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El Sendero del Cacao

Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 809, Dominican Republic
+1 809-547-2166
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Find the secrets that are behind an exquisite chocolate! Learn from planting a cacao tree...
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Find the secrets that are behind an exquisite chocolate! Learn from planting a cacao tree, extracting, fermenting and drying the seeds, its importance for aroma/flavor in chocolate, as well as its process in a Factory.Dominican Republic is the major producer of organic cacao worldwide! The tour is in an organic plantation, guided by professionals of Rizek Cacao, most experienced cacao company in the country.*Lunch Available. 1h45 from Santo Domingo/Samana/Puerto Plata

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I got a great time with my kids in "El Sendero del Cacao". We learned a lot about Cacao and Chocolate, even we could do chocolate figures by our selves. The place is so beautiful and warming, the people was so kind. We could do a lot things, not only listening. The kids enjoyed so much. They included the food... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Cacao is one of the most important products of exportation in the Dominican Republic. Visiting the Hacienda Esmeralda and having the opportunity to know the process of the chocolate, that delicious food that enlightens everyone's day, is a very nice experience. Is a very comfortable place, staff is very friendly, facilities are very clean and well maintained and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I went with a group of 20 people, and they were able to easily accommodate us. The staff were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

When you come to the Dominican Republic, this excellent experience is an absolute must! From the greeting with warm chocolate to the entire process of how high quality chocolate is made is absolutely worth the trip. You will watch the old-fashioned process as well as the modern process for making chocolate. Lunch is fresh and very good, with more than... More 

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Marielle R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review
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Gracias por tus puntuaciones!! Esperamos recibirte nuevamente en El Sendero del Cacao. Saludos! More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very nice place, warm welcome of the staff and interesting visit. Only the explanations could have been more advanced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We loved this trip, all the staff was very friendly, the food was great and the chocolate better. They explain very well the process. Don't forget to stop by the shop, the body cream and the hair conditioner are excelent.

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Marielle R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario Marielle, que gusto saber que viviste una gran experiencia en El sendero del Cacao y... More 

Sosúa, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was my third year taking my elementary students to El Sendero del Cacao for a field trip, and it was excellent, as always! It is highly interesting, informative, and fun! Not to mention delicious. The people are friendly and knowledgeable and the cacao forest is pretty. You will learn the whole process from cacao to chocolate, (plus the old-fashioned... More 

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Marielle R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

What a great review Beth, Thank you!!! We are very happy that you have enjoyed and learned with our team, hope to see you again! More 

Santiago, Chile
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great experience! Everyone one in my family group loved it. We learned about the whole processs from growing the cacao to making chocolate, and got to taste it in its different stages!

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Marielle R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

Thank you so Much!! We really appreciate your great review about us. We are always happy to welcome our guests in "El Sendero del Cacao". More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great tour with nice explanations about the cocoa and the chocolate. The whole tour was very entertaining for all. I recommend to visit this place with your family.

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santo domingo
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was delighted to see the lively town of san francisco de macoris (a lot of businesses and stores) and the Hacienda La Esmeralda where El sendero del cacao is.They have made a great job in creating this interesting excursion where at the same time you can enjoy a beautiful environment and learn about the cocoa growing and how the... More 

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