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Sightseeing Packages Details

Price Per Person

USD 188
Country: Guatemala
City: Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla
Duration: 7 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Cruise Ship-shore Excursion

Package Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those passionate about the coffee who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the aromatic coffee cupping. 

The session takes place in the coffee tasting laboratory at the coffee farm, equipped with all necessary utensils for the participant to learn the general classification of the coffee, roasting process, preparation and mounting of a coffee tasting table according to the protocol. 

You will learn about the types of defects and characteristics such as fragrance, aroma, flavor, acidity and aftertaste.
 

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

 

What You Can Expect

 

 

Your certified guide will pick you up just outside your cruise ship, get you on board your air conditioned transportation and your fun exploration of the area in Guatemala begins.
 
As you head towards Antigua City, your guide will give you interesting information not only about the city but also his native Guatemala, the cultural and history. 
You will pass the beautiful countryside with views of the famous volcanoes. This excursion will have a lot of photo opportunities. 

Visitors will learn about the coffee process and the art of tasting of the aromatic beans; from the plantation to the cup. They will learn about the cultivation and processing of coffee on our farm. 
On a walk they visit the plantation, wet mill and drying patios; dry mill and manual sorting area. 
Later we go through the roasting plant, the packing area and cupping lab to participate in an explanatory coffee tasting session where the properties and characteristics of the beans are explained, and the protocol to follow in a professional tasting session. 

Cupping technique is demonstrated with two representative samples (or more if available). 
The tour ends sipping a cup of our best coffee, the genuine Antigua coffee. 

For adult lunch includes: the Guatemalan grill menu with 6 oz steak (Tenderloin), guacamole, re-fried beans, baked corn and a baked potato, tortillas, a natural drink (single lemonade) delicious coffee mousse dessert and a cup of coffee.

For children we included a snack menu: ham and cheese croissant, champurrada (Guatemalan sweet cookie-like-bread), small orange juice.

After lunch we will have sightseeing around La Antigua Guatemala and visit the Jade factory, then we departure to Puerto Quetzal to get you on time to aboard your ship.

 

Details

Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
 
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenirs
 
Additional info
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair not accessible
 
Terms and conditions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. 

 

Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
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