NADOHE

Belize : Pan African Connections Tour
December 28 - January 4, 2018

 

Registration is now open and closes on April 30th, 2018. Space is limited so RESERVE yours now!

 

Go to Global Academics | Travel & curriculum services for educators and at the top right hand corner of the home page click on "Register Here First." Be sure to read and follow all of the directions as you go.  

 

Tour Itinerary and Details:

Your Flight: Remember that you are to book your own flight to and from Belize City, as it is not included in the package price. Please ensure that you arrive on December 28th and Depart 3pm or later on January 4th

December 28: Belize City

  • Fly to Belize City, Belize (BZE airport code)
  • Take the free shuttle from the airport and check into the Radison Fort George
  • Hotel
  • 7:00pm Hosted NADOHE Welcome Dinner at the hotel
  • Evening Lecture: “Belize City Politics and Current Issues facing The Country”
  • Dr. Glen Tillett, Professor of Journalism at St. Johns College

December 29: Belize City
  • 9:00am Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00am depart from hotel for days activities
  • 10:30am Discussion on the history of “Black Power” in Belize with Evan X,
  • Editor and Founder of Amandela Newspaper and UBAD movement. With
  • Adelli Ramos, Asst. Editor and Virginia Echolls, Coordinator
  • Lunch 12:00-2:00pm Bird’s Isle Restaurant
  • 2:30-4:00pm An interactive session on “The Cultural Heritage of Belizean
  • Music” with Ms. Gina Scott, educator and musician
  • 5:00pm Dinner on your own
  • Evening event if possible at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts

December 30: Mayan Ruin, Lamania
  • 9:00am Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00am Depart for ecological river tour and day trip to the Lamanai Mayan
  • Ruin (be sure to wear good walking shoes, pack mosquito repellant and water)
  • Walking tour of the ruins with lunch provided
  • 6:00pm return to hotel
  • Dinner on your own
December 31: Dangriga/Hopkins

 

  • 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel
  • 9:00am Check out of the hotel to ride to Hopkins Village with stop in
  • Dangriga, the Garifuna cultural center and historic settlement town
  • 11:30am Visit to the Garifuna Museum with guest lecture, “Garifuna History,
  • Culture, and Spirituality” from member(s) of the National Garifuna Council
  • 12:30pm Visit the famed--Pen Cayetano’s Artist Studio
  • Garifuna Dance and Drum Activity with Pen and friends
  • Traditional Belizean Lunch included
  • 3:00pm Visit a Cassava Family Farm to learn about the cultural roots and
  • importance of cassava and to see how it is processed
  • 4:30pm Check into the Parrott Cove Lodge in Hopkins
  • Relax and explore Hopkins Village on your own by bike or walking
  • NADOHE’s New Years Eve Hosted Dinner and Party (Remember to wear all white!)
January1: Hopkins
  • Free day in Hopkins
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch is provided at a local restaurant (TBD) that you can eat-in or take to go
  • Dinner is on your own

 

January 2: Hopkins

  • 9:00am Visit with the Belize Women’s Collective to learn about their organization and importance as the first women’s collective in the country
  • 10:30am Lecture on “The Rights, and Politics of the Indigenous People of Belize”
  • Group drumming lesson on the beach with the Lebeha Drumming Center
  • Free afternoon on the beach, exploring more of Hopkins Village, or relaxing
  • by the pool
January 3: Mayan Mountains

 

  • 10:00am depart to the nearby Mayan Mountains to explore the Mayflower Bocawina National Park
  • Light Walking/Hiking
  • Waterfall and Swimming Holes (wear your swim suit under your clothes and carry a small towel to dry off)
  • 3:00pm Free afternoon in Hopkins
  • 7:00pm Hosted NADOHE Goodbye Dinner
January 4: Return to Belize City
  • 9:00am depart to the airport. All flights should leave 3pm or later
  • Brief stop to see the University of Belize
About Belize:

Belize is located in Central America, bordering Guatemala to the west, Mexico to the north, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Belize is a small country with a population of over only 350,000+ people. It has a multi-cultural society with a fascinating history that resulted in a population of African descendants called “Creoles” who are descendants of the enslaved, Garifuna who are African/Arawak people, thriving Mayan communities, Amish who came to Belize to live without harassment, an increasing migrant population from Guatemala and El Salvador, Chinese Belizean immigrants, and Europeans mostly descendants of the former English crown who colonized Belize in the 1700s. Belize became an independent nation in 1981.

Belize is also popular amongst adventure travelers who snorkel/scuba dive because of the barrier reef off shore, which is the 2nd largest in the world. It is also known for its beautiful cayes, protected rain forests, the Mayan Mountain range, waterfalls, caves and more.

Cost and Payment Plan:

NADOHE MEMBER RATE
$2,560.00 USD Per Person: Installment Plan- Pay overtime April 1, 2018 - October 1, 2018. Costs include double occupancy hotel accommodations in 4+ star hotels, all breakfasts and lunches, 3 dinners, New Years Celebration, all scheduled lectures/ museum/ tour entry fees, in-country bus transportation, tips and guides.
Cost does not include RT airfare to and from Belize.

NON-NADOHE MEMBER RATE
Add an additional $200 per person to the above rate. All proceeds benefit the work of NADOHE

ADD $800 for single room occupancy

Tour Organizer:

Dr. Siri Brown is a Professor of African American Studies and District Administrator in Oakland, CA Dr. Brown with over 12 years of leading educational tours to the Black world. Visit Global Academics for more information on Dr. Brown or contact (510) 649-5664, [email protected] for inquiries. 

 

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