Giant kites, Day of the Dead festivities in Guatemala on this tour

The Giant Kite Festival in Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, is one of the cultural stops on the 2016.
(Brent Winebrenner/Bella Guatemala Travel)

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture and Day of the Dead festivities on a 10-day all-inclusive tour of Guatemala offered by Bella Guatemala Travel.

The highlight is the All Saints’ Day Giant Kite Festival on Nov. 1 at Santiago Sacatepéquez, in which participants honor the dead by flying large, colorful kites that depict religious, traditional and contemporary themes.

Other stops on the itinerary include Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage city; Lake Atitlán; and Tikal National Park and its archaeological sites.

A girl places flowers on a grave during Day of the Dead activities in Guatemala.
A girl places flowers on a grave during Day of the Dead activities in Guatemala.
(Brent Winebrenner/Bella Guatemala Travel )

A trip to a coffee plantation, a chocolate workshop and a visit with Maya weavers from a women’s cooperative round out the tour. Group size is limited to 16.

Dates: Oct. 27-Nov. 4

Price: $4,495 per person, double occupancy. Includes international airfare, accommodations, three meals daily, tours, entrance fees, taxes and gratuities.

Info: Bella Guatemala Travel’s Dia de Los Mertos and Giant Kite Festival, (818) 669-8435



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