This is the perfect tour for all you Chocolate lovers interested in learning about the origin and Meseamerican poroduction of this cosmopolitan and delicious product.

Lunch is included in the tour price.

Pricing for this private tour is by group size - 2 to 5 persons.  For parties larger than 5 persons, please call us for a quote.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Per Group, Total for 2 Persons):
$397.00
Private Tour
(Per Group, Total for 3 Persons):
$509.00
Private Tour
(Per Group, Total for 4 Persons):
$599.00
Private Tour
(Per Group, Total for 5 Persons):
$699.00

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Tour / Activity Details

7 hours
7:00 am daily

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour includes San Jose hotel pick-up and drop-off.  Rates are per group based on number of persons (2 to 5) in US Dollars.  Please reserve online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Procedures

  • Air and marine entry to Costa Rica has been opened from all countries.
  • Tourists must comply with all applicable visa requirements as well as all requirements put in place during the pandemic.
  • Tourists visiting Costa Rica are requested to comply with the applicable public health protocols for all tourism activities in the country. 
  • Travelers must complete the HEALTH PASS online form available at https://salud.go.cr
  • Tourists must acquire mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in the event of quarantine as well as medical expenses due to contracting COVID-19. If the tourist has already been vaccinated, this does not exempt them from this requirement, and they must acquire an insurance policy as described. This requirement remains in force.
  • Staff and drivers will wear PPE equipment.
  • Social distancing will be maintained.
  • This tour operator has received from the Costa Rican Association of Tour Operators the Safe Travel certificate for good public health practices and the protection of clients in the prevention of Covid-19.
  • Full details will be provided with your E-Ticket.

 

Tour Itinerary

Your Chocolate tour from San Jose begins with pick-up from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside in an air-conditioned recent model deluxe vehicle or mini bus. You will be heading to the Caribbean Slope, crossing the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park before arriving at a private property in Sarapiqui Region, about 90 minutes' drive from San Jose.

Upon arrival, you will have some free time for using restrooms and exploring the surroundings before beginning the nature walk to the cocoa plantation and suspension bridge. In this three-hour activity you will discover the marvels of one of the favorite foods of humankind – chocolate. A plant originating in Mesoamerica with an extraordinarily rich history, cacao (or chocolate) was one of the most important products of the Maya and Aztec, as well as other Central American cultures.

The tour includes a guided hike across the Tirimbina Reserve Bridge to a cacao plantation, as well as to a forest where you will observe forest species of cacao and how the product originally developed there. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree is explained. Onsite, you will learn about the process by which cacao is processed into chocolate (harvesting, fermentation, drying, milling). You will also be able to taste some samples of locally-made chocolates.

After the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading back to your hotel in San Jose. During the return drive, your guide will explain about the local products produced in this rich region such as Cassava, Pineapple, Heart of Palm, Sugar Cane, Pejibayes, Black Pepper and more.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip Transportation from San Jose hotels
  • Professional Guide
  • Bus Tour
  • Rainforest chocolate tour and tastings
  • Hanging bridge
  • Lunch

 

Does Not Include

  • Optional Guide Gratuity
  • Other Personal Expenses

 

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Personal facemask and alcohol gel to help prevent the spread of Covid-19
  • Money for personal expenses

 

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour includes San Jose hotel pick-up and drop-off.  Rates are per group based on number of persons (2 to 5) in US Dollars.  Please reserve online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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