Trips - Brazil

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Brazil

December 1st – 7th, 2024

Price

$2,750 – $3,150 / person

Duration

7 DAYS

Knowledge Level

This trip is process-heavy, with in-depth information on cultivation and production.

Activity Level

This trip involves hours of hilly hiking through muddy terrain, in hot weather.

Comfort Level

Guests will stay in hotels and on a working cacao farm.

Price

$2,750 – $3,150 / person

Duration

7 DAYS

Knowledge Level

This trip is process-heavy, with in-depth information on cultivation and production.

Activity Level

This trip involves hours of hilly hiking through muddy terrain, in hot weather.

Comfort Level

Guests will stay in hotels and on a working cacao farm.
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Cancellation Policy

Up to 90 days prior to the trip, your payment is fully refundable. After 90 days, you are entitled to $1,000 back. We cannot honor any refunds on cancellations less than 30 days prior to the trip. We highly recommend purchasing travelers insurance for this experience.

Guests checking cacao pods

Trip Overview

Brazil is a large country with a flourishing chocolate scene. We’ll spend time with Vale Potumujú’s Tuta and Juliana (they grow and produce cocoa, and make their own bean-to-bar chocolate) and Arcelia Gallardo of the award-winning Mission Chocolate (she’s a former Dandelion maker). This trip is seven days, including arrival and departure days. It involves a lot of movement exploring Brazil’s varied landscape — we have much to see!

  • Visit chocolate makers in São Paulo
  • Taste fresh cacao pods
  • Gain an understanding of the cacao-cultivation process
  • Visit cacao farms in Bahia
  • Stay on a working cacao farm
Guests checking cacao pods
Cacao trees

Trip Pricing

The price of a single occupancy room at the Vale Potumujú cacao farm for the Brazil Origin Trip is $3,150 per person, while a shared room is $2,750 per person.

The trip cost also covers:

  • Internal travel, flights, and transportation between scheduled activities.
  • Meals and any planned cultural excursions (we will do our best to accommodate food allergies or restrictions)

Please note guests are responsible for their own flights in and out of São Paulo International Airport.

A Preview of Your Day to Day

This Itinerary May Change

DAY 1: DECEMBER 1 - ARRIVAL


Fly into São Paulo, transfer to the hotel, meet everyone, and get an overview of the agenda for the week at dinner.

DAY 2: DECEMBER 2 - Visit Chocolate Makers


Spend the day enjoying São Paulo and visit chocolate makers Baianí Chocolates and Mission Chocolate.

DAY 3: DECEMBER 3 - Fly to Bahia


You’ll spend the day heading to and touring the region of Bahia. You’ll settle into your room at the beautiful Vale Potumujú working cacao farm, get your first glimpse of cacao trees, and enjoy a dinner made on the farm.

DAY 4: DECEMBER 4 - EXPLORE VALE POTUMUJÚ


You’ll explore the large cacao farm on foot, learning about the full cultivation and production process, from harvest through fermentation and drying.

DAY 5: DECEMBER 5 - TOUR BAHIA & STAY AT THE CHOCOLATE HOTEL


Today you’ll get to see more of Bahia, visit Dengo’s farm, and stay at the Chocolate Hotel.

DAY 6: DECEMBER 6 - FLY TO SÃO PAULO


Enjoy the beautiful small town of Itacaré in the morning, then hit the beach. Later in the day we’ll fly back to São Paulo and enjoy an incredible dinner.

DAY 7: DECEMBER 7 - DEPARTURE


You’ll say goodbye to Brazil with a better understanding of cocoa production and Brazil’s role in the world of chocolate.

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This trip is currently booked, but you may join the waitlist by filling out the information below. We’ll reach out if a spot opens up. We have limited room availability at the villa, so if you have a room in mind, please note that below.