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El Trapiche Tour

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
About El Trapiche Tour
El Trapiche tour, is owned by a costarican family, which offers a guided tour of about 2hours. It begins with a tour around the farm which may have an opportunity to observe the different plantations located therein, besides crossing a small patch of forest where occasionally wildlife can be found. During the tour of the farm there is a small tilapia pond, plantations of bananas, plantains, arracache, macadamia, oranges, sugar cane and coffee. In the span of the walk around the farm, we explain the process involved in sugarcane cultivation, natural history and also the opportunity to taste the sugar cane and its derivatives. Finished this interval will display the coffee process, which starts showing from planting and continues with the process of crushing, peeling and roasting by our machinery. To finish the tour of the plantation, you’re invited to make a short trip in a oxen cart (not obligatory), it starts from sugar cane plantation and finishes at the building where the cocoa
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This tour starts when our transport will pick you up at your Hotel.
Then we go to the Arenal Lake where we started the boat trip to go to Rio Chiquito where we will board another microbus that will take us to the final Monteverde destination.

Once in Monteverde we will make a beautiful Tour of Caffee, Sugar Cane and Cacao.

During this coffee tour, Sugar Cane and Cacao in Monteverde, you will learn about the history and culture behind one of the most famous coffees in the world. This tour highlights the best of the coffee tradition and its importance for the socioeconomic development of Costa Rica..

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Megan B wrote a review Aug 2021
San Diego, California57 contributions36 helpful votes
What a fantastic tour! Our guide was so skilled and sharing information but keeping it light enough to not feel overwhelming or dense; he kept things moving at the perfect pace, with lots to see and do along the way. Our family of 4 learned so much about coffee, sugar, and chocolate. The tour was very family friendly and the guide was great with kids, but plenty of interest for adults too. I loved learning that the property has been a family farm for 4 generations, and only added tours 15 years ago. The sugarcane demonstration was given by the father of the family. These folks know what they're talking about! Only thing I would have liked better would be to spend a little more time in the sugarcane mill area; there was so much to see there but it went by so fast. I liked this tour so much I would even do it again. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2021
Cwhee40 wrote a review Aug 2021
Gainesville, Florida147 contributions28 helpful votes
We've done multiple coffee/chocolate tours but this was one of our favorites. It was informative and fun, and the views were incredible. We especially loved being able to taste things at the end.
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Date of experience: July 2021
syzygymfl wrote a review Jul 2021
New York178 contributions118 helpful votes
Family owned farm that commercially farms coffee and sugar cane and has demo plants of chocolate. Currently taking small groups on a walking tour around the farm. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about coffee in particular and you can tell he was gauging his talk to the level of interest of the group; I suspect he could talk your ear off for an hour on the history, uses, and varieties and methods of preparation if re willing to listen.
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Date of experience: July 2021
Around the World wrote a review Jul 2021
Berlin, Germany517 contributions191 helpful votes
You get 3 in 1. Coffee, chocolate and sugar. Adults for 35 USD. Tour is really nice because you’ll learn all about these 3 things. And of course there is a lot more to discover. They show you all the process steps of producing coffee, chocolate and sugar in the old traditional way and the way they do it today. You can also learn all about banana and their way to the shops. I highly recommend this tour! Really nice.
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Date of experience: July 2021
Tobywaun wrote a review May 2021
Bowling Green, Kentucky66 contributions21 helpful votes
This was a lot of fun! We learned so much about Costa Rican coffee and chocolate and sugar production. We even got to make our own sugar to take home. Our guide was excellent. He was very informative. At the end of the tour you are treated to a homemade snack by the plantation owner. Such a great way to sample true Costa Rican hospitality. And there’s plenty of coffee, chocolate, and handmade gifts to buy in the souvenir shop.
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Date of experience: May 2021