Join Nossa Familia for a coffee origin trip to Guatemala
January 21-28, 2018
Cost: $1450 per person
Ever wondered what it's like to harvest a coffee tree, taste the sweet husk of a coffee cherry, or see how farms process their beans?
Join Nossa Familia Coffee in January for an origin trip to a few of our coffee farm partners in Guatemala. The trip itinerary includes:
- Sightseeing in the beautiful city of Antigua
- Coffee farm visits at San Miguel Escobar Cooperative, Ciudad Vieja (Antigua region)
- Coffee education with De La Gente
- Take a workshop on Guatemalan Pepian cooking
- Tour of Finca San Jerónimo Miramar coffee farm, nature reserve & Parma cheese factory
- Enjoying the views and activities at the gorgeous Lake Atitlán
- Nature hikes, delicious local food & flavor, and unique cultural & coffee experiences
The Nitty Gritty
Arrival date: January 21, 2018
Departure date: January 28, 2018
Pay online: $1450
Pay by check: $1425
Mail or drop-off a check to Nossa Familia Coffee, 1319 NW Johnson St. Portland, OR 97209 ($25 discount from online price) - Please book online to reserve your spot. Your trip is not confirmed until payment has been received.
We offer a discount to bookings of 2-3 people who are willing to room together in double or triple occupancy rooms. Please inquire about rates if trying to book a group of more than 3 people.
2 people - $50 off 2nd person
3 people - $50 off 2nd person, $100 off 3rd person
This trip is not for the traveler who expects to lodge and dine in luxury. Accommodations will be simple and comfortable, and meals provided will be ample but not extravagant. Lodging as part of the trip will include nights at the De la Gente guest house, a Posada at Lake Atitlán, and a mid-range hotel in Antigua. Guests who book as a single person may need to share a room with another single same-gender traveler.
Included in Trip Cost
Guided tours and activities at two operational coffee farms (San Miguel Escobar Cooperative & Finca San Jerónimo Miramar)
All 7 nights lodging at the De La Gente guest house, Lake Atitlán Posada and Antigua hotel
Optional volcano hike or traditional cooking workshop
Transportation to & from organized group activities
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners
Not Included in Trip Cost
Flights to/from Guatemala City
Some lunches & dinners on free days
Adult beverages & personal expenses
Optional One-Day Guatemala City Insider's Coffee Tour
If there is enough interest from participants, we may also host a one-day Insiders' Coffee Tour of Guatemala City on either January 21 or 28. Price TBD, please indicate your interest when registering.
"I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel to many countries in my life. I can say, unequivocally, that this trip was the most profound and life altering experience that you can only capture when you are immersed completely in another culture and country."
-Eric, Belmont Coffee Service
"I now have first-hand experience of how the coffee is impacted by who is growing it- how the plants and the land are cared for and how it’s processed. It really struck me how much every person we met was invested in the quality of the coffee, and what impact that has at our end, in our mission to serve delicious and high quality products! This trip was truly life-changing!"
-Jess, Grand Central Bakery
Photos from the 2016 Guatemala Origin Trip
NOTE: If paying by check, please reserve your spot by booking online, then mail or drop off the check at Nossa Familia Coffee, 1319 NW Johnson St.
Not ready to commit?
Contact us using the form below or call Karen at 503-719-6605 and we'd be happy to discuss further details.
Does the trip price include airfare?
The cost of this trip does not include any airfare.
Does the trip price include airport transfers?
Yes, the trip price will include transfers to and from our starting and ending lodging locations on the arrival and departure dates; anything outside must be arranged separately by the guest.
What airport should I fly into?
The closest major airport to the starting point of this trip near Antigua is Guatemala City (GUA), which is about a 45-minute drive to Antigua.
Will I need to apply/pay for a visa in advance?
All travelers will need a passport. If you have a U.S. passport, Guatemala does not require a tourist visa for stays of 90 days or less. Please let us know if you plan to come on the trip and do not have a U.S. passport, as we will need to make sure any additional requirements are met.
When do I need to arrive and depart?
All guests need to plan to arrive by the night of Jan. 21. Accommodations are arranged starting that night and then a full day of activities starting the morning of the 22nd. We have activities and lodging planned through the night of Jan. 27, with departure date as the 28th (with no activities planned for the departure date besides going to the airport). If enough people arrive by the afternoon of the January 21, we may arrange a group dinner at a farmer's home.
Can I arrive earlier or stay later?
Of course! We highly recommend extending your stay in Guatemala by either coming earlier or staying later. The country is absolutely stunning and there are an endless number of activities and sights to see. We have a couple days planned in Antigua and Lake Atitlan as part of the trip, but if you have extra days it would allow you more time to see Guatemala and also give you more flexibility in flight options. You would just need to make sure you are in Antigua the night of Jan. 21 and plan to break from the group the night of Jan. 27 or 28.
What happens if I book and need to cancel?
Your trip payment is fully refundable if canceling by November 1; 50% refundable after November 1. We are not able to offer a refund if needing to cancel after January 15.