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El Sendero del Cacao

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Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 31000, Dominican Republic
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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 1 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 29 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 17 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

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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

Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was an amazing trip! Everything from the customer service, to the tour content, to the food was amazing! As a Dominican I am very proud of seeing our gastronomic heritage being shared in this great community-oriented project. This is a fun activity for friends,...More

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Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Hello Ms. Lidia, Thanks for telling us your experience at La Esmeralda, El Sendero del Cacao. We're glad you had a wonderful day visiting us, our staff are always in a good disposition to satisfy our guests. We hope to see you again with your...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

It was worth the money for sure. Had to deposit money in their bank account which was kind of sketchy but it was fine.More

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Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Good Morning Taylor, Thanks for telling us your experience at La Esmeralda, El Sendero del Cacao. We're glad you had a wonderful day visiting us and enjoy your day over there, The regular process of the payment is by transfer with 24 hours before the...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Recently visited on a saturday and took the cacao tour with my family. Nothing but good things to say about the tour, the staff, the food and the overall setting. Very well kept grounds, tour covers the basics on cacao process and chocolate making process....More

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Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Hello Ms. Yvette, Thanks for telling us your experience at La Esmeralda, El Sendero del Cacao. We're glad you had a wonderful day visiting us, our staff are always in a good disposition to satisfy our guests. Yes, is really impressess how is all of...More

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OneChrisChoc
1 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
21 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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