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La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Activity provider: Rainforest Chocolate Tour
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From US$ 30 per person

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Experience a hands-on program, that lets you eat all the chocolate you want. Discover the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use in tropical America to the processing of the product we know and enjoy today.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a rainforest chocolate tour from La Fortuna
  • Enjoy a hands-on chocolate experience
  • Learn about the "Gift of the Gods" — the cacao tree — and the production and harvesting of chocolate
  • Visit a farm where cocoa is grown, processed, and produced
  • Admire the views of the majestic Arenal Volcano
Full description
Visit a cocoa farm in the rainforest with majestic views of Arenal Volcano. See where cocoa is grown, processed and produced and unearth the hidden secrets of local chocolate production. This interactive experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about the history, culture, and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet. In this 2-hour hands-on program, have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, its origin and history. Participate in all aspects of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying, and grinding of the seeds.  Discover why the cacao tree was very important to ancient cultures. Find out how cacao was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.
Includes
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of Rainforest Chocolate estate
  • Admission fees
  • Food tasting
  • Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel

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Meeting point

La Fortuna - Catarata Río Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Wheelchair accessible
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers per time slot; if by any chance the time you choose has already reached the maximum, the local partner will be getting in touch for adjusting you to the closest available group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Cute little chocolate plantations. The walking around it was very short. They did a great job showing all the steps of making chocolate and allowing us to take part. At the end they had all you can eat chocolate. They had approx 30 mix ins to choose from and unlimited spoonfuls of chocolate to try with the various mix ins. Yum

December 29, 2022

The tour took place in a small group and was very lovingly designed. We were able to taste the cocoa in all forms from raw to finished chocolate and a lot was explained very well. The tour was a lot of fun and I can only recommend everyone to take part

December 1, 2022

A very entertaining tour that also made you think about your own consumption. The introduction to the history of cocoa cultivation and chocolate production was very exciting. Afterwards we were allowed to go through the plantation, taste a "potion of the gods" and taste liquid chocolate with all kinds of toppings.

January 30, 2022

Product ID: 382875