We take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. En route we will pass the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria, our national hero and the famous Mango Park.
Duration: 7 hours
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Estimated Departure from San José: 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
The Doka-Grecia and Sarchi tour is a relaxing yet very enjoyable tour in which you will learn about our history and traditions. Also a great opportunity to get some coffee and souvenirs to take back home.
First we will go to Doka Coffee Estate, where we will have a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world.
The careful process involved in the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean will then be illustrated, very hands-on, and then we will savor the delectable product. After the coffee tour we will enjoy a Costa Rican lunch buffet.
Then we will continue to Grecia, a very typical and traditional town, where we will admire the metal church, a building that has a rare architecture, with high ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and classical lines.
Next we will visit the town of Sarchi, known as the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. In Sarchi, you will be able to appreciate many of the art crafts and souvenirs that Costa Rica has to offer, as we visit a factory and souvenir shop managed by the local artists. Also you will see the world’s largest ox cart according to the Guinness Book.
The cart is 2 stories high, nearly 45 feet long (14 meters) and weighs 4400 lbs. (2 tons), and took 70 days to complete. Made out of wood (cedar) and decorated with bright colors, designed based on our typical and traditional oxcarts.
Children (3 – 10 years old): 25% off discount
Children 0-3 years old pay US$14.00 car seat charge fee
What to bring
- LIGHT JACKET OR SWEATSHIRT
- COMFORTABLE SHOES