Learn the intricacies of chocolate making

Cartagena Chocolate Workshop and Afternoon Rum Tasting


The only thing better than a chocolate tour is one that involves preparing that chocolate from scratch, directly from cacao beans. This is what's in store at the "Bean to Bar" workshop in the ChocoMuseo (Chocolate Museum) located in Parque Bolívar, Cartagena. Over two hours, participants learn the history of cacao and even prepare a legendary chocolate drink dating back to the years of the Spanish conquest. At the end of the workshop, guests leave with their own handmade chocolates. 

Afterward, it's time for more indulgence masquerading as education in the form of a rum and chocolate tasting. Hosted by a local mixologist, this one-hour experience includes some backstory about how rum is Colombia's principal liquor export, as well as a sampling of a wide variety of rums all paired with delectable chocolates. All told, the tasting involves about six shots of various local rums and even a welcome cocktail.

Itineraries with Cartagena Chocolate Workshop and Afternoon Rum Tasting

Food & Culture in Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, & Tayrona National Park - 15 Days

On this 15-day culinary tour, you're never far from the flavors that comprise Colombian culture. You'll dive right in, sampling exotic fruits, savory street food, and local rum. You'll even participate in cooking classes and prepare some of the nation's most famous dishes. In between food-related adventures, take time to relax on some of Colombia's pristine beaches in Tayrona National Park.

Discover Colombia's Cities & Islands - 12 Days

This 12-day trip highlights four of Colombia's most exciting cities—perfect for travelers who love urban energy and culture. Start off with tours in Bogotá and Medellín, two cities with their own treasures to discover, then head north to Cartagena for colonial romance, art galleries, and rooftop bars. End your trip with two nights on the San Bernardo Islands, including picture-perfect Isla Múcura.