Your Local guided Guatemalan Tour
GREAT PLACES COME WITH GREAT RESPONSABILITY
Before we present to you all details, we would like to give an honest warning: Traveling to coffee farms requires to be in a healthy condition, because you walk a lot! Please be also aware, that due to many circumstances (weather & climate, traffic etc.) changes of the travel plans are inevitable. We will always give our best to make the travel as special as possible for you. We hope, you like to bring some latin american flexibility on your behalf! Before starting your travel, you have to get a proper travel insurance & make sure, you read all advices of your federal foreign office!
Tour 1: North/West
Tour 2: South/East
Tour North/West - Schedule
Tour North/West - Schedule
About the Tour
First stop of the tour will be Finca La Labor in Guatemala City. It not only is one of the last coffee farms in Guatemala city, it’s also the perfect spot to get an insight in the work of a dry mill and hold our first cupping of the fresh harvest 2019! From the city we are heading to Jalapa, Mataquescuintla.
The very fruitful soil of this region is the perfect source for exceptional coffees. In Jalapa, we will visit Finca Vizcaya from Francisco Montenegro. Beside an impressive Jurassic Park-feeling, Finca Vizcaya will provide you with a cupping of the fresh crop of 2019! Afterwards we are heading to Sierra de las Minas in the West/East of Guatemala. Most parts of this region belong to a nature reserve and you will find incredible untouched parts of jungle there. No wonder, our next farm, Finca La Bella, is called “The Beauty”. La Bella from Teodoro Engelhardt the 4th is a great example of sustainable reforestation and cutting edge post-harvest methods. As grand finale, we would like to stop on our way back to the La Antigua in the region of San Martin Jilotepeque to visit small farmers of the cooperative AsproGUATE. This outstanding project supports small producers to cultivate organic certified coffees, we might be able to cup right at the farms. To happily end our tour, we will have a delicious Goodbye-Dinner in La Antigua and celebrate in the dazzling nightlife of this old colonial city.
Tour South/East - Schedule
What is not included?
We want to provide to you a real Guatemalan coffee experience and will make sure, to create the travel as comfortable as possible for you. None the less, there are some service, that we cannot provide you with (yet):
Pharmaceutical products, medical advises, treatments or vaccinations
Upgrades for hotel rooms, longer stays or any extra services regarding accommodations
Alternative routes or extra trips and activities
Extra wishes on menus provided (Please let us know through email if you have any allergies ahead of time.)
Bad Coffee :)
Practical tips for Guatemala
Capital: Guatemala City
Airport: La Aurora International Airport
Currency: Guatemalan quetzal
Food: Local fresh food. Please let us know through email if you have any allergies ahead of time.
Weather February/March: 25°/12° (Max.-Min.)
Cellphone service: TIGO or CLARO as prepaid is available
Visa: remember to check with your country the Visa requirements to travel to Guatemala.
Vaccine: check if you require to get any vaccine when traveling to Guatemala.