Thought these Chocolate Tours would be of interest to readers of DyingforChocolate.com. Wish I could make at least one.
Journey to the Origin of Wild Cacao. January 5-10, 2010. Bolivia.
Join ChocolateLife.com creator/moderator Clay Gordon and Volker Lehmann, owner of the Hacienda Tranquilidad and the person who developed the Bolivian wild cacao market internationally, for an exclusive opportunity to travel to the heart of the Beni region of Iténez province in northeast Bolivia and explore the history, landscape, and culture that produces some of the finest cacao grown in the world today. Scheduled for January 5th through 10th 2010 – peak season for wild cacao in the Iténez province in Bolivia, with the highest concentration of wild cacao in the Beni. Read more here.
Chocolate Retreat in Belize: February 20-February 27: 2010. Join Vanessa Barg, founder of Gnosis chocolate and Clay Gordon, founder of TheChocolateLife.com, for a week of chocolate. Visit a cacao farm, harvest pods, enjoy tastings, learn the ethnobotany of chocolate, traditional Mayan medicinal plants, and more. Make your own chocolate from the Bean to Bring Home! Read more here.