Maui
Guided Cacao Farm Tour and Chocolate Tasting

Lahaina: Maui Ku'ia Estate Guided Cacao Farm Tour and Tasting

Maui, USA
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Learn all the secrets of the chocolate-making process—and go behind the scenes at Hawaii’s largest chocolate factory—on this decadent, small-group tour. Pick from multiple tour times, make your own way to the Ku’ia Estate Chocolate Factory, and then drive with your guide to the nearby estate. See cocoa pods growing and learn about the harvesting process before indulging in a delicious and informative tasting of nine different chocolates.
  • This chocolate tour and tasting is perfect for visitors with a sweet tooth
  • Visit Hawaii’s largest working chocolate factory, and tour its cocoa estate
  • Learn the secrets of chocolate production and taste award-winning chocolates
  • This small-group tour is capped at just 10 people for a personal experience

What's Included

  • Chocolate tasting
  • Certified Guide
  • Free Covered Parking - Kupuohi St. side of the building
  • No children under 3 permitted
  • Not ADA Accessible

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 78 Ulupono St Suite 1
    78 Ulupono St Suite 1, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    Please meet us at Ku'ia Estate Chocolate Factory 15 minutes before your tour start time. Free, covered parking is available on the Kupuohi St. side of our building.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Lahaina

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 3 are not allowed
  • Customers need to be able to climb approx 24 broad stairs with a railing and walk for approx 20 minutes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Chocolate is amazing and the story alone makes it worth the trip
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Great tour
Tonary_I, Aug 2023
Great experience learning the history and able to taste 12 different dark chocolates throughout the times and sit in a cute little treehouse.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha and thank you for your review!
Never got to go and not reimbursed.
Vernon_P, Aug 2023
We scheduled to go on our last day in Maui before we left that night on a red eye flight. Our rental car broke down and we could not make it. We called to cancel our reservation before our scheduled time but because of the 24 hour cancel policy we couldn’t get our money back. They suggested we Uber or offered to reschedule but we had to wait for a tow truck and obviously couldn’t reschedule the date because of our flight. We lost our ticket prices and was not reimbursed. Viator gave me the direct number of the farm tour to follow up when we got home but this all happened just two days before the Lahaina fire, so I never pushed the issue with the Cacau Farm. I understand why they have the 24 hour policy, but in our case it was impossible to go and there was no exception even though I provided them with all of the documentation of the car issue and the scheduled flight.
Fun, education, and tasty experience
Melody_C, Aug 2023
It was nice to learn about the cacao growing process and how the different types of chocolates are made. Enjoyed tasting several different varieties, all of which were very good. Our guide Tim was really friendly and knowlegable. He took good care of us. Worth the experience.
Back to basics and ‘basically chocolate’
Hilary_P, Aug 2023
Seeing the cocoa pods growing and opened to see the beans. Would have liked to have seen some workers in progress cutting open the pods.
Uninterested tour guide
Soham_D, Aug 2023
This could have been a nice tour, but unfortunately our tour guide completely ruined the experience. He seemed completely uninterested in giving us the tour, and was extremely rude when answering questions. At one point he even said stuff like "I don't care for chocolate", or "this is your tour, I don't care". It overall created a very weird vibe on the tour and understandably most visitors were not very keen to engage much during the tour. The chocolate tasting itself was nice and the farm looked nice, so we could imagine it would be a very enjoyable experience if you had a good tour guide.
Great experience
James_V, Aug 2023
Great Tour , our tour guide Elliot was extremely knowledgeable and well rounded in most areas eve outside the making of chocolates, kept everyone interested and entertained
GREAT TIUR GUIDE... Made it FUN ❤️
Rebecca_L, Aug 2023
Our guide was FANTASTIC and very informative!!! She was so Sweet to us.. we LOVED the tour ❤️❤️❤️ We had a super time and very glad we did the tour
Doesn’t worth the cost at all!
Roubina_T, Aug 2023
Our guide was very nice and tried to make our experience as fun as possible but the truth is there’s not much to experience! You’re gonna see a few cocoa trees and bunch of cocoa beans and learn a thing or two about them then you’ll climb up a tree house and try 9 pieces of chocolates and that’s all!!! Why do they charge $85 per person for that I don’t know! Long story short, don’t waste your time and money on this, with half that money you can find way better and more fun activities out there.
Glad we chose this tour
Amy_S, Aug 2023
Tasting the different chocolates was tasty and informative. Beautiful raised deck made for a gorgeous view. The guide Sean was knowledgeable and funny. So patient and kind with our 4 and 7 yr olds questions.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for posting your review and enjoying your tour with Sean. We hope you can come visit us again soon!
Wonderful trip!
Brenda_R, Jul 2023
The entire trip was memorable!! Our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly!! She told us about the area on the way up the mountain/desert area. When we arrived to where the Cacao trees were, she was very knowledgeable. The treehouse and area were my favorite!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha and thank you for your review. The treehouse area is an amazing spot for a chocolate tasting! We thank you for supporting our farm and hope you can come visit us again soon!
10/10 Would Recommend!!!
Isheeta_R, Jul 2023
This experience was one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide Ashley was awesome, super knowledgeable, personable, and funny. The farm is beautiful, and it was so cool to learn about the process of growing cacao trees, and cultivating the fruit into the chocolate we eat today. The chocolate tasting was also so cool! The chocolates they make here are all delicious and unique. Highly recommend putting an ice pack in the insulated bags they provide at the end of the trip though, sadly we had a lot of chocolate melt in the car afterwards.
A fascinating and enjoyable experience
Joan_S, Jul 2023
It was so educational! We never dreamed that chocolate got its start like that. Tasting it directly from the pod was an experience in itself. It was both fun and fascinating.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha and thank you for your review! We would also like to thank you for supporting our local cacao farm. Please come back and visit soon!
Great time
Linda_P, Jul 2023
Very interesting tour. Chocolate tasting in a treehouse with beautiful view finished the tour with a delight.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha and thank you for your review and for supporting our local farm! There is nothing like tasting chocolate in a treehouse!
chocolate fanatic
michelle_j, Jul 2023
What an insightful trip. The passion for the environment, agriculture, and cacao was so refreshing and they are not for profit🤗. Would totally recommend for travelers looking for history and chocolate! Our guide Ashley was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha and thank you for your review. Your support of our farm helps to make this all possible! Ku'ia Estate Chocolates are a unique find!
Great learning experience
Alisa_W, Jul 2023
Allie, our guide, was very knowledgeable. The chocolate tasting was amazing and informative. Would definitely recommend this to my friends.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha and thank you for your review and for support our farm!
Chocolate Treehouse
Gemma_W, Jul 2023
It’s a great tour! Your chocolate tasting is done in a treehouse in a chocolate forest, so I think I glossed over that detail in the listing! It was amazing.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha and thank your very much for your review. There are very few things as fun as tasting Ku'ia Chocolates in a tree house overlooking a cacao farm! We are glad you enjoyed it! Mahalo!
Perfect tour- with relaxation and ease
Jennifer_N, Jul 2023
Great tour with a little bit of everything. Learned some facts, visited the cacao farm. My family enjoy the tastings! Sean and Pablo great tour kids! Thank you!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha! We are happy the your family enjoyed this unique and fun experience. Thank you for your review!
I’ve learned so many...
Lidiya_L, Jul 2023
I’ve learned so many interesting facts about chocolate from the tour guide ! ( his name is Elliot ). Chocolate tasting was delicious ! Definitely will recommend this place to my friends!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha and thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your cacao experience with us. Mahalo!
Sweetest tour on Maui
Duane_S, Jul 2023
Very enjoyable and fascinating tour that makes you fully appreciate the chocolate making process from the tree up. You get to walk through the groves and see the bean pods up close. Extremely informative and the view from the chocolate tasting location is breathtaking. Our tour guide Mackenzie was personable and knowledgeable. She is terrific! A must see for anyone with a sweet tooth for confections.
Nice experience
Brandi_B, Jul 2023
The treehouse tasting with the beautiful view. Our guide Ashley was very insightful. The chocolate tasted amazing.
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