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Visit a Guatemala town in time for the Day of the Dead and the Giant Kite Festival

Giant kites, Guatemalan Kite Festival
Santiago Sacatepéquez celebrates the Festival of the Giant Kite each year on Nov. 1. Bella Guatemala Travel offers a tour that features the 3,000-year-old tradition.
(Bella Guatemala Travel)

The town of Santiago Sacatepéquez in Guatemala is a low-key place, but on Nov. 1, Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), it explodes into a high-flying festival.

That’s when Feria del Barrilete Gigante (the Festival of the Giant Kite) takes place.

And that’s when Bella Guatemala Travel is hosting a tour that will visit the town to watch its 3,000-year-old tradition unfold.

Other highlights of the 10-day tour include visits to Tikal National Park, La Azotea coffee plantation, a Guatemalan chocolate workshop, a boat trip on Lake Atitlán and exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua. 

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Dates: Oct. 24-Nov. 3. 

Price: From $4,495 per person, double occupancy; $500 single supplement. Includes accommodations, meals, internal flights and transportation, entrance fees, bilingual tour guides and taxes and gratuities. International airfare not included. 

Info: Bella Guatemala, (818) 669-8435

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