Ortinola Great House in Trinidad

Tour of Ortinola Great House


This tour covers a history of the Great House with a walkthrough of the building. Followed by a visit to the cocoa estate including cracking and tasting of pods. Next, visit the cocoa house for an exciting demo of cocoa dancing. Upon returning to the Great House, learn more about how chocolate is made. Small samples of the estate chocolate are also included!

  • Duration: 1.5 hours (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
  • Cost: TT$90.00 per person
  • Contact: 1-868-379-9056
  • Email: [email protected]

Additional Note:

Minimum spend of TT$500 required for private groups.

Ortinola Great House Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Bars


In addition to the Classic Tour experience, each participant goes home with chocolate that they decorate themselves! Chocolate making includes stirring the chocolate bowl and decorating the chocolate. Participants may bring special toppings or fruit for dipping in the extra chocolate in the bowl.

  • Duration: 3 hours (9:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.)
  • Cost: TT$200.00 per person (includes Classic Tour with 2 Lollipops) OR TT$300.00 per person (includes Classic Tour with 3 Chocolate Bars)
  • Contact: 1-868-379-9056
  • Email: [email protected]

Additional Note:

  • Minimum spend of TT$1,000 required for private groups.
  • Nuts and Seeds for Decorating: Please notify Ortinola in advance of any nut or other allergies.
  • Chocolate may get on you – be prepared! We provide medium size gloves only so please note this if you would like to use gloves.


While your chocolates are cooling, why not have something to eat? We guarantee that you’ll be hungry after chocolate-making and a simple meal on the verandah is a perfect way to relax.


  • 4 Items (3 savoury, 1 sweet)
  • Complimentary juice plus one hot drink
  • Cost: TT$125.00 per person


Sample Menu

  • Lunch: Jasmine Rice, Stewed Pigeon Peas or Lentils, Ortinola Plantain in Orange Cinnamon Sauce, Chicken in Creamy Peppercorn Sauce, Fresh Green Salad with Dressing
    Dessert: Coconut Ice Cream OR Chocolate Mousse
  • Complimentary juice plus one hot drink
  • Cost: TT$175.00 per person


  • Minimum numbers and no-shows: Please note that even in the event of no-shows on the day, you are still required to pay the booked or minimum costs if you having a private tour or catering.
  • Please note that we do ask parents and teachers to supervise indoor activity and encourage outdoor play, since the building is a heritage site (no running indoors) and you do have access to the beautiful and expansive grounds for playtime.
  • Hats, Umbrellas, Close-toed shoes and Long pants are recommended. The short walk to the cocoa house is through grass so this is for your comfort.
  • Payment is via advance bank transfer, cash or cheque only, and we do have chocolates available for sale on the day.
  • We do work via a strict time schedule so we ask groups to try to work with the designated times.
  • Directions can be found here or we are on Waze at Ortinola Great House. Please do not use Google Maps as this is the incorrect location.
  • An e-mail confirmation / confirmation is required for the date to be held. Deposits are normally required for December dates and parties above 8 persons.