Do you love chocolate? You have come to the right place, because we are at the center of the new wave of artisan chocolatiers. Come and learn how we are experimenting with high quality beans, new methods of production, exotic fillings and breathtaking packaging. On this Half Day tour you will learn about what makes fine chocolate and sample from a wide array of locally hand made chocolates. Your chocolate obsessed host will fill you in on the history of chocolate, its health benefits and all the latest trends. All while strolling through the cacao plantation and beautiful farm gardens, where Scandinavians first set up the plantations during the Pepa de Oro.This is a Hands-on chocolate making experience where chocolate tasting is included. Guests may buy chocolate and other farm fresh products at the end of the experience.
You don’t have to go all the way to the Galapagos Islands to experience up the biodiversity of Ecuador. Surround yourself with howler monkeys, mangroves, and more on a 7-hour tour from Guayaquil. Comfortable air-conditioned transportation whisks you away from your city hotel and takes you to nature reserve, which houses nearly 300 different species. Round out your adventure with a visit to a cocoa plantation and learn to prepare chocolate.
Visit one of the most fertile regions of Ecuador and tour the ‘Route of Fruits and Plantations.’ Discover a number of exotic crops such as mangoes, pineapples, cocoa pods, and much more. Learn about the chocolate-making process and get a hands-on experience that includes tastings of the cocoa fruit and its by-products. Finish up at a banana and rice plantation and learn about the customs and traditions of local farmers.
Chocoholics and cultural connoisseurs alike are sure to enjoy a private 4-hour tour from Guayaquil to a local cocoa farm. Relax, as private transportation takes you from your hotel and into the Ecuadorian countryside. Discover what makes chocolate production in Ecuador unique, as you explore the family owned cocoa plantation. Harvest ripe cocoa beans with your guide, then use dried beans to create a cocoa infusion of your own.
The lush countryside outside of Guayaquil on the Ecuadorean coast packs big natural and cultural appeal. On this day tour, trade the bustle of the big city for the tranquility of the Churute Ecological Reserve. Spot tropical and migratory birds on a cruise through the estuary and keep your ears open for howler monkeys on Pancho Diablo Hill. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to sample artisan chocolate along the Cacao Route—the heart of Ecuador’s chocolate industry.