Origin Trips

Experience cacao farming and chocolate making up close and personal, while building relationships with other chocolate lovers.

Origin Trips

Origin Trips

experience cacao farming and chocolate-making up-close and personal, while building relationships with other chocolate lovers


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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.


September 22nd - 28th, 2024

Visit Hawaiʻian cacao farms and chocolate makers, sample cacao and tropical fruit at its place of origin, and experience local Hawaiʻian culture.

Dominican Republic

October 13th - 18th, 2024

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.


December 1st - 7th, 2024

Visit chocolate makers in São Paulo, then travel to (and stay on) a working cacao farm, where you’ll learn about the cultivation process and enjoy fresh cacao pods. We’ll have just enough time for a stop at the beach.


January 19th - 25th, 2025

Meet with Bangkok chocolate makers before traveling to the country, where we’ll visit cocoa farms, markets, and a Thai temple. We’ll also enjoy a uniquely cocoa-focused dinner.


March 3rd - 10th, 2025

Visit cacao farms and a fermentary to learn about Uganda’s cultivation process, enjoy a private chocolate tasting, and trek through the forest in search of chimpanzees.

Our origin trips

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.