Day trip

From San José: Sarchi Souvenir Shopping Private Guided Tour

From San José: Sarchi Souvenir Shopping Private Guided Tour

From US$ 135 per person

Visit the town of Sarchi, famed all over Costa Rica for its intricately constructed handicrafts. Benefit from round-trip hotel transfers from San José.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please let us know the name of your hotel in or around San José (Heredia, Alajuela, Escazú, others) to arrange pickup service. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The tour guide will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel comfortably in all-inclusive private transportation
  • See the artisan town of Sarchi and explore oxcart factories and souvenir stores
  • Feast on a delicious lunch buffet with traditional Costa Rican dishes
Full description
Explore Costa Rican arts and crafts on a private guided tour of the quaint little town of Sarchi. This place is most widely recognized for its decorative oxcarts. Begin your day trip with a hotel pickup in a comfortable air-conditioned ride through the scenic countryside of Costa Rica. Visit the birthplace of Costa Rican oxcart handicrafts, Sarchi. A national symbol of Costa Rica, the oxcart plays a key role in the country’s history. Oxarts were used to transport coffee beans & other goods to markets and ports, and continue to be a part of local celebrations and parades to date. See the ornate and elegantly carved oxcarts in Sarchi. The painting of the ox cart is a Costa Rican tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. Sarchi is home to the largest and oldest oxcart factory, the Joaquin Chaverri Oxcart Factory was built in 1902. Walk around town to explore dozens of wooden furniture and souvenir stores. These items reflect Costa Rica’s diverse culture and traditions. Stop for a delicious lunch on the way. Shop for authentic souvenirs to take home memories of your trip with you.
Includes
  • Private round-trip transportation
  • Naturalist tour guide
  • Shopping time and visits to multiple shops
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to wear long pants, comfortable shoes and bring a jacket
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