Published on : Saturday, March 16, 2019
A luxury chocolate expedition will take travellers into the heart of Ecuador where chocolate was first created over 5,300 years ago. The trip will be organised by Luxury chocolate brand To’ak and travel company Brown + Hudson.
The trip will take place in June 22-29 and will accommodate only 12. Termed as ‘Heart of Darkness: The Untold Story of Chocolate,’ travellers will have an opportunity to experience chocolate in a whole new way.
Costing U.S. dollars 25,968, the trip will include luxe accommodations at Illa Experience hotel, a forest lodge called Casa Simpson and an exclusive ocean retreat, Las Tanusas. They’ll also see the archeological site associated with cacao’s earliest origins.
In addition to exploring Ecuador’s cloud forest and eating plenty of chocolate, travellers will enjoy private tastings at a market, a culinary masterclass with Chef Carlos Gallardo and a foraging and master class with Rodrigo Pacheco from Netflix’s The Final Table.
To’ak co-founders Jerry Toth said of the trip: “We wanted to turn a chocolate lover’s dream into a reality. Only in partnership with Brown + Hudson were we able to curate a truly unique journey for guests to discover Ecuador’s rich chocolate heritage and witness our conservation efforts of the ancient nacional cacao variety firsthand.”
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