Learning about chocolate from seed to bar
About this trip
The Most amazing city of South America.
Are you coming to Ecuador and NOT visiting Guayaquil?
Let me share with you just a few reasons why cacao farm trip IS A MUST VISIT!!
CACAO FARM This fascinating adventure goes even deeper into our culture we will learn firsthand the lifestyle and traditions of the “Culture montubia” of the coastal region of Ecuador, where we´ll learn in absolute detail how chocolate is produced, from harvesting and sampling the fresh fruit, to the process of fermentation, drying, roasting, grinding and refinement into chocolate.
As we walk through the farm we´ll admire the flora of the countryside, also sample approximately a dozen fruits harvested by ourselves, enjoy the history of cocoa beans and traditional and modern processes used to obtain the best chocolate ( Ecuador is one leading producer of high quality cocoa in the world ).
This tour includes a visit to the cocoa plantation, learning the process
From: seed – plants – through graft – harvesting – drying in the sun – roasting – until obtaining cocoa paste.
In addition to a traditional lunch in the cottage in the actual cacao farm, we will enjoy a chocolate tasting.
100% BILINGUAL GUIDE
It is truly a problem trying to find someone who speaks your language (english)
And knows both about your culture. My 30+ years of experience are at your service.
You will find that we can chat about pretty much all topics of conversation.
Many south american cities receive BAD ratings about the safety.
We will drive around the city with professional drivers who will drive us around the best and safest places in town.
We will drive around the city in a vehicle with plenty of room for the group´s size. Every participant sitting on their own seat. Forget about crowded uncomfortable vehicles.
There is of course a basic “script” but we will always adapt the itinerary to suit the group´s preferences.
Trip through the countryside towards the cacao farm
- PRIVATE TRANSPORTATIONWe will drive around in a vehicle chartered just for us.
- EXTENDED DURATION TOURSThere is a basic “rule of thumb” three hours duration of Guayaquil´s city tour, Our tour will last as long as needed in order to achieve our goal: the total satisfaction of the participants
- LUNCHWe will have a traditional ecuadorian lunch in a rustic cottage at the cacao farm