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A small artesanal chocolate factory using fine ecuadorean cacao. We welcome visitors 7 days a week to tour the factory and learn the secrets of fine chocolate making. Tours include a full demonstration and a tasting of our favourite chocolate...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Av. Quito, Mindo, Ecuador
+593 99 063 6345
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and I arrived at Yumbos, and we were able to do the tour straight away with just ourselves. The lady doing the tour was really informative, friendly and welcoming. The chocolate isn't actually made in Mindo because it's not the right climate, but...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yumbos is probably the best of the three chocolate tours in Mindo. Our guide was well informed and happy to answer questions as she guided us through the chocolate making process with samples at every stage. Try the candied ginger as well as the scrummy...More

Thank john_on_road
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small chocolate factory (something like 750 bars a year). The tour was nice. You get to see each stage of the process in action. It lasts about 15 minutes. I bought some chocolate and cocao powder in the gift shop. It doesn't taste very good...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Amir was so friendly and super knowledgeable about all of the products to start they provide a huge cup of hot chocolate. A history of caocao in Ecuador is Followed by a tour of the gardens and a sample of how chocolate is produced. Amir...More

Thank Leigh J
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The tour took us through the history and life of the cocoa bean, with a very well-informed guide, Amir. He clearly knew what he talked about, and we got to feel, smell and taste the different stages from bean to final product. Before the tour...More

Thank Casper K
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I had the privilege of being led by William on the Chocolate tour in Mindo. William was so knowledgeable and engaged us in every minute of the tour with demonstrations and ample taste testing! His English was stellar which really helped my...More

Thank SiobhanMG
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the process of making chocolate as fun as eating chocolate!

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great time learning all about how chocolate is made. It was fun tasting all the different chocolate bars for sale. I left with chocolate-lemon grass!

Thank Rachelle L
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This was fun to do in the evening or on a rainy day. We didn't need a reservation and the guide was nice and informative. Wear closed toe shoes and bring bug spray since there are ants and mosquitoes that bite on their grounds. Nice...More

Thank Krista L
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant tour explaining process to get from the cacao fruit and its beans to the fermentation stage, drying, grinding and separation to the stage where it's turned into what we'll recognise on our shelves. Plenty of samples starting with a cup of hot chocolate and...More

Thank whitepelle
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Included in our bus tour price.