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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 with Tasting of Chocolate
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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour
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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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“day trip” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 31000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational it is a crash course on where chocolate comes from and a beautiful opportunity to get a grasp on Dominican hinterland. Personnel is very polite and knowtheir stuff. There is an opportunity to have a bit more balanced menu (less carbs)

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Mr. Bloise, Thanks for taking your time to write your great experience! We´re really glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Best,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience! The attention and smile of the collaborators, the quality of the cacao, the explanation of the process and the tasty food are something you would want to look for in Sendero del Cacao. Suggestions: have more variability in the buffet; give the chance...More

Thank Frank B
Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Frank, Thanks for taking your time to write your great experience! We´re really glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Best,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tour with a lovely young woman who really cared about the place. We walked among the trees, and then she showed us every step they go through to make chocolate. We also tasted some. Afterwards we went to the gift shop while...More

Thank Anne-Christine R
Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ms. Anne, Thanks for taking your time to write your great experience, is a pleassure for us We´re really glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Best,

Reviewed 2 November 2017

If you travel to Dominican Republic, you might come for the paradise-like beaches and the tropical sun, but go a bit inland and you’ll discover this amazing visit: El Sendero del Cacao (the “Cocoa Trail”). A visit that seamlessly blends Latinamerican warmth and hospitality, with...More

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Nathalie V, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to write your great experience! We´re really glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Best,

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very informative bean-to chocolate journey. I love the knowledgeable and friendly staff. The lunch we got as part of the package was delicious.More

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Good Morning, Thanks for taking the time to write your experience at El Sendero del Cacao, really appreciated; The Staff over there are always in the mood to make you feel spaecial, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again !...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I called to make reservations and was told to email copies of our resident cards...which I did. We did not hear back to confirm the price. When we arrived, we found they would not honor the resident price because she had not confirmed it in...More

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Patricia, Thanks for taking the time to write your experience at El Sendero del Cacao, really appreciated; I'm sorry you had this bad time with your reservation process, this usually never happen we give all the information by email before the guest arrive to...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The grounds are stunning and beautiful. The staff welcoming and friendly. And also very informative. We took the chocolate lovers tour and had a blast. Lunch included was delish. I left knowing truly how chocolate was and is made. Evening tasting the seeds at each...More

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Management response:Responded 30 August 2017

Good Afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to write your experience at El Sendero del Cacao, really appreciated; The Staff over there are always in the mood to make you feel spaecial, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Yes, you're right this is the best...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went back this summer one more time and it was amazing. For this second trip, we created a group of 13 persons and once again, the tour, service, the food and whole experience was really good. Can wait to come back.More

Thank Jonathan G
Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

Dear Mr. Jonathan, Thanks for taking the time to write your experience at El Sendero del Cacao, really appreciated; The Staff over there are always in the mood to make you feel spaecial, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Yes, you're always welcome back ♥...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Every visitor to the Dominican Republic should come here. Very nice, well kept and clean plantation with friendly, welcoming staff. Delicious hot chocolate to greet you (the one made with water is particularly delicious). Great tour that is complete and not too long. You'll be...More

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Management response:Responded 29 May 2017

Good Afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to write your experience at El Sendero del Cacao, really appreciated; The Staff over there are always in the mood to make you feel spaecial, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Yes, you're right this is the best...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

A must see for chocolate lovers. The tour takes you from the cacao orchards to the chocolate making process. All stages are fun and fulfilled with the Dominican touchMore

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Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Hello Mr. Jaime, Thanks for telling us your experience at La Esmeralda, El Sendero del Cacao. We're glad you had a wonderful day visiting us, We hope to see you again soon; Just to let you know we have an interactve tour in Santo Domingo,...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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