Cacao Jungle Immersion
Join us for this 9-days immersive cacao jungle adventure
After offering the Cacao Source Training for 3+ years in Guatemala, we extended our training to an intensive in Guatemala's lush jungle in Alta Verapaz. Join us on-site at the cacao processing facility of our Ullulawl origin where you will be completely immersed in the cacao forests! The regeneration center Tuqtuquil'al (also known as "Ullulawl") is connected with 63+ Q'eqchi Maya families who produce cacao in the surrounding town, Lanquin.
What to expect for the Cacao Source Training Intensive
Visit of cacao farmers
Bring some hiking boots, we will visit farmers in the Lanquin forests. Learn about their success and challenges. Understand deeper the value farmers bring into the availability of the cacao you find across the world.
Processing cacao & Chocolate
We will process cacao from seed to a block. You will have the opportunity to experiment with the fermentation of cacao, drying, roasting and molding a block until we can serve the cacao on our final celebration night. We'll also learn the art of chocolate making from a facility in the Guatemalan cacao forests.
Connect with the Mayan Elders, Cosmovision, and history to deepen your respect for the Mayan culture. As you deepen your understanding of cacao, you will better understand how to use this medicine as an ingredient in your personal work.
Deepen your connection to nature
Sink into the magic of the land and the medicine! The cacao forests are humming with life. You will have many opportunities to immerse yourself in nature with cacao, as well as giving back by tending the land, singing, dancing, praying, and drumming together.
Join our Cacao Source intensive program
When: February 23th - March 2nd, 2024
Tuqtuquilal, Lanquin, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
$1,900/Private Room *El Retiro Lodge
We offer a Covid-19 friendly 100% refundable option if you may not legally leave your country or Guatemala may not receive you.
We ask a $400 non-refundable commitment deposit.
** If you cancel 1 month + before the training we refund everything except the commitment deposit.
*** If you cancel less than a month before the training, we refund half the payment.
**** If you cancel less than a week before the training, we do not offer refunds.
The price does not include flights, transport to the Antigua, and personal purchase.