This tour introduces you to the origins of modern-day chocolate. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of cocoa agriculture.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Cocoa beans were an essential crop for the Aztec and the Maya people. You’ll learn about ancient techniques for growing and harvesting cacao, and your guide will give you more interesting information about how chocolate-making changed throughout the colonial and postcolonial eras.
At certain points during the demonstration, you’ll get to sample some of the final product. This tour does not take place on a commercial farm, and the methods for harvesting, fermenting, and drying the cocoa beans are authentically traditional.
What to Bring
Water, insect repellant, closed toed shoes, and a poncho or an umbrella.
Guided tour and chocolate tasting.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
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