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Great tour, better than expected.

The tour involves a coffee and sugarcane plantation, as well as chocolate, although they don't yet have enough cacao plants to produce chocolate commercially. Tour guide spoke... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The tour involves a coffee and sugarcane plantation, as well as chocolate, although they don't yet have enough cacao plants to produce chocolate commercially. Tour guide spoke English very well and was very funny. The kids loved it, especially making the sugarcane candy at the end. It's a family-run plantation, which is why we chose it over the other tours.

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Indialantic, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the fondest memories of our trip. Very hands-on, lots of "tasting" of sugar cane, chocolate, coffee, nice walk, our guide was charming and enthusiastic and VERY good with the kids. Everyone from our group enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Call us crazy, but we (2 adults, 2 kids) did two "coffee tours" in Monteverde...and enjoyed them both, but for different reasons. El Trapiche is a slick operation (not meant in a negative sense), with multiple and larger tours running simultaneously and extremely well trained guides. You get to see and hear about sugar cane, coffee and chocolate growing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This tour was incredible. Learnt so much from our tour guide Oscar and the rest of the staff on the farm. Thank you so much for an great experience. Coffee will never be the same again!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As I have read from a couple other reviews, the 32$ might not be too cheap but we had a really good tour today. Oscar, our guide, was very knowledgeable and explained every process of the coffee, chocolate and sugar making process to us. We got to taste really a lot of things like beans, chocolate, coffee, sugar cane, juice,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We loved the tour. The ride on he oxen pulled cart, the sugar cane to eat and making the chocolate were all fabulous. We truly enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend the tour. To top it off you get to meet up at the owners and have coffee and juice from the farm. Worth the money ++.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice tour and very informative! kids had fun. bit too long. tour guide was very nice and made the tour fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a tour of the coffee plantation, and learn a lot about coffee, sugar cane and cocoa, it was really neat to see those Ox pressing the sugarcane, the carmel candy was so sweet and warm we could not stop eating this yummy sugar. The taste of the moon shine was quite strong, but when mixed with the sugarcane... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The best things about the tour were the coffee and the view and somewhat the sugar and I think hey should focus on that. The part about the cocoa was nothing compared to what we've seen in La Fortuna. It would have been better to take more time for the coffee and the sugar. The place is gorgeous however and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This tour covers cocoa trees (they are just starting in this field), coffee beans, and sugar cane. Taste sugar cane, cocoa made before your eyes, and fresh roasted coffee beans. Family is obviously very proud, and should be. Mama makes a delicious treat and serves wonderful coffee at the end. 2 hours, well worth it. May be a bit long... More 

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