Mindo Chocolate Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    Every hour on the hour. Tours run 7 days per week 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Return Details :
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, long pants and bug spray
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


El Quetzal de Mindo is the beginning of the Ruta de Cacao (ChocolateRoute) in Ecuador. See the entire process of making chocolate at an artisan small batch scale. We begin at the cocoa tree, taste fresh fruit and see the entire process to the finished chocolate. We will end with a tasting of a variety of chocolate, our chocolate barbecue sauce and chocolate tea and of course our world famous brownie.
Tours operates seven days per week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.Every hour on the hour we will begin a new tour.

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At the El Quetzal de Mindo Chocolate tour you will be met with a guide that will show you step-by-step how to make chocolate!


At the El Quetzal de Mindo Chocolate tour you will be met with a guide that will show you step-by-step how to make chocolate!


  • Food tasting


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Public transportation options are available nearby

Specialized infant seats are available

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Jan-2023

    The Mindo chocolate tour was an educational and fun experience. Not only did we get to try cacao and chocolate at various stages of its preparation, we got to learn about growing the cacao and enjoy some of the fruits grown on the property as well. We really liked trying some of the unique flavors, such as salt and pepper and ginger!

  • 07-Oct-2022

    Just a wonderful experience, a very nice hour spent with everything that's chocolate. You learn about how cocoa beans are grown, fermented, dried, how chocolate is made, etc etc, whilst also can have a look at some other plants grown in the gardens. Once you are finished with the tour, you get to taste a LOT of chocolate products made locally, all of them are of excellent quality. You also get to buy anything you tasted afterwards in the little shop inside. Fully recommended if you like chocolate, definitely a must do if you are in Mindo! Thank you!

  • 26-Jan-2022

    We did the one hour tour as a family of four. Sergio was wonderfully friendly enthusiastic and informative. He was very kind and lovely to our children. He showed us the ingredients of chocolate, we were able to taste the fruit and then the products at various stages. We then looked at where the fruit is grown, dried and processed. The garden was beautiful and worth seeing in its own right. We then ended by trying the various chocolates, and enjoyed tea and a brownie (best I have ever had). I would highly recommend this tour and great value at $10 per adult and $6 for each child.

  • 22-Nov-2021

    We learned that chocolate in pure form is actually very bitter. It was a very interesting tour of the whole process of chocolate making. We tasted several chocolate mixes. The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. She also showed us the cacao butter. We also ate lunch here and the trout was very good.

  • 25-Oct-2021

    We stopped here with the family. They walk you through every step on how chocolate is made right on-site in their organic gardens. They have a variety of flavors to try made with local ingredients including coffee, chili, ginger,salt & pepper, macadamia nut, and cardamom. They let you taste them all and also give you cocoa tea, cocoa paste, cocoa syrup, a brownie and time to experiment with flavors. There is a gift shop on-site and the Quetzal Restaurante with specialty sauces made from chocolate and other local ingredients. We enjoyed it immensely!

  • 27-Jul-2021

    If you love chocolate, heck even if you just like chocolate a little, you should take this tour. Not only will you learn about the process of making chocolate, but you will get the chance to sample the finished product, which of course is the best part. And you’ll have the opportunity to purchase all kinds of different chocolate and coffee products.

  • 16-Jul-2021

    Really enjoyed this tour! I had done a tour in Quito 2 years ago, but this was better. Got to actually see cacao trees and coffee trees and from tree to finished product. Such a process and rather labor intensive. This is a small batch operation. I took of a star, because they have not updated their hours and we showed up at 9:30am (Google hours state that they open at 8am). After touring yesterday and having a fabulous coffee there, we went back to have another today before leaving town and they were not open. :(

  • 23-Dec-2020

    I found this tour to be extremely informative and interesting. I never knew all the steps involved in making chocolate! It was very cool to walk the grounds and see the entire process from small trees to finished product. The tasting of the different qualities of chocolate was interesting too. Definitely worth taking the time to do this tour!

  • 17-Sep-2020

    Enjoyed a Mindo cocktail event on Zoom. Creative chocolate drinks that are really unique and delicious. Thanks, Barby, for sharing your passion and creativity with us! Rose

  • 11-Feb-2020

    The tour was quick seeing as I was the only one on it at the end of the day. There is plenty to sample as the tour wraps up, including every flavor of chocolate, paste, tea, and some syrups. It is great to sample before purchasing anything so you know what suits your palette best. Also, they have a restaurant where you can order from a great menu, whether food or drinks. Yummy chocolate pancakes and fresh fruit!

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