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De La Gente - Private Tours

Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Wow! Truly moving experience

My bf and I were lucky to have Don Gregorio as our tour guide! After meeting him in front of the... read more

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Cecilia A
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A must from Antigua!

Our coffee farm tour was led by Virgilia Lopez, a coffee farmer, and our interpreter, Jonathan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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My bf and I were lucky to have Don Gregorio as our tour guide! After meeting him in front of the church we walked up to the coffee fields where he explained to us the process of cultivating coffee beans. Don Gregorio is part of...More

Thank Cecilia A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our coffee farm tour was led by Virgilia Lopez, a coffee farmer, and our interpreter, Jonathan. Both were excellent, knowledgeable, personable, and so patient answering our endless questions. We learned so much about coffee growing in Guatemala, which is very different from other places in...More

Thank usmgirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done the Pepian cooking class and the coffee tour with De La Gente in San Miguel Escobar. Both tours have been totally perfect! The two of us spent the whole day with a farmer and his family in his house. First, we cooked...More

Thank Matz B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love what De La Gente is accomplishing. Uniting small coffee farmers to be able to compete with the bigger corporate coffee farms and connecting visitors to the real process of coffee production. Our group enjoyed the time we got to spend with Freddy and...More

Thank Carla D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came on this tour with a missions trip, and the translator did an excellent job, while Timoteo provided an amazing tour with great detail on their usual process, while being able to answer any questions you could possibly imagine. The tour was brought to...More

Thank Cameron F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While you are staying in Antigua Guatemala I highly recommend you tour the coffee cooperative De La Gente. If you are interested in coffee, fair trade, community empowerment and environmental sustainability this tour should be your choice! I gained a whole new appreciation for coffee...More

Thank Kris-Ninette
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was sooo excited to take a coffee tour. For barista, coffee shop owner or any coffee enthusiast this tour is the must. Short tuk-tuk ride from Antigua and you will immerse yourself in world of coffee. The quality of coffee we tried was superb....More

Thank Neit B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been bringing groups to Guatemala and we always do the coffee tour with DLG. Super informative and eye opening. We normally have lunch with the farmer after the tour and the food is always great! Highly recommended - the farmers are super passionate about...More

Thank Pete B
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We have been on several tours around Antigua and at Lake Atitlan. By far, this is the best, most personal, most informative, and most supports local coffee farmers! Your guide is a small coffee farmer who belongs to the cooperative. This is the coffee tour...More

Thank Russellroadtrip
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

So many words come to mind when trying to describe the De La Gente Coffee tour: unique, amazing, wonderful, fascinating, “up-close & personal”, “hands on”, memorable, etc. In one word? Outstanding. The farmer who led our tour, Timo, and our translator, Julio, were superb in...More

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tricia72016
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Andrew F | Property representative |
Hi there! You can reserve a tour by phone, email, or through our website. If you don't have a working Guatemalan phone, you can usually ask your hotel or hostel to use theirs, or go to one of the small shops (tiendas) that... More
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Amy L
February 22, 2016|
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Response from DelaGente | Property representative |
Hi Amy, thanks for your question about weaving tours. We do not currently offer tours with weaving co-ops, but the village you may be thinking of is San Antonio Aguas Calientes, not far from Antigua. Hope that helps! If you... More
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