Sierra Las Minas Coffee

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SIERRA LAS MANAS COFFEE Eco ToursEXPERIENCE GUATEMALAN COFFEE TRADITIONS IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY

Would you like to taste a coffee tradition first hand and explore Culture, Gastronomy and Ecology just to name a few?

You are invited to discover rural and colonial Guatemala and engage in an exciting blend of educational experiences and rich historical sightseeing.

On this one-of-a kind ecotour we will welcome you to our own family farm where you will feel the rainforest, its ecosystems, diversity, taste our "todo fresco" organic meals, and participate in coffee tastings where the aroma of fresh roast 100% Arabica coffee will blend with our conversations at Origin.

Our Top Ten Activities:

  • Immerse in our microclimate environment along the drive to our farm and take in the beauty of Guatemala as we appreciate everything from rainforests to volcanoes.
  • Experience a warm welcome from 4th Generation coffee growers and learn how we are intimately connected with the land.
  • Explore the lush verdant paths of our farms by hiking, walking or horseback riding, where you will be in touch with the biodiversity and ecosystems of the rainforest.
  • Indulge your senses with the smells of homemade Guatemalan cuisine "todo fresco" all fresh organic meals, where you will have an exclusive opportunity to test your palate.
  • From the awakening of your senses to a passion for coffee, become an expert as an Agricultural Engineer with four generations of experience to walk you through from seed to cup.

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  • Live and breathe the history of Antigua Guatemala, famous for its well preserved Spanish Baroque 1500s architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ride the winds of excitement on a Cessna ride as you soar just above a majestic lake on top of a Volcano. Moments later glide across the skies for a birds-eye view of stunning vistas.
  • Enhance your gastronomy by learning the hidden attributes of our coffee while attending a professional "cupping session" and master expert tips on how to brew a perfect cup.
  • Sing, practice your Spanish and learn a new dance step with our neighborhood folkloric dance group.
  • Take a deep breath of air and feel free as you zip line down six different Canopy trails in the rainforest at 6,200 feet with breathtaking views.

Growing 4th Generation Coffee

Since 1890 when our great-grandfather planted the first "cafetos" (coffee trees) until today our guiding principle remains the same: make each harvest better than the last. For three generations this philosophy and the intrinsic relationship we share with Mother Nature has helped us create a coffee with the blessing of natural rainforest shade, microclimates, high altitude and pure passion.

SIERRA LAS MANAS COFFEE Eco Tours

Sustainability

Sustainability is defined as "the capacity to endure". There is evidence that, as human beings, we are living in an unsustainable manner. The responsibility therefore falls upon all of us to become educated on how we are living, and join in a collective effort to change. The changes we make will not be for ourselves, but for future generations who have the same right to live and exist in a world as beautiful as the one we live in today.

Ecotourism raises awareness and provides not only a social benefit for local people, but also a better understanding of the area in question. Studies have shown that ecotourist traffic in Guatemala dissuaded poachers, illegal wood harvesters and burners, and drug-runners who establish secret air strips in the north jungle of Guatemala. Ecotourism also encourages local people to engage in nature conservation. By engaging in ecotourism you take the first step towards a "capacity to endure" that is necessary for the survival and propagation of the human race.

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Tour Pricing

Average pricing for Sierra Las Minas Ecotour is $1,700 which includes all transportation, lodging, meals and activities, except international airfare. Transportation includes first class shuttle transport between Guatemala City and Olopa (Sierra Las Minas Farm) and a return Cessna ride to Antigua as well as all other required transportation, including a return to the Guatemala City Airport after the tour is completed. Pricing is subject to change during the high and low seasons, and depends upon activities chosen. Please contact us.

SIERRA LAS MANAS COFFEE Eco Tours

Eco Tour Sample Itinerary

Please find below a general outline sample of our Eco-Tour. Upon registration, a detailed schedule / itinerary will be emailed.

It should be noted that Monday, there is the opportunity to customize the Ecotour by flying straight from the farm to spend one day and night at the beach, followed by two days in Antigua. Please email for more details.

Thursday

  • Welcome to Guatemala
  • Accommodation in Guatemala City - 6ta. Avenida 20-53 Zona 13 Aurora II

Friday

  • Journey Begins! Travel to Olopa - From Guatemala City to Coffee Farm.
  • Stay at Family Farm - Olopa, Chiquimula, Guatemala

SIERRA LAS MANAS COFFEE Eco ToursSaturday

  • A Day of Adventure at the Farm - the farm
  • Stay at Family Farm - Olopa, Chiquimula, Guatemala

Sunday

  • The Adventure Continues @ Family Farm in Olopa - Olopa
  • Stay at Family Farm - Olopa, Chiquimula, Guatemala

Monday

  • Cessna Trip to Guatemala City, then Private Shuttle to Antigua
  • Accommodation in Antigua - Antigua, Guatemala

Tuesday

  • Experience the History of Antigua
  • Accommodation in Antigua, Guatemala

Wednesday

  • Last Chance to Live and Breathe the History of Antigua
  • Accommodation in Antigua - Antigua, Guatemala

Thursday

  • Trip back to Guatemala City Airport

SIERRA LAS MANAS COFFEE Eco Tours

SIERRA LAS MANAS COFFEE Eco Tours

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