Cocoa route: discover one of the best chocolates in the Peruvian Amazon
At the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, you will discover Orquídea chocolate factory, only a few minutes away from Tarapoto city center! Beyond the gastronomic concerns, Orquídea chocolate factory contributes to the sustainable development of San Martín region, thereby working hand in hand with the local producers.
The chocolate factory visit lasts about twenty minutes. You will learn about the complete production process of Orquídea chocolate, from harvesting cocoa to packing its famous chocolate bars!
A guide will carry out the visit in English or Spanish and will accompany you to see the whole production process. The visits always take place in little groups, so that everyone can freely ask questions.
You will start the visit outside, enjoying a wonderful view on the valley!
Then, you will go the chocolate factory to have a look at the production line and know a little more about these delicious chocolate bars.
You will finish the visit in the boutique where you will taste some chocolate assortment carefully selected by Orquídea and choose 10 chocolate bars among the grand variety offered, including 5 from the Organic range.
Schedule: Monday to Friday - in the morning: 8 am / 9 am / 10 am / 11 am - in the afternoon: 3 pm / 4 pm
Duration: about 30 minutes (includes visit + tasting)
Language: English / Spanish
Place: Jr. Santa Mónica 200, Tarapoto
Access: by mototaxi or car (ask for the Chocolatería Orquídea)
The price includes
- Chocolate factory visit
- Chocolate tasting
- 10 Orquídea chocolate bars*, including 5 from the Organic range!
* Every additional bar shall be paid separately in the boutique
The price doesn't include
Good to know before preparing your visit to Orquídea chocolate factory
Orquídea hygiene rules state that the visitors shall wear closed shoes, as well as pants. So don't forget to bring your sports shoes or ballet pumps to replace the sandals, even if the weather is very hot!
Should you come with anything else than pants, Orquídea will give you some adapted clothes for the visit.
Avoid wearing a strong perfume as well, because smells can influence cocoa taste on the production line.