Dominican Republic Cacao Plantation Tour

Dominican Republic Cacao Plantation Tour

From US$ 50 per person

Learn about cacao and chocolate production on an informative tour of a histoiric Dominican Republic cacoa plantation. Expert guides will take you through the transformation of a simple cacao pod into fine and exquisite chocolate for you to taste.

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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit an organic cacao plantation and learn the secrets behind quality chocolate
  • Learn about Dominican culture in a fun fashion
  • Enjoy a traditional Dominican lunch set against cacao trees and traditional Caribbean music
  • Plant your own cacao pod and start the process to fine quality chocolate
  • Make your own chocolate at the La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory
Full description
Tour an original Dominican Republic cacao plantation at the Hacienda La Esmeralda in the shade of the Cordillera Septentrional, and indulge your passion for chocolate. An expert guide will lead you through each step necessary to make quality cacao, starting with the chance to sow your own cacao plant. Learn about cacao harvesting, cutting and the extraction of grains in a cacao pod. Continue with the post-harvest process of fermentation and drying, determining factors in the quality of the final chocolate. Learn about the Dominican Republic ecosystem and what allows it to have the perfect conditions for growing fine cacao to create the best quality chocolates. Then tour La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory, where, enticed by the different chocolate aromas, you will discover each step taken to produce the chocolate bars that we all love. You’ll even get the chance to make your own. Finally, surrounded by cacao trees, enjoy an exquisite Dominican lunch while listening to lilting Caribbean music.
Includes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation

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El Sendero del Cacao, Duarte, 31000, Dominican Republic

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