Chocolate Farm Tour Option 1 - Indigenous

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The highly-rated Oreba Chocolate Farm excursion is a great way to experience indigenous Bocas del Toro culture. It starts with a 20-minute boat ride from Bocas Bali through Dolphin Bay on the west side of our island.

Upon arrival, your guide will lead you on a 15- to 20-minute hike through the rainforest you may see poison dart frogs, sloths, howler monkeys, and toucans ending at the chocolate farm. Here, the indigenous Ngäbe community grows some of the highest-grade cacao in the world and makes organic dark chocolate the traditional way. You’ll learn the process of growing, harvesting, fermenting, drying, and ultimately roasting cacao to make chocolate. A tour highlight involves watching Ngäbe women in traditional dress make chocolate the way they’ve done for centuries.

The tour concludes with a classic Ngäbe meal of vegetables, roots, and chicken. You can also sample the chocolate and buy some to bring home with you.

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Activity Details

$ 35 Per Person
+ Boat Transportation
  • 3 Hours
  • Open every day
  • 9:30am and 12:30pm
  • 30 Minutes from Bocas Bali
  • Price includes lunch
  • Additional charge for boat transportation