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El Trapiche Tour

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Starting at $33 (USD) / tour
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

El Trapiche tour, is a Costa Rican Family project that offers visitors a two hour long guided tour starting with a walk on the farm where guests learn about the production of sugarcane, coffee, and the traditional ways of cultivating bananas, arracache (a local legume), avocado, macadamia nuts as well as other products. Also one can observe the Tilapia fish project.

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Sugar cane manual mill at El Trapiche Tour
Sugar cane manual mill at El Trapiche Tour

El Trapiche tour, is a Costa Rican Family project that offers visitors a two hour long guided tour. First, visitors start with a walk on the farm where guests will learn about the production of sugarcane, coffee, and the traditional ways of cultivating bananas, arracache (a local legume), avocado, macadamia nuts as well as other products.

During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to collect coffee, transport the beans to the grinding machines and see how the delicious Monteverde coffee is made. There are also traditional ox carts waiting to transport visitors to the sugarcane field where they can learn the process of making brown sugar and all the other types of products made from sugarcane.

Visitors can also enjoy a representation of the extraction of guaro, a Costa Rican alcohol made from sugarcane. To end this eventful tour, all guests can enjoy “gallo de picadillo de arracache”, a traditional vegetable hash, accompanied by a cup of coffee or lemonade.

Key Features

Moving inside the far in a traditional ox cart at El Trapiche Tour
Moving inside the far in a traditional ox cart at El Trapiche Tour
  • Entire coffee process
  • Two hour guided tour
  • Real tasting in all processes
  • Environmentalist Company
  • Authentic traditional methods
  • Perfect location in Monteverde
Prices
Starting at $33 (USD) / tour
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Amenities

Bilingual Guides
Child Friendly Tours

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El Trapiche Tour - Monteverde
Family business company that was born with the interest of showing foreign and national visitors a representative part of the Costa Rican culture. Showing the artisan process of sugarcane, coffee and cacao.

Activities

Inside a real sugar cane field at El Trapiche Tour
Inside a real sugar cane field at El Trapiche Tour

Sugarcane in Costa Rica

Sugarcane is a poacea plant that originated in Polynesia and its presence was reported in China and India in the year 800 B.C. Via the invasions of Persia, Egypt, The coasts of Africa and the Mediterranean sugarcane and other products were transported until eventually arriving in Spain.

Coffee in Costa Rica

The year 1723 is the presumed date of the arrival of coffee to the Americas when the first plants were introduced to Martinique Island. These coffee plants came from the Antilles islands and from there came the first coffee plants that were planted in Costa Rica during the middle of the 18th century.

Historically, Father Feliz Velarde is known as the first coffee cultivator in Costa Rica. In 1816 wrote in his will that he had a plot of land where he had planted coffee. According to the story, he distributed coffee seeds amongst his neighbors and encouraged them to plant them.

From 1830 to 1840 Don Mariano Montealegre was one of the principal promoters of the cultivation of coffee. In addition, two Costa Rican presidents Don Juan Mora Fernandez and Dr. Braulio Carrillo helped support the development of coffee. They noticed that the production of coffee had the capability of generating great economic growth that could benefit the Costa Rican people and with this observation coffee production in Costa Rica continued during the following years. During this time coffee was converted into a product that granted Costa Rica much economic development.

Prices
Starting at $33 (USD) / tour
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Tours Offered

Family Friendly Tours
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Monteverde / Santa Elena Map
Monteverde / Santa Elena Map
El Trapiche Tour is located outside Santa Elena town, Monteverde

Rates

 Rates
Foreign adult$33 
Foreign Child$12 
Guided tour from Monday to Saturday at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Sundays only to 3 pm

Customer Reviews for El Trapiche Tour

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
PEGGY
From: United States4/28/2010
 
"Toured this company in February 2010. Very interesting and worth the cost. Our guide was wonderful. Appreciate the "ending" to the tour. That was fun!"
 
Number of times you have used this Tour Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the tour company again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

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