Guatemala Origin Trip

A Unique Coffee Experience

Join Nossa Familia for a coffee origin trip to Guatemala

January 31- February 7, 2021
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? 

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: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Departure date: Sunday, February 7, 2021

Trip Cost: $1450
This price assumes double occupancy, please contact us for rates if you want to book as a single person and require a private room.

Group discounts
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

Accommodation details
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 villa 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 villa and Antigua hotel
Optional volcano hike or traditional cooking workshop
Transportation to & from organized group activities
All breakfasts, most lunches & dinners

Not Included in Trip Cost
Flights to/from Guatemala City
Travel insurance
Some lunches & dinners on free days
Adult beverages & personal expenses

Optional One-Day Guatemala City Insider's Coffee Tour
If there is enough interest and availability from participants, we may also host a one-day Insiders' Coffee Tour of Guatemala City on our arrival day. Please indicate interest when registering.

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Testimonials

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

Learn More

Contact us at general@nossacoffee.com, using the form below or call Karen at 503-719-6605 and we'd be happy to discuss further details.

Antigua, Guatemala

FAQs

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 should book a flight arriving at or before 3pm on the arrival day. Dinner at a farmer’s home and accommodations are arranged starting that night and then a full day of activities starting the following Monday morning. Activities are planned through the day before departure day, with no activities planned for the departure date besides going to the airport.

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 by 4pm on the arrival day for our welcome dinner, and plan to break from the group the night before the departure day or on the departure day.

What are the trip payment terms? What happens if I book and need to cancel? 
We ask for a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot on the trip. Our trips tend to sell out, so we recommend making this deposit as soon as you know you’d like to come with us. The balance of the full trip payment is due by November 1. If you need to cancel for any reason, the trip payment is fully refundable (less the non-refundable deposit) before November 1, and 50% refundable after November 1. We are not able to offer any refunds, for any reason, if needing to cancel after December 10.

 

Harvesting coffee cherries at Timoteo's Farm
The view at Timoteo's Farm
Nossa Familia Barista & Roaster Kyle harvests coffee cherries
Timoteo Minas of the San Miguel Escobar Cooperative
Ripe coffee cherries ready to be picked
A Farm worker harvests coffee cherries
Timoteo & Laura OHM of Grand Central Bakery
Coffee cupping with members of the San Miguel Escobar Cooperative
Grinding freshly roasted coffee
A chart Showing How To Pick the Best Coffee Cherries
Bags of Coffee at Finca San Jeronimo Miramar
Coffee Drying Patios at Finca San Jerónimo Miramar
A Workshop on Grafting Coffee Plants
Volcano Sunrise Over Finca San Jerónimo Miramar
Grafting Coffee Plants at Finca San Jerónimo Miramar
Coffee grafting workshop
Harvesting Coffee
Grinding Freshly Roasted Coffee
Volcano Sunrise an San Jeronimo Miramar
Coffee Bean Picking Lesson
Learning about the Ethiopian Coffee Varietals
The beauty of the spectrum of coffee ripeness
Coffee Plant Nursery at Finca San Jeronimo Miramar
Harvesting Coffee Cherries
Basking in the post-sunrise glow at Finca San Jeronimo Miramar