Belize Chocolate Foodie Tours

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Food Tour, Inland
Departs From
San Ignacio Town
Intensity Level
Easy
$
55
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Mayawalk T
Response rate: 
91%
Response time:
1 hour
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Location Details
Departure:
San Ignacio, Belize
About Listing
Features:
Farmland, Fruits of Belize, Local Products
Description

CACAO FARM & CHOCOLATE MAKING TOUR

Chocolate is not only said to be an aphrodisiac but also has many healthy properties in its purest organic form - the cacao bean. This bean was valued so much by the ancient Mayan people of the region that it was actually used as currency. Modern-day studies have shown the cacao bean to be nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Cacao is a shade-grown tree which traditionally grows in the tropical rainforest. Here we visit a traditional Mayan cacao farm and see chocolate making in its original form, using the raw cacao bean, with the Mayan family who owns and operates several cacao farms in the country.

Eladio Pop, the farm owner, has an amazing knowledge of the symbiotic relationship of creatures and plants and is regarded as a local legend for companion planting and organic farming. The Eladio Pop family has teamed up with Sparrows Gate Mission bringing traditional chocolate-making demonstrations to the Cayo District.  This partnership seeks to protect and promote the Mayan way of life as shown in the full-length documentary, The Chocolate Farmer, featuring Mr. Eladio Pop. After your farm tour and chocolate- making a demonstration, indulge in real organic chocolate creations including the traditional Mayan chocolate drink, enjoyed by only the elite Mayans of the ancient times.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
55
Activities
Learning
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Duration
Daily3
Provider
 (7)
YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! Belize Adventure Tours Mayawalk Tours is an eco-friendly, family owned, local tour operator based in San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. We have been operating ... moreadventure tours since 1997, and we offer over a dozen adventure tours in Belize, with special emphasis on caving and canoeing tours. Our local guides are more than happy to share their knowledge about the archaeology and history of the sites that you will visit. Whether you are in the mood for a leisurely tour or a more rugged adventure, Mayawalk Tours can help you plan a special trip that you will remember for a lifetime.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Tagline:
The Adventure People
Languages:
Creole, English, Spanish
Tour Operator License:
TO 092-028
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Flexible
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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