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Valhalla Experimental Station

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| Km 52.5 a San Miguel Duenas, San Miguel Duenas, Guatemala
+502 5889 4925
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Excursion from Oceania Cruise Line

We traveled about 1 hour by bus on this excursion to Valhalla. We were met by the owner who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maryjo F
Breakfast and tour

We hopped a chicken bus from the bus depot in Antigua to Dueñas, and the driver dropped us at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LJCT4
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Valhalla Macadamia Farm is a family-owned and -run organic macadamia plantation. Our aim is to promote the planting of macadamia trees for indigenous communities to provide them with an income, food security and also to promote sustainability, the preservation of the environment and atmospheric carbon sequestration. Your visit will include a short tour of our plantation and samples of our chocolates, nuts and skin care products. Visitors can also enjoy a free facial massage with our natural skin care products made of macadamia oil. In our garden restaurant, visitors can enjoy our delicious and famous macadamia pancakes, as well as other breakfast dishes and sandwiches. Come and enjoy our beautiful gardens and clean air. We are ope every day from 8 to 4, monday through sunday. Hope to see you there soon! Hope to see you there soon!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Km 52.5 a San Miguel Duenas, San Miguel Duenas, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled about 1 hour by bus on this excursion to Valhalla. We were met by the owner who offered a tour of the organic Macadamia Nut farm. Extremely informative & products on sight for purchase. Massages (facial) were offered as well as a pancake...More

Thank Maryjo F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hopped a chicken bus from the bus depot in Antigua to Dueñas, and the driver dropped us at the entrance of Valhalla. What a heavenly place! First, sitting in the magnificent gardens, we enjoyed the famous pancakes made with macadamia nut flour and macadamia...More

Thank LJCT4
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

If you have a few spare hours from Antigua, well worth the trip out. We paid 35Q to get there via Tuktuk, but 4Q per person to get back on chicken bus. Offer free tours to teach about the processes and what they offer, had...More

Thank Alex V
Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thanks for your comments. We also have delicious macadamia-smoked BBQ, so something to try on your next visit. Have a good day!!

Reviewed June 1, 2017

Check out the flying tent experience! the food was awsome, and the staff and owners are really friendly and funny! Will definitely come back to try the pancakes, the smoked ribs where on another level!More

Thank Alvaro R
Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Cool! The farm has been around for over 20 years and the pancakes have become quite well known. The BBQ is a new thing, and I am very happy to hear you liked it!! Come back and stay in our air camp. It is a...More

Reviewed May 14, 2017

When we got off of our ship, we hired a guide and driver to take us on a tour to Antigua and to give us some time on our own in Antigua. The guide felt it was very important to see the Valhalla Macadamia Nut...More

Thank J-W
Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for your comments!! Have a great day.

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Visited today and were welcomed by the co-owner who, quite frankly, is hilarious. I had the pancakes with blueberries and they were delicious. We were given a tour, just the five of us, choice of English or Spanish presentation.The manufacturing process was obviously very efficient...More

Thank supercrutch
Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thank you!! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Check us out on facebook as Valhalla Macadamia Project for more fotos and info. Have a good day!

Reviewed May 10, 2017

My partner and I were really looking forward to visiting this farm as we read the great reviews and I was particularly excited for the famous pancakes. We had a rental car so drove ourselves there. There were 2 groups of tourist groups who were...More

Thank Cat C
Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience at our farm. Guatemala is a destination for large cruise ships, and some of them sell our farm and macadamia pancakes as a package to the tourists on the ships. It sounds like you arrived...More

Reviewed May 7, 2017

We stopped in to Valhalla Macadamia Farm on the way to a homebuild in San Miguel Duenos. What an inspiring visit, an orchard dedicated to improving the environment, the lives, health and economy of the local population, and the nutrition of the world's population.

Thank chillsOntario_Canada
Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thanks for your comments. They motivates us to keep doing what we do. Soon we will have another Valhalla operating in Nicaragua, planting more trees thanks to you and all our visitors and contributors. Have a great day!

Reviewed March 25, 2017

No signs of being an active farm, more like a show. Products are expensive, we didn't see one single person working the land or actively caring for the macadamia trees. Machinery is not in use and roasting away. We did not find anything else to...More

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Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

I wonder if you actually visited our farm. Perhaps you went to the wrong place. We have over 20 employees between our farm and processing plant. Our machinery is all designed in house, and we use it every day. We have 3 bilingual staff members...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

What an inspiring place to visit! The owners of this macadamia farm have worked for nearly 40 years to develop a productive macadamia nut farm, and also to help provide local indigenous people with macadamia trees to enrich their income. The environment is quiet, peaceful,...More

Thank Colleen139
Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thanks for your review!! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. It is easier to come to Valhalla than climb a volcano, but since this valley is made up of three volcanoes, technically everything here is on the side of a volcano. We get front row...More

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kwakiutl_angel
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We didn't eat there, so I have no idea.
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Judy A
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Response from Chichicua | Property representative |
Yes, acording to Viking mythology, Valhalla was a special place reserved for those warriors who die in battle. It was represented as a large hall made of wood, longer than it was wide. It had trenches running down its... More
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