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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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Excellent Coffee Tour!

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... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I picked this tour because it supports a group of small farmers who are part of De La Gente co-op. And I wasn't disappointed. It was a lovely small group of people and we walked up the fairly steep mountain with plenty of stopps to look at all aspects of coffee production. There was a translator there to make sure... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just a couple weekends ago a few friends and I ventured out on a De La Gente coffee tour not really knowing what to expect since the locals we knew had never heard of the co-op or any other coffee farm tours other than Filadelfia (which we heard did not show much and is really to bring you into the... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

DE LA GENTE is a small coffee grower coop. You make arrangements to meet a farmer and an interpreter in a village of San Miguel Escobar (10 min ride via TucTuk that cost 40Q for two people. From there we went to the farmers house for lunch (optional) and thereafter we hiked up to his own coffee plantation. We were... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I was so lucky to spend a morning with my cousin in San Miguel Escobar to make pepian with Thelma. We met our translator, the warm and funny Arnold, at the town plaza right before Thelma came along and invited her into her lovely home. This experience was one of my favourites at my first trip to Guatemala. Not only... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Visited a beutifully located small coffee plantation. The farmer, a very hardworking and friendly lady, showed us around and told us about the whole process from plant to a cup of coffee. We also got to participate in all the steps. The tour ended with drinking coffee and having homemade lunch at the farmer's place. The group was small, only... More 

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