We invite you to join Café Campesino and our sister company Sweetwater Organic Coffee, along with local birding enthusiasts for a ten day trip to Guatemala from Feb 7 to Feb 16, 2014. Our Coffee and Culture Tours focus on understanding coffee production in the countries where coffee is grown. We introduce participants to more than just how coffee is produced, but also to the positive impact that fair trade and organics bring to small scale farmers and their family economic development. As we meet farmers and their families, we understand customs, culture, geography, economics, language and family life in the country visited.
Guatemala is a delight for birders. As we travel to the places where shade grown coffee is produced, and even to the market cities where coffee beans are processed, travelers are in the midst of a range of micro climates that support a wide variety of bird habitat. Our balanced itinerary allows us time to focus very specifically on coffee on certain days and birds on other days. At certain times we may incorporate both in a day’s activity. We may also find certain days when the birders hike in one direction while the coffee hounds head in another. Some of the birds that we are likely to encounter are unique to Guatemala while others are migratory birds that you may see in North America in a certain season and in Guatemala in the colder temps of a North American winter. The value of shade grown crops, a rainforest canopy and organic methods are a boon to the health of all birds and this will be demonstrated.
Please join us. The dates are February 7th to 16th and you may choose to extend for other birding, language school, or other Guatemala tourism. Extending is at your own separate expense. The cost is $75 per day plus your air ticket and travel insurance. So the ten day trip is $750 plus airfare (which you will coordinate on your own). This includes in-country transportation, meals, snacks and water each day, and accommodations (based on shared rooms). Single supplements will not always be available and will have an added cost.
Interested in Registering? Call us or email.