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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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Go just for the pancakes if nothing else!

A very cool afternoon. Took the chicken bus called "Esmerelda" from Antigua and it was about a 15... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
ellen06804
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Brookfield, Connecticut
Beautiful place. Extremely uncomfortable and inappropriate encounter with manager

We found ourselves at the macadamia nut plantation through our Mayan villages tour. We found the... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Naomi R
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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 November 2, 2017

A very cool afternoon. Took the chicken bus called "Esmerelda" from Antigua and it was about a 15 min ride to the Finca. It was hard to get anyone on the bus to tell us when to get off and went too far, had to...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We found ourselves at the macadamia nut plantation through our Mayan villages tour. We found the place beautiful and interesting and had a positive experience until we met the man who called himself 'the boss around here's he made crude and inappropriate remarks which made...More

Thank Naomi R
Reviewed October 19, 2017

YUM! An amazing place, great project and the tour is very interesting the amount of good people can do for others is always nice to see, That said I go for the food EVERY time we are in Guatemala. My husband "joneses" for the pancakes...More

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Chichicua, Owner at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thanks for leaving your comments. Glad to hear you like our food! Now we also have camping in treehouse tents. Check them out on our Facebook page. We are always here, see you soon! Ricardo

Reviewed September 21, 2017

We visited here specifically to try the macadamia nut pncakes which were excellent. There were a variety of topping available, all of which sounded amazing. I can highly recommend the strawberry and the white chocolate pancakes though! The owner Larry, is completely bonkers!! His humour...More

Thank Travellover6128
Chichicua, General Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thanks! Yes, we are bonkers or more appropriately, "nuts". Glad to know you enjoyed it. Ricardo

Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We took the chicken bus from the terminal in Antigua (4Q each way) just as a way to kill time for a few hours. The tour itself is very short but I personally found it quite interesting (crucial to have someone explaining stuff as the...More

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Chichicua, Owner at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thanks for your very useful and welcome comments. I agree that a tip should not be obligatory, but sadly in this country there is no tipping culture. People here don't tip. This is why many restaurants add a tip to the bill. Unlike many of...More

Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We came here as a part of a bicycle tour around Antigua. We had a nice explanation of the farm and great interactions with the staff. After sampling the chocolate and proceeding to the restaurant for the famed pancakes, the owner, who called himself Lorenzo,...More

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Chichicua, General Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thanks for leaving your comments. Let me take this opportunity to remind you that entrance to the Macadamia Farm is and always has been free. This is also a free country where the owner of a farm can tell all the dirty jokes he wants...More

Reviewed August 9, 2017

My husband and I visited Guatemala in November 2016. As we think back on our trip, our visit to Valhalla to experience the Macadamia Nut farm was most definitely the highlight. Our first visit to the farm was so memorable complete with a facial and...More

Thank Kimberly05
Chichicua, General Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. We are always here if you need any more tips or good food. Thanks again Ricardo

Reviewed July 2, 2017

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
Chichicua, Owner at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thanks for your comments! Glad you enjoyed it. Hope the rest of your cruise was great! Ricardo

Reviewed June 29, 2017 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
Chichicua, General Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave your useful comments. Hope the rest of your journey is great as well. Enjoy! Ricardo

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!!

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kwakiutl_angel
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Response from J-W | Reviewed this property |
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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