Cacao Food Forest Field Trip
This is a special 3-day, 2-night session that focuses on the cacao tree, its fruit, its sweet pulp, its beautiful flowers, its ecosystem, and its survival. We will make our way to Oaxaca’s coast by car to visit a beautiful and lush cacao forest garden at the edge of an indigenous community. From there we will visit the cacao farmers’ workshop and shop where we will make fresh chocolate from their cacao and of course, eat it! To ensure there is enough chocolate, a guided chocolate tasting featuring Oaxaca City’s best chocolate makers is included.
We will be staying in a boutique accommodation nearby in a small Pacific Coast beach town.
The Session includes:
- Private transportation and all meals
- Cacao food forest session & chocolate workshop
- Local cacao, chocolate, drink, seed, and pulp tastings
- Oaxaca Profundo guided chocolate tasting
- Spanish-English translation
- 2-night stay in a boutique accommodation
When: October-June (Upon Request)
Where: We will travel from Oaxaca City to Oaxaca state’s coastal region, stopping in a jungle food forest, a chocolate workshop nearby, and a night/morning on the beach before returning to Oaxaca City.
How: Driving & Walking. There are 2 classrooms we visit. We will be driving on a fairly windy highway. Many people get queezy or sick, so please prepare yourself. Please dress for impending weather. Bring a hat or sunglasses, jungle and beach clothing, and be prepared to hike and learn.
Important: The highway from Oaxaca City to the cacao food forest can be difficult for those prone to car sickness. We can extend the trip by a night (for a fee) in order to accomodate this. Likewise, guests can choose to be either picked up or dropped off (or both) at the airport in either Huatulco or Puerto Escondido.
Dietary Restrictions: Oaxaca is a very difficult place for people with severe allergies or dietary restrictions. Please advise us in advance of any restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate our guests.
Medical Issues: We do not have adequate medical training. If you have a medical condition or carry medicines/tools with you, please advise us in advance. We will do our best to help in whatever way we can, but we are not responsible for your health. Know your body. Know your requirements. Please, inform us of your issues.
Price (per person): $6000MXN (includes cacao food forest visit & discussion, chocolate workshop session; six meals, water, and snacks; 2-nights double occupancy accommodation; all chocolate drinks, seed, chocolate, and pulp tastings)
*Single occupancy is 7000MXN per person
Minimum 2 people per session
Payment: All reservations incur a 50% deposit. We can meet you in Oaxaca City for the deposit upon confirmation of reservation. The remaining payment due is collected at the beginning of the session. We only accept cash in Mexican pesos.