Panama: Oreba Chocolate Tour
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Keteka is a marketplace where travelers can book unique, authentic tours and activities with validated local guides. While serving in the Peace Corps in rural Panama, the founders were working on community tourism projects and realized that they wanted to create a better way to connect purposeful travelers with authentic, local experiences. "Keteka" is an indigenous Panamanian word that means "to get close to" and that's our goal, to bring you closer to your destination's culture, food, people, and natural environment.
Watch Indigenous Artisans Turn Raw Cacao Into Organic Dark Chocolate And Tour Through The Jungle, Cacao Farm, Villages.
Ever wonder how organic chocolate is made? This tour takes you through the jungle and farms of the indigenous Ngabe people, who have been making cacao into chocolate for centuries.
This 3 hour tour walks you through the jungle and the process of turning raw cacao into chocolate. All the cacao is shade grown in the jungle, so during your tour, you may even get to see sloths, poison dart frogs, and toucans. And no matter what you see, you’ll get to sample some delicious organic dark chocolate, made right in front of you by local artisan women!
The tour is led by a local man who learned English working at the famous Bocas banana plantations.Rather than pick coffee or bananas for a low wage, he and the other members of the Cooperative that runs the tour are able to focus on organic cacao farming and sharing their culture with visitors like you.
There are two departures daily: one at 9:30am and the second at 1:00pm.