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El Sendero del Cacao

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Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 31000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-547-2166
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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour
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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour with Tasting of Chocolate
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Find the secrets that are behind an exquisite chocolate! Learn from planting a cacao tree, extracting, fermenting and drying the seeds, its importance for aroma/flavor in chocolate, as well as its process in a Factory.Dominican Republic is the major producer of organic cacao worldwide! The tour is in an organic plantation, guided by professionals of Rizek Cacao, most experienced cacao company in the country.*Lunch Available. 1h45 from Santo Domingo/Samana/Puerto Plata
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Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 31000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

If you want a super time, don't miss this great place. You'll find out all about cacao from people who grow and produce it.

1  Thank paulluedtke
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2015

Thank u very much for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience of the cacao tour, we hope that you come back soon.

Reviewed 6 July 2015

It's a paradise for chocolate lovers. I'll definilly come back! Great installations, clean and the personal is hospitality.

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1  Thank Darkflower182
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

Thanks for your review!! We are very happy that you liked, we hope that you come back soon.

Reviewed 17 March 2015

What a perfect place for chocolate lovers, childrens and the whole family! The ambiance is superb. Insides the Rizek's cacao farm for over 120 years, where the finest personnel, as usual in DR, greeds you with a big smile, wanting to help you and making...More

Thank Josefina R
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2015

Thanks for that wonderful review, it's a pleasure for us that you spent a great time with us. We hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 1 March 2015

This was such an interesting and educational trip. As Canadians we do not have cacao plantations and to be able to experience the whole process from planting right through to eating the chocolate was wonderful. I brought some back to Canada for my sister who...More

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Thank Sheila W
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2015

Thanks for your review Sheila!! We are happy that you enjoyed all the process of how the most exquisite chocolate is born. We hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 15 December 2014

I got a great time with my kids in "El Sendero del Cacao". We learned a lot about Cacao and Chocolate, even we could do chocolate figures by our selves. The place is so beautiful and warming, the people was so kind. We could do...More

Thank Lisbert
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2015

Thanks for your review Lisbert!! We are happy that you and your children's enjoyed all the process of how the most delicious chocolate is born. We hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Cacao is one of the most important products of exportation in the Dominican Republic. Visiting the Hacienda Esmeralda and having the opportunity to know the process of the chocolate, that delicious food that enlightens everyone's day, is a very nice experience. Is a very...More

1  Thank quieropasear
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2015

Thanks for your review about El Sendero del Cacao! It's a pleasure for us that you enjoyed all the experience of how we do a delicious chocolat. We hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 3 July 2014

I went with a group of 20 people, and they were able to easily accommodate us. The staff were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.

1  Thank David J
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2015

Thanks for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again very soon!!

Reviewed 28 June 2014

When you come to the Dominican Republic, this excellent experience is an absolute must! From the greeting with warm chocolate to the entire process of how high quality chocolate is made is absolutely worth the trip. You will watch the old-fashioned process as well as...More

2  Thank Where2NextTravel
Marielle R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014
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Gracias por tus puntuaciones!! Esperamos recibirte nuevamente en El Sendero del Cacao. Saludos!

Reviewed 6 June 2014

Very nice place, warm welcome of the staff and interesting visit. Only the explanations could have been more advanced.

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1  Thank JustineDv
Gabriela C, Community Manager at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2015

Thanks for your review and for your advice! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again very soon!!

Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We loved this trip, all the staff was very friendly, the food was great and the chocolate better. They explain very well the process. Don't forget to stop by the shop, the body cream and the hair conditioner are excelent.More

2  Thank Marielle S
Marielle R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario Marielle, que gusto saber que viviste una gran experiencia en El sendero del Cacao y...More

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OneChrisChoc
2 August 2016|
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Response from Eduardo B | Property representative |
Hi Chris. Sorry for the delay on the response. You should take to complete tour, which ends at the Chocolate Factory where you create your own chocolate and take it with you. Transportation can be arranged. It is a 3hrs... More
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adriennnem
22 December 2015|
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Response from Eduardo B | Property representative |
Thank you Lisbert for your answer. Additionally, please contact María via Whatsapp +1(809) 669 1209 so she can take your reservation and help you out with any other details you might need.
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