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Rainforest Chocolate Tour

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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About Rainforest Chocolate Tour
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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Chocoholics, history buffs, and xenophiles alike are bound to enjoy the Rainforest Chocolate Tour. Discover the ancient history of the sacred cacao tree and how its seeds were used in ceremonial rituals and later as currency in Costa Rica. See how the seeds are used to make the rich flavors we love today with a hands-on demonstration. Throughout the experience, treat yourself to as much organic chocolate as you like.
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Ilovegizmo wrote a review Aug 2016
Portsmouth, United Kingdom62 contributions20 helpful votes
My partner and I booked this tour direct with the company. As we did not have transportation, they arranged this for us and we paid for both on arrival. They were prompt collecting us and instantly made an excellent impression. The tour guide (whose name I have forgotten -sorry)
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Date of experience: April 2016
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hydraphyte wrote a review Aug 2016
Arizona35 contributions14 helpful votes
Excellent tour guide and very nice facility. I recommend this tour if you have never done a chocolate tour. Got to see the cacao trees and pods and the entire chocolate making process (which is fascinating). We got to sample along the process as well. We were totally
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Laene wrote a review Aug 2016
Vancouver, Washington255 contributions142 helpful votes
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My group of 3 adults plus one 12-year-old really enjoyed this tour. We had to kill some time in their gathering area while we waited for the rest of our group to arrive and there's little to do there - there are some educational signs and a tree full of parrots, but I wished I'd
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Ben P wrote a review Aug 2016
9 contributions4 helpful votes
We were excited to see the process of making chocolate and were not disappointed! These people have a beyaroful well kept and natural ranch with tons of plants and wildlife and it just brings peace and tranquility and Mother Nature. Our tour guide, Erika, was incredibly friendly
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Saar B wrote a review Aug 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel26 contributions9 helpful votes
Erica, our wonderful guide, took us through a trip through chocolate history - from when it all started to this time. We got through the whole manual chocolate preparations with tasting through the process. At the end we got to eat as much chocolate we wanted with all the extra
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Date of experience: August 2016
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