The Chocolate Tour takes you to the small indigenous Ngöbé community of Rio Oeste Arriba, on the outskirts of Almirante. There, you will learn everything about this mystical fruit that is cocoa! The tour is divided into several parts. First, your local guide expert in nature and botany, takes you on a tour of the cocoa plantation. He introduces you to the fruits, flowers, and medicinal plants that the community uses daily throughout the walk. Then, the guide will explain everything there is to know about cocoa: the different varieties of the fruit, its origins, its conservation, and its uses. Finally, women from the community will be waiting for you under a small straw roof to familiarize you with their art of making chocolate. From opening the fruit to the roasting of its seeds, you will witness all the stages of the production of chocolate, this world-renowned culinary delight. In summary, an educational, authentic, and 100% local excursion.
How to get there: Meet at Pana Bocas (formerly Taxi 25) in the city center, where your guide will meet you to take the boat to Almirante (25 minutes). Then a taxi takes you to the small village of the community in the heart of the valley (15 minutes).
Included: a small snack
Duration: 4 hours (departure 9:00 am or 1:00 pm)
Price: $35 + $10 for transportation to Almirante
An absolutely unique adventure! The Sea Trek® Tour takes you for a walk on a marked trail and visits the ruins of a ship. Originality? Your little stroll takes place at the bottom of the sea! Yes, you read that well! The Sea Trek® is an innovative helmet that covers your head and shoulders. It keeps your face dry while supplying you with continuous oxygen, allowing you, by its weight, to walk quietly under the surface of the water. In short, an underwater walk, but as if it was in the air! Fish of all colors accompany you in an incredible aquatic setting. An experience you will never forget!
Note: The excursion begins with an informative session relating to the descent into the water, breathing techniques, basic diving communication signs, etc. A guide also accompanies you throughout the walk. A safe adventure!
Duration: 30 minutes