Bushika Adventures - 2018 Trip Information
Bushika Adventures - Ethno-toursim in Costa Rica
2018 TRIP INFORMATION
Please read the important information below about this year's program.

Student Program

Trip One Dates: July 1st to July 16th, 2018
This trip is open to students who have completed 5th - 9th grade.

We are excepting student participants until March 9th 2018

Email ASAP for additional information and to schedule a private meeting to learn more about the program. 

Trip Two Dates: July 16th to July 31st, 2018
This trip is open to students in 9th grade.

We ask that parents block of the dates of July 16th - August 5th. This allows for flexibility when purchasing plane tickets. Most likely the dates will be as shown above.


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
Date: Date has passed. Email to schedule a private meeting. 
Time:
Location: Location will be provided to confirmed attendees. Please email for the location information. (costapica@yahoo.com)

Trip Two Meeting
Date: Date has passed. Email to schedule a private meeting. 
Time: 6 PM
Location: Location will be provided to confirmed attendees. Please email for the location information. (costapica@yahoo.com)

Orientation Meeting for Student Trip

This potluck meeting is an opportunity for students who are registered for the 2018 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: Tuesday, May 15th, 2017
Time: 6 pm
Location: The home a Bushika Adventures student
(Location will be provided to attendees)
Note: Students must be paid in full before they attend this meeting.

Trip Two
Date: TBD
Time: 6 pm
Location: The home a Bushika Adventures student 
(Location will be provided to attendees)
Note: Students must be paid in full before they attend this meeting.


Student Trip Cost

The actual cost of the 2018 trips is dependent on the number of students who sign up. The cost for the trip usually runs between $3,000 to $3,900 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: August 2018. Dates are flexible
(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 on July 20th. The cost of the program includes the hotel stay.

Please email costapica@yahoo.com 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 2017-2018
(If you are interested in organizing a small group, please email Pica Lockwood at costapica@yahoo.com) 

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. You may read more about this program on the 10iss.org website.