Learn more about the indigenous BriBri culture and the mysteries and magic of the jungle they have cultivated

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The BriBri people have lived in the jungle in this area for millenia and have discovered how to live in harmony with nature.

Costa Rica's South Caribbean (along with Panama) is home to the Bri Bri people. Many of these communities had no exposure to the modern world until recently. These tours not only give you a glimpse into a unique life but they support these communities in their effort at economic diversification. The Caribbean is also home to a unique Afro-Caribe culture. Many of our tours take place within the protected areas of the Kéköldi Indigenous Reserve or the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

Here's a list of tours we can book for you:

Uatsi Waterfall and Indigenous Reservation

This combo tour includes transportation to/from your hotel as well as visits to the waterfall, to the Sixoala River (the border between Costa Rica and Panama), an indigenous reservation and an indigenous chocolate "factory" where the whole process from the growing of the Cacao plant to the making of this unique organic handmade chocolate is explained.
half day$55.00 More InfoBook It

Bri Bri Medicine Man Tour

This tour will give you the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the indigenous peoples of Talamanca and meet with Don Cándido, a famed local healer who will teach you about local healing plants and methods. We will visit Centro Cultural Indigena and meet Don Cándido, the last in a long line of indigenous medicine men. At the centre there are about 25 to 30 plants used to cure different illnesses. There is a walking trail where you can see many of these medicinal plants and enjoy close contact with jungle birds and small animals. Also while you are here you can take a treatment with Don Cándido for any illness using nature's own botanical healing system. You can also learn about traditional foods, massage, history and science.
2 - 2 1/2 hours approxPlease inquireMore InfoBook It

Zipline tours through the jungle canopy are an exciting way to see nature and give you a unique viewpoint from up in the trees.

Looking for something else?

Check our tour overview page or our detailed tour pages for whitewater rafting, jungle and nature, local activities and discover the Caribbean Coast.

Our tour partners have also put together packages which include transport, hotels and tours so you can either get your full trip to Costa Rica organized in one go or have them organize add-ons to popular destinations such as Arenal, Tortuguero or Bocas del Toro.


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