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Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve

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Address: Bribri Reservation, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Surrounded by the Bribri Reservation, the precious Kekoldi Indigenous...

Surrounded by the Bribri Reservation, the precious Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve is home to wildlife and foliage found in no other place in the world.

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A fantastic 7 hour jungle experience

This tour is one of the few ones where is just you and pure Nature (Jungle), guided by a native Bribri guide making a formal stop at a Bribri small village for a typical lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This tour is one of the few ones where is just you and pure Nature (Jungle), guided by a native Bribri guide making a formal stop at a Bribri small village for a typical lunch. The hike ends at a fantastic and astonishing water fall where you will not see any tourist (it is an authentic non-touristy place to visit).... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Kekoldi is a great cultural experience with native Bribri that allows you to discover their perception on the forest ecosystem, plants and wildlife. It is better to spend at least a half day in Kekoldi and to share a traditional meal with a Bribri family. A must do when in the Talamanca region.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This was an incredible experience. It's the shorter hike offered at ATEC, so you do not see any of the homes--just the iguana farm. The hike through primary and secondary rain forest is moderately difficult. The guide showed us many plants used for medicinal purposes and for food. He pointed out creatures we would have missed, like poison dart frogs,... More 

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Midway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

My favorite part was being introduced to the Bri Bri people. I was amazed at all the medicinal plants in the jungle. I was delighted to learn so much about the natural setting. We got to make our own hot cocoa. Edgar was our guide and he knew a lot about the area. We also went to a waterful that... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

First of all I do have to say that there are several places to visit the BriBri, and i'm not sure which one I went to (just check the pictures to see if you recognize it). We went to BriBri village and from there 30 minutes further to the river which is the border between Costa Rica and Panama. it... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Worth doing. Lovely family. Shown about so many different fruits, and tasted them all. Saw frogs and spiders! So interesting, fab to make your own chocolate from the bean too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I always go to this place around early october for watch the hawk's migration. It is a wonderful natural phenomenon and the natives are such a polite peoples. The bedrooms are very protected against mosquitoes and the food is so delicious. If you are an adventure tourist.... and you love the nature... you won't miss this place!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I saw this tour with Ever from Chaquita tours and it was one of my highlights! After going to an Iguana farm we visited the Bribri reservation and a Shaman showed us medicinal ways plants and trees. We also made real chocolate to spread on bananas and then cocoa to drink by roasting the cocoa beans, crushing them, grinding the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had a great time with Keysuar, our private guide. He spoke so many languages. English with us, Bri Bri with his family, Spanish at his home, and French and Italian with travelers we ran into during our tour. It was really fun to learn about he customs and way of life of the Bri Bri. I visited the Yorkin... More 

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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I hired a private bi-lingual guide to take me out early in the morning. At 5:30, my Kekoldi guide Kesh and I hiked up to their bird tower. Although a little muddy from recent rains, the hike was not too strenuous and the birds were amazing. They do regular tours throughout the day also. Fun times!

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