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Mindo Chocolate Tour

  • See inside an artisan small-batch chocolate factory
  • Chocolate tasting, with other local food and beverage for purchase
  • Multiple departure times to fit your busy itinerary
Mindo Chocolate Tour
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USD 14.00
Mindo, known for its coffee and chocolate production, sits just off the main road between Quito and Esmeraldas. On this chocolate-centric tour, get a behind-the-scenes look at the chocolate-making process from bean to bar at a small-batch factory. Taste fresh fruit straight from a cocoa tree and finish with a tasting of several varieties of chocolate.
What to Expect
Starts at El Quetzal de Mindo in Mindo, Ecuador 
Welcome to our popular chocolate tour. We see more than 2,000 people come to our tours per month. We began making chocolate in 2008 and sell chocolate bars in Mindo and in the US.
First we will congregate at El Quetzal, a well-known restaurant-cafe in Mindo we have where a small chocolate factory where we make small batches of chocolate by hand. We also have cocoa trees and you will taste fresh fruit and see the entire processing of cocoa beans from fermentation, drying, roasting, winnowing, grinding, and making batches of chocolate to finished and wrapped bars. You will finish with a tasting of a sampling of chocolate bars made at El Quetzal. 
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Reviews (72)
1 - 5 of 72 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Absolutely fantastic

I have been on chocolate tours before, including a small batch bean to bar place and a short tour in the Amazon, and I still learned A LOT about the process on this tour. I think even if all of it was repeat information I...More

Thank Mariah G
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing all around!!

Great tour explaining the entire process of making chocolate! They start you with the beans and take you through to the final chocolate products!! Delicious chocolate! Also you can see coffee, bananas, and passion fruit growing on the grounds. Make sure to try a brownie!...More

Thank LeAnn G
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Educational and delicious

Went with friends to do tour and George was our guide. He took us all around the business and we learned about how chocolate. Is made. We got to sample alot of chocolate and then had a fab chocolate brownie for desert. I purchased many...More

Thank garda44
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Fun and Educational

So once the tour is over, you get a ton of chocolate to try. Here is what you do. Walk back inside. Buy a bottle of red wine and go back outside and split the bottle of wine with your tour groups while enjoying the...More

1  Thank talonofrome
Reviewed 30 April 2018
Some chocolate education

Great to learn from our guide about how cacao is grown, produced, and turned into chocolate. Included tasting unripe cacao, and various types of chocolate. Wish I had more room in my luggage.

Thank Kat B
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