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El Sendero del Cacao

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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...more
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Hacienda La Esmeralda | Las Pajas, San Francisco de Macorís, República Dominicana, San Francisco de Macoris 31000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we had trouble with booking the reservation, the customer service we experienced was stellar. You are in good hands here- they are very quick to answer via email or phone and are eager to help.

Date of experience: February 2019
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JannaR109, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning, Thanks for taking your time to tell us your experience, is very important for us to read that you were satisfied with our customer sevice which is a goal for our team, Thank you again, hope you visit us soon Regards,

Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Excellent Tour. Beautiful location. Extremely informative and educational. Learned old and new ways of manufacturing chocolate.

Date of experience: January 2019
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JannaR109, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Thank you very much for your feedback. We try to tell you the process of chocolate step by step with our great staff that always be kind eith the guests, So glad to see you coming back !!!!! Regards,

Reviewed January 13, 2019

Book in advance on their website. Clear signs on the road tell you exactly where to go. Once you're there, you're in great hands. Our tour guide spoke clearly and knew plenty about the product and process. My friend and I even had a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JannaR109, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Good morning After a cordial greeting let me thank you for your comment. We try to tell you the process of chocolate step by step with our great staff that always be kind eith the guests, So glad to see you coming back !!!!! Regards,

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We drove to El Sendero from Santo Domingo. The tour was quite educational for us chocolate lovers. The little dance was rather mechanised, our personalised chocolate bar was waste of effort as they distributed everybody's randomly. Overall worth the visitMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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JannaR109, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Good morning, Thanks for taking your time to tell us your experience in El Sendero del Cacao it is very important for us, because hearing our guests is the best way to grow, Thank you again, hope you visit us soon I guarantee you is...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018

I know a considerable amount about the chocolate business, but I still found this tour to be very interesting and they did an excellent job of explaining how the cocoa bean is grown and how it eventually becomes the chocolate we all love. They mixed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JannaR109, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hello Brian, Thanks a lot for your feedback is very important for us your opinion, We do really love when our guests feels the way you explained and more important if the know aout the chocolate industry. Hope you visit us again Regards,

Reviewed August 24, 2018

This was my first tour when arriving in Santo Domingo. We were picked up on time by an amazing driver who on the way there talked to us about history, economics and introduced us to the many view such as new coconut farming, the foods...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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JannaR109, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hello Princess, WOW Thanks a lot for your feedback is very important for us your opinion, We do really love when the guest feel the way you explain and learn about the process of the chocolate making process. REALLY really appreciated your comment ♥ Hope...More

Reviewed May 10, 2018

Loved every second of this tour! The tour guide was amazing her way of showing the kids in a fun and easy way is super fun! Our students really learned a lot. The food was amazing and everyone around us as well. We definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Hello Yadixa, Thanks a lot for your feedback is very important for us your opinion, We do really love when the guest feel the way you explain and learn about the process of the chocolate making process. Hope you visit us again Regards,

Reviewed April 11, 2018

Very educational and the chocolate is great. They are very descriptive of the entire process that the cacao goes through and are very kind.

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Date of experience: March 2018
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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hi Mr. Pablo. After a cordial greeting, thanks in advance for your comment is very important for us your opinion, We do really try to tell the story of cacao and chocolate in an interactive and educative way. Hope you visit us again Regards,

Reviewed April 5, 2018

Wonderful time. Our guide was fabulous, the food was excellent and the experience was one of a kind. Highly recommend!

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Date of experience: April 2018
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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Good morning Ms. Sarah, After a cordial greeting let me thank you for your comment. We try to tell you the process of chocolate step by step with our great staff that always help the guest, Hope you visit us again, Regards,

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Me and the family when as a group of 6, awesome, felt amazed the whole trip! Went to the cacao field, great explanations, aside from cacao, the whole staff made us feel welcomed and at home! I trully am planning going back to being more...More

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Date of experience: March 2018
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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Goof afternoon, Thank you very much for your feedcback really appreciated and is so important for us. We try to always tell you the story of cacao and chocolate making process in an interactivo and fun way. So nice to hear your coming back again...More

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OneChrisChoc
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Eduardo B | Property representative |
Hi Chris. Sorry for the delay on the response. You should take to complete tour, which ends at the Chocolate Factory where you create your own chocolate and take it with you. Transportation can be arranged. It is a 3hrs... More
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adriennnem
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Response from Eduardo B | Property representative |
Thank you Lisbert for your answer. Additionally, please contact María via Whatsapp +1(809) 669 1209 so she can take your reservation and help you out with any other details you might need.
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