The Mystical Mayan Experience is a three (3) part tour: (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY) First stop: The San Ignacio Farmers Market where you will be introduced to the native crops that are in season in Belize, sampling exotic fruits. You will also get to see cultural foods, arts and crafts and "Made in Belize" souvenirs. Second stop: Then off we go to one of our beautiful ancient Mayan sites; we choose between Xunantunich or Cahal Pech. There we will talk about the indigenous Mayans of Belize and what life was like for them back in the BC and early AD era. Guests get to explore and and climb selected temples. Third stop: To San Antonio Village we go. This is one of the few villages in the country of Belize where the people still follow their Mayan Traditions. Timotea and her family will welcome you and show you how to make your own corn tortillas and how to eat it the Mayan way. You also get to sample the atole which is a Mayan corn drink. One of the highlights of the trip is the ceramic pottery making, and yes you get to make your own pottery of your choice. And finally we sit down and eat a traditional Mayan lunch made from the crops harvested by Timotea's family. With our stomach's, minds and hearts content we deliver you back to San Ignacio Town or your place of stay so you can unwind and continue to enjoy your day.
I am a licensed tour guide for over 15 years focusing mainly on historical, cultural and wellness tours around the entire country of Belize. I am currently the co-owner of Double Duce Belize Tours which is a family business that promote safe, fun and educational experiences though the eyes of the local Belizeans. Our tours are done in both English and Spanish and the activities will allow you the opportunity learn/hear languages of our indigenous people. Traveling and meeting new people are my greatest passion and sharing my country with guests from around the world is a great pleasure. I want everyone to experience a little bit of PARADISE!
Sampling of cultural foods and fruits/vegetables at the market
This tour starts at the San Ignacio Farmers' Market which is in downtown. We then head a Mayan Site of choice, Cahal pech which is in San Ignacio OR Xunantunich which takes you to the Mayan Village of San Jose Succotz across the Mopan River and into the jungle. The we drive about 30 mins to San Antonio Village another traditional Mayan Village where you will be at the home of Timotea and her family. And finally a 30 mins ride to your stop.
The tour is a half day tour lasting about 4-5 hours. We can pick you up at your hotel or resort. Lunch and snacks included.
Mystical Mayan Cultural Experience