Recent Searches
Clear
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More
Reserve Now & Pay Later

Mayan Chocolate Making in Belmopan

star-4.5
|
Belize City, Belize
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785
1

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free Cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...


iconFlexible
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the ancient Mayan art of chocolate making with this authentic cacao experience in Belmopan. Meet indigenous Maya chocolate experts and watch as they transform raw cocoa beans into rich, fragrant chocolate using traditional methods passed down through generations. Its a great way to learn about Belize’s Mayan heritage and enjoy the delicious, healing properties of cacao the way natives have for millennia.
  • Chocolate making experience in Belmopan
  • Learn about the ancient culinary art from indigenous Maya hosts
  • Watch and participate as raw cacao beans are transformed into rich chocolate
  • See how beans are ground using traditional hand methods and a thousand-year-old grinding stone
  • Taste raw cacao beans and the sweet handmade chocolate mixed with organic cream and sugar
  • Great way to learn about Belize's indigenous Mayan culture
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Food tasting
Local guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Lamanai Chocolate Company

Departure Time

8am
10am
11am
1pm
2pm
3pm
4pm
Native to the jungles of Belize, the cacao bean has been cultivated and consumed by the Mayan people for thousands of years for its energizing and medicinal properties. To begin exploring this important part of the country’s culinary heritage, make your way to the Lamanai Chocolate Cabana in Belmopan, the inland capital city of Belize.

Meet your hosts, two indigenous Maya women, who will explain the history of chocolate in Belize and how it has been an important part of local culture since ancient times. Watch as they roast locally grown, raw cacao beans on a traditional ‘kamal’ stove to release the flavor and then crush the beans by hand using a thousand-year-old grinding stone.

Next comes the winnowing process, where fragments of the bean shells are extracted using a fan. Once all the shells are removed, beans are ground into a thick, fragrant paste using the stone. Finally, this paste is dissolved in water and combined with cream and sugar to make a delicious, sweet chocolate using only three high-quality, organic ingredients. After tasting this delicious Belizean specialty, you’ll never look at chocolate the same way again!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mayan Chocolate Making in Belmopan?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mayan Chocolate Making in Belmopan.

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
8 Reviews
5 stars
6
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your must-do activities without being locked in
Product code: 33681P1

Explore Similar Things to Do