Dandelion Trips are not for the faint of heart. You will get mosquito bites, and mud on your boots. If that sounds like your kind of adventure, you’re in the right place.
Zorzal Estate, Dominican Republic
Travel to Reserva Zorzal, where you'll hike to and spend the night on a cacao farm and bird sanctuary. Dive deep into cacao farming, taste varieties of cacao fruit directly from trees, and learn about cacao genetics and fermentation.
Visit Hawaiian cacao farms and chocolate makers, sample cacao and tropical fruit at its place of origin, and experience local Hawaiian culture.
What is an Origin Trip?
We call our Origin Trips “cocoa matchmaking,” because they’re all about letting our guests and sourcing partners connect over a deep love of chocolate. These trips are usually week-long visits to the farms where we source our cocoa. We typically take about eight to 12 people (minimum age 16), so we can keep the experience personal and interactive. Origin Trips aren’t just classes — they’re a balance of education and entertainment.
If you participate in an Origin Trip, you’ll get to enjoy cocoa in its natural habitat, learn about the chocolate-making process, build relationships with fellow chocolate lovers, and step outside of your comfort zone.