Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Estimated departure from San José: Between 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
This tour begins with a wonderful trip through some of the largest coffee plantations in the country known as Hacienda Doka located at about 1350 meters (4500 feet), where we will make a tour of the place observing the process and machinery used to produce our Golden Grain.
We will learn from the tradition, history and culture of one of the best coffees in the world, once the explanation is finished, we will have a delicious and typical Costa Rican lunch.
Eventually we will head to Greece, a quiet and beautiful town dedicated to the agriculture of coffee and sugar cane as well as textiles, founded in 1838 and considered one of the cleanest in Latin America. There you can admire the famous unique metal church in the country, which has a strange but beautiful neo-Gothic architecture brought from Europe to the country in the last decade of the 19th century.
Then we will go to the town of Sarchí, considered the birthplace of craftsmanship in Costa Rica, where we will visit the cart factory in order to observe the artisans of the area doing their best painting and wood carving, especially the elaboration of the carts typical splendidly decorated and in various sizes, which are appreciated around the world for its incomparable beauty and design.
In this same town we will visit the central park to observe the largest wagon in the world, which proudly occupies a space in the Guinness Book of Records.
The cart was used for the transport of coffee, sugar cane, wood, in short, the main means of transport of Costa Rica in the 19th century and part of the 20th century, considered a national symbol, you will not want to leave Costa Rica without a!
It should be noted that in this part of the tour we will have the opportunity to acquire souvenirs, souvenirs and in general the best craftsmanship that only the artisans of Sarchí know how to make.
To end a beautiful time spent, a typical delicious lunch will be served.
So do not hesitate to call for more information on this relaxing and enjoyable tour.
What to Bring
- Jacket or Lightweight Vest
- Comfortable shoes