Who doesn’t love chocolate? Another fantastic farm-to-table tour, giving you the opportunity to learn about the chocolate making process and its role in the Maya culture. The tour is in Maya Centre Village, the base village to the Cockcomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. It begins at the cacao farm where you learn how the trees grow, how the beans are harvested and dried as well as the different uses of the fruit. Did you even know cacao was a fruit? After the farm tour, we return to the chocolate factory where we learn how chocolate was initially processed by the Maya and how it’s presently manufactured. You get to grind your own cacao beans and make your own chocolate bar! In the shop, you have the opportunity to purchase a variety of chocolate products – from vinegar to tea. This is a half day tour or about four hours.
Minimum of 2 People
$55 USD/person from Hopkins
$100 USD/person from Placencia or Dangriga
Difficulty Level – Easy
What to bring – sunscreen, bug repellent, camera