Looking for the journey of a lifetime?  In partnership with the International Folk Art Market, BJ Adventures offers Passport to Folk Art trips, which provide the unique 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 their folk art.  

Maximum of 10-12 travelers on any trip!

All Passport to Folk Art trips are fully inclusive of:

  • All accommodations

  • Meals and beverages

  • Transportation

  • Sightseeing and transfers

  • English-speaking guides and entrance fees

  • Gratuities

You as the traveler need only to pay for:

  • International airline tickets (but BJ Adventures can help you with these)

  • Travel insurance (required)

  • Personal expenses (airport taxes, visas, camera fees, specialty beverages, etc.)

  • $500 Donation to the International Folk Art Market

"We toured historic sites, part of the Silk Road, mosques and madrassas, forts and other museums, but the highlight was meeting with many of the fine folk artists that come to Santa Fe for the Folk Art Market in the summer. We saw their workshops, ate in their homes, met their families, saw how they are using the money they make in Santa Fe to expand their production, hire other folk artists, build schools to train artists, and build a better life for themselves and their communities. It was over the top interesting, and of course, we bought amazing works of art." --Cathy Allen, IFAA Board Member

"Traveling with BJ Adventures on a folk art trip to Colombia was one of the most memorable trips I've ever taken. I've traveled a lot, to many countries, and for varying reasons (archaeological digs, art collections, just plain tourism, etc.), but this trip was an adventure. We saw great folk art and much more. Jean adapted to varying delays and problems with incredible ease. Her choice of a Colombian tour leader was excellent and added greatly to the trip. I've asked Jean to plan another trip to Colombia for me!"--Trish Foschi

Stay tuned for news about our next Passport to Folk Art trip!


To sign up for any of these trips, or to request a detailed brochure, contact:

Jean Zunkel
E   jean.zunkel@bjadventures.com
T   +1.505.466.2289
M  +1.505.310.5110

Ahdina Zunkel
E   ahdina@bjadventures.com
T   +1.505.466.2289
M  +1.505.670.5199


Header Photo: © Marc Romanelli; Gallery Photos: © Far Horizon, BJ Adventures, Inc., IFAM, Claire Burkert, Kaligarh, Red Sari Production Center, Judith Haden, Bob Smith, Marc Romanelli, Arnold Kanter, Ahdina Zunkel