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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour with Tasting of Chocolate

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    With your local cacao expert and guide you will learn about each one of the steps in processing high-quality cacao. First you will learn about the sowing process and how to sow your own cacao plant. From there you will learn about the harvesting process, which includes cutting and extraction of the grains in a cacao pod. Finally, you will learn about the post-harvest process including fermentation and drying..
    You will also learn about the Dominican Republic ecosystem and how it produces perfect conditions for growing fine cacao which evolves into the best quality chocolate.
    After that, you will enter La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory, where you will discover each of the steps in creating a chocolate bar. You’ll also be able to make your own chocolate! With this tour you will also participate in a chocolate tasting where you will learn how to properly taste chocolate with all your senses. Your chocolate expert will guide you through the tasting of several different types of chocolate!
    After the chocolate tasting you will be able to enjoy an exquisite Dominican lunch surrounded by the cacao trees while listening to traditional music.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This is a must-do! When we arrived they gave us some freshly made hot chocolate to drink while we waited. Then we had a tour of the plantation and learned a lot while walking around. Then they showed us the traditional way to make chocolate....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Michelle C
    JannaR109, Public Relations Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Good morning, Thanks for taking your time to tell us your experience, is very important for us to read that you enjoyed the whole tour and the plantation, Thank you again, hope you visit us soon Regards,

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    • El Sendero del Cacao
    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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