VIP Private Tour: Sarchi Oxcarts & Souvenirs Shooping Experience - San Jose

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up from all hotels in San Jose Costa Rica. If your hotel is not listed let us know and we will arrange the pick up
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A national symbol of Costa Rica, the oxcart plays a key role in the countrys history, as they were used to transport coffee beans & other goods to nearby and faraway markets and ports. Starting in 1840s most of the rural roads were very rough making the ox cart the sole means of transportation for families even though the trips could take weeks at times.
Highly ornate, these oxcarts are elegantly craved and are usually hand-painted with bright colors. The painting of the ox cart is a Costa Rican tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. Today most of the ox carts in Costa Rica are used as ornate decoration as well as symbols of Costa Rica in celebrations and parades. The largest and oldest oxcart factory is also found in Sarchi. The Joaquin Chaverri Oxcart Factory was built in 1902, and is considered to be the birthplace of oxcart handicrafts in Costa Rica.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, Sarchi Norte Valverde Vega, Sarchi Costa Rica
we will be visiting the picturesque town of Sarchi and its colourful souvenir stores and oxcart factories
Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro

Exclusions

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Wheelchair accessible

    Stroller accessible

    Service animals allowed

    Infants must sit on laps

    Infant seats available

    Most travelers can participate

    This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate