Cacao Plantation And Chocolate Factory Tour - Santo Domingo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from most Santo Domingo hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Enjoy an original Dominican cacao and chocolate tour at a farm La Esmeralda! Visit an organic cacao plantation and learn all the secrets hidden behind quality chocolate. Follow your sense of smell to our chocolate factory, where you will learn about the making of exquisite chocolate and how to make your own chocolate!

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

The local cacao expert guide will guide you through each one of the steps in processing high-quality cacao. Beginning with the first step sowing, you will learn how to sow your own cacao plant, and continue to learn about the harvest, cutting and extraction of the grains in a cacao pod. Next, you will learn about the post-harvest process: fermentation and drying, which are determining factors in the quality of the chocolate.

You will also learn about the Dominican Republic ecosystem and what allows it to have the perfect conditions for growing fine cacao which evolves into the best quality chocolates.

After that, you will enter La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory, where enchanted by the different scents of chocolate, you will discover each of the steps in creating a chocolate bar. Youll also be able to make your own chocolate!

Surrounded by the cacao trees and nature and while listening to traditional music, you will be able to enjoy an exquisite Dominican lunch.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Buffet lunch
  • Cup of local hot chocolate

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Dress code is smart- no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)