- The trails at here at Tirimbina are great for seeing wildlife.
- The Tirimbina Chocolate Tour is led by a trained guide across the suspension bridge and a sector of the Tirimbina forest to a former cacao-growing plot.
- It’s important to use repellent at all times.
The tour will be led by a trained guide across the suspension bridge and a sector of the Tirimbina forest to a former cacao-growing plot. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree will be explained.
On arrival at the plot, the artisan process by which cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate will be demonstrated (harvest, fermentation, drying, etc.), while the story of pre- and post-colonial chocolate is told. At the site, one may taste different kinds of chocolate, which are prepared on the spot in the traditional way.
In the Tirimbina Chocolate Tour you will be able to witness the traditional method of processing cocoa (harvesting, fermentation, drying, etc.) while at the same time learning more about its pre and post-colonial history. You will also have the chance to taste the different handmade chocolates that are prepared on site.
Entrance fee and bilingual guide
If Camino Travel private tour: Entrance fee, private luxury transportation, certified bilingüal naturalist tour guide.
Hiking shoes or boots, sun block, hat, insect repellent, trousers, and light clothes.
Is the tour under roof?
The tour happens inside a rainforest. A part of it happens under roof but mostly all of it is in the open.
Tirimbina Chocolate Tour involves walking through a rainforest trail and a hanging bridge