Chocolate Making Tour

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Inland
Departs From
Hopkins
Intensity Level
Easy
$
35
-
$
55
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Julian S
Response rate: 
85%
Response time:
several hours
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Location Details
Departure:
Hopkins Village
About Listing
Features:
Cultural Cuisine, Farmland, Fruits of Belize
Highlights
  • Cacao Farm
  • Chocolate Making
  • Mayan History
Description
Take a short drive from Hopkins Village to a cacao farm to learn about how the Mayans cultivate cacao trees, process cacao beans and how to make chocolate. The guide at the cacao farm will give you a detailed explanation and the process of how cacao beans are extracted from the pods and then fermented and finally dried and ready to be processed into chocolate. Experience the traditional Mayan way of making chocolate from bean to bar. Cacao Beans are grown by local farmers in Maya Center Village and is certified Organic.

This chocolate making tour starts from the cacao tree and ends with a Mayan chocolate bar in your hands. Our chocolate making tour takes place in the community of Maya Center where you will visit a cacao farm where the farmer gives you a complete history of his organic cacao farm, from there we head to the chocolate factory, which is 5 minutes away from the cacao farm. You will roast your own cacao beans on the clay griddle, just like how the Mayans did. Making chocolate on the Mayan grinding stone is a lot of fun! The cacao beans being ground on the grinding stone gets magical as you witness your chocolate beginning to unfold. What is more exciting is that you get to eat your own chocolate! The tour is very educational and hands on.
 
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Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Handicapped
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Water
  • Transportation
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, Camera, Snacks
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
10 people
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.
Description
Person
$
55
2 Persons
Person
$
50
3 Persons
Person
$
40
4 to 6 Persons
Person
$
35
7 or more Persons
Activities
Learning
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
FREE Pickup anywhere in Hopkins Village ONLY. Not sure about your location? Ask us.
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily8:30 AM3 Hours
Daily10:30 AM3 Hours
Daily12:30 PM3 Hours
Daily2:30 PM3 Hours
Provider
We are a licensed tour operator in Belize offering a broad choice of tours and activities from Hopkins Village - cave tubing, ziplining, wildlife experiences, birding, archaeological ... moreadventures, and all sorts of hiking, horseback riding, marine tours and shuttle service. We have a 23 ft flats boat with 6 ft casting deck for our fly fishing trip. We accommodating small groups or private tours.

South Water Adventures Belize is a premier, licensed, private tour company, that provides safe fun and affordable adventures. We are a 100% locally owned tour operator based in Hopkins, Belize. Our primary focus is offering safe, local, cultural, and environmentally sustainable adventures to visitors from around the globe.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Yes
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Shuttles, Vacation Packages, Private Guides
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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