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Mango Creek & Independence Village Life

Harvest Caye, Belize

Mango Creek & Independence Village Life


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Board your awaiting air-conditioned bus at Malacate Landing after a short tender ride from Harvest Caye. Within a couple of minutes of departing from Malacate Landing, you are entering the twin villages of Mango Creek and Independence. Your entertaining bus guide will point out the sights of Mango Creek and Independence and give you a detailed history of how the villages got their start. You will pass churches and schools, then a ride down to "Water Side", the local water taxi landing on Mango Creek. Then it's back through the village of Mango Creek and the other side of the street......Independence. All the while your guide will be showing you points of interest and describing Belizean village life, then and now.

Your bus will now head to the commercial port of Big Creek, only two miles away, Big Creek Port is the only natural deep-water port in all of Belize. Here is where all the bananas are loaded onto ships and transported to Europe, crude oil is stored and shipped from this port as well and also bulk sugar has just begun to be exported from the Big Creek port.

After a short drive, you will arrive at your next stop which is a local Village Pioneer Home. Here you will have a chance to see how one of the first settlers of Mango Creek lived and raised a family, as you take a step back in time. Cool refreshments await. You can visit the “South of the Border” snack bar to quench your thirst and get a tasty snack (not included) as well as pick up a souvenir or 2 from the Gift Shop. Before you know it, it's time to reboard your bus and head back to the pier at Malacate and the tender back to Harvest Caye. It's been a fun and educational tour of rural Belizean village life.

Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be at least 3 years of age, weigh no more than 300 lbs, have no pre-existing heart conditions, and be able to walk unassisted. Wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, a cap or hat, sunglasses, a camera, cash or credit card for the purchase of drinks, snacks, and souvenirs. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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