If you love chocolate you’ll love the Kallari Chocolate Day Tour. Visit this incredible and inspiring community and learn about the process and history of chocolate in the Amazon Rainforest.
The Kallari Chocolate cooperatives are run by the indigenous Quichua people in rural Ecuador. These small-scale cacao entrepreneurs decided to start their own cooperative for their chocolate after making a meager living from mass exportation with multinational companies. Nowadays, these cacao farmers make a fair wage from their cacao and produce their own unique Kallari bars. On this tour, you’ll have the chance to learn about this grassroots industry from the cacao producers themselves and taste the exquisite artisanal chocolate they produce!
ONE DAY VISIT
8:00 – Depart Tena, to visit a “chakra”, a grove of noble cacao national
9:00 – Walking tour through the biodiverse Kichwa farm (sampling of cacao fruit)
12:30 – Traditional lunch of local delicacies prepared by Kichwa family
13:00 – Preparation of artisanal chocolate
14:00 – Return to Tena
15:00 – Visit Kallari cooperative center to see the fermentation, drying, classification, bag preparation and shipping of cacao beans
16:00 – Arrive at Kallari office for an introduction to the various products, chocolate sampling, and an opportunity to purchase items.
17:00 – End of tour
Flights are very infrequent to this area of Ecuador and can be very pricey. Therefore, the best options are to arrive by bus or car. If you have any specific questions about getting transport just contact us.
* Not included: Tips, alcoholic beverages, explanation in a foreign language not mentioned.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.