All of the previous reviews have pretty much covered the highlights of this wonderful tour. You'll never look at chocolate the same way again and the experience of seeing how hard local farming communities have to work to support themselves is a real eye-opener. The hike is steep at times, but even though I"m out of shape and a have bad knee, I was able to complete the hiking thanks to the sturdy walking stick supplied by our guide, Mariscio. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops!) and be prepared to get a bit muddy.