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Bushika Adventures

Ethno-toursim in Costa Rica

Due to COVID-19 and community safety, Bushika Adventures is still working on developing our Student Programs for summer 2021.  

2021 TRIP INFORMATION

Please read the important information below about our programs.

Student Program

Trip One Dates: June 26th to July 11th, 2021

This trip is open to students who have completed 6th - 8th grade.

We ask that parents block off the dates of June 24th - July 12th. This allows for flexibility when purchasing plane tickets. Most likely the dates will be as shown above.


Trip Two Dates: We are not offering a second trip this year.

This trip is only available if when we have already filled Trip One.



Informational Meeting

This informational meeting provides prospective Bushika Adventures students and their parents/guardians with the information necessary to determine whether the program is suitable for them. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is encouraged to attend this meeting.

Trip One Meeting

Dates: TBT

Time: 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom ID and password will be provided to confirmed attendees. Please email for details. ([email protected])


Trip Two Meeting

Date: 

Time: 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Location: Location will be provided to confirmed attendees. Please email for the location information. ([email protected])

Orientation Meeting for Student Trip

Traditionally, we offer an additional potluck meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for students who are registered for the 2021 Bushika Adventures trip and their parents/guardians to meet one another and receive the details needed to prepare for the trip including packing list, medical information, and travel logistics.

Trip One

Date: TBD (May)

Time: 6 pm

Location: The home a Bushika Adventures student or on ZOOM

(Location will be provided to attendees)


Trip Two

Date: TBD (May)

Time: 6 pm

Location: The home a Bushika Adventures student

(Location will be provided to attendees)

Student Trip Cost

The actual cost of the 2021 trips is dependent on the number of students who sign up. The cost for the trip usually runs between $3,000 to $4,100 inclusive of airfare, lodging, food and all excursions. Students are encouraged to bring spending money for themselves and small gifts for their Borucan buddies. 

Family Program

Trip Dates: We are currently not offering this program due to COVID

(This trip is open to adults & families with children ages 6+ years)


Trip Description: Our journey takes us into the heart of the reservation and into the homes of skilled artisans who make their livings as weavers, carvers and painters. We will learn about their natural dyes, their festivals and the stories behind their masks. We’ll also journey to the coast, with Borucan guides, to experience the tradition of dying yarn with the mollusk, Murex. Tour participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of hands-on workshops; mask painting, weaving, drum making, and traditional cooking. We’ll also visit the artisan workshops, the local museum, the waterfall and immerse ourselves in a fascinating land seldom visited by tourists. Participants will stay in the modest homes of our Borucan hosts. For a slight additional cost, families may stay in the very modest local "hotel." Depending on the number of child participants, we will also plan opportunities for the children to make connections with the local youth. 

Family Trip Cost

The cost of the Family program is dependent on the number of participants who sign up. There must be at least 6 participants in order to offer the program. Participants are required to purchase their own round trip travel arrangements to Costa Rica.The program includes all lodging, food, land transportation and our excursion to the coast during our program dates. We will meet at a specific hotel in San Jose. The cost of the program includes the hotel stay.


Please email [email protected] for more specific information on price and itinerary. Questions are welcome and encouraged.

Adult Program

Trip Dates: There is no current adult trip planned for 2021

(If you are interested in organizing a small group, please email Pica Lockwood at [email protected])


Trip Description: Our journey takes us into the heart of the reservation and into the homes of skilled artisans who make their livings as weavers, carvers and painters. We will learn about their natural dyes, their festivals and the stories behind their masks. We’ll also journey to the coast, with Borucan guides, to experience the tradition of dying yarn with the mollusk, Murex. Tour participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of hands-on workshops; mask painting, weaving, drum making, and traditional cooking. We’ll also visit the artisan workshops, the local museum, the waterfall and immerse ourselves in a fascinating land seldom visited by tourists. Participants will stay in the modest homes of our Borucan hosts. This trip is lead by co-founder Anibal Maroto.cting the options from the toolbar.

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