Rainforest Chocolate Tour From La Fortuna

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 am 10:00 am 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
  • Departure Details :
    La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano, enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use, in tropical America, to the processing of the product we know and enjoy today. A hands on program, that lets you eat all the chocolate you want. Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Considered as "a gift of the Gods", the cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture. It was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.

In this 2-hour hands on program, you'll have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, also the developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying a high quality organic chocolate.

Inclusions

Local taxes

Food tasting

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Nov-2019

    Great tastings, but the tour/lesson was mediocre. The tour guide was nice but couldn't answer all the questions and there was lesson structure than I prefer.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    They were so accommodating! The chocolate was delicious and the guides were funny and knowledgeable. The tour was in a very accessible area. I would recommend this tour for anyone who is a chocolate lover.

  • 20-Oct-2017

    This was a great learning experience on chocolate and the tasting at the end was fantastic. The four stars were a result of conflicts with scheduling and times were not as stated.

  • 15-Oct-2017

    Very nice tour and educational information on the cocoa plant! The tour guide made it fun and I would definitely go again.

  • 12-Oct-2017

    This was the first tour of the trip and it was SO fun! It's really easy to find and they even have a small parking lot. Most of the chocolate tasting happened at the end of the tour so don't worry! but it was really fascinating to learn about the plant and the process along the way. The guide was really entertaining and even got me up dancing in front of the whole group I know, I can't believe it either. Just make sure you bring/apply extra bug spray before you go!

  • 18-Sep-2017

    Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny which made learning about the cocoa bean and chocolate-making process enjoyable. You get to eat lots of different forms of chocolate from it's early stages to it's final stage. The warm chocolate shots with spices and fruits to add to your liking was delicious!

  • 06-Aug-2017

    We loved this tour. It was very informative, and the tour guides were funny and entertaining, as well as informative. You learn about the whole history of chocolate, with practical guides on what to look for, etc. The only downside was that I was hoping to get a walk through the plantation, but no such luck. The classes are taken to a small outdoor classroom, near the entrance, and talked through the chocolate process. At the end, the groups are given a variety of chocolates to try and with different ingredients. It was true, you can eat as much as you like, yummy! Overall, very informative and entertaining!

  • 22-Jul-2017

    This was a fun tour - learned a LOT about the making of chocolate and the tasting was the best part. It wasn't as interactive as I'd hope but glad we experienced this tour.

  • 13-Jul-2017

    Its a great tour ! value vs money and very educational. I am indeed a chocolate lover and I fully support what they do . My constructive feedback for them would be the following: if you advertise yourself in travelocity and have a Spanish option available you should deliver as expected. My son and myself are fully bilingual but we chose Spanish for the benefit of my husband. We arrived on time, nobody greeted us , rather we went to the small store to present our voucher, the tour guide started the tour and focused all his attention to the English speaking group, he started the tour without even asking about the language, we claimed we bought a Spanish tour by the time they responded the guide had already started ... really made us feel left out. A lady then wanted to help and arrange for spanish tour but as the say says ... the cake was already in the oven.. we decided to stay with the group and i translated to my husband. What really bothered is that the tour guide knew Spanish perfectly in this circumstance he would had made the difference only buy making a bilingual tour...
    Love chocolate! The tour is good! Needs improvement in client relationship!

  • 08-May-2017

    We weren't sure what to expect with this tour, but we were thoroughly impressed with the experience. Not only was the tour highly informative, but Kevin made the presentation especially entertaining, engaging with the group and answering all kinds of questions.

    Getting to make our own chocolate was a lot of fun.

    This tour was wonderful, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting La Fortuna.

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