Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour- Classic

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From $60.00

16 reviews   (4.94)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: dominican republic, dominican republic

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Visit La Esmeralda, an organic cacao plantation and learn all of the secrets hidden behind quality chocolate. Follow your sense of smell to our chocolate factory, where you will learn about the making of exquisite chocolate and how to make your own chocolate!

What's Included

Buffet lunch

Cup of Local Hot Chocolate

Local guide

Transportation if chosen

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Dress code is smart- no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

El Sendero del Cacao
With your local cacao expert and guide you will learn about each one of the steps in processing high-quality cacao. First you will learn about the sowing process and how to sow your own cacao plant. From there you will learn about the harvesting process, which includes cutting and extraction of the grains in a cacao pod. Finally, you will learn about the post-harvest process including fermentation and drying.

You will also learn about the Dominican Republic ecosystem and how it produces perfect conditions for growing fine cacao which evolves into the best quality chocolate.

After that, you will enter La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory, where you will discover each of the steps in creating a chocolate bar. You’ll also be able to make your own chocolate!

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Great experience for the whole family. We learned many new things we did not know about cacao and chocolate.
jb66_wi, 02-09-2022
The team was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about cacao and chocolate. And the result was simply delicious :-)
It’s a wonderful place!
GrandTour08387350010, 28-06-2022
I just visited and I loved it! Me, my mom, and a few friends got to see where everything is and how chocolate is made. I loved how we got to taste alot of the stuff and I loved when you guys played the music and sang, you have beautiful voices! I also really loved the dog there, I cannot remember her name but she was so sweet the lady with the gray hair was also very kind!
Excellent tour for young and the more experienced
MKingsley, 14-06-2022
Excellent tour. Walked through the plantation and each step of the chocolate-making process. They showed us modern and artisanal techniques. Excellent service and facilities. This is my second time doing the tour with different groups of friends.
Great Experience!
Joel_F, 29-05-2022
Wow! I was lost for words! This cacao tour was a great experience. If you are interested in learning the process of how Dominican chocolate is created from the ground up, look no further.
Excellent tour!
marlenerF2135LO, 07-03-2022
An experience that involves all 5 senses! Totally recommended for both kids and adults and will definitely be back.

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