The Garifuna people migrated to the Nicaraguan coast from Honduras in the 1880s, settling in the Pearl Lagoon watershed. It wasn’t long before the villages of St. Vincent, Ibo Point and La Fe sprang up, all just a short walk from the small Garifuna capital of Orinoco. Today the Garifuna number several thousand and were declared by UNESCO in 2001 as part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity
The Garifuna Explorer trip takes visitors on a cultural discovery of the unique dance, song and way of life of the Garifuna. Spend a day learning about their history, customs and ceremonies while touring Orinoco. We will talk to friends and family who live there, as well as some of the older residents who still trace their roots directly to the original settlers of the area.
- 2 nights in Pearl Lagoon.
- 2 breakfasts.
- Transport to Pearl Lagoon and Orinoco.
- Tour guide.
- Transport from and to the Airport.
- Tour of the points of interest in Pearl Lagoon.
- One day visiting the village of Orinoco.