Kalinago Village and Culture Small-Group Tour

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From £61.00
Location: Roseau, Dominica

Dive deeper into local Dominican culture on this tour to Touna Aute village. Experience the life of the Kalinago, the indigenous people of Dominica, and learn about their culture while you get a unique insight into their way of life. Take part in activities with locals, from weaving bamboo baskets to making cassava bread. Finish your day with a swim in the crystal-clear river. This small-group tour is capped at 12 participants, ensuring you’ll receive a personalized experience.

Inclusions:

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch and beverages
  • Safety vest provided for river swimming
  • Professional guide

On your way to Touna Aute village, a residential Carib Indian community, you’ll drive through some of Dominica’s most beautiful rainforests. Get a taste of daily Dominican life with the Kalinago people while you enjoy the beautiful river and learn about the local culture and traditions.

When you arrive at the village, a former Carib chief will provide a short historical overview of the Carib people. He will guide you around the village and invite you to meet local residents in their homes. Participate in traditional bamboo basket-weaving and sugarcane-juicing techniques. Watch and help make cassava bread, which involves a practice carried down for centuries. Learn the secrets of Kalinago’s natural healing practices. Then, stroll around the village, and pick fruit from the garden.

The name Touna Aute translates to “Water Village” in the Kalinago language, so be sure to take a swim in the crystal-clear river pools. Have lunch in the Karbet, a traditional meeting hall, where you’ll enjoy delicious fruit and homemade foods.

Schedule

Departure Point: Lobby of the Garraway Hotel Bay Front, Roseau

Departure Time: 9:00am

Return Details: Returns to original departure point 3:00pm

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