4-hr Macao Walking Tour Of Local Green Market Plantation From Punta Cana

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at most hotels, residential areas and meeting points
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Local Green Market is located in the community of El Cao, Uvero Alto Road, Macao. The plantation is an hour from most hotels in the area. It presents 500 square meters of different plants, especially coffee and cocoa, besides Tobacco, pineapple, sugarcane , papaya, plantains, Corn and others. The walk starts with a visit to the typical house, with the guide explain how they live, a walk through the areas and how they prepare their meals in a firewood stove. This is a shared tour (not private).

Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Family friendly

Led by a local guide

Snacks and Beverages included

Know More about this tour

Following hotel pickup, you'll relax during a 30-minute drive to ChoCafe plantation is located in the community of El Cao, Uvero Alto Road, Macao. The plantation is one half-hour from most hotels in the area. It has plantations featuring different plants, especially coffee and cocoa, besides tobacco, pineapple, sugarcane , papaya, plantains, Corn and others. The walk starts with a visit to a typical farmhouse.

After this visit, you'll continue with a walk along a path inside the plantation, which by its nature, sunlight can barely penetrate. Stop at coffee spot where your guide will explain the whole roasting process and will offer tasting. Continue along the path of the plantation and reach to the stop of the manufacture of MamaJuana. Here the Guide explains which plants are used in the manufacture and the whole process for the preparation of Mama Juana.

Continue through the trail in the plantation and stop at the Coconut Oil preparation spot. Your guide explains the process of extraction and preparation. At this stop, you will have free time to use bathrooms, see a Comejn honeycomb (it is an insect that eats farm houses and other wood buildings). Continue your walk until you reach at the sugarcane, one of the most important production of the Dominican Republic economy. Your guide will explain the importance of this plant and the products that derive from it. Tasting included.

Your guide will explain about the vanilla plant and a little of its history and attributes.

Arriving near the end of the entire route of ChoCafe Plantation, you'll learn about the process and preparation of tobacco, leaf types, and flavors. You will follow a trail between papayas, corn, bananas, sugar cane, and other plants and will stop at the History of Chocolate Museum. Your guide reveals the history of cocoa from its origins until today and will explain the cacao bean process and it nutritional and healing qualities, derivatives such as tea, chocolate, chocolate bars and others, tasting included.

You will end your Local Green Market plantation tour at our grocery store where we offer different organic products at very affordable prices. Here you will have the opportunity to taste Mama Juana, pineapple wine, and chocolate. Your plantation tour ends with soft drinks, water, etc, sitting in the yard enjoying fresh air and the view of our garden with butterflies and fruits.

Inclusions

Transfers

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local taxes

Bottled water

Tastings

Professional guide

Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Lunch

Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Casual summer attire recommended

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Mar-2020

    My wife & I booked this half day tour through nexus at our resort. On the brochure we were to pass a school, but the nexus rep assured us that we would actually enter the school.we visited the plantation, and the coffee making, chocolate making, and the cigar making. The tour guide Amelio was fantastic and spoke 3 languages to the small group. At this point we thought we would go to the school nor Amelio nor the driver had any intention of going to the school. My wife as an ex-teacher was ready for the highlight of the tour and it did not happen. Other guests on the tour were also disappointed as they brought gifts for the children. We had asked to get half our moneybachpk, but they said no. The half day tour was now only 2 1/2 hours. Do not believe their brochure. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

  • 07-Mar-2020

    This is a great excursion. You will see a plantation where they grow coffee, cocoa beans. Pineapple. See a homestead. Lots of fun and very interesting.

  • 16-Nov-2019

    This trip was very enjoyable, and was a good opportunity to see how the locals live. The booking was very easy, and we were picked up on time. Our guide Alex and the driver Victor were really good. We visited a local village and even went into a classroom and met the children, who drew us some pictures. After visiting the plantation we ended the trip with a visit to the gorgeous beach at Macao, which everyone apart from us seemed to be prepared for, with swimming costumes and towels. It would have been nice to have been told about this part of the trip and be able to have a dip. However this part of the trip was only for about half an hour. We were given a few drinks, including rum, coke, and water during the trip, and had various samples in the plantation. Overall a good experience.

  • 15-Nov-2019

    I LOVED IT! Really enjoyed the tour. Alex, our guide, was super nice and spoke English and Spanish. The walk wasn't that hard or uncomfortable. First they took us to a local school to meet the children and to see the reality of how the poeple live outside the tourist area. Then we visited the Plantation and learned about coffee, cacao, vanilla, cigars and other things. There we meet a lovely and humble family that owns part of the land.

  • 26-Aug-2019

    Inigualable un gran guia (jhony)bello grupo y la verdadera realidad 100%recomendable con hijos para que sepan las ventajas que muchas familias tenemos 💜💜

  • 29-Sep-2018

    Long ride in a safari truck through the Dominican country side. Not really a “walking” tour: Single stop at a local collective, maybe walked 400-500 feet in total. Clearly a tourist trap but worth doing. Learn about coffee, chocolate, tobacco and mama Juana. Guide was friendly. Pleasant way to spend a morning!

  • 29-Jun-2018

    Wasn’t sure what to expect on this tour, but enjoyed every moment of it. Pick-up/Drop-off were uncomplicated. Although this says a walking tour, the area covered is rather compact so you are moving through this plantation at glacial speed, and a good portion of the areas covered are well shaded. The bathroom facilities on site are clean you will have some delicious pineapples to sample, along with tasty chocolate, cocoa and coffee in addition to learning about the process and uses of coconut, cocoa, and cigars. As an added bonus, if you are into flowers this place offer some great opportunities for photos and family photo making.

  • 11-Dec-2017

    This tour was amazing and we recommend it 100% further, from the second of meeting our simpatico guide Emilio in the hotel lobby until the moment to be brought back safe from the trip by our helpful bus driver.
    The tour was very informative, good organized, a unique experience thanks to Emilio!

  • 11-Dec-2017

    This tour was amazing and we recommend it 100% further, from the second of meeting our simpatico guide Emilio in the hotel lobby until the moment to be brought back safe from the trip by our helpful bus driver.
    The tour was very informative, good organized, a unique experience thanks to Emilio!