This agriculturally rich region of Mexico is known for its coffee production and today you'll travel to one of the most beautiful valleys in Chiapas for a visit to Hamburgo, a magnificent coffee farm that is more than 100 years old. Here, you will observe first-hand how tradition and modern innovation blend together to form an interesting and harmonious agricultural mixture.
After a relaxing 2 1/2 hour drive through some of Mexico's most spectacular scenery, you'll reach Hamburgo. If you have ever asked yourself what is behind a delicious cup of coffee, today is the day you will discover all of this and more. As you walk through the coffee fields getting a first-hand look at this fragile but impressive ecosystem that the guardians of Hamburgo are entrusted with protecting and developing, you'll learn about the fascinating and delicate cycle coffee undertakes from seedling to cup. Your guide will share with you how plants are selected and then nurtured through the seasons until the ripened fruit is ready to be harvested. You'll observe how the coffee is cultivated here in these mountain highlands and even be privy to insider secrets on how to brew a perfect cup of hot coffee. Naturally, you'll be invited to sample a cup of Chiapas' finest as well.
At Argovia you will visit the greenhouse, with a variety of exotic flowers that are produced at the farm like; Anthuriums, Gingers, orchids, heliconias, among many other. Take advantage of this time to get experto advice to conserve the flowers.
Your visit includes a tasty lunch served at the coffee farm and free time to browse in a small gift store before it's time to leave. As you make your way back to the ship, you'll be treated to magnificent views of the tropical forest of the Chiapas Sierra Madre.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 5 hours of transportation and 2 hours of walking. The sites visited are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, insect repellant and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of sights visited may vary and the itinerary may be reversed.