ORGANIC CHOCOLATE PRODUCTION: VOLUNTEERING IN A LOCAL BUSINESS

  • Port

    Amber Cove

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Local Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    USD55.0

  • Duration in hours

    5.0

  • Shore excursion code

    01RG

Description

Let us become workers in an organic chocolate factory for a day in the lush Dominican interior to support the local female community that has founded this small business.



What we will see
  • Sightseeing tour of the hinterland
  • Village of Altamira
  • Chocal organic chocolate factory
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing products


What we will do
  • We get on our coach and embark on a sightseeing tour of the Dominican interior, an enchanting succession of unspoilt hills and plains.
  • We then reach the village of Altamira nestled among the mountains of the rugged northern Cordillera on the opposite side of Puerto Plata.
  • Here, a group of resourceful women has established a business producing organic chocolate named Chocal, which has enabled them to support their families without having to move away from their region.
  • Once there, we become part of this small community for a day as we work alongside these women and find out all there is to know about their job and learn the secrets of chocolate production.
  • We take part in all activities: we visit the plantation where we help prepare the soil and plant cocoa seeds and *work in the factory as we take part in processing and packaging activities.
  • After this extraordinary cultural experience, we can purchase some chocolate as a memento to share with our family and friends.

What you need to know
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed shoes.
  • A hairnet will be provided and must be worn.
  • Do not forget to bring sunglasses, an umbrella and sun cream.
  • This excursion will be conducted in English or Spanish.