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Mindo Chocolate Tour provided by El Quetzal de Mindo

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Overview
Discover the secrets of the chocolate-making process with a behind-the-scenes tour of El Quetzal de Mindo. Located between Quito and Esmeraldas, Mindo is known for its coffee and chocolate production. Your tour at El Quetzal shows you how a small-batch producer makes chocolate, from harvesting the fruits of the cacao tree to producing high-quality chocolate bars. Finish with a tasting of several varieties of chocolate.
Highlights
  • Tours offered throughout the day makes it easy to fit into your schedule
  • Family-friendly activity suitable for all ages
  • Includes guided tastings of cacao fruit and chocolates
  • Small-group tour allows a more personalized experience
Important Information
Departure Point
El Quetzal de Mindo with Chocolate Tour, 9 de Octubre, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
Duration
45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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OnZBeach wrote a review Sep 17
Carlsbad, California3 contributions
Enjoyed a Mindo cocktail event on Zoom. Creative chocolate drinks that are really unique and delicious. Thanks, Barby, for sharing your passion and creativity with us! Rose
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CA_Traveller80 wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockton, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was quick seeing as I was the only one on it at the end of the day. There is plenty to sample as the tour wraps up, including every flavor of chocolate, paste, tea, and some syrups. It is great to sample before purchasing anything so you know what suits your palette
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Robert C wrote a review Jan 2020
21 contributions20 helpful votes
A really interesting and informative tour around the beautiful El Quetzal chocolate factory. Our guide George was really friendly and interesting and was able to answer all our questions about the chocolate process and more generally about Mindo and the local nature. The tour
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Julia wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We learned a lot about the process and whats important to know about the quality of chocolate. Our tour guide was very friendly and had an answer to all our questions. It was really interesting and especially the tasting of the different types of chocolate and the other products
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Date of experience: December 2019
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rbrow018 wrote a review Oct 2019
296 contributions56 helpful votes
I took a day trip from Quito to Mindo. The town itself could be considered a clone of Minca in northern Colombia while being slightly more aesthetically pleasing. It was easily walkable and had a mix of expensive restaurants, tour package operators, and souvenir shops. I was
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Elbamaritza V
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Protocols in place
Remember that Mindo is very rural and you wont find “ international standard “ there The place is one of the best
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pfefmeister
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Decent for an Hour
I’m going with four stars even though this is a small time operation and it’s unclear how much chocolate they actua
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RICH S
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Medicinal tour
My best friend and I went on the new medicinal plant tour and loved it!! The guides were so wonderful and knowledga
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Cate F
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Short and expensive tour
The brownies were great - so fudgy - but the tour was overpriced for what you get. You walk around the garden and s
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Brandylady
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Interesting tour
Did the chocolate tour here . Saw the process of chocolate making and tasted the products along the way . You tour
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sndovale
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Chocolate
We took the brief but interesting tour to learn about how they make chocolate which included sampling. There is a r
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giovannimT134QR
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Best Chocolate Brownie!
A chocolate factory in the middle of the cloud forest. A great option for a snack after hiking or a good meal. Dark
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Javacat101
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Good food
We enjoyed our meal here, which was well prepared and flavorsome. I had trout and my husband had the pork ribs whic
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JanineLovesToTravel
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Yummy food!
Stopped in to El Quetzal for the chocolate tour - which was very informative - and stayed for lunch! Good food, go
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ancientmoods
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Awesome
What a great opportunity to learn about the amazing chocolate production in Ecuador. Make sure you buy chocolate to
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blanchi2018
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Nice but expensive
Together with a friend I tried several things. The chicken with macadamia and chocolate was nice but quite expensiv
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ancientmoods
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Awesome!
Our hits at Casa de Piedra told us about the chocolate tour and supper. The tour was hands on and we could eat the
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Bonde87
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Mmmm Chocolat
This was great. We learnd so much and you se the hole proces from start to finish. The guy who told us about the ch
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Madi M
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Must see
Wooweee. Amazing chocolate tour complete with brownie, tea and chocolate bits. We also tried the restaurant's guine
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Luvtravel2015
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Fabulous meal
We had a great meal here. I order d the trout fish in special sauce, my husband had the lamb and my daughter had a
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  • Duration: 45m
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