• Location: San José, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 160.00 View price calendar

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Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit the rainforest for a look at the process, from the plant to the fruit to the chocolate bar. Lunch is included.

Highlights

  • 7-hour private chocolate tour from San Jose
  • Take a hike to a cacao plantation
  • See cacao trees in the tropical forest
  • Learn about the process of turning the fruit into chocolate
  • Lunch and private transportation included

What You Can Expect

Private Chocolate Tour from San Jose

chocolate tour costa rica

After hotel pickup in San Jose by air-conditioned private vehicle, your tour starts with the drive out of the city to reach the Costa Rican countryside.

During your experience, discover the origins of chocolate, a plant — cacao — that dates back to civilizations of Mesoamerica like the Maya and the Aztecs. With your guide, take a hike across the Tirimbina suspension bridge to a cacao plantation and through a section of forest to see the plant growing.

Hear about the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree, and learn how the fruit is processed and turned into the chocolate that you eat and drink, from harvesting and fermentation to drying and milling. Plus, you may taste different types of chocolate, particularly organic chocolate grown by the Association of Amazilla Women of the Caribbean, a rural group dedicated to the production of organic chocolate.

When your tour is over, you'll be returned to San Jose for hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

smileyschan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This is a highly recommended tour! We got to hike into a Rainforest and actually see where the Chocolate plantation was and we learned how chocolate was made from the seed to the end product. Not only did we get to see how it was made traditionally but we also tasted different levels of the chocolate. Aside from the chocolate tour, we also stopped for a delicious lunch and also a fruit stall to see the local fruits. The tour company, Greenway Nature Tours was fantastic and our guide Gerardo was superb! This company and tour is not one to miss if you want to know more about how chocolate was made or to take their other tours.

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