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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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Overview
Chocoholics, history buffs, and xenophiles alike are bound to enjoy the Rainforest Chocolate Tour. Discover the ancient history of the sacred cacao tree and how its seeds were used in ceremonial rituals and later as currency in Costa Rica. See how the seeds are used to make the rich flavors we love today with a hands-on demonstration. Throughout the experience, treat yourself to as much organic chocolate as you like.
Highlights
  • Enjoy unlimited chocolate tastings during the tour
  • Discover the local history and culture of chocolate
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at chocolate production
  • Make and enjoy a traditional ancestral hot chocolate
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Stop At: Rainforest Chocolate Tour, Road to Waterfall of La Fortuna, In Front of Cabinas La Catarata, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 856-3000 Costa Rica

Considered as "a gift of the Gods", the cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture. It 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. In this 2-hour “hands on” program, you'll have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, also the developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying a high quality organic chocolate.
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Departure Point
Rainforest Chocolate Tour, La Fortuna - Catarata Río Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforest Chocolate Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bchao311 wrote a review 5 Dec
4 contributions
Great experience. I learned a lot about chocolate, the cacao plant, and the history behind them. Kevin is a great tour guide and spoke english very well.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Larry Stay wrote a review Nov 2019
13 contributions3 helpful votes
A few minutes from downtown La Fortuna, on the way to the waterfall is a hidden gem, The Rainforest Chocolate Tour. The facility is set on just a few acres, but is a complete review of the history of chocolate and how it used to be made. The company likes you to make
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Date of experience: November 2019
Relax639063 wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions
The guide was wonderful, and his assistant Patricia was also excellent. They went out of their way to make sure our tour of 4 people had a great time and got to try lots of chocolate. This included providing the history of chocolate production and trade, which was interesting.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Danielle F wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions
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Pros: Dr. Kevin (Dr. Chocolate) was super knowledgeable about the history and whole process of how we get chocolate from cacao. We got to see every stage of the process in real life which was awesome. The tastings are good, but you can tell they were made naturally. Only reason
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Response from Carlos C, Owner at Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hola! Thanks for share your experience. Sounds unfair that you take one start from us, for something external, but we we appreciate your comments. By the way, Yes, we offer transportation, it has a cost, but a lot lower than a taxi, I'm sorry that you have to pay extra for this.
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Rico S wrote a review Nov 2019
18 contributions
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This was one of my bucket list things and it was worth every minute. Those people really understand the value of nature and the respect we have to embed when dealing with it. Although the tour was about chocolate, the guide never left out the importance of nature. Keilor!
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Response from Carlos C, Owner at Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna
Responded 4 weeks ago
Pura vida! So happy, you enjoyed the tour, thanks for your kind words.
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