Excursions are an integral part of the Bushika Adventure Program. Students will make one large and at least three small trips during the program to beautiful and interesting destinations. Bushika Adventure's 2012 excursion itinerary includes the following locations:
On this 3-day/2-night excursion, Bushika Adventures students travel from Boruca by bus to Sierpe where they will board a boat which takes them on the Sierpe River through the mangroves to Drake's Bay, on the southern pacific coast of the country. This area includes the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park, the largest remaining coastal rain forest in Central America.
This excursion provides Bushika Adventures students with an opportunity to see the mangroves, rainforest and ocean, and to bond with their American peers.
While in Drake's Bay, students stay in cabins at a resort, eat delicious traditional Costa Rican food, swim in the ocean, kayak in the river, hike to waterfalls, and paddle up the river in boats.
Beach Trip With Borucans
On this day trip, a rented bus takes both Bushika Adventure students and Borucan youth to a nearby beach where they play games, including soccer, take part in organized activities, swim in the ocean, and eat lunch. The Borucan youth are able to participate in this trip because of funds generated through the cachibachi sale. The trip offers a rare opportunity for them to get out of the village and visit a beach.
Waterfall & Water Slide In Boruca
On two different day hikes, students and their Borucan friends will visit the two waterfalls (one of which has a natural rock water slide) that are located 2-3 hours from the village of Boruca where they will swim, visit, and enjoy lunch.
Future trips may include visits to local working farms.