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: M Bunting
It was a little difficult to locate our driver. He was located outside the port gates. Once we figured that out, our driver Cardinal, loaded us into his mini van w/ another couple. He was very informative and drove us thru different neighborhoods. The factory is small w/ a display on how the rum was made back in the day. We had free samples, if you wanted more you would pay $1. My daughter had just turned 21 so they gave her a full free drink, & from what I can tell it was strong :) We also purchased rum to take home. Outside a guy was selling Cashews, they were the best! On the way back to port we asked our driver to find us a nice place for a local lunch. He took us to a place near the port where we had the best beans and rice ever! It was very clean & nice. Our driver was so excited we wanted to eat locally he hugged us :) We had the best time visiting the vendors outside the port. Plus you can save lots of money buying from them directly.
Reviewer: Joanne Montgomery
Our tour group consisted of 3 people,so was like our own private tour. Our guide, Cardinal, was very gracious and knowledgeable.
The guide was great! Courtious, informative, and helps you in and out of the van. Most of the city is run down and dirty in my opinion. The prettiest part I saw was right at the port. You will be hounded by women who want to braid your hair to people wanting to sell items. I heard it can be a dangerous place AFTER I left Belize. I would like to go again but this time I'll just stay at the port, shop, AND put my hair up in a hat!!
Reviewer: Kenneth & Linda Trigleth
This was a great tour of the City of Belize. Cardinal was a great tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable about the City. Answered all the questions everyone had. He was very good at telling us the history of Belize. Told us about the day to day life in Belize. The Rum factory was fun. Would highly recommend this tour.
Both guides good, but van was hot, understand gas expensive. Cardinal was very informative and polite.