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Passport to Folk Art Trips are a life-changing opportunity to meet master folk artists in their home countries, experience rich histories and traditions firsthand, and connect with the artists that are creating a better future for their communities through folk art. Each trip includes a donation to the International Folk Art Alliance, allowing us to support opportunities for folk artists around the world.

Passport to Folk Art Trips Have Included: 

Cuba
South Africa
Mexico
Guatemala
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkey
Peru
Madagascar
India
Sri Lanka
Morocco
Tunisia
Myanmar

Passport to Folk Art Trips

Colombia

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Cuba

Indonesia


Colombia | Passport to Folk Art Trip 2017

Bogotá, Medellin, Cartegena ***SOLD OUT***

December 1, 2017 | Arrive in Bogotá, Colombia
December 12, 2017 | Depart Cartegena, Colombia

Trip Cost: $8,390 Per Person, Sharing; $1,100 Single Supplement
Based on 6 people participating or a surcharge will apply
For a detailed itinerary, more information, and to register for your trip email Jean Zunkel at  jean.zunkel@bjadventures.com.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the Zenu Indigenous Community, where Reinel Mendoza Montalbo and the extended 40-artist family of Divino Niño, work to preserve their culture through their hand woven black and beige hats
  • Explore the hidden jewel of Zipaquirá, the Salt Cathedral, carved 600 feet underground in a still functioning salt mine—where each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross was carved by a different artist
  • Learn about Artesanías de Colombia, an organization that preserves folk art traditions and promotes a brand of Colombian identity and culture through their programs—and have a jewelry workshops
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Cuba | Passport to Folk Art Trip 2018-Yes, you can still travel legally to Cuba!!!

Eastern Provinces and Havana

TWO TRIPS:
January 12 – 22, 2018
**Only Two Spots Left** 

February 16 – 26, 2018
***SOLD OUT***

Trip Cost: $5,350 Per Person, Sharing; $950 Single Supplement
For a detailed itinerary, more information, and to register for your trip email Peggy Gaustad at canyonpots@aol.com or call 505.310.1356

Trip Highlights, 10 Nights, 11 Days:

  • 3 nights in Santiago de Cuba, a city rich in history from its founder Diego Velazquez, to Hernan Cortez, Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, and Cuba’s national hero, Jose Marti.       We will also be immersed in the folk art and music traditions for which this area is so famous.
  • 2 nights in the beautiful seaside town of Baracoa, where Columbus landed in 1492 and proclaimed it to be “the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen.” Due to its relative isolation over the past four centuries, Baracoa is steeped in traditions found only here including a cuisine unique to the area.
  • Spend the last 5 nights in Havana at the 5 star Parque Central Hotel with all that this dynamic city has to offer including museums, art galleries, concerts, dance performances and visits with our Folk Art Market friends from years past and present
  • Please note: these trips comply with the newly announced travel regulations under the US Treasury Department’s rules regarding Cuba.

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Indonesia | Passport to Folk Art Trip

Java and Bali
September 17-29, 2018

Trip Cost: $8,490 Per Person, Sharing; $1,890 Single Supplement: Based on 10 people participating, or a surcharge will apply. For a detailed itinerary, more information, and to register for your trip email jean.zunkel@bjadventures.com or ahdina@bjadventures.com T: +1.505.466.2289 M: +1.505.310.5110 More information

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • View sunset over the sacred Hindu Prambanan Temple and sunrise over the Buddhist Borobudur Temple
  • Visit the workshops of IFAA master shadow-puppet makers and brothers, Riyadi Dwi Susanto & Tri Suwarno
  • Dine with the Prince Agung and his wife at Kerambitan Balinese royal court
  • Experience a mask-making workshop and attend a traditional Balinese ceremony, with IFAA master woodcarver and mask maker and priest Ida Bagus Anom
  • Tour the fascinating community of homes, Green Village & Green School campus, crafted almost entirely of bamboo, with IBUKU Creative Director & TED speaker, Elora Hardy
  • Shop at a local Balinese marketplace and then take a traditional cooking class. Enjoy your cooking for lunch!
  • See the 11th century temple complex of Tampaksiring and the Tirta Empul Hindu water temple
  • Relax and enjoy your last day on Balangan Beach, soaking in the beautiful views of the ocean

 

Optional Add-On to Komodo & Flores Available.Komodo & Flores Add-On
Where the Dragon Says Goodnight: Lanbuan, Bajo, Baiawa, Moni, Kelimutu & Maumere

September 29 – October 5, 2018
$4,490 Per Person, Sharing; $525 Single Supplement

  • Stand face to face with the last living dinosaurs on Earth
  • Swim and snorkel on one of the best reefs in the world
  • “Knock on heaven’s doors” while enjoying sunrise on top of Kelimutu Volcano
  • Meet the people of the remote villages of Bena, Luba and Boawae
  • Explore the fascinating tribal culture and art of this remote “Island of Flowers”
  • Participate in a workshop with the legendary master weaver and teacher, Alfonso Horeng

For a detailed itinerary, more information, and to register for your trip email jean.zunkel@bjadventures.com or ahdina@bjadventures.com

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All PASSPORT TO FOLK ART** trips are FULLY INCLUSIVE of:

  • All Accommodations
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Transportation including airline tickets for countries on itinerary
  • Sightseeing and Transfers
  • English-Speaking Guides and Entrance Fees
  • Gratuities (Some gratuities on Cuba trips not included in price.)
  • Donation to the International Folk Art Alliance

**Add on trips may not have the same inclusions.

You as the traveler need only pay for:

  • International Airline Tickets
  • Insurance (Required on most, strongly recommended for Cuba)
  • Personal Expenses (Airport taxes, visas, camera fees, specialty beverages, etc.)

For details related to accessibility and levels of physical activity with trips, please contact your trip organizer.