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Mayan Culture and Chocolate

Price: $125.00
Children (Ages 4 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
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This chocolate adventure is like no other excursion you will experience. Learn all about the chocolate making process, visit a family of chocolate artisans, and even enjoy a delicious breakfast on your journey. You also visit the Izapa Archeological site before taking a guided city tour.

Your guided chocolate excursion is filled with fun stops that will delight your senses. The smell of chocolate hangs in the air while you meet a family of artisans who walk you through the process of chocolate making. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, complete with samples of delicious chocolates.

After a delightful meal, head to the Izapa Archeological site to learn the fascinating history of the Mayan culture. Your guide will tell you all about the interesting beginnings of the Maya Culture in Ancient Izapa.

Your journey continues with a tour of Tapachula. Explore the city and visit interesting landmarks before meeting at the center to return. Book this tasty Puerto Chiapas tour for flavor and ancient insights.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
A local breakfast featuring tamales, chocolate, and bread is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable light clothing, a hat, sunglasses, walking shoes, and sunscreen.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to step in and out of the vehicle.
5 Stars5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsMayan Culture and ChocolateNovember 07, 2017

Reviewer: Heather and Robert McCleary
Wow!!! Being invited into her home, sitting down being served a traditional Mexican lunch along with hot chocolate (on an extremely hot day) was fantastic. Then we were invited into making 100% chocolate from scratch - picking cacao pod, splitting it open, roasting it over an open fire, the husking it, and finally pressing them into a chocolate powder. The powder was then pressed into round cakes. We all had the chance to do each of the steps involved in the process. The hot chocolate was the best we ever drank. Hopefully this tradition of chocolate making will not be lost. The Mayan ruins were interesting and the talk given by our guide was very informative. Our tour guide and driver were excellent.

5 StarsWorth the moneyApril 22, 2017

Reviewer: Sue Ellen Gary
The visit to Josephina's time "chocolate factory" was a highlight of my Panama Canal cruise. Got to taste the pulp of the cocoa fruit, roast some of the cocoa beans on the fire griddle in her small courtyard and grind the roasted beans with her metate. She had us taste each step of the process. We even were served a breakfast tamal with mole sauce and REAL hot chocolate. The Mayan ruin is much older than those in the Yucatan and eastern Guatemala, so it was small and primitive (need to be prepared for that). The guide was great, too. Very interesting narrative on the drive to and from the ship.

5 StarsMayan ChocolateJanuary 10, 2017

Reviewer: Cathy Weber
The tour was very good. Enjoyed going into the home and watching the chocolate being prepared. The breakfast was also very good.

5 StarsmayanDecember 21, 2016

Reviewer: Charles miller
Great tour and great guide

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