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El Trapiche Tour

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
(506) 2645-5271
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Factory Tours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Our tour was Jorge and we couldn't have asked for someone better. Everything from the coffee to the coco and the sugar cane was very well executed. The ox cart ride was awesome. This is a locally own family business which I loved. Super recommended!

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Eastvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Along with bungee jumping, canopy tours and suspended bridge tour- this was a tour we didn't want to miss and glad we didn't! So informative and loved the hands on experience! Had no idea the cocoa fruit tasted so amazing!!! Just a great overall experience from a very organized company! Thank you!

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Los Angeles, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Loved this family run tour when we visited in 2012. To be able to see, taste and touch the coffee, chocolate and sugar cane process was a real treat. Their property is beautiful and allowed for great photo ops. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

El Trapiche Coffe Tour was more than just listening to a tour guide, who indeed was incredibly knowledgable and good humored. On the tour you see the process of coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane. At each step, you become a part of the process and are able to taste a sample. At the end of the tour you can sip... More

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Greenville
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

El Trapiche tour was about Sugarcane, coffee and chocolate. Our guide was so interesting and knowledgeable making the tour so fun. We learned a lot and had hands on experiences. Molasses was being made while we were there and we made candy with some of it (with a lump to take with us). We had samples of the coffee after... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My sister and I both LOVED this tour. We didn't really know what to expect, maybe just a little walk through a sugar plantation and some samples at the end. This tour is so much more! We learned a lot about Costa Rican culture. Tour times are at 10 and 2, if I'm remembering correctly, so plan your day accordingly.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My high expectations were exceeded--informative, funny, varied, hands-on. Walking through the farm and seeing / participating in production of cane sugar, chocolate, AND coffee for one price is astounding. We tasted everything and took home a chunk of self hand-made caramelized sugar. Door-to-door transportation. For Cost Rica, all for $32--an excellent value.

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Rome, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An interesting and informative tour by a bilingual (English-Spanish) guide. Our group was 10 people from ages 5 to 71 and all enjoyed it. The tour lasts about 2 hours and is quite thorough. We walked through a hilly coffee field and saw the process of coffee production from the bush to the cup. We saw sugar cane from the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After a morning hiking the cloud forest, we were looking for something a bit different. This tour was perfect. There are a few companies to choose from, but it am so pleased we went with El Trapiche. Our guide, Jorge, was charming - he provided us with a very informative, fun and engaging tour in perfect English. You get to... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We loved our tour of El Trapiche! Our guide was so knowledgeable about the processes to make coffee, chocolate and sugar. He answered all of our questions as he showed us around the beautiful property. We got to see each part of each of the processes and we got to taste a lot throughout the tour. For us, this was... More

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