more than a natural area set aside for jaguars. The area was also designated to protect the upper watersheds of important river systems that deliver ecosystem services to people. Cockscomb has two distinctive basins, which are separated by a ridge of land. The East Basin drains into South Stann Creek and the West Basin drains into Swasey River, a tributary of Monkey River. In the Maya Mountain extension of the Sanctuary is Trio Branch, this ultimately drains into Monkey River Watershed.

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DEPARTURE Hopkins Village
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Entrance fee, Lunch, Guide, Waters, & juices

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable hiking clothes, comfortable walking shoes, Bug Spray, Sunblock, Backpack, extra cash, Camera or video camera

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Cave Tubing & Zip Lining

Cave Tubing & Zip Lining- Hopkins Village

Two memorable and unforgettable tours the Zip Line /Ariel Trek and Cave Tubing Tours begins with a short getting acquainted, tour of our Beautiful Jewel namely, Belize. Our capable and reliable drivers head in the Westerly direction to our destination. As we travel along this highway your friendly and competent guide entertains you with a rich history and culture of Belize.

Upon our arrival at the great “Nohoch Chen Archeological Site” you will be directed to the changing facilities available for your conveniences. All right guys and gals this is where we learn who the screamers are. We then make our way down the zip lining boulevard to zoom across the highest Ariel Trek Site in Belize. This baby consists of ten (10) platforms , seven (7) runs, here is the exciting part the run is well over six hundred feet(600) guess what the highest elevated area is over one hundred and fifty feet (150).

Now you’re probably wondering what you will need for this awesome ride, “Not to Worry My Friends” Orchid Belize Adventures Cares for all your needs, equipments for this rocket ride is provided. Come and join many others who have been brave enough to go-sky-high with the trees and catch a foretaste of what our rainforest looks like from this height. We have now experienced a hand on memorable adventure from way up high as we get our breath back we will venture deeper yet into the forest as we hike once more for twenty minutes to relax in the cool refreshing water of the Sibun River.

This slip and slide floating experience in the water is a journey through the underworld of ‘’Xibalba.” It is now time for us to shake of the cooling water and, I’m sure our tummies are begging for some delicious snacks, as we have certainly worked up a healthy appetite.

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DEPARTURE Hopkins Village
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Continental Breakfast (on-the-go), Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Swimwear, Water Shoes, Towel, Change of clothes, Camera or Video Camera, Backpack, “Bug Spray & Sunblock- can apply after cave tubing in order to protect the cave”

IMPORTANT NOTES

***Note Due to the fact that Belize is a subtropical region, we sometime have a lot of rain fall; should incase this occur the caves has a tendency to flood. At this point we have alternative tours.

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Black Hole Drop Cave Rappelling

Black Hole Drop Cave Rappelling- Hopkins

Imagine lowering yourself slowly into a seemingly black abyss. As you descend, the trees vanish, the air cools and the light grows dim. What once looked like a black hole with no end in site is now clearly the forest floor.

At the Black Hole Drop, you don’t have to imagine. Known as the mother of all caves, the Actun Loch Tunich sinkhole formed long ago as the weak limestone underneath the rainforest gave way to geological changes that caused the collapse. Though it looks pitch black from the starting point, there’s enough light that filters in to make sure you see every foot of your descent.

This adventure is for the physically fit due to the fact that getting there requires a 45 minute long hike up through the Maya Mountains until you reach the edge of the sinkhole. Once there, you’ll take a short break and then begin suiting up into full safety gear. As soon as your harness is secure, you’ll begin your slow descent. By 200 feet down, you’ll have reached the canopy. From there, it’s only another 100 feet until you reach the forest floor. After another rest, all that remains is a hike out of the foothills and a short journey to your hotel.

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DEPARTURE Hopkins Village
DEPARTURE TIME 6:30 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Continental Breakfast (on-the-go), Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Towel, Change of clothes (esp during rainy season), Camera or Video Camera, Bug Spray, Sunblock, Backpack

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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Actun Tunichil Muknal- Hopkins

Of all the caves in Belize, none are more famed than Actun Tunichil Muknal, or the Cave of the Crystal Sepulcher. While the stunning natural formations are enough to make it a must-visit destination, it’s the Mayan influence that truly transforms this location from breathtaking to awe-inspiring.

During the height of the Mayan empire, it was believed that caves were the entrance to the underworld and the homes of the gods. None seemed to capture their imagination more than Actun Tunichil Muknal. Within this sacred cave, they would perform religious rituals, going so far as to modify the formations to work as altars or create silhouettes when hit with light.

However, even these remnants of the ancient culture don’t tell the entire story. In truth, it’s the famed Crystal Maiden that draws the most attention. A human sacrifice, her bones have since calcified, now sparkling when hit with light.

The adventure to Actun Tunichil Muknal is best done by those that are physically fit. It starts with a three mile hike through rugged rainforest. From there, it’s a short swim across a small pool into the dark entrance that invites you to enter a time long passed. As the darkness is navigated, you’ll be led through a maze of chambers, passageways and tunnels until you reach the inevitable climax of the tour – the cathedral-like ceremonial chamber. Within this hallowed space, you’ll come face to face with ceramics, stoneware and the Crystal Maiden herself.

  What's Included - Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

  What's Included - Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Towel, Change of clothes, Swim wear, Backpack, extra pair of socks, Bug Spray, Sunblock(if you are able to not use these items the better for the cave)

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DEPARTURE Hopkins Village
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:30 PM
# of Pax 2
AGE & CHILDREN ADVISORY 5 years & up

Children must be taller than 40 inches in order to visit the cave

IMPORTANT NOTES NO Type of Camera Allowed

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