4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

Combine art, beauty, coffee and nature on this popular cultural half-day guided tour. You will drive through the stunning scenery of Costa Rica as you travel to Doka coffee plantation, followed by Grecia and Sarchi, two of the country's most special towns.

Highlights

  • Half day trip to architectural Grecia and artistic Sarchi
  • Tour Doka Coffee plantation with buffet lunch
  • Metal church of Grecia
  • Oxcarts of Sarchi
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

What You Can Expect

Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San Jose

Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San Jose

Immerse yourself in authentic Costa Rican culture on a guided tour through Doka coffee plantation. Witness the professionals at work as they cultivate, harvest and roast coffee beans to perfection, before enjoying your aromatic coffee and buffet lunch.

After lunch, admire the tropical landscape and sugar cane plantations as you arrive in the town of Grecia. Renowned for its famous steel church of the Lady of Mercy, Grecia is rich in architectural beauty. The church is made entirely of pre-fabricated metal plates which have been painted red. A rare sight, and a must-see while in Costa Rica.

The magic of this tour continues with a visit to the country's artisan town of Sarchi, where the famous oxcarts are built. You will have the opportunity to tour the fascinating factories and watch how the carts are constructed. Splendidly decorated in various sizes, these oxcarts are treasured for their unique beauty. The carts were once used to transport coffee beans over the mountains to the coast, and you won't want to leave Costa Rica without one!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Did not expect it to be this interesting or educational. LOVED IT. The coffee tour was interesting and Grecia is a beautiful town (we even saw a wedding at the church). Sarchi was an eye opener. A water powered business, talented artists. I intend to come back and purchase the furniture for my new house in a couple of years. The guide was very informative. THANK YOU!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

Guide was very informative about coffee. I felt that we had ample time to ask questions and explore Grecia and Sarchi.

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