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De La Gente - Private Tours

Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 5585 4450
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Cooking class - De La Gente

A great experience. It took place in a family's compound in a town a few minutes outside Antigua... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelrod
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Canada
Inspiring!

A group of friends and I rode mountain bikes from Antigua to our De La Gente family's home (Fredy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jana D
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San Diego, California
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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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“coffee farmer” (32 reviews)
“coffee beans” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience. It took place in a family's compound in a town a few minutes outside Antigua. We were given detailed directions on how to get there by taxi, tuk-tuk or chicken bus. We chose the bus and it was quick, fun and easy....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends and I rode mountain bikes from Antigua to our De La Gente family's home (Fredy, Jr.). It was an easy and beautiful ride that allowed us to stop in some Guatemalan towns and learn more about the history of this incredible...More

Thank Jana D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the coffee plantation tour on our 3-day stay in Antigua and were not disappointed! The tour organizer and coffee plantation co-op De La Gente gives all 28 coffee plantation farmers the same opportunity to give tourists a tour of their coffee plantations...More

1  Thank avdbergh
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This tour was very personable and thorough. De La Gente really tries to give their customers a personal experience and even served us lunch in their own home. Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming, and the coffee at the end was delicious! Definitely would recommend...More

Thank isabellechan
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This tour had gotten great reviews, so I went on it with some friends. This farmer Daniel gave a really good tour, showed us his coffee field, we picked some beans, and we got to go to his house and turn them into an actual...More

1  Thank edcooperson1985
DelaGente, Manager at De La Gente - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for joining us on a coffee tour and for sharing your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about the coffee process with Daniel, but we're sorry you were not satisfied with the translator. We train translators to be the bridge in...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

De la Gente offers an amazing experience that contributes to the local economy and local families. We booked directly through De la Gente for our one-day cruise stop. They were extremely accommodating in arranging a local driver/tour guide who picked us up early for the...More

1  Thank Adam12WI
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I can not recommend this tour and the people highly enough. We booked online, which was super easy and followed the directions to the church in San Miguel Escobar. There we met our English translator Joe and Virgilia, the coffee grower whom we spent the...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Thank you to the Gonzalez family for opening up your home and giving the tour an authentic experience. We started at the family farm, and finished with a great cup of coffee in their home. I would highly recommend this small local friendly tour!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had wanted to see a coffee farm whilst in Guatemala, and we are so happy that De La Gente was recommended to us. It was very easy to book by e-mail (we only booked the day before) and to pay online. We took a...More

1  Thank JT-says
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing private tour of a family run coffee farm. As part of a cooperative this tour gives back to the community. Seeing the process from start to finish was fascinating and this tour simply cannot be missed. Go with these award winning guys rather than...More

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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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