Just outside the village of Santa Ana lives Santiago Chub, a man who has extensive knowledge about the medicinal properties of plants. After inviting you into his traditional thatched home, Santiago will tell you the story of how he began to learn about herbal plants from first his father, a local bush doctor, and then from a series of elders.
After this, Santiago will take you on a trail starting at his house and ending at his jungle farm, stopping frequently to discuss the plants alongside and explaining their amazing medicinal qualities. These include species that make women permanently infertile, species that can help cure 21 different types of blood diseases and species that can instantly stop bleeding. As well as providing detail on the plants’ healing properties, he also talks about the spirituality and karma surrounding his position as a herbal healer.
Tour Difficulty Rating = Relaxed
Food & Drink: CTL provides water
Dress: long pants, trail shoes
Extras: sunscreen, insect repellant, camera, hat, sunglasses
Price: $65US/person for Room Only & Full Board, Children age 4 – 12, half price
All prices are subject to tax & service charge