Antigua Guatemala by the Bean Tour with a Local

Antigua Guatemala by the Bean Tour with a Local

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Get buzzed and brewed on this caffeine-fueled coffee adventure! Head beyond the city to explore local coffee plantations and learn the history of the bean in Guatemala. You'll finish it all off with a tasty stroll through a local market.

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Duration 6.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of coffee farmers just beyond Antigua Guatemala
  • Taste sample seasonal local plates and drinks at the city market
  • Chat with vendors and nab a few samples of Guatemalan treats
  • Enjoy amazing views of the volcanoes surrounding the valley
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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, you'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 you'll meet with a representative of the Farmers Cooperative. From that point on, you'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. You'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. You'll also visit the home of a local coffee farmer and sip a cup of homemade brew with the family.  From there, you'll take a bus back to Antigua, where you'll get dropped off at the local market. You'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. You'll then head to the tasty “comedores” section of the market (food stands) and try some of the most popular regional dishes of Guatemala. 
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Snacks
  • Entrance fees
  • Pound of coffee to take home
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Under Arch of Santa Catalina Calle del Arco, 5a Avenida Norte (this is a famous landmark of Antigua; you’ll be met by your tour guide under the arch).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • This is a child-friendly tour – children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour
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Sergio, my guide, is a fint of information and encouraged me to ask any question. The representative of the cooperative was equally generous with his knowledge and willing to share as much information about the coffee business and his experience as possible. This was a wonderful opportunity to get off the beaten path and learn.

March 15, 2019

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