Private Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge

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  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 7 hours
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nature walk in the Rainforest
  • Visit a wild cocoa plantation
  • Cross a long hanging bridge over the Sarapiqui River
  • Make your own chocolate drink and bar
Your breathtaking adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside in an air-conditioned transportation. You will be heading to the Caribbean Slope, crossing the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park until finally arriving at our private property in the Sarapiqui Region, about 90 minutes' drive from San Jose.

Upon arrival to our beautiful property, you will have some free time to use restrooms and explore the surroundings before we start 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 suspension bridge to a cacao plantation, as well as to a forested section 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). Besides this, you will be able to taste some samples of chocolates you make yourself.

After the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch before we make our way back to your hotel in San Jose. During the driving back, our 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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT GREENWAY NATURE TOURS
5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Jennifer's review for another Greenway Nature Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jennifer
  • On Mar 06 2019
“Renato was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Driver Julio was safe and careful. Returned us to the ship with plenty of time.”
Chad's review for another Greenway Nature Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Chad
  • On Jan 17 2020
“We arrived in Puerto Limon via a cruise ship. Greenway Nature Day Tour Company had a nice air conditioned bus waiting for our cruise critic group. Our guides were both excellent and spoke English very well.
They first took us to a local artisan coffee and gift shop where we were able to try locally grown and roasted coffee. It was actually quite good. We then drove onto the first part of our tour to Cahuita National Park. What an amazing place. A nice walk along a beach area with all kinds of wildlife all around us. The guides did an excellent job of pointing all of this out from Howler Monkeys to leak cutter ants to Sloths up in the trees. We were under the cover of the trees so it was a very pleasant experience and an easy area to walk along.

We next went to a banana plantation on our route to the Tortuguero Canal. We stayed in the bus because they didn't want us to potentially spread any disease to the banana plants. However our guide went out and cut off a start of a banana bloom and brought it back to the bus and showed us all what the baby bananas look like. It was totally fascinating.

Tortuguero Canal was quite fun as well. We saw all kinds of wild-life including more sloths, all kinks of birds and even a small caiman (small alligator) in the water as well as bats sleeping under a Palm leaf. When we returned from the boat portion of the tour they had some refreshing cut fruit for us to snack on. All-in-all it was a great day and I wouldn't have planned it any differently. Thank you so much for the great tour Greenway! The price was excellent and your guides made it a really fun time for everyone.”
Theresa's review for another Greenway Nature Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Theresa
  • On May 24 2019
“Tour was amazing, safe driving, learned so much, it was so fun. Very professional but relaxed!”
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Private Transportation from your hotel in San Jose
  • Private Professional Tour Guide
  • Professional chocolate maker guide
  • Hands on and making your own chocolate drink
  • A nature walk into the rainforest
  • Lunch
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for the guides
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