Main House - Salineras Ranch
$44 USD per person - (min 2 people; discounts for 4+)
The cacao grown in Peru is among the best in the world. Not surprisingly, a recent theory proposes that the Peruvian jungle was in fact the origin of this plant. The Cusco region, where we are located, is the home to the rare and delicious Chuncho cacao. These cacao trees can grow to be 200 years old, but since they yield smaller quantities they are harder to come by, which makes savouring them during this workshop all the more unique!
Surrounded by colourful mountains, hummingbirds, and horses, we’ll have a specially prepared spot where our local cacao expert will have you participate in the process of making from bean to delicious, an artisanal chocolate bar as well as a delicious surprise that you will simply love. In this hands-on demo, you will also learn about the history of the cacao and the process of making different cacao products.
- English-speaking facilitator and a cacao expert
- All the implements you’ll need for this activity
- Hot cacao tea, an artisanal chocolate bar, a delicious surprise
For a better experience , we recommend adding lunch or dinner.
- Daily Menu: lunch OR dinner – add $25 per person (special promotion)
- 4-Course Meal: lunch OR dinner – add $60 per person (special promotion)
Sweet Break: Chocolate or banana cake served with ice cream, Peruvian fruit, and coffee or tea – add $13 per person (special promotion).
Sandwich: Cheese, avocado, or chicken sandwich on sourdough bread, with side salad from our organic garden – add $15 per person (special promotion).
This workshop can also be combined with any of the activities we offer at the Ranch: horseback rides, bikes, hikes, or activities for a half-day or full-day experience.
Each ride and workshop can be conducted as private (only for your group) for an additional fee.