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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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Thanks to an informative, meaningful and personalized visit to one of the coffee farms in the DLG co-op we now have a new respect for the love and hard work that goes into a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to an informative, meaningful and personalized visit to one of the coffee farms in the DLG co-op we now have a new respect for the love and hard work that goes into a beverage that we took for granted. Well organized tour and great interaction with the farmer, his co-workers and family. The hike up to farm offered great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you ever get the chance to take one of these tours, you should. It is amazing how much pride the people in the town take on their work. The coffee farmers/producers, the local artisans, the people cooking the meals, everyone in the town had so much pride in whatever it was they were doing. And the people were so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you are debating a coffee tour, I highly recommend this one as opposed to a bigger more corporate one. This tour, which you can get an English translator for as part of the tour, allows you to meet local small farmers, to see their home, where and how they live with their family and to learn the very long,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a truely unqiue experience not only for the informative insights into the coffee making process but also to hear first hand from the farmer the benefits of being part of the co-operation has brought to him and his family. If you want to meet and speak with local Guatemalans and get a feel for their lives this presents... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I am a coffee addict but never knew the extent to which a cup of coffee came about. This tour is led by the very local people who harvest the coffee. They take you in their farms and home to show you step by step. The whole experience was wonderful and fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went on the peanut butter making workshop. Firstly the response by email was prompt and very informative. We booked two days in advance and then got a comprehensive guide to how to get to San Miguel by a range of transport. We got a tuc tuc from Antigua - 30Q. As a bonus we arrived in the beautiful litttle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We started with lunch with the family who hosted us for the tour. Lunch was delicious and the family was so nice. Afterwards we went with Miguel who showed us to his farm. It was about a 25 minute hike from his house. He told us that he has other farms that are 2 hours by foot! Miguel has been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our bilingual guide and coffee farmer, Gabriel, met us in town and then brought us to a coffee farm. We learned all about growing, harvesting and picking coffee trees. Gabriel then invited us into his home where we had the opportunity to roast coffee beans with his wife in their kitchen, grind them on a cement slab and drink the... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I loved meeting Freddy and learning all about how coffee is grown and produced in Guatemala. There were just two of us and Freddy and the translator patiently answered all of our questions. It was really neat to hear about how the cooperative had formed and how they were helping other co-ops in the country. After seeing all the work... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were able to visit the family coffee production area on our tour of Antigua when we visited on the Oceania Sirena in December 2016. Carlos our guide is to be highly recommended as he took wonderful care of our family especially the baby Skyler . Our final stop was to see the actual preparation of the coffee bean hulling... More 

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