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Rural Chocolate Tour (Day Trip from Santo Domingo or Punta Cana)

Experience the Dominican Republic from a local perspective with this delicious chocolate tour.

USD $52.00USD $102.00

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Rural Chocolate Tour (Day Trip from Santo Domingo or Punta Cana)

Highlights:

  • Have an authentic experience in rural Dominican Republic
  • Learn the entire process of making chocolate
  • Enjoy an authentic Dominican meal made by the local community
  • Easy day trip from the capital, Punta Cana, or La Romana

Overview

This chocolate tour is associated with CONOCADO, the national confederation of Dominican cacao producers. There are two tour options: one from the Bloque in Hato Mayor to the farmlands of Vicentillo, and the other from Bloque in El Seibo to the farmlands of Los Botados. The tour starts at 9:00a.m in the Bloque (processing plant for cocoa) where a guide (and a translator if needed) greets and begins the tour with a cup of hot chocolate and an introduction of what the day will entail. There is a full tour of the Bloque: reception, fermentation, natural and artificial drying, and exportation. From there you’ll journey to the country side and take a tour of the farm lands of cocoa. You’ll be given the opportunity to participate in planting and cutting the pods off the tree, as well as a chance to taste raw cocoa. After a break in the gazebo with fruit and hot chocolate, you’ll be taken to make cocoa as a souvenir to take home.

After the tour, a group of local women provide an authentic Dominican cuisine for the you to enjoy. The tour normally ends around 12:30/1:00 p.m.

The Tour that is from El Seibo is about 1 hour and half to get to from Punta Cana, an hour from La Romana. Hato Mayor is an hour and a half from Santo Domingo. Tourist are expected to have their own transportation to and from the Tour.

Lodging

If you interested in spending a bit more time in the area, the community offers a cabin where people can stay and spend the night, and where meals are provided during your stay. Additionally, the community offers horseback ridding excursion to a river where people can swim, relax and enjoy the authentic life of the Dominican Republic.

Prices to spend the night in the cabin:

Queen bed: 16 $

Bunk beds (per person): 11$

Horseback ride costs:  $22 per person

(All prices here are in dollars)

How To Get There

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
FROM SANTO DOMINGO:
To El Seibo: go to Parque Enriquillo in Santo Domingo and take a bus to El Seibo. When you are entering EL Seibo tell the driver to let you off at the Bloque #3! To get to Los Botados you will need to take a Motoconcho!
To Hato Mayor: Go to Parque Enriquillo and take a bus to Hato Mayor. Once you arrive you will need to take a Motoconcho to the Bloque #3.
FROM PUNTA CANA:
You will need to take a Bus to HIguey. From there you need to take to bus to Hato Mayor. The Hato Mayor bus will take you to Hato Mayor and will also pass through El Seibo to get there. Once you arrive in the pueblo of your destination you will need to take a motoconcho to get to the bloque #3.

 

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Chocolate Experience Dominican Republic

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Hato Mayor: 18.763543, -69.254974
Vicentillo: 18.792893, -69.212151
Los Botados: 18.738914, -70.001187
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Hato Mayor
Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
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Vicentillo
Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
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Los Botados
Los Botados, Monte Plata, Dominican Republic

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