Coffee isn’t just a drink in Guatemala — it’s a way of life! Since coffee was first introduced to Guatemala in the 18th century, it has rapidly grown to become the country’s main export, as well as a big part of local traditions. On this Antigua Guatemala tour, we’re going to dig into the history of the bean and get a full hands-on coffee culture experience.
Your Antigua Guatemala tour will start with a short bus ride to the town of San Miguel Escobar, where we’ll meet with a representative of the Farmers Cooperative. From that point on, we’ll be diving into Guatemalan coffee culture, learning about the whole process from bean to brew, as well as the history of coffee in this corner of the globe. We’ll explore coffee plantations and learn about the different varieties of plants being farmed in the region. You may even get your own hands dirty, helping to plant coffee seedlings or harvesting the beans. We’ll also visit the home of a local coffee farmer and sip a cup of homemade brew with the family.
From there, we’ll take a bus back to Antigua, where we’ll get dropped off at the local market. We’ll wander through the market and visit some of the many fresh fruit and vegetable stands, so you can sample a variety of local produce. We’ll then head to the tasty “comedores” section of the market (food stands) and try some of the most popular regional dishes of Guatemala.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, snacks, entrance fees, pound of coffee to take home.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Note that summer months can be hot and humid. Please dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.