Discover the wonders of the processing of cacao to chocolate, join us on a chocolate tour with one of the indigenous communities in Bocas del Toro Province. Learn about the complete process of cacao from the planting of the sacred cacao tree to harvesting and processing it to what we know as chocolate.
|PICK UP||At your hotel in Bocas del Toro|
|WHAT TO WEAR||
Comfortable athletic shoes and light leisure clothing and sunscreen. A hat, bathing suits and sunglasses are recommended.
Considered a “Gift of the Gods”, the cacao tree and seeds were very important to various ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. Hidden in the rainforests of Bocas del Toro, discover the ancient secrets of chocolate.
Today we will journey to a local cacao cultivation and chocolate production farm managed and run by the indigenous Ngabe community. A local farmer will guide you through the farm while describing the entire process from the growing, protecting and harvesting of the cacao. At the highest point of your hike you will find a ranch where local Ngabe women will teach you how to make chocolate the way they have been doing it for centuries. If you’d like to support them, some organic chocolate will be available for purchase.