Were there any children on your tour.do you think kids would enjoy it? I am bringing my grandkids to Kauai and wondered if they would enjoy this. They sure do love fruit ad chocolate!
I'd agree with Laura C here. Over age 6 or so, once the kids are held by verbal discourse, the whole tour is engaging. For kids under that age, or one's who like to run around more, the first half is more engaging, then they can play in the kids tent while the adults listen to the chocolate presentation. We make sure the kids in the tent get to try chocolate as well!
Depends on the age/maturity of the kiddos. They will be walking/hiking for the tour. The hike is easy and non-taxing. The path would be bumpy and challlengng for strollers. Lots of shade and places to sit. The only bathrooms are back at the visitors center, should the need arise. The guides make it interesting IF one is interested in the flora and fauna of the island. AND it is prettty cool to see them use a HUGE machete to open some of the fruits. Lots of interesting fruits to sample. Again, depends on the maturity of the kids. Our 12, 10, and 8 year old grandkids would have a ball. The 5 and 3 year old would not be as interested and lose interest after the first hour.
I brought my 5 year old son who loves dark chocolate and had the patience/interest to last the 3 hours. He had a ball. I did not bring my 7 year old son because he does not like dark chocolate, nor did I bring my 3 year old daughter because she would never have made it through the tour without being a huge distraction to me and everyone else. Half of the tour is sitting and trying dark chocolates while learning about the history of chocolate. I would say 5-7 if they have the temperament and love of dark chocolate, and 8+ In general would enjoy it.
There were kids on the tour. It is a walking tour, with a number of stops. They will
My husband and I just did this tour which included a harried Mom and her four very active children under eight including a, I’m guessing, three-year old, who nearly grabbed hold of the machete placed in one of the cacoa trees while the guide was talking. They weren’t “misbehaving” necessarily, this tour just wasn’t active enough, they were bored, and there were other distractions like ponds and chickens to see and explore. However, there were a few other kids 6+ who were just fine.
I think the mom might of misjudged the tour and what her kids could handle. They were into and touching everything. Mostly what they shouldn’t have. Then, helping themselves to generous portions of the chocolate samples.
I don’t write this to condemn the Mom. She tried to keep her brood reined in, but proved to be no match for them under the circumstances. I hope, once she got them to bed that night she enjoyed a quiet evening with a large glass of wine.
Just something for parents to consider about this tour.
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