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De La Gente - Private Tours

Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 5585 4450
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Great tour!

We loved the personal attention and the direct interaction with an experienced farmer in a strong... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve S
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Unusually informative and personal tour

This tour far surpassed our expectations. We were led through the coffee fields personally by a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tawn S
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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” (29 reviews)
“co op” (21 reviews)
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 2 days ago

We loved the personal attention and the direct interaction with an experienced farmer in a strong and growing cooperative. We were invited into their home to see how coffee is processed, including roasting, grinding and drinking fabulous coffee! Fantastic.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour far surpassed our expectations. We were led through the coffee fields personally by a farmer, who explained the coffee growing and producing process from start to finish. He shared how the cooperative has benefitted himself and his family. We were treated to lunch...More

Thank Tawn S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was great to see how coffee is grown and made. This is rustic in that it isn't a big operation. But the real treat was spending a half day with Manuel Gomez Gonzalez, his nephew Danny and Manuel's wonderful family. We had a chance...More

Thank StationToStation
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with Luna Tours, and they also offer a great shuttle service to Lake Aititlan. De la Gente is a co-op, so the farmers all share in the profit. It was super interesting, and Emmy was very knowledgeable.

1  Thank Cath K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee tour by De La Gente was definitely a highlight on our trip. We were able only to learn more about the extensive process of coffee, including a visit and very good talk about the plantation, the process, etc. And we were guided by...More

Thank YogaAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was both interesting and informative. Julio (translator) and Gregorio (coffee farmer) took us to his field where we discussed all aspects of growing coffee. Then we walked to his house to roast, grind, brew and drink coffee from his farm. This was a...More

Thank Jake J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience with this tour. Very personalized and everyone was nice. They explained the entire process and then made some amazing coffee for us. Definitely recommend visiting here. The tour guides are humble, hard workers that know what they are doing.

Thank r0sea713
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have done many tours before in central america. This is quite interesting but I wouldn't recommend the lunch option. The food is only OK and the setting isn't the best to eat lunch at. The tour itself is quite good, very artisan which is...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had no idea how much work goes into farming coffee and taking it from the tree to the cup. One hundred pounds of red berries converts to fifteen pounds of whole bean coffee. Such a labor intensive process, but these people are experts. You...More

Thank HJ T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great tour. We had one person with sprained leg and the farmer let her ride his horse and guided her the entire time. Very personal, extremely friendly people, enjoyed spending time with the local and learning about coffee growing..

Thank Lisa G
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tricia72016
Hi! I am in Antigua right now and was wondering how you arranged the tour / got to the site. I do not have access to a phone. Thank you!
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
Hi, I'll be coming with a group of ladies, we heard about a tour to the village that makes their own fabric. We're interested in going there. We are a group of bead artists ourselves.
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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