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An Immersive Experience into the Craft of Vanilla Cultivation and Transformation

Take time to discover the world of vanilla, the most famous spice in the world! Visit an organic vanilla transformation center and showroom, run by an Italian and French couple. Here, you will learn how to grow vanilla and understand the complexities involved in its cultivation and reproduction.

Transformation Process

You will see the boxes and equipment required to perfect the transformation process, including fermentation, drying, massaging, and control of temperature and humidity.

Indoor Garden Tour

Then, you will take a tour of the indoor garden demo plantation, a marvel, especially if you are lucky enough to see the beans and the flowers of the vanilla vine!

Tasting and Shopping

At the end of the tour, the manager will offer a tasting of their locally made vanilla-perfumed rum. Of course, if you like, you can buy vanilla-related products at the shop.

Practical Information

  • Location: São Tomé suburbs (5 to 10 minutes by car)
  • Visits: Usually between 11 am and 3:30 pm, weekdays and Saturdays
  • Booking: The earlier, the better, to ensure availability

Additional Recommendation

Consider adding this visit to the Capital Discovery Excursion!

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This activity includes:

  • Entrance Fee of the Vanilla Center
  • Guided visit (English, Portuguese, French, Italian upon request)
  • Tasting vanilla-perfumed rhum

This activity does not include:

  • Transportation to local of activity (Pantufo, in the suburb of São Tomé city) 

Taxi service can be selected in the check out process.