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Puna Chocolate Farm Tour - Reservations Only - MEET AT THIS

78-6537 1 Road, Holualoa, HI 96725

Community: Kona

Description

1.5 hour tour covering how cacao is grown in Hawaii. Entirely outdoors under the cocoa canopy and sheltered tasting at the end.

Event Details

This tour accommodates up to 14 people visiting a Hawaiian Cacao (or Cocoa) Orchard just 15 minutes south of Kona.

This is a multi-crop farm containing cacao, coffee, macadamia nuts and other tropical production trees which we will explore while spending most of the time with cacao under a refreshingly cool natural tree canopy that grows delicious cocoa bean organically.

We will stroll the tropical cocoa orchard and view how cocoa is grown and where your favorite food, chocolate, comes from!

You will handle fresh cocoa pods, open and taste fresh fruit and pulp you can't taste at home. We will discuss how beans are converted to chocolate and then retreat to the sheltered area to taste up to 5 samples - dark, milk, and white as well as from different regions of Hawaii and the world. Chocolate will never be the same - it will be tastier!

The orchard terrain is uneven and has inclines for portions which may be challenging for some. We encounter mixed rocks and gravel.

We just moved the tour to this orchard - it is an awesome homestead property with masterful renewable farming techniques. However, there is no bathroom/toilet available for use at this time - please make accomodation for before or after at another site, we are very sorry and hope to improve this soon.

Children - this tour is a deep dive into Kona farming and can be technical. We find that with the tour length and the chocolate profiles being dark chocolate, this is similar to bringing children to a vineyard and wine tasting. Those who are 12 and older best enjoy this experience and we discourage bringing children under 12. Please be considerate of other adult attendees if you decide to bring young children. We hope to offer a kid-friendly tour in the future as staffing permits.

COVID19 - the tour is conducted entirely outdoors with no more than 15 guests allowed. If you are not comfortable with touring with other guests, you may purchase all the tickets so that just your party members are in attendance. All Puna Chocolate employees are COVID19 vaccinated.

Please inform us ahead of time if any accessbility requirements are needed.

Reservations are required at least 3 hours ahead of time - our cocoa expert prepares only for the amount reserved.

Minimum Attendance: Most people reserve the day before but if we have less than 4 signed up, we may have to cancel or reschedule the tour in order to better focus our limited resources.

REFUNDS - allowed up to 7 days prior.

*Although rare, tour will proceed in wet weather, we have umbrellas.

**You can book private tours for times that fit your schedule - contact us! VERY LIMITED availability and cost $500 per group.

Legal Agreement - Farm and Rugged Trail - by reserving a ticket, you acknowledge that you are attending an experience on a rugged, slightly improved outdoor location with uneven ground and unpredictable vegetation that may cause injury such as tripping or poking by plant and rock formations. Outdoor weather such as heat or rain may cause conditions that enhance risk and it is up to you to assess and accept or decline attendance on your own volition. You will also be offerred chocolate and various food samples that may contain allergens. It is your responsibility to disclose your allergies and ask for ingredient details when offerred any food if you have any allergies. You and your guests agree to hold Puna Chocolate Company and any farmowner harmless for any injury or illness caused by this experience. By booking this ticket, you agree to share this caution and advisory to all your attendees for whom you are booking.

Directions: This farm is located 8 miles south of downtown Kona (Kailua-Kona) at 78-6537 1 Rd, Holualoa, HI 96725

Take Hwy 11 to the uphill exit of Ha'awina St (you will see signs for the Water Dept)
Turn left immediately onto Mamalahoa Hwy/Rte 180 at the stop sign 0.1 miles
Travel 0.6 miles to Donkey Mill Road on the right/uphill
Travel 0.4 miles to 1 Road which is a left turning fork
Our farm is the third driveway on the right hand sign
Directional signs will be placed 15 minutes before the tour - try no too arrive too early so we have a chance to set up or finish earlier tours without interruption, please.

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