Belize City and Rum Factory Tour
Belize City and Rum Factory Tour
Your two-hour mini getaway starts with an air-conditioned ride from the pier through the hidden gem that is Belize City. This city, settled in the 1700s, is the largest in Belize. Originally the capital of the former British Honduras, Belize City today is a bustling financial and historical hub with many cultural and colorful layers. It is divided into two parts - the North and the South - by the world's only manually operated swing bridge. Take in the historic sites on this excursion as you learn the rich history and traditions of the Belizean people.
Bring your camera to grab shots of the colorful streets and charming, colonial-era buildings. Saunter through the markets and pick up a souvenir or two, then have your photo taken as you stand by the huge Belize sign.
Visit the Travellers Liquor Heritage Center to learn the country's rum origins and gaze through the show window to watch the rum being distilled. Then it's your turn as you sample a delicious taste of rum punch. Additional tastings of several tantalizing rum flavors including chocolate, coconut, and spiced are available for an additional fee (not included).
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Reviewer: Jamie Barczewski
This was, I would have to say, the greatest of all the excursions we took on our trip! Dennis our guide was fabulous we told him before we started that we really wanted to see the real Belize not just the tourist part and he delivered in spades! he let us see The Good, the bad, and the ugly of Belize. It broke our hearts to see the poor poverty areas that these people that were born and raised there have to live in and really made us think about the differences in places around the world. Dennis was fabulous, he was the most realistic person we met he was awesome in his tour, he even went out of his way to take us after the tour was over to a local place to eat lunch and it was great, he is a true down to earth man who is definitely not paid for what he puts into it. I think he's a real gem. I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart for all that he did for us and no amount of money we could give him could ever be what he deserves thank you Dennis so much.
Reviewer: Elnora Wright
Carlos ,our guide was exceptional he was very knowleagable and entertaining. If we ever revisit we will surely want to see him. We adored him hope him and his family are well. Thanks
We were a group of 4 and we had a blast on this tour. Our Guide CARDINAL was so informative and funny. We got to learn so much about the island, its people, culture, history and food. He made us laugh along the way and the RUM factory was great! Cardinal explained the different liquors and gave us a tour of the Museum! I couldn't imagine doing the tour with another guide! A must see...
This was a fun tour. We all piled in a van and were given a tour of the city by a real cool tour guide. He showed us first hand how the locals drive. On the way to the rum factory, we passed one Of the many street vendors selling coconuts out of the back of a pickup truck. He stopped the track. We gave him some money and he got out and got us some coconuts water to drink. I got my coconut water in a bottle. I got to watch them chop to ask off the coconut and pour the water into a bottle. Other people wanted to keep the coconut and drink coconut water from a straw. So We watch the vendor chop off the husk and poke a hole in the coconut and put a straw inside it for us. The rum factory tour was also good. But it’s a very small building. We enjoyed the samples. Excellent rum. I would take this tour the next time I go there again.
I thought this was a great excursion. The guys were waiting for you upon arrival and disembarkation off the ship.They were patient and waited for another group that was running a little behind for the tour.The guide we had (Cardinal) was extremely knowledgeable about the island and it's culture. He took us around, showing us some of the major landmarks. His vibe/energy was very authentic and welcoming; you can tell he was well informed and loved what he did. The Rum Factory tour was pretty cool. The group and I learned a lot about Rum and how it's distilled. It is a smaller factory, but the impact was large. We were able to taste different rums (first two: free then, 2.00 USD there after). After the tour, the guide was kind enough to take us to one of the more popular (local) places for food, where we were able to eat true Belizean food. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. I would highly recommend this tour!