Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You’ll visit the rainforest for a look at the process, from the plant to the fruit to the chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
- 7-hour private chocolate tour from San Jose
- Take a hike to a cacao plantation
- See cacao trees in the tropical forest
- Learn about the process of turning the fruit into chocolate
- Lunch and private transportation included
What You Can Expect
After hotel pickup in San Jose by air-conditioned private vehicle, your tour starts with the drive out of the city to reach the Costa Rican countryside.
During your experience, discover the origins of chocolate, a plant ? cacao ? that dates back to civilizations of Mesoamerica like the Maya and the Aztecs. With your guide, take a hike across the Tirimbina suspension bridge to a cacao plantation and through a section of forest to see the plant growing.
Hear about the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree, and learn how the fruit is processed and turned into the chocolate that you eat and drink, from harvesting and fermentation to drying and milling. Plus, you may taste different types of chocolate, particularly organic chocolate grown by the Association of Amazilla Women of the Caribbean, a rural group dedicated to the production of organic chocolate.
When your tour is over, you’ll be returned to San Jose for hotel drop-off.
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Round-trip private transfer
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Child and infant rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
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7 hours (approx.)
Returns to original departure point