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Mindo Chocolate Tour

Highlights
  • See inside an artisan small-batch chocolate factory
  • Chocolate tasting, with other local food and beverage for purchase
  • Multiple departure times to fit your busy itinerary
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Mindo Chocolate Tour
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Mindo Chocolate Tour
From US$14.00
Overview
Mindo, known for its coffee and chocolate production, sits just off the main road between Quito and Esmeraldas. On this chocolate-centric tour, get a behind-the-scenes look at the chocolate-making process from bean to bar at a small-batch factory. Taste fresh fruit straight from a cocoa tree and finish with a tasting of several varieties of chocolate.
What to Expect
Starts at El Quetzal de Mindo in Mindo, Ecuador 
Welcome to our popular chocolate tour. We see more than 2,000 people come to our tours per month. We began making chocolate in 2008 and sell chocolate bars in Mindo and in the US.
First we will congregate at El Quetzal, a well-known restaurant-cafe in Mindo we have where a small chocolate factory where we make small batches of chocolate by hand. We also have cocoa trees and you will taste fresh fruit and see the entire processing of cocoa beans from fermentation, drying, roasting, winnowing, grinding, and making batches of chocolate to finished and wrapped bars. You will finish with a tasting of a sampling of chocolate bars made at El Quetzal. 
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Reviews (74)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Chocolate heaven in Mindo

We visited here as part of a day long tour through the jungle in Ecuador. A nice treat for anyone who loves chocolate (or not!). The tour is well organized and is a fascinating experience taking you from the cacao tree to the table.

Thank hfinb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chocolate Tasting

We did not have time for the 1 hour tour, but had a great lunch and chocolate tasting. Mikey gave us a short version so we could still understand the process of chocolate making from the pod to finished product. Highly recommended if you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank r4fam2018
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile
Absolutely fantastic

I have been on chocolate tours before, including a small batch bean to bar place and a short tour in the Amazon, and I still learned A LOT about the process on this tour. I think even if all of it was repeat information I...More

Thank 495mariahg
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing all around!!

Great tour explaining the entire process of making chocolate! They start you with the beans and take you through to the final chocolate products!! Delicious chocolate! Also you can see coffee, bananas, and passion fruit growing on the grounds. Make sure to try a brownie!...More

Thank LeAnn G
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Educational and delicious

Went with friends to do tour and George was our guide. He took us all around the business and we learned about how chocolate. Is made. We got to sample alot of chocolate and then had a fab chocolate brownie for desert. I purchased many...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank garda44
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