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El Trapiche Tour

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Address: Costa Rica
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3 in 1 extravaganza

This is a family owned plantation that provides a 3 in 1 tour about coffee, sugarcane and chocolates! The family is very passionate about what they do and the guide ( one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This is a family owned plantation that provides a 3 in 1 tour about coffee, sugarcane and chocolates! The family is very passionate about what they do and the guide ( one of the sons) is very knowledgeable and entertaining. There is tasting throughout the tour and a wagon ride. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

The tour was great. You walk through the farm with the tour guide who is the fourth-generation farmer. We learned a lot about sugarcane coffee plants and chocolate production. We were able to see how the coffee was dried and ground. The same is true for the sugarcane and the Coco. At the end of the tour we drank coffee... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is a very good tour (the price is too high but in line with the local competition). You learn (see/touch/taste) about growing and processing of: coffee (homegrown), cacao>>chocolate (imported but homegrown in the near future), sugar cane, with side orders of bananas, pineapples, sugar cane moonshine. The guide really seemed to know well what he was talking about (and... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

This was truly a positive surprise, we didn't have high expectations but the guide was excellent. Much information and interesting and you could also get the samples and make your own candy - brilliant. Things that bothered were the fact of time (we were a bit busy, but our group had a lot of questions). We also bought a package... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

The Tour was rather interesting but there were a lot of groups at the same time which was quite disturbing. I feel like paying $32 is a lot for what you get in return. The chocolate that was promised, was never included; though it was sold like that. I believe there are more authentic and therefore less commercial opportunities in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

WOW! We spent a morning looking at coffee plants, tasting roasted cacao beans (with/without auger, with/without milk) and checking out an old but still working caña (sugarcane) processing facility. Very, very well done by a family - the great granddad started the sugarcane plantation, and granddad switched to coffee. A grandson was our guide today, his name was Diego. Dad... More 

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Herre we learned about how they farm coffee, sugar canes, cocoa and some other fruits in Costa Rica. It is an enjoyable experience, as you can make yourself your sugar, taste the cocoa beads and many other things. Nice tour with a nice guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We (my 8 year old daughter and me) did this trail because you are "supposed" to, it seemed. It was much more interesting than I anticipated! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and it was more "hands-on" than your typical American tour (i.e. we got to touch the equipment, sample the raw beans, etc.). You also get to make... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

This tour is just awesome! I guides are great, funny and know so much! You get to learn about about some really cool things that have been super important for Costa Rican history, ride in a ox cart, taste everything along the way, get fabulous views of Monteverde and maybe even see a sloth and some cool birds! If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

I took a tour with El Trapiche with a large group, it was a very informative and fun tour of chocolate, sugar cane and coffee. The guide was very fun all the time, sadly I can't remember his name but I will always remember his great sense of humor and knowledge.

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