Savings: El Trapiche Sugar Cane Tour (Monteverde)
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- 1 NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on November 23rd, 2017.
- 2 TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $33.00 PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER ADULT: $2.00 TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $33.00 AND RECEIVE A $2.00 PAYMENT FROM PURA VIDA! EH?
- 3 TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $12.00 PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER CHILD: $1.00 TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $12.00 AND RECEIVE A $1.00 PAYMENT FROM PURA VIDA! EH?
NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on November 23rd, 2017.
We currently have cash back savings for this tour!
Operated by El Trapiche Tour
January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017:
TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $33.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER ADULT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $33.00 AND RECEIVE A $2.00 PAYMENT FROM PURA VIDA! EH?
TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $12.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR CASH BACK SAVINGS PER CHILD: $1.00
TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $12.00 AND RECEIVE A $1.00 PAYMENT FROM PURA VIDA! EH?
- Age group(s) eligible to receive the child rate for this activity: 6-12 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: 10:00am, 3:00pm (Sundays only at 3:00pm)
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours
Tour includes: Trapiche tour, coffee break, guide, 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: Come visit El Trapiche, a Costa Rican family business where you can enjoy a 2 hour tour. The tour begins with a short walk through the farm where you can get a glimpse of plantations as sugar cane, coffee, bananas, plantains, tubers, oranges and more. Enjoy the entire coffee process, ride a Costa Rican ox cart and experience the process of making liquor out of the sugar cane, and to finish delight yourself with a fragrant cup of coffee. El Trapiche tour, is a project of a Costa Rican family, which offers a guided tour for approximately 2 hours. The tour begins with a walk through the farm, which may have an opportunity to observe the different plantations, besides crossing a small area of forest where occasionally you can see wildlife. During the tour in the farm you can see a project of tilapia (kind of fish), banana plantations, bananas, arracache, macadamia nuts, oranges, sugar cane and coffee. During the walk around the farm, the guide explains the process involved in growing sugar cane, natural history and also provides an opportunity to taste the sugar cane and its various derivatives. Once this is over we will show you the process of coffee, starting from the planting and continues with the process of crushing, peeled and roasted by machines. To end the tour of the crushing, peeled and roasted by machines. To end the tour of the farm you are invited to make a small trip ox cart (only if you want, otherwise you can do this walking), it starts from the sugar cane plantation and ends at the mill. Once arrived at the mill grinding is done with oxen, to achieve the extraction of juice from sugar cane. Following is an explanation of some artifacts typical of the Costa Rican customs and culture, as the stove, the marimba, the pylon and a demonstration of the Saca De Guaro (which is distilled with pure water). Immediately to the explanation of ancient artefacts we move properly to the area where is done the artisan process of sugar cane and different products. To end the tour provides an opportunity to taste a Cooked Arracache mince served with a drink (lemonade, or coffee agua dulce and be presented with a small cap from sweet sugar block to tour participants. To end the tour of the farm you are invited to make a small trip ox cart (only if you want, otherwise you can do this walking), it starts from the sugar cane plantation and ends at the mill.
- 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