Toledo is known as the Chocolate Capital of Belize and this tour will allow you to experience the traditional way of how chocolate is made by the Mayas. Local chocolatiers produce chocolate bars, cocoa powder, and cacao wine. Your tour will include a visit to the farm you will learn how the cacao tree is grown from the little seedlings to the cacao pod bearing trees. You will also find out what is involved in collecting the cacao pods that are harvested and how the fermentation process works so you end up with cacao beans.
During your visit you will also learn how chocolate is made from scratch on a matate (grinding stone) made of volcanic rock. You will help them crack and winnow the beans, grind in local allspice, sugar, and vanilla, and sample your completed work. After this tasty experience, you will immerse yourselves in the rainforest at a refreshing waterfall and have an afternoon picnic.
Local chocolatiers Juan and Abelina Cho produce chocolate bars, cocoa powder, and cacao wine. Your tour will include active participation in the chocolate making process the traditional Maya way. You will learn how the cacao tree is grown from the little seedlings to the cacao pod bearing trees. A full day tour includes a delicious lunch at the chocolate factory!
2 pax = $97.50 USD/pp
3-5 pax = $80 USD/pp
6-10 pax = $75 USD/pp
Add 12.5% Government Sales Tax
What’s Included? Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off in Punta Gorda Town, water, snacks, lunch, entrance fees
What to Bring? Towel, Change of Clothes, Insect repellant, sunblock