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Bri Bri Medicine Man Tour

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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Pickup/dropoff charges per booking for Hotels outside of Puerto Viejo: Cocles $5, Playa Chiquita $10, Punta Uva $15, Manzanillo & Cahuita $20.
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  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
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Bri Bri Medicine Man Tour - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.