With pristine rain forests, expansive orange groves, banana plantations and cacao farms, the terrain of Southern Belize makes it truly unique. Throw in spectacular beaches, world-class fishing, a rich Mayan heritage and a more Afro-Caribbean vibe, and it becomes clear why the area has such appeal.
Southern Belize has the perfect conditions for growing cacao, the fruit that is processed into chocolate. Cacao was used by the ancient Mayans as a unit of currency and also ground into a warm, dark drink often seasoned with spices. Today, cacao is produced extensively by Mayan farmers in southern Belize in the Toledo district and sold to the Toledo Cacao Grower’s Association (TCGA), a Fair Trade Co-operative.
Cacao Crazy is a complete cultural and sensory immersion into the world of chocolate, for the ultimate chocolate addict. Visit a local Cacao farm and meet the growers, learn about the production process, enjoy a chocolate making master class and make your very own bar of chocolate. There will of course be plenty of opportunities for tasting, the culinary highlight being a Cacao dinner where Cacao features in every course.
The region boasts a rich cultural history, lush jungle terrain and pristine waters, so the itinerary can be tailored to include visits to Mayan ruins, snorkeling, diving or fishing day trips, horseback riding or trekking through the jungle or exploring caves, putting those extra cacao calories to great use!
Price from US $2,100 per person for 7 nights including all outlined activities, taxes and transfers, on the basis of 4 travellers. Accommodation is on an all-inclusive basis in a deluxe cabana, including all meals and soft drinks.
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