Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Costa Rica on this full-day tour: learn all about coffee at Hacienda Doka, explore picturesque Grecia and admire the handmade oxcarts in Sarchí.
Doka Coffee Plantation, Grecia & Sarchí Tour
After being picked up from your hotel on the morning of your tour, you'll be taken to Hacienda Doka, one of the largest and most emblematic coffee plantations in Costa Rica. The "golden beans" grown on the Doka Estate are considered some of the best in the country, and you'll be lucky enough to learn all about the coffee production process here.
Having enjoyed your guided tour of the Doka plantation, you'll be treated to a delicious lunch of Costa Rican specialities. Then, with batteries recharged, you'll head to picturesque Grecia. Nestled in the foothills of the Cordillera Central, the volcanic mountain range in central Costa Rica, the city is renowned for its coffee and sugarcane plantations as well as for its production of beautiful textiles.
Exploring the streets of Grecia, you'll reach the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, a unique building for the fact that it is made entirely of steel plates painted red! Dating back to the 19th century, the metal church is an example of European Neo-Gothic style architecture.
The next stop on your tour will be a town considered to be the birthplace of Costa Rican craftwork: Sarchí. The town is home to a large number of artisans who still make the typical local handicrafts to this day, the most famous of which are the Sarchí oxcarts.
Handcrafted from wood and decorated with spectacular colourful painted designs, the oxcarts were traditionally used in the 19th century to transport coffee from plantations in the highlands down to the port on the Pacific coast. You'll get to see the biggest oxcart in the world, considered a national symbol!
At the end of a day packed full of culture, you'll make the return journey to your hotel in San José for 5 pm.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children between 3 and 11 years oldUS$ 56
Children under 3 years oldUS$ 21.25
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Guided tour of the Doka Hacienda.
Guided tour of Grecia.
Guided tour of Sarchi.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 4 days before (San José local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).