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Sarchi Oxcarts Tour & Souvenirs Shopping Experience. VIP Private Tour

Location San Jose, Central Valley, Costa Rica
$175.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
Visiting Sarchi is a great experience for anyone who wants to know and enjoy Costa Rican art, since this small town is considered the cradle of Costa Rican crafts.

A national symbol of Costa Rica, the oxcart plays a key role in the country’s history, as they were used to transport coffee beans & other goods to nearby and faraway markets and ports. Starting in 1840’s 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. 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.
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 6 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

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  • Private tour guide
  • Visit to Souvenir stores
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro
    On this tour you will be visiting the picturesque town of Sarchi and its colourful souvenir stores and oxcart factories. Eloy Alfaro was the pioneer Oxcart Factory and till now they have the first water mill used in the factory. At this time it is a living musseum of the history of Sarchi. Now days, enjoy the large souvenir store with many and diverse souvenirs hand crafted.
  • Alajuela is a province of Costa Rica located just besides the Capital City San Jose. It is the province where is located the international airport. The province offer many touristy attractions, including volcanoes, waterfalls, coffee plantations, dairy farms and more. (pass by)
  • Sarchi
    Sarchi Norte and Sarchi Sur are the most famous craft center in Costa Rica. The city has more than 200 stores and small factories that function as family businesses for woodworking. They produce wooden bowls, tableware, folding furniture, wooden and leather rocking chairs and a wide variety of souvenir craft items. The most popular items are the elaborately painted "ox carts" that traditionally transported coffee from the Central Valley to the port on the Pacific coast. Today it is the canton where the world's largest cart is located. The Sarchí furniture have an internationally recognized design and quality and are a true national icon.
  • Fabrica de Carretas Joaquin Chaverri
    Carretas Chaverri Sarchí's oldest and best-known factory is 1.5km southeast of the plaza in Sarchi Town. Here you can buy souvenirs and watch artisans hand-building and painting the area's famous oxcarts in the small studio in the back.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather.
    If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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    Sarchi Oxcarts Tour & Souvenirs Shopping Experience. VIP Private Tour

    Location San Jose, Central Valley, Costa Rica
    $175.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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