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San Cristóbal de Las Casas: Mayan Chocolate Workshop

Activity provider: Chiapas Viajes

San Cristóbal de Las Casas: Mayan Chocolate Workshop

Activity provider: Chiapas Viajes

From US$ 69.78 per person

Learn about the origins of chocolate, a rich food that Mayan descendants call "chucua". Make your own chocolate bar from selecting, roasting, and grinding the cocoa in a hands-on class.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about the Origins of Chocolate and Cacao, as a currency and as a drink of the Mayans
  • Select the best cocoa, the same that you will use to roast it and ma
  • Toast the caco to make your chocolate bar
  • Make your own chocolate bar, after making the mixture and sugar, you will put the paste in a mold to shape your bar and refrigerate it.
  • Enjoy a cup of Chocolate whipped at the moment, while you wait for your chocolate bar to freeze and be ready to be tasted.
Full description
It will start at 12:00 p.m. The starting point is from a central point in San Cristóbal de Las Casas. We will hike to get to the place where you will take the chocolate making workshop. First you will learn to differentiate the aromas of cocoa. You will select the best cocoa, so that later you take it to the comal and brown it on its tip. Later you will remove the shell of the cocoa beans, which are used to make different products. You will grind the cocoa beans in an old mill, this will allow you to create a paste, to which you will put hot water to be able to mold it while adding sugar to taste. You will put the Pasta in a mold, you will shake it so that it takes the rectangular shape. The mold with the pasta will be refrigerated. You will taste while your chocolate bar freezes a small cup of chocolate. At the end you will be given your chocolate bar. We finish at the same central point where you started the experience.
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Workshop for making chocolate bars
  • All the materials for the elaboration of the chocolate bar.
  • Chocolate bar
  • Foods and Drinks

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Product ID: 393533