Visit a family-owned cacao farm on a 4-hour tour from Guayaquil, and see how Ecuadorian chocolate goes from freshly-harvested fruit to the finished product. Learn about planting and harvesting, help toast, husk, and grind the cacao seeds, and eat a farm lunch made with organic ingredients grown onsite. This 4-hour cacao farm tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Guayaquil, all activities, and lunch.
4-hour cacao farm tour from Guayaquil
Learn about local agriculture
Follow the cacao-growing process from start to finish
Meet a guide at your centrally-located Guayaquil hotel for a 10am departure, then travel to the family-owned cacao farm, a 30-acre (12-ha) property with cacao trees, tropical fruits, and rice. Upon arrival, learn how the farmers grow cacao, from sowing the seeds to caring for the cacao trees and harvesting the fruits.
See the fresh fruits of the cacao tree, then follow the fruit through every step of the production process. Toast the cacao seeds, then help to remove their husks, and grind the seeds to create a thick paste; this is the basic ingredient for finished chocolate bars, before milk, sugar, and flavorings are added.
Following your tour of the cacao farm, sit down for a typical farm lunch that’s made with organic ingredients grown onsite. This 4-hour tour concludes with return transfer to your Guayaquil hotel.