Limited to 16 Guests | 4.5 Hours | $60 US per person including lunch
Join a Maya farmer on his ecofarm tour. See how his family produces organic food hand in hand with nature and sustain their family's life.
The slash and burn farming technique which has been practiced for generations in Southern Belize is no longer sustainable as populations grow. Come and see an alternative method developed by Ya’axché Conservation Trust to ensure long-term sustainability for the environment and as well as those living off the land.
As you walk around the farm you will learn about agroforestry, where vegetables, spices and other crops are grown alongside cacao and fruit trees, and have the chance to pick and enjoy the taste of the produce grown. The farmer you visit is a Demonstration Farmer who is spearheading the change to new ecofarm techniques and sharing practices with other farmers in the area.
This is a behind-the-scenes look that few tourists get the chance to experience and will lead to a deeper understanding of how people and the environment are interconnected locally.
After your visit to the farm you will enjoy a lunch prepared by one of the local Maya women’s groups of Indian Creek, where you will sample even more locally grown and sustainable produce.
You will also have the opportunity to visit Ya’axché Conservation Trust’s nursery located at the field station before or after the tour if your timing permits.
- Sturdy walking shoes/boots. Expect them to get muddy and wet depending on the season. There are a few short sections of steep trail on the walk to the farm.
- Non-aerosol bug spray.
- Light weight long pants and a long-sleeve shirt with the option of a T-shirt or other quick drying shirt.
- Binoculars and a camera if you care to get a closer look and record some of your sightings.
Start Time: 9:30AM
Starts & Ends at: Field Station in Golden Stream Village (Directions).