Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour with Tasting of Chocolate
Visit La Esmeralda, an organic cacao plantation and learn all of 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! With this tour you will also learn how to taste a chocolate with all your senses with our expert!
With your local cacao expert and guide you will learn about each one of the steps in processing high-quality cacao. First you will learn about the sowing process and how to sow your own cacao plant. From there you will learn about the harvesting process, which includes cutting and extraction of the grains in a cacao pod. Finally, you will learn about the post-harvest process including fermentation and drying..
You will also learn about the Dominican Republic ecosystem and how it produces perfect conditions for growing fine cacao which evolves into the best quality chocolate.
After that, you will enter La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory, where you will discover each of the steps in creating a chocolate bar. You’ll also be able to make your own chocolate! With this tour you will also participate in a chocolate tasting where you will learn how to properly taste chocolate with all your senses. Your chocolate expert will guide you through the tasting of several different types of chocolate!
After the chocolate tasting you will be able to enjoy an exquisite Dominican lunch surrounded by the cacao trees while listening to traditional music.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Dress code is smart- no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Departs from most Santo Domingo hotels
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.