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Coffee and chocolate — need we say more? — star in this Costa Rica tour

Coffee and chocolate — need we say more? — star in this Costa Rica tour
Discover how the best coffee beans are produced and taste the freshest possible brews on a 12-day tour. (Joshua Roper)

Savor coffee on a 12-day tour of Costa Rica organized by Zicasso that should entice the heavily caffeinated crowd.

Participants will visit organic coffee plantations to observe the production process and tour micro-mills in Tarrazú, a region that produces some of the world's most coveted coffee.

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Other highlights include coffee tastings and meeting baristas who specialize in the mixology of coffee.

Lest chocolate lovers should feel slighted, they can learn about its history, tour a cocoa bean plantation and taste dark chocolate direct from the source.

When it's time for a coffee break, there are opportunities to bathe in the thermal springs of Arenal, explore the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and take guided hikes to view diurnal and nocturnal wildlife.

Dates: Available year-round; coffee is usually picked from October to March.

Price: From $3,521 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations in four-star hotels, daily breakfasts, private coffee and chocolate plantation tours, and all airport transfers. International airfare not included.

Info: Zicasso

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