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CHOCOLATE - SARAPIQUI RIVER COMBO TOUR
Combination of 2 Tours in ONE DAY!
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE OF $130/PERSON.
SEE "ALL IN A DAY FROM
SAN JOSE . . . .
Tropical Birds, Sloths on a 2 hr. calm
DRIVE TO SARAPIQUI RIVER WILDLIFE MOTORBOAT CRUISE: After a 7:30 am pick-up from your hotel and only a ½ hour from San
jose we’ll travel some 20 scenic miles through the Braullio Carrillo National
Park rainforest and another 30 miles through farmland to the town of Puerto
Viejo on the Sarapiquí River to take a 2 hour cruise in a covered motorboat down
the calm flowing waters of the shaded jungle lined banks of the Sarapiquí River, and if we go up stream we will
explore the forest lined banks of the tributary river of Puerto Viejo where the
world renowned Research Station of the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS) is
located. This is a pleasant and relaxing way to see
MONKEYS, colorful TROPICAL BIRDS,
IGUANAS, CROCODILES OR CAIMANS, SLOTHS and other tropical animals that your
knowledgeable guide will help find and point out to you in addition to
interesting facts about these animals. You’ll also see what life on a tropical jungle river is like, with children
swimming, people fishing in the river, farmland, banana plantations and the
occasional home on the banks. We
carry a full compliment of refreshments, from cold beer to sodas & bottled water
on our boat trip, as we do in our vehicle, available all day long at no extra
cost. Immediately after the boat trip we’ll drive a couple of short
blocks to a souvenir shop to make use of their restrooms where you’ll also have
the opportunity to purchase beautiful art, woodcrafts and souvenirs at
CHOCOLATE HISTORY TOUR in the RAINFOREST:
Following lunch, around 1:30 p.m. we'll arrive
at a private Rainforest Preserve which borders both sides of the Sarapiquí River.
To start the 2 hour Chocolate Tour you'll
by a trained guide across a
160 meter or 500 ft long cable
bridge high above
across the white water rapids of the scenic jungle-lined Sarapiquí River
onto a ½ hour
into the rainforest to a former cocoa-growing plot and shelter.
There you will enjoy
a presentation of how chocolate was first made by the Indians of Central
and South America
by way of an artisan processes that transforms the cacao or cocoa fruit into
chocolate from harvest, fermentation, sun drying, and grinding etc. While the story of pre-
and post-colonial chocolate is told along with the history of it's cultivation
by the Spanish and how it progressed into becoming popular in Europe, you'll be able to taste and see how fresh made chocolate in its pure form is
made and in different stages of its fabrication through its history while
learning about the difference to modern chocolate. After the chocolate tour
presentation you'll walk back the ½ hour scenic trail through the rainforest
along the banks of the Sarapiquí River to the
hammock pedestrian bridge across the river to the reception area where
you'll have the opportunity to buy hand-made organic chocolate
made by Amazilia del Caribe Women’s Association. Closed shoes only please, no sandals
during the chocolate tour.
Restrooms are available at the reception.
We carry a full compliment of refreshments, from
cold beer to sodas & bottled water in our vehicles, available all day long at no extra
Cable suspension bridge over the Sarapiquí River
All inclusive; river motorboat fees, lunch,
Chocolate Tour, refreshments,
hotel pick-up & drop-off is all included. Family & group discounts.
Check with us first before choosing your San José area hotel
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