Do you want to discover a coffee plantation? Assist to their daily activities? Speak to the employees? Do you want to spend one or two days in an Indian community in order to discover the real way of life and the environment of the Highlands Mayan?
Mayaexplor is able to offer you an unique experience, though an authentic and respectful approach, in wonderful natural surroundings, far from mass- tourism.
In 1 or 2 days that we can easily integrate in your itinerary’s you will be able to go
further and deeply in the Mayan World.
Mayaexplor prefers cooperating with small local partners. For us, it is not worth visit any coffee plantation visited by masses of tourists or assist to Mayan ceremonies fabricated from the beginning to the end. Distinguishing us from "bulk tourism" providers and their standardized tours, you will discover Guatemala in its authenticity.
An authentic family coffee farm with diversified crops (coffee, bananas, bamboo, etc.) in marvelous natural setting: Panoramic views of the Samalá River with chain of volcanoes, steep cliffs and exotic vegetation, waterfall, creeks, woods and bamboo forest.
Lodging in the main house, you will enjoy “home-made” gourmet meals with local products and international dishes (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Mark Schomer, the manager who is a native English speaker, will introduce you to the World of coffee.
Mayaexplor has chosen to promote the finca, not only for its product quality and the beauty of the place, but also for its personal commitment to contribute to local economic development by creating more productive and sustainable jobs.
volcano sight from the plantation
Association Val Vaq Quyol (region of Nebaj - Ixil triangle)
A non-lucrative organization that began as a collective effort to create opportunities towards the improvement of the quality of life of the population, valuing women’s participation at all levels and promoting a sustainable development model in the communities, ecologically safe, economically viable, socially fair, and culturally suitable.
Located in the Cuchumatanes Mountains, the village produce and export totally natural bees’ honey, fair trade coffee, local cheese, etc.
(Possibility of ecotourism in the area: option for lodgings in Chajul. Services of hot water, cable TV, internet).
Aventura Maya Quiché - Totonicapán (an afternoon and morning)
The project is located in the department of Totonicapán.
Tourists will have the possibility to visit centers of crafts production and discover rural communities of the highlands through the cultural tour or one night with an Indian family in the village.
Mayaexplor recommends you to extend this unique experience with the visit of the market of San Francisco El alto (the most important market in the region).