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Address: Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 809, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-547-2166
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Description: Find the secrets that are behind an exquisite chocolate! Learn from...
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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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour with Tasting of Chocolate
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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour

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A visit to where chocolate has it's start

If you want a super time, don't miss this great place. You'll find out all about cacao from people who grow and produce it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you want a super time, don't miss this great place. You'll find out all about cacao from people who grow and produce it.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's a paradise for chocolate lovers. I'll definilly come back! Great installations, clean and the personal is hospitality.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a perfect place for chocolate lovers, childrens and the whole family! The ambiance is superb. Insides the Rizek's cacao farm for over 120 years, where the finest personnel, as usual in DR, greeds you with a big smile, wanting to help you and making you feel at home. A great combination of an splendid nature display with men abilities... More 

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Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

Thanks for that wonderful review, it's a pleasure for us that you spent a great time with us. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was such an interesting and educational trip. As Canadians we do not have cacao plantations and to be able to experience the whole process from planting right through to eating the chocolate was wonderful. I brought some back to Canada for my sister who found it to be of excellent quality.

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Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Sheila!! We are happy that you enjoyed all the process of how the most exquisite chocolate is born. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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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Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Lisbert!! We are happy that you and your children's enjoyed all the process of how the most delicious chocolate is born. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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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Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

Thanks for your review about El Sendero del Cacao! It's a pleasure for us that you enjoyed all the experience of how we do a delicious chocolat. We hope to see you again soon!! 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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Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again very soon!! More 

Georgia
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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
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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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Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for your advice! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again very soon!! More 

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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 

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Address: Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 809, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-547-2166
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Duarte Province  >  San Francisco de Macoris

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