BELLA GUATEMALA ANNOUNCES DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TOUR FOR 2018
Day of the Dead Tour Highlighted by Giant Kite Festival
(Los Angeles, CA) – From exploring ancient ruins to chocolate making workshops, Bella Guatemala Travel will submerge travelers into the colorful Mayan culture through a multitude of celebrations and activities during its 11-day, fall tour to Guatemala from October 24 – November 3, 2018.
The cornerstone of Bella Guatemala Travel’s Dia de los Muertos tour is the annual All Saints Day Giant Kite Festival at Santiago Sacatepéquez in celebration of Day of the Dead, a 3,000-year-old tradition. Guatemala is the only country in the world to celebrate Dia de los Muertos by flying colorful, massive kites, which are believed to both communicate with and honor lost loved ones. The kites, which take months to create and depict religious, traditional and contemporary themes, are true folkloric masterpieces.
To help travelers truly appreciate the Land of the Mayas, Bella Guatemala Travel has carefully crafted an itinerary that is balanced with both engaging activities and free discovery time. The itinerary includes a tour of Tikal National Park, one of the most renowned archaeological sites in Central America; a La Azoteca Coffee Plantation tour, showcasing over 130 years of traditional Guatemalan coffee growing; a chocolate workshop, where visitors will learn to make their own chocolates and truffles; exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage designated city of Antigua; an excursion by boat of the dramatic Lake Atitlán; visits to museums, churches and the celebrated Maya weaver cooperatives, and an optional Pacaya Volcano tour for up-close views of the active 8,373 foot volcano, named one of the top volcano hikes by National Geographic.
Bella Guatemala Travel also built free time into the itinerary so travelers can visit open air artisan markets, take in the dramatic scenery of Lake Atitlan and explore the cobblestone streets of Antigua. The tour is guided by top Guatemala and Latin American expedition travel leaders Jose Antonio Gonzalez, archaeologist and explorer, and Emilio Faillace, naturalist and environmentalist, ensuring that the tour will be a rewarding and enriching experience for all ages.