Follow the Cacao Trail, or Sendero del Cacao, in Dominican Republic, starting from the town of Paraíso, along a local guide from the Dominican Republic Adventure Tours.
* Hike along a beautiful trail through a tropical forest
* Taste cocoa seeds straigth from the tree!
* Visit cacao plantations and a small local village by a river
Starting from the village of Paraiso, we will guide you on this day hike through the Cacao Trail, or Sendero del Cacao. Along this hike you will enjoy the beautiful nature and vegetation of Dominican Republic and visit natural plantations of cacao and coffee.
Paraíso is a small town in the Barahona province, in the southwest of the country. It is surrounded by green hills and ends up in the stunning Caribbean Sea. This area in Dominican Republic is full of cocoa plantations, and it is well known for the high quality of its cacao production. You will have the chance to taste cacao seeds straight from the tree!
From Paraiso we will start hiking up through a tropical forest, full of delicious exotic fruits like coconuts, pineapples, mangoes and avocados, just to name a few! After a climb of about 300 meters, you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view over the town of Paraiso.
We will hike down and get to the village of Villa Nizao, where its inhabitants cultivate coffee, cocoa, and citrus fruits. We can have lunch by the beautiful Nizaito River with stunning turquoise waters. We can also refresh ourserlves swimming into the with in the many freshwater pools of this river.
We will reach the town of Paraiso after hiking along the Nizaito River valley. The hike will take us in total about 4 to 5 hours. We usually start around 8 and finish around 5 in the afternoon.
So, if you want to join us on this day hike, just send us a request! Book your trip and come discover the secrets of cocoa on this day tour from Paraíso!
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