What makes De la Gente different?

You meet and interact with REAL Guatemalans, and the money you pay for a fantastic experience makes a difference to THAT person and community!

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Participate - yes, participate! - in a tour or workshop with De la Gente. Meet farmers and artisans and work alongside them in their homes, as you create your own souvenir, not to mention memories to last a lifetime. No experience necessary - just a sense of adventure.

De la Gente offers community tourism in Antigua as a way to create a real cultural experience by encouraging interaction between visitors and local Guatemalans, as well as way to supplement income for the farmers and artisans. Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of the people who visit us while having an impact on the lives of the people and communities with whom we work on a daily basis.

To book a coffee tour or workshop, you can:

  1. Call us at 502-5585-4450
  2. Email us at tours@dlgcoffee.org
  3. Fill out the inquiry form on the Contact page of this website to send us booking information

* Please note: for all cancellations less than 24 hours before the tour, we ask that participants pay 50% of the price to compensate the farmer/artisan for his/her time that he/she had scheduled for the tour/workshop. For example, if a tour is scheduled for 9 am the farmer will go to the plaza to wait for the tourists rather than going to his field, which he would typically do around 5 am. By not showing up, you have not only caused a loss of income (from the tour) for the farmer, but you have also caused a loss of productivity for the day. Please be considerate.

De la Gente has created a truly educational experience for travellers with a conscience.
— Tourist - TripAdvisor Comment

I highly recommend the De la Gente artisan and coffee tours while visiting Antigua if you want to meet the locals and get an idea of how the local coffee co-op farmer lives and operates and how an artisan makes a living in Guatemala.
— Tourist - TripAdvisor Comment