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De La Gente - Private Tours

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Address: Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala (Formerly As Green As It Gets)
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+502 5585 4450
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Do you want a one-of-a-kind, true Guatemalan experience while supporting...

Do you want a one-of-a-kind, true Guatemalan experience while supporting local communities, interacting with local Guatemalans and getting off the beaten path? Meet farmers and artisans and work alongside them in their homes, as you create your own souvenir and memories to last a lifetime. No experience necessary - just a sense of adventure.

De la Gente is a non-profit that 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. 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.

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I'll never look at coffee the same way again!

I had no idea how much work goes into farming coffee and taking it from the tree to the cup. One hundred pounds of red berries converts to fifteen pounds of whole bean coffee... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
HJ T
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had no idea how much work goes into farming coffee and taking it from the tree to the cup. One hundred pounds of red berries converts to fifteen pounds of whole bean coffee. Such a labor intensive process, but these people are experts. You hike a good way up and up into the high grounds. See the red berries... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tour. We had one person with sprained leg and the farmer let her ride his horse and guided her the entire time. Very personal, extremely friendly people, enjoyed spending time with the local and learning about coffee growing..

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Redmond, Washington
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My group of 10 were the first Cruise Passengers every to take this tour! It was great, and what an experience to walk the plantation with the farmer, have him explain how it is all process, then go to his home to actually roast and hand grind the coffee beans and finally taste the coffee!!!!!! Wonderful!! We then had a... More 

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Thank john s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly informative tour of Miguel's coffee farm, from planting to drinking. We loved our delicious lunch cooked by Miguel's family. Danilo, our guide, was also a fantastic translator. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am traveling with a group of teens from the US on a service trip. Our first day was spent on a tour with Timoteo Minas, of which we learned the process of making coffee from plant to cup. We toured his farm, and were shown a step by step process of how the beans were transformed. He was intent... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the coffee tour with De la Gente. We walked with the farmer, Gabriel, to see his land on the slope of Volcán de Agua where he described the process of growing coffee. He also described how their lives have changed for the better since joining this cooperative. We then went to his home and met his family. There... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Family with two 9 year olds and a teenager. Mr Gonzalez has walked us through his cooperative coffee plantations (with two sons), showed us how to pick coffee beans, gave us the story of Guatemalan coffee making history and challenges, and then hosted us at home showing us actual manual coffee making process. His kind wife roasted beans for us... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My two teens and I very much enjoyed a day trip from Antigua to experience a visit to a local coffee cooperative, hike to the farmer's plot on the slopes above the small town of San Miguel Escobar (located about 10 min taxi ride outside Antigua), followed by a visit to the farmer's home with demonstrations of the roasting and... More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

My friend and I spent a day with De La Gente, first with a tour of the coffee farms and then with a woodworking workshop. We learned SO much about the process of making coffee and were welcomed into the home of an incredibly sweet and generous local family. We learned how hard and important this work is to their... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Totally unique experience- we went to the home of two sisters who grow peanuts and produce completely natural peanut butter. We learned to shell, roast, and grind peanuts by hand on a traditional mano and metate, eat the peanut butter we made on fresh tortillas, and take home jars of amazing peanut butter.

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