Keeping the kids entertained on your Peru family trip can sometimes be a challenge. Cultural sites like Machu Picchu might be intriguing for you, but they can fail to hold the attention of younger children. The Choco Museo, which has locations in both Cusco and Lima, is the ideal solution to this dilemma. It offers family-friendly displays and activities that educate and engage visitors of all ages.
Make Your Own Chocolate at the Museum’s Workshops
It’s possible to simply explore the museum on your own, but we recommend also taking part in one of their interactive workshops. Each workshop is held three times per day at 11 A.M., 1:30 P.M., and 4:00 P.M. The cost is 70 soles (around $21 USD) for ages 13 and up, and 50 soles (around $15 USD) for ages 5-12. Let’s take a closer look at these two interesting experiences:
From the cacao bean to the chocolate bar: This workshop, which takes two hours to complete, explains the entire process of making chocolate and offers the opportunity to make your own. You and your family will enjoy samples of chocolate tea, Mayan-style hot chocolate, and European hot chocolate. You’ll mold your own chocolates, which can be customized with espresso beans, candies, nuts, spices, and other ingredients depending on your preferences.
Chocolate truffles and ganache: This workshop takes between one-and-a-half and two hours to complete. You’ll learn everything you need to prepare chocolate truffles or filled chocolates with flavored chocolate ganache, including how to temper and decorate the chocolate.
Visit the Gift Shop While You Wait for Your Chocolates
After enjoying one of the workshops, you can take a break in the museum’s on-site café or check out the gift shop while you wait for your chocolate creations to set. The gift shop offers a number of unusual chocolate-related items, which can make wonderful souvenirs for friends and family.
We think you’ll agree that learning about chocolate in a country where cacao is actually produced is a fascinating experience for all ages. Tours of cacao plantations are also possible. Check out the Choco Museum Website for complete information or contact Kuoda Travel with any questions you have about planning a family tour to Peru.