Chocolate Tasting & Tropical Rainforest
Breakfast and lunch included. Breakfast, all you can eat.
Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit the rainforest for a look at the process, from the plant to the fruit to the chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
After hotel pickup in San Jose by air-conditioned private vehicle, your tour starts with the drive out of the city to reach the Costa Rican countryside. During your experience, discover the origins of chocolate, a plant — cacao — that dates back to civilizations of Mesoamerica like the Maya and the Aztecs. With your guide, take a hike across the Tirimbina suspension bridge to a cacao plantation and through a section of forest to see the plant growing. Hear about the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree, and learn how the fruit is processed and turned into the chocolate that you eat and drink, from harvesting and fermentation to drying and milling. Plus, you may taste different types of chocolate, particularly organic chocolate grown by the Association of Amazilla Women of the Caribbean, a rural group dedicated to the production of organic chocolate. When your tour is over, you'll be returned to San Jose for hotel drop-off.
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4 Days / 3 Nights,
Dates: This trip takes place on the
4th Thursday of every month.
Activity: Walking, Hiking, Tasting
COST: $552 USD, Deposit:
$200 USD Group Size 10
Breakfast included, free time and travel day, Shuttle from hotel/hostel to Airport.
Airfare NOT included. Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica. Airport code SJO.
Dorm style rooms. Upgrades are available
( ALL Deposit's are Non-Refundable)
Passport required with six months before expiration at time of trip.
Traveling with kids? Check out our Costa Rica Family Adventure.
See more trips to Costa Rica. Chocolate is not your thing, check out our Coffee tour.
Shuttle to and from Airport, Breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 Dinner, Shuttle to and from Chocolate tour, Day Walking Tour of San Jose, Tour of San Jose by night, Dinner included. On site Concierge, Free Wifi, *Hotel/Hostel accommodation
Airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica; alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional guide gratuities; laundry fees; excess baggage charges or insurance of any kind.
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Payment and Cancellation:
A Non-Refundable deposit of $200 USD is due to reserve your place on this trip. The balance is due 30 days prior to your trip. Holiday surcharge may apply. Full refund of deposit if trip is not confirmed with the minimum number of participants.
7-hour private chocolate tour from San Jose,
Take a hike to a cacao plantation See cacao trees in the tropical forest,
Learn about the process of turning the fruit into chocolate,
Lunch and private transportation included.
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Note on Itinerary
Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule and price listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.
(Special dates added. Feb 14-17, 2019)
Travel Day, Shuttle from airport to hotel/hostel.
Discover Costa Rica's capital with a walking Tour of San José! It's the best way to see the historic and local culture of San José, Costa Rica and the "tacos" lifestyle.
Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
Next, free time and souvenir shopping.
Friday Night: San Jose by Night
Explore San Jose by night, complete with local markets, cultural icons, and a tasty dinner with wine pairings – that’s your evening sorted!
Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To obtain maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Try to bring only what is necessary—this will help you and the field staff.
Dates: This trip takes place on the 4th Thursday of every month
There is no single supplement fee for those willing to share accommodations with a same-gender roommate. If you are willing to share but we are unable to pair you with a same-gender roommate, you will not be charged the single supplement fee. If you do not wish to share and request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single accommodations available.
Costa Rica enjoys a nearly perfect tropical climate. The average temperature is 72° F in the highlands and ranges from the high 60s to the low 90s in the lowlands. There is a rainy season (or green season) from May to November when various parts of the country experience higher amounts of precipitation, and a dry summer season generally lasting from December through April. As we are in the tropics, rainfall is a possibility during any month of the year making adequate raingear a necessity.
We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Why wait? Space is limited, reserve your adventure today.
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