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La Leyenda de Chocolate Tour

    What to Expect
    Starts at El Quetzal de Mindo in Mindo, Ecuador 

    Trek back in time about 5,600 years where cocoa originated in the Amazon basin of Ecuador. While Ecuadorian drummers play local music. Participants are invited to pick up an instrument and play, if they like. 

    We will all pitch in and roast cocoa beans over a wood fire, hand shell the cocoa beans and hand grind the warm beans with a stone grinder. We add spices and flavorings that were used 3,000 years ago to flavor our beverage. You will get a chance to mix the beverage until frothy and

    serve the beverage to the participants to enjoy an authentic chocolate. After we drink our beverage we are invited to hang out, dance, sing and enjoy. Food and beverages are available for purchase. 

    Free parking available
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pio Montufar, Ecuador
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • cacao beverage tasting
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    What a great opportunity to learn about the amazing chocolate production in Ecuador. Make sure you buy chocolate to take home.
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    My boyfriend and I had a great time during the tours. They know what they do and they try to improve their chocolate all the time. The 100% chocolate you will get in the end is very smooth and mild comparing to other chocolate liquids. The food at the restaurant was amazing and
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    We went to El Quetzal de Mindo for a late lunch visiting the river in Mindo. The restaurant is very well located and close to main square in Mindo. I definitely recommend the steak in coffee sauce for lunch. My friends had Quinoto and Shrimp and one tasted better than the other!
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    Response from BWElQuetzal, Owner at La Leyenda de Chocolate Tour
    Responded 23 Apr 2018
    Thank you for reviewing us and we are glad you enjoyed El Quetzal!
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    We stayed at El Quetzal through AirBNB, which included Breakfast and the two tours, which was very convenient. The staff is very helpful and friendly and assisted in getting us rides to the activities outside of town (shout out to Jessica!) For Breakfast the Eggs Benedict over
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    About the operator
    By: El Quetzal de Mindo
    498 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    A really interesting and informative tour around the beautiful El Quetzal chocolate factory. Our guide George was
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    Professional and very interesting tour
    We learned a lot about the process and whats important to know about the quality of chocolate. Our tour guide was
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    Mindo, Ecuador
    Medicinal tour
    My best friend and I went on the new medicinal plant tour and loved it!! The guides were so wonderful and
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    Cate F
    Short and expensive tour
    The brownies were great - so fudgy - but the tour was overpriced for what you get. You walk around the garden and
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    Affordable Tour within the City Center
    I took a day trip from Quito to Mindo. The town itself could be considered a clone of Minca in northern Colombia
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    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Interesting tour
    Did the chocolate tour here . Saw the process of chocolate making and tasted the products along the way . You tour
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    Quito, Ecuador
    Good, interesting but still using one plastic items
    The tour was good. Sergio explained with details all about cacao plants, and chocolate process. Their trees are
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    Lincoln, California
    We took the brief but interesting tour to learn about how they make chocolate which included sampling. There is a
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    Hulste, Belgium
    Interesting, with enough chocolate to taste
    Yesterday, I did the chocolate tour. After reading the few bad reviews here, I suppose they improved. The tour is
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    Quito, Ecuador
    Best Chocolate Brownie!
    A chocolate factory in the middle of the cloud forest. A great option for a snack after hiking or a good meal.
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    susan l
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Chocolate tour, tasting and lunch!
    Amazing tour of hand-made chocolate! So interesting and only available in Mindo or Michigan. Staff very friendly
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Good food
    We enjoyed our meal here, which was well prepared and flavorsome. I had trout and my husband had the pork ribs
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    Much more interesting than I expected
    I went along to this chocolate tour to spend an afternoon doing something new. It wasmuch more interesting than
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    South Bend, Indiana
    Great tour!
    We just did this tour today and had a great time. The guide is so knowledgeable and explained the entire process
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    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Educational, fun and tasty
    The chocolate tour is a wonderful and interesting activity in Mindo. The small factory produces great chocolate,
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