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February 2021
Drum Retreat with Elmore Lawson
Join Madison-based Drum Circle leader Elmore Lawson and Go Tico! hosts for a seven-day, six night retreat in the lush tropical forests at the Recreo Verde Retreat & Thermal Waters.  Engage in twice-daily drum circles alongside the rushing waters of the Toro River and explore the region's National Parks, waterfalls, rural communities, and biological reserves through daily excursions in this under-explored region of Costa Rica. Trip minimum 10 participants, maximum 25.

Pricing & Registration

Itinerary Details

  • Day 1 

    • Depart Madison, Wisconsin to San Jose, Costa Rica

    • Travel to Recreo Verde & settle into cabins​

  • Day 2

    • Morning Drum Circle at Recreo Verde

    • Day trip to hike at La Colonia Waterfalls

    • Evening Drum Circle & Relaxation time

  • Day 3

    • Morning & evening Drum Circle​

    • Day trip to regional tropical forest lake for hiking and relaxing

  • Day 4

    • Morning Drum Circle​

    • Day trip to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park

    • Time to explore La Fortuna at your own pace

  • Day 5 

    • Morning trip to local town for community drum circle

    • Afternoon time at Recreo Verde Thermal Waters

  • Day 6

    • Morning & evening Drum Circle​

    • Day trip to Biological Reserve & regions longest suspension bridge. 

    • Chocolate tour

  • Day 7

    • Travel back to San Jose​

    • Fly to Madison

Pricing is $3,250 per person.  A deposit of $1,000 is due at registration.  Pricing includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Madison, Wisconsin to San Jose, Costa Rica

  • All in-country transportation for activities included in itinerary

  • Accommodations in rain or cloud forest eco-reserves

  • Breakfasts and dinners in Costa Rica

  • Daily regional excursions (lunch included on excursions) to places such as a National Park, Thermal Waters, Waterfalls, a local Community, & a Biological Reserve

  • Two drumming sessions per day on non-travel days led by Elmore Lawson

  • Optional March pre-departure meeting with trip host from Madison-based Go Tico! Costa Rica

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Registration will open October, 2020


To register, email Go Tico! coordinator Sara Bembenek-Saborio to request registration forms and deposit payment information.

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