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Bri Bri Medicine Man Tour

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Our Indigenous Cultural Centre and Medicine Man tour will give you the opportunity to learn more about the local Bri Bri culture 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. Their purpose is to preserve the indigenous lifestyle which goes back 5000 years. Today, new generations are losing their connection to the wisdom and wealth of their rich heritage. Don Cándido Morales Morales is the last in a long line of indigenous medicine men and he has undertaken as his mission to preserve this invaluable culture and share this priceless wisdom before his culture is lost for all time.

Many years ago the indians used the locally found medicinal plants to cure all manner of sickness and disease. Our objective today is to preserve not only the different medicinal plants of the Talamanca Indian Culture, but the wisdom to know how to use these healing plants and herbs.

At the centre there are more than 1500 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.

The centre also extracts natural dyes from plants to make handicrafts which are for sale and can be taken home as souvenirs of the Talamanca Culture.

Tour information:

Departures: 8:00-8:30 AM (depending on hotel location)
Duration: 3 hours approx
Cost per person: $55.00
Includes: Guide, round trip transportation & entry to center

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