We're a 25 minute walk from Lanquín's Center, or a 5 minute tuk-tuk ride!
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Group of 5 or more: 125 Quetzales per person
Group of 10 or more: 100 Quetzales per person
Group of 20 or more: Call for Special Experience Design & Rate
Cacao Experience Tour
Q´eqchi´ Maya Culture
Q'eqchi' is the largest Mayan dialect spoken today, with almost 1 million speakers concentrated in Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz, and present in other regions of Guatemala as well as Belize and Mexico. Due to the mountainous geography of Alta Verapaz, the area was never fully conquered by the Spanish colonization, and the Q'eqchi' culture, language, agriculture and traditions have remained relatively intact. The presence of this thriving native culture is a wealth of knowledge for Tuq’tu’quilal to draw from.
Cacao & Chocolate - From Fruit to Bean to Bar!
A large part of the experience at Tuq’tu’quilal is the cacao experience. This incredible plant has been both revered by the Mayan culture as a religious sacrament, and its seeds used as currency for commerce. Today, it is exported internationally to make chocolate in its many forms. At Tuq’tu’quilal, visitors will have direct contact with the plant, experience the process of making chocolate, taste the cacao fruit, try the cacao bean in different forms, and experience the psychoactive properties and health benefits of cacao.