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De La Gente - Private Tours

Plaza of San Miguel Escobar, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 5585 4450
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Away from the tourists- sort of

Took the tour today. Not a private tour but on a weekday, it might have been. There are 28 coffee... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
robertabloom
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Los Angeles, California
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Best coffee tour inAntigua

My brother and I had such a great experience visiting Juan and his father Fredy's fields and house... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
thildemoeldrup
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Monterrey, Mexico
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Took the tour today. Not a private tour but on a weekday, it might have been. There are 28 coffee growers in the cooperative. 24 of them give tours. They rotate and we did have a translator. We started with lunch at the farmer’s home....More

Thank robertabloom
Reviewed 4 days ago

My brother and I had such a great experience visiting Juan and his father Fredy's fields and house. Juan picked us up in Antigua and took us on one of the chicken-buses to his house. He showed us the entire process from picking the beans...More

Thank thildemoeldrup
Reviewed 1 week ago

During my month long program with De la Gente (through my college) I was able to partake in many programs. I stayed in both the guest house and with a host family. I participated in the coffee tour and cupping. In addition I visited with...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our party of 6 including 4 boys ages 7, 11, 13 and 14 on this most amazing coffee end-to-end supply chain tour! What makes the experience so memorable is not only that your kids will learn and remember the steps of the seed...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four (two adults and two kids ages 6 and 9 years) had an amazingly personal and educational experience on our tour with Julio, one of De La Gente's farmers. We felt honored to be invited to Julio's home, to meet his family,...More

Thank eelero
Reviewed 5 December 2017

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

Thank travelrod
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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

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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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