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Living Maya Experience

Southern Highway | Big Falls Village, Big Falls 00000, Belize
+501 627-7408
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the food was great.

wish the local ladies would have been able to explain the food to us... where it is from, how it is... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
chey_baybee
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Don't miss this wonderful hands on experience! Gracious hosts and adorable children~

The was truly a rare behind the scenes experience. Our host Anita walked us through a working... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Vicki S
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Boise, Idaho
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Living Maya Experience is a cultural home visit that offers guests a fascinating glimpse into a fast disappearing in which the local Kek'chi Mayas depend upon the forest and found everything in it to satisfy their needs from food to furniture to medicine. We showcase a Mayan home as it would have been fifty years ago before the modern world bean to impinge. An inside tour in the Mayan home whereby guests get the opportunity to hear a brief history about the beliefs, traditions and other cultural activities such as playing the traditional musical instruments, grinding corn, coffee or cacao bean on the grinding stone and making corn tortillas. Guests can also roll up their sleeves and get involve in the food preparation over the traditional open "fire-hearth". Visits are highly interactive and fun with all five senses involved. A trail tour around the yard guests get to taste, smell and gain more knowledge about the local herbs, medicinal plants and spices used to season the Mayan cuisine. We offer traditional Mayan dishes for lunch( vegetarian & non-vegetarian). Living Maya Experience is an authentic, educational cultural tour.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Southern Highway | Big Falls Village, Big Falls 00000, Belize
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+501 627-7408
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

wish the local ladies would have been able to explain the food to us... where it is from, how it is prepared, etc. The squash and the callaloo were my favorite. I think the "vegetarian" meal is bigger that the meat-eaters meal. People don't want...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

The was truly a rare behind the scenes experience. Our host Anita walked us through a working traditional Mayan thatched hut, explaining how tools and foods were used and prepared. Put on your anthropologist hat and enjoy! And the food? Delicious !!!!!

Thank Vicki S
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

In all honesty my wife enjoyed this more than I did. I started to get a little bored, but only because some of what Anita showed us we had already learned at Ixcacao. Still some new ground was covered and we made our own tortillas....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

On a day we could not be with our kids they visited the Living Mayan Experience together. Our kids are 10 - 17. They came back with many stories about this adventure. Lots of hands on experiences.

Thank Erin C
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was part of an excursion from Bocawina Rainforest Resort, and a highlight of my trip to Belize. Anita does a great job of showing the Maya way of life, including musical instruments, beds, cooking, and their use of natural (plant-based) medicine. This program got...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Thank you so much to Anita and her family, and the Chiacs, for the wonderful day we spent with you. Everyone was so warm and friendly. Leila, our five year old daughter, loved learning how to grind the corn for tortillas, and how to weave...More

Thank Emma K
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

A chance to understand in a very 'live' way the traditional and authentic Maya way of life - not to be missed!

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Had a great tour with this Mayan Family. They were friendly and proud of their beautiful crafts. Were we told of their family history and how they lived. I thought they were making fishing nets but they were hammocks. I made the grandmother laugh....

1  Thank Turner S
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful experience with Anita and Chris and their family as we learned about the Mayan culture. They were very friendly and sharing, proud of their culture to share. A couple of their children participated as well, which was nice to see the tradition...More

Thank karen k
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

I took my two children, 11 and 4, to the handicrafts experience. They had so much fun learning how to make baskets - from creating the reeds from plants, to weaving, to spinning fibers. The owners were lovely and very hands on with the children,...More

Thank MelissaBD
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