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“Very thorough and delicious tour!” 5 of 5 stars
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour
Del Redondel 1,5 kms sur, y 1 km al oeste, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 856-3000, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0090
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Owner description: Rainforest Chocolate Tour The sweetest rainforest experience With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna of San Carlos, 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.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 will 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.Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.
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“Very thorough and delicious tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This tour is well worth the price. For about $22 per person we received a tour of the plantation including the history of cocoa beans. The tour guide was very knowledgable and entertaining. Then we were taken through the whole process of preparing cocoa powder and chocolate. We helped shell the beans and grind into powder. Then we made the powder into hot cocoa and finally melted chocolate. We were able to taste generous portions of each and mix in a number of toppings like coconut, cinnamon, brown sugar, almond, orange, hibiscus, peanut, etc. this was a great experience. I highly recommend it!

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“Great learning and yummy eating!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were the only ones on the tour so it was great (2 kids and my husband). We learned about the process...interesting and then got to make our own chocolate going through some of this process. At the end you use natural flavors (lots of things to choose from) to create your own chocolate I would recommend this tasty experience...you will appreciate the chocolate products on the market much more!

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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great interesting tour. Good for all ages. Valerie was an awesome guide. Making your own chocolate drink was fun and very informational. I highly recommend this tour!

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“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I went with my 9 year old and we both loved this! The price was worth it to me to support a local, sustainable operation. Good length, delicious samples and not very much walking. A great family activity!

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“Do this tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We did this tour our last day in town. We were staying at Casa Luna, so only had to walk a few hundred feet. Carlos was our guide and he was very charming, kind and knowledgeable.
We went with our two teenage daughters and all of us enjoyed it. It was informative and yummy!
The surroundings are beautiful.
Very interesting, interactive tour. Find the 2 hours to do this!

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