Savings: Don Juan Coffee Tour, Chocolate Tour, and Sugar Cane Tour Combo (Monteverde)
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- 1 NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on December 18th, 2017.
- 2 TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $35.00 PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER ADULT: $2.00 TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $35.00 AND RECEIVE A $2.00 PAYMENT FROM PURA VIDA! EH?
- 3 TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $15.00 or $0.00 (see below) PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER CHILD: $0.00 TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $15.00 or $0.00 (see below)
NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on December 18th, 2017.
We currently have cash back savings for this tour!
Operated by Don Juan Coffee Tour
December 16th 2017 – December 15th 2018:
TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $35.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER ADULT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $35.00 AND RECEIVE A $2.00 PAYMENT FROM PURA VIDA! EH?
TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $15.00 or $0.00 (see below)
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER CHILD: $0.00
TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $15.00 or $0.00 (see below)
- Age group(s) eligible to receive the child rate for this activity: 6-15 years (0-5 years are free)
Cash back savings disclaimer: In order for Pura Vida! eh? cash back savings to be earned, a complete tour reservation form must be submitted via our website and accepted by our team. In addition, travellers must follow the steps/requirements outlined on our “How Pura Vida! eh? Works” page. Please note that Pura Vida! eh? cash back savings: a) cannot be earned on preexisting reservations already placed through other companies or tour operators, b) may only be earned on a tour taken on the specific day requested on the tour reservation form, and c) may only be claimed by the individual whose name appears on the tour reservation form. Tour reservation change requests may be made by travellers, but such requests are subject to approval by our team; unapproved tour reservation changes may result in a change or loss of the cash back savings amount awarded. Tour reservation cancellations and no-shows will result in a loss of the cash back savings amount awarded. All prices on our website including Pura Vida! eh? cash back savings are listed in the currency of US dollars, however at the tour operator’s discretion, tour payment may be collected in the currency of either US dollars or Costa Rican colones. For more information, please see our “Frequently Asked Questions” page, as well as our “Cash Back Savings Program” page.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Tour departure/return location: Monteverde
Tour times: 8:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours
Tour includes: Combined coffee/chocolate/sugar cane tour, guide, snack, and round-trip transportation to/from Monteverde hotels (hotels that fall outside of the regular transportation zone may have an additional fee; leave us a comment at the bottom of this page if you wish us to confirm the transportation amount that would apply to/from your specific hotel)
Tour operator’s description: Don Juan Coffee Tour offers a warm welcome. The tour begins with a brief insight into the wonderful world of coffee followed by the history of Costa Rican coffee and its importance in the socio-economic development. Later on during the tour we will cover other aspects of the Costa Rican culture and traditions. The tour starts with an introduction to the life cycle of a coffee plant starting with the coffee seed itself and taking a look at its fascinating evolutionary cycle. Coffee Picking: You will learn about the ways that the coffee cherries are picked, the lifestyle of the workers that carry out this task, their stories and the immigration that occurs during the harvest season. When the coffee cherries are ready to be picked (from November to February) this activity can be performed by the visitors. De-pulping Machine: You will get to see the way the pulp of the coffee cherry was traditionally removed, the washing process of the mucilage that is found underneath the pulp and the separation of the first class coffee beans from the rest. The Drying Patio: The hot and dry climate allows the coffee beans to be spread out on a large, cement patio in order to dry naturally under the sun. The Warehouse and the Coffee Roaster: In the warehouse the coffee beans are stored in big, fiber sacks allowing the beans to breathe and complete their aging process. The selection of coffee beans, the roasting process and the final packaging of the Don Juan coffee is also carried out here. A Ride in a Typical Ox Cart: You will get the option to take a ride in a typical ox cart experiencing the exact way our ancestors use to travel. Auditorium: This is the place where the tour comes to an end, where you will be thanked for choosing to visit the Don Juan Coffee farm and invited to visit “La Casona” restaurant. “La Casona” Restaurant: On returning to the main building you will get the opportunity to enjoy a delicious cup of Don Juan coffee accompanied by a typical Costa Rican snack. Souvenir Shop: At the end of the tour you can purchase Don Juan coffee and various other coffee related items directly from our wonderful souvenir shop.
Chocolate Tour Monteverde Costa Rica. We have now incorporated a chocolate tour with our coffee tour to introduce a new and exciting feature and what could be better than the perfect combination? chocolate and coffee; while also contributing towards reviving Costa Rican tradition and culture. On the tour you will be completely immersed for 30 minutes within the world of chocolate enjoying its delicious aromas and learning about its history. You will participate in the chocolate making process and have the opportunity to taste the fruit of the cacao and observe how the small cocoa beans are magically converted into a rich tasting chocolate drink. You will get an insight into the traditional methods that our ancestors used to roast the beans, separate the husks and grind the beans. At the end of the tour you can enjoy the taste of the chocolate you’ve made in a variety of forms; liquid chocolate, plain chocolate, spiced chocolate and of course, coffee chocolate.
Sugar Cane Tour Monteverde. Here you will learn about the historical reason why many farmers had sugarcane mills on their farms. Together you will extract the sugarcane the traditional way and then enjoy a glass of pure sugar cane juice as well as a few pieces of the cane itself.
- This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. Please contact us to inquire about tour availability if your travel group is comprised of less than the tour operator’s required minimum number of participants.
MINIMUM/MAXIMUM AGE/WEIGHT/HEIGHT/OTHER REQUIREMENTS
WHAT TO BRING FOR TOUR PARTICIPATION
- Comfortable tennis shoes or walking shoes (flip flops are not recommended)
- Insect repellent
- Cash for souvenirs
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