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Avocado experience

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From seed to a market stall near you - learn about the cultivation process of the avocado, in one of the countries which is an important kitchen garden on an international level, Guatemala..  

Nowadays avocados pop up everywhere from your local street market to Waitrose, but have you ever wondered what goes into producing them? On a tour from Antigua, Guatemala you’ll  witness all the processes involved in cultivation of avocado, from flowering to harvesting, and from classification through to maturing, packing and distribution.

Your English-speaking guide will steer you through the nursery, explaining step-by-step how the fruit is cultivated from seed to avocado tree, and move on to visit the processing plant to learn more about the storage, sorting, maturing, packing and distribution.

;After the tour – naturally - you will have the opportunity to taste the ripe fruit and you will also learn how to make its signature product, guacamole.  Later there’s a short pause to enjoy the coffee-garden which has beautiful mountain views.

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Antigua and the highlands

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  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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