Touring and knowing places is beautiful, but it is also important to re-known and reconnect with new places, especially if they are communities that promote innovative progress in the well-being of the environment in which they are located, in this tour you can meet social projects , community-wellness centers, meeting places, which are contributing to generate positive changes in the transformation of places in harmony with Mother Earth.
Resilient collaborative communities are having a lot of strength within communities, transitional towns and growing cities, since they involve several integral factors that provide a conscious change in favor of all beings with integral CONSTRUCTIVE and PARTICIPATORY models.
We invite you to meet and participate in these alternative sites, be part of them,
This tour is designed to connect with the Brunca Native People, located in the Province of Puntarenas (South Zone), Boruca, in Costa Rica, you will have the opportunity to meet, live and co-create with one of the most representative Indigenous Peoples of this Wonderful country, both for its culture, as for its traditions, customs and customs.
The Boruca (also known as Brunca, Brunka or Brunkajc), are a Central American indigenous people native to Costa Rica. The tribe has approximately 2000 members, most of whom live in a territory in the province of Puntarenas in the southeast of the country. The ancestors of the modern boruca constituted a group of towns that ruled most of the Osa Peninsula.
Like their precursors, the Boruca are known for their crafts, especially textiles, and their unique masks painted in balsa wood. These masks are important in the annual Cagrú Rojc ceremony known as the "Game of Boruca's Little Devils", which is celebrated every year since ancient times. The party represents the fight between the Cagrú Guardian-Warriors (of the Boruca people) and the Spanish conquerors and is accompanied by meals, such as pork, tamales and the traditional drink: Yubú , the "chicha".
This indigenous people, keeps an ancestral knowledge in terms of their culture and traditions, then we present a program of activities to know this wonderful place and where you will live an experiential experience, knowing an ancestral culture unique in its kind.
You will also know the life of an original people who continue to preserve their traditions, knowledge and customs that contribute to good living today and community development.
We will arrive to the Province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, we will move to the territory of the Brunca Native Peoples, we will know the EcoRancho de Doña Lourdes, leader of artisan women and weavers, one of the guard of the fire flint in Costa Rica, we will taste traditional food of In the region, we will visit the craft mask shop made by indigenous women and their family, you will learn to paint masks, which are the most representative of the community, which also have a spiritual and cultural significance for the Brunca native peoples.
We will also meet one of the most representative and visionary painters of the Boruca Region, who with his paintings has been a forerunner of the traditional and spiritual culture of his original people Melvin Gonzalez Rojas known in the community as -KAMEL-, KURA DEN K , which means the footprint of jaguar, who with his paintings based on the mythology of the Brunkajc, from stories to own experiences, considers that his work is to make the culture of their ancestors more deeply known and for the new generations to be interested in their culture and strengthen their identity as indigenous they are.
TEXTILES / NATURAL DYES.
We will get to know the ancestral tradition of the elaboration of native cotton textiles of two species (tritchubu and chubú) that are cultivated by Brunkajc women weavers and natural dyes, made by women weavers from the Boruca region, you can learn about the elaboration of traditional looms and the application of natural dyes originating in the area, we will listen to the experiences of women weavers in the art of this tradition and how this knowledge has been transmitted generationally among women in the community.
BRUNKAJC REPRESENTATIVE SITES
We will visit the Indigenous Community Museum, the square and the handicrafts, we will know more about the ancestral and traditional culture of the Original Peoples of Boruca.
We will taste the traditional indigenous food of the Boruca Native People, in a special location, which will undoubtedly be an experience of flavors, knowledge, smells, cultural and tradition that will undoubtedly make an unforgettable memory for your palate.
CAMP AND TRADITIONAL CEREMONY
We will participate in a camp in a natural and representative area of the place and we will participate in a traditional fire ceremony of the Brunkajc Native People, directed by Doña Lourdes, a woman medicine of the community, sonorized by pre-Hispanic instruments, where we will know the spiritual aspect of this Original People and its ceremonial traditions.
We will take a medical walk to recognize traditional endemic medicinal plants that occur in the area and visit sacred places of water trails guided by the elders of the Brunkajc community.
We will know one of the most emblematic places of the Boruca territory, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of Costa Rica in the company of one of the largest of the community, guardians and heirs of those sacred lands, who will tell us about the cosmogony, the stories and Legends of the place.
We will walk towards the learning of the recognition and collection of edible plants used ancestral for the elaboration of food, we will make a dinner with them and with the women majors of the community.
We will also visit the place of the fire spheres, a place considered energetic and sacred site for this original town, we will arrive at the historical point where the natives used to visit to paint with the purple color and made salt.
We will prepare the pre-Hispanic dinner of thanks for the learning acquired in our tour of the Brunkajc Native People, with the Mayan women, we will share their culinary traditions and talk about the importance of traditional drinks; Corn and cocoa in their culture.
We will take a traditional bath with aromatic herbs, then share a breakfast at the Doña Lourdes Ranch, where we end our wonderful experience of knowing one of the most representative native peoples of Central America, LOS BRUNKAJC. (Proposal would be to give the option of doing medical baths every night after doing the medical walk)
Cost of the Native Peoples Circuit Costa Rica, 5-day experiences per person: $ ______ USD per adult participant & $ _________ USD per minor companion.
Air and land transfers
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