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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:

Bolivia

Guatemala

Madagascar

Myanmar

Sri Lanka

Uzbekistan

Colombia

India

Mexico

Peru

Tunisia

Cuba

Kyrgyzstan

Morocco

South Africa

Turkey

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Passport to Folk Art Trips

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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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India | Adventures in Folk Art Trip

India (Gujarat and Rajasthan)
November 4 – 16, 2018

Trip Cost: $3,750 Per Person, Sharing; $950 for Single Supplement: For a detailed itinerary, more information, and to register for your trip email josh.schrei@gmail.com T: +1.505.919.9530 or visit taptamarg.com

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • The local handicrafts, fabrics and tribal arts surrounding Bhuj, including the Qasab-Kutch Craftswomen’s collective, the world-renowned Khatri block printing studio, and the Khatri tie-dye workshop.
  • The opportunity to study with local artists and try your hand at block printing and embroidery.
  • The sun temple of Modhera, one of only two sun temples in India.
  • Rani-Ki-Vav, one of the finest examples of ancient stonework in all of India
  • The markets of Ahmedabad
  • Agashiye rooftop restaurant, one of the best restaurants in India!
  • A safari into the Little Rann wildlife sanctuary, home to unique native flora and fauna.
  • The pink city of Jaipur with its gorgeous palaces and famed blue pottery.

For a detailed itinerary, more information, and to register for your trip email josh.schrei@gmail.com or visit taptamarg.com


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Cuba | Passport to Folk Art Trip

Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad
January 9 – 16, 2019

TRIP COST: $4,875 per person, double occupancy; $950 single supplement; A non-refundable deposit of $500 to IFAM will secure your spot! Space is limited to 20 travelers.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Five nights at the five star Parque Central Hotel in Havana and meals in the city’s finest restaurants.
  • Access to private performances, artist’s studios, cultural centers, museums and all that this remarkable city has to offer.
  • Two days and nights in the city of Cienfuegos, on the Caribbean coast. Our visit will coincide with their annual regional exhibit of Arte Naïf. From here, will visit the colonial city of Trinidad, founded in 1514 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
  • A visit to the estate of Ernest Hemingway and the fishing village where he kept his beloved boat, Pilar.

To secure a spot or for more trip information, please contact Peggy Gaustad, Cuba Travel Specialist and IFAM Board Member at canyonpots@aol.com or (505) 310-1356 or Click Here.


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Cuba | Passport to Folk Art Trip

Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa, Holguin, Gibara

February 14 – 22, 2019

TRIP COST: $4,095 per person, double occupancy; $450 single supplement; A non-refundable deposit of $500 to IFAM will secure your spot! Space is limited to 20 travelers.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four days 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 visit the community of Mella where IFAM artists, El Grupo Bayate, have transformed their town due in large part to their success in Santa Fe. We will spend a day with the Conservator of Santiago in the Sierra Maestra mountains exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Los Cafetales, French coffee plantations founded at the turn of the 19th century
  • 3 days 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 which include a cuisine unique to the area. Here we will visit with IFAM artist, Leandro Gomez, whose sculptures of jeeps and trucks depict the main modes of transportation in this remote town. We will spend a day in the Valle de Yumuri where we will explore the canyon river with local guides in hopes of seeing some of the many birds endemic to this region
  • From Baracoa we will drive to the city of Holguin, Santa Fe’s Sister City. Our last night will find us in the town of Gibara, a little gem of a city and a perfect spot to end our journey.

To secure a spot or for more trip information, please contact Peggy Gaustad, Cuba Travel Specialist and IFAM Board Member at canyonpots@aol.com or (505) 310-1356 or Click Here.


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Nepal and Bhutan | Passport to Folk Art Trip

Kathmandu, Janakpur, Patan, Thimi, Bhaktapur, Thimphu, Bumthang, and Paro

Nepal: March 1 – 7, 2019

Bhutan: March, 7 – 13, 2019

TRIP COST: Nepal: $4,490 Per Person, Sharing; $895 Single Supplement; Bhutan: $4,290 Per Person, Sharing; $625 Single Supplement Based on a minimum of 10 participants or a surcharge will apply. Accommodations or restaurant subject to change based on availability at time of booking. Customized extensions can be arranged in either country or to Tibet, Mongolia, India, etc.

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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Oaxaca | Passport to Folk Art Trip

Oaxaca and Mixteca Highlands

March 12-19, 2019

TRIP COST: $3,650 per person, double occupancy; $500 single supplement; A non-refundable deposit of $500 to IFAM will secure your spot! Space is limited to 20 travelers.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visits to the homes of several IFAM artists including potter, Don Jose Garcia, and the weaving family of Don Isaac Vazquez.
  • Tour the temples, palaces, and plazas of Monte Alban, one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, dating back to 500 BC.
  • Travel to the Mixteca Alta for two nights where we will be exposed to the markets and artisans of this unique, remote area including the Trique village where the women still dress in their floor-length, famous “red huipiles.”
  • Stop at San Augustin Etla where we will tour the old textile mill which is now an art center and papermaking factory, created by renowned artist, Francisco Toledo, where they make a variety of beautiful paper products including fabulous jewelry.
  • Enjoy the legendary food of Oaxaca, from upscale restaurants to salt of the earth home cooked meals.

To secure a spot or for more trip information, please contact Peggy Gaustad, Travel Specialist and IFAM Board Member at canyonpots@aol.com or (505) 310-1356 or Click Here.


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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.