IT’S MORE THAN A COFFEE TOUR - IT'S AN EXPERIENCE!
Do you want a one-of-a-kind, authentic Guatemalan experience that supports local communities, guided by local Guatemalans while getting off the beaten path?
De la Gente offers community tourism as a way to create a real cultural experience by encouraging interaction between visitors and local Guatemalans, as well as to supplement income for the farmers and artisans. While De la Gente takes a small portion of the cost of the tour to cover administrative costs, the vast majority goes directly to the farmer. All money from the sales of additional coffee bought from the farmer remains with the farmer. With the additional money from tourism, the families are able to invest in education for their children, healthcare for themselves and their family, housing, and nutrition. Community Tourism - Changing Lives. If you want to see a video about this experience click HERE.
Our coffee tours are the most authentic tours around. Lead by small-holder coffee farmers, you will experience a day in the life of a farmer. After a short hike up Volcán Agua to see the coffee fields, you will be invited into the farmer's house to learn about and utilize the machinery used to process coffee. The best part of all comes at the end when you get to roast coffee in the traditional Guatemalan way, over the fire, and share a fresh cup of coffee with the farmer and their family.
PRICE: US$29.00 per person includes one bag of coffee, farmer as a guide and DLG translator (English and Spanish).
DURATION: 3 hours approximately
MINIMUM: 2 adults. We can pair you with other groups.
For participants ages 6-14, the price is $15 per person and no bag of coffee is included.
Children under 5 years are admitted for free and no bag of coffee included.
Tour can still be conducted for individuals unable to join a group for an additional fee. If you are the only person booked for a workshop, we will contact you with more details.
SCHEDULE: Any day of the week at 09:00 or 13:00 (we need a 24-hour notice to arrange the tour with a farmer).
DO YOU NEED LUNCH?: A traditional Guatemalan lunch, freshly prepared at farmer's home can be arranged for an extra Q50.00/$8.00 per person. (Only for morning tours).
STARTING LOCATION: Plaza in San Miguel Escobar - 10 minutes by taxi or Uber from Antigua Directions
WHAT TO BRING?:
Money if you would like to purchase additional coffee direct from the farmer
Sneakers or trainers (you will be hiking a short distance on a volcano)
Sunscreen and/or hat
Rain jacket or poncho (during the rainy season from May to November, especially in the afternoons).
TO BOOK A TOUR:
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.