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De La Gente - Private Tours

Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 5585 4450
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Ngo provides coffee tours with local farmers, highly regarded. Included in the cost is a "free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harvey C
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Brilliant Experience!

Thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with Julio learning all about growing and making great coffee. The... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Lisa G
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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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+502 5585 4450
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ngo provides coffee tours with local farmers, highly regarded. Included in the cost is a "free" pound of coffee.

Thank Harvey C
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with Julio learning all about growing and making great coffee. The best part was going to his family home to grind, roast and drink coffee. It is a real local experience spent with a beautiful family!

Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This was not my first coffee tour but was definitely the best. We visited Fredy Gonzalez Vasquez's plantation & were lucky enough to get his son as a tour guide. The first stop was the coffee plants and explanation from beginning to end how they...More

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

100% recommend. Also, pay extra to eat an authentic meal with their family. It is definitely worth it for the knowledge gained about the whole farm to home coffee experience. Support the farmers and their families and take this tour!

Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

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 17 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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 14 April 2018 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 9 April 2018 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 6 April 2018 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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tricia72016
18 January 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
22 February 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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