El Trapiche experience

El Trapiche tour, is a project of a Costa Rican family, which offers a 2 hours guided. The tour begins with a walk through the farm , which may have an opportunity to observe the different plantations, besides crossing a small area of forest where occasionally you can see wildlife. During the tour in the farm you can see a project of tilapia (kind of fish), banana plantations, bananas, arracache, macadamia nuts, oranges, sugar cane and coffee. During the walk around the farm, the guide explains the process involved in growing sugar cane, natural history and also provides an opportunity to taste the sugar cane and its various derivatives. Once this is over we will show you the process of coffee, starting from the planting and continues with the process of crushing, peeled and roasted by machines.

To end the tour of the farm you are invited to make a small trip oxcart (only if you want, otherwise you can do this walking), it starts from the sugar cane plantation and ends at the mill. Once arrived at the mill grinding is done with oxen, to achieve the extraction of juice from sugar cane. Following is an explanation of some artifacts typical of the Costa Rican customs and culture, as the stove, the marimba, the pylon and a demonstration of the Saca De Guaro (which is distilled with pure water).

Immediately to the explanation of ancient artifacts we move properly to the area where is done the artisan process of sugar cane and different products. To end the tour provides an opportunity to taste a Cooked Arracache mince served with a drink (lemonade, or coffee aguadulce and be presented with a small cap from sweet sugar block to tour participants.To end the tour of the farm you are invited to make a small trip oxcart (only if you want, otherwise you can do this walking), it starts from the sugar cane plantation and ends at the mill.

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