Antigua by the Bean


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Antigua by the Bean

Highlights / General details
Be immersed in the daily life of coffee farmers just beyond Antigua Guatemala.
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.

Local English-speaking guide; Transportation; Snacks; Entrance fees; Pound of coffee to take home.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and drinks; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Tips/gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation
Available daily at 8:30am.

Approximately 6-7 hours.

Meeting point: Calle del Arco, 5a Avenida Sur Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua Guatemala (this is a famous landmark of Antigua; you’ll be met by your tour guide under the arch).
Ending point: Parque Central, Main Plaza, Antigua Guatemala.

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.

Additional Information
Note that summer months can be hot and humid. Please dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Participant restrictions
Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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