Coffee Tours in Guatemala
Guatemala is internationally known for its superb coffee. Guatemala’s coffee plantations are found largely in the Western Highlands, although there are coffee farms in other parts of the country as well. Touring a coffee plantation is a great way to learn more about the special brew that puts pep in your step. During one of these tours, you’ll explore the coffee plantation and observe the growing, harvesting, and roasting process. Some coffee farms are set on private reserves and combine other activities with these tours, including bird watching and hiking.
Quetzaltenango soil grows the best coffee beans on the Guatemalan market. Each of the following plantations employs locals, and takes important measures to make sure visiting the grounds remains an ecologically sound practice. Explore the following four options to choose the coffee plantation experience that interests you most.
Fincal El Pilar’s gardens hum with the tiny, whirring wings of its resident hummingbirds. This farm does not produce agriculture, but rather exists to help conserve some of the rare and endangered species of plants and animals in Antigua.
On the first day of your journey, you’ll start your exploration of the area’s wildlife on a trail through the jungle of the Tikal National Park. Eventually you will come to a clearing, scattered with the stony ruins of Mayan temples and palaces. You have arrived at Tikal, home to one of the most prominent dynasties during the Mayan classic period. OPTIONAL only Professional Bird guide, lunch ,entrance fee to site.
Guatemala’s Pacific Coast has healthy populations of enormous fish, and this tour allows you to catch some of the most impressive species. This tour is also an excellent opportunity to see sea turtles, dolphins, and the occasional whale.
Fill your head with new recipes and your belly with a delicious, 5-course meal. These recipes aren’t haute cuisine, but a look at what Guatemalan families actually eat on an everyday basis, dishes that you’ll want to recreate in your own home. This includes one of the staples of Guatemalan cuisine – hearty, delicious tortillas.
This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Atitlan Reserve is shaped by the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan. Pristine Lake Atitlan and the surrounding grounds of the reserve offer more natural beauty than you can capture with a few snapshots. To get the most out of this scenery, get a view from the top.