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All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Your chocolate tour from Santo Domingo starts with hotel pickup for the drive to Hacienda La Esmeralda, a chocolate farm and factory about 87 miles (140 km) north of Santo Domingo near San Francisco de Macoris. When you arrive, enjoy a welcome tasting of chocolate.
Following the ‘Cacao Trail’ (El Sendero del Cacao), learn about the chocolate-making process, from plant to the finished product, with chocolate makers and other experts. Watch and participate in the planting of cacao seeds, and learn about harvesting, removing grains from the pod, fermenting and drying, all of which contribute to the quality of the chocolate.
Hear about the Dominican Republic’s environmental conditions that produce great cocoa, and then head to the chocolate factory to watch the final steps of turning cocoa into a decadent piece of chocolate. Here, surrounded by the mouthwatering aromas of different types of chocolate, you can help make your own chocolate bar before sitting down to a traditional Dominican lunch in the farm’s beautiful natural setting.
Your day tour ends with return to Santo Domingo for hotel drop-off.
Snacks during tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required It is recommended you wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes
Note: There is moderate physical activity on this tour (20- to 40-minute walk)
Tour departs from most Santo Domingo hotels
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.