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Want to experience November 1st, or All Saints’ Day in Guatemala? Our combination Halloween and All Saints’ Day trip is the perfect way to enjoy it! This trip runs October 28 to November 2. As long as we have a minimum of 4 guests, the tour is a go!

giant kites in Guatemala
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Day 1: Arrive Oct. 28th and we’ll pick you up and take you straight to Antigua, where you can settle into the hotel and explore this beautiful colonial town.

Day 2: It’s October 29th and that means it’s time to make fiambre! This traditional dish is only eaten on November 1 and 2 and is essentially a pickled salad. You’ll be taken to San Antonio Aguas Calientes to make the delicious dish and you will taste test some that has already been pickled for a couple of days.  Spend the afternoon enjoying a cultural show, making tortillas and interacting with the children at Niños con Bendición, a wonderful education project in the same town.

Day 3: Enjoy a morning of ziplining or hiking the volcano and meet back up with the group for a chocolate making class in the afternoon. You’ll be learning the history of chocolate and then making your very own candies!

Day 4: Another action-packed day for everyone. Start the day off with a tour of the jade factoryHalloween in Guatemala in town, where you’ll learn all about this stone and its importance to the Mayans. You’ll see first-hand how the beautiful jewelry in Guatemala is made. After a short walking tour, have lunch with the group and then gather for a kite making session at your hotel. Kites are an essential part of the November 1st and are believed to carry messages to those who have passed on. You’ll learn to make a traditional kite with brightly colored tissue paper and add your own message. Take care to put it away so you can fly it in the morning!

Since it’s Halloween, your kiddos will want to go trick or treating and Antigua is set up for just that! Get your costumes on and head to Central Park, where you will enjoy a short parade around the park to show off costumes, then you can head out and trick or treat around the center of town. It’s a lot of fun and ensures your children won’t miss out on this major holiday.

Day 5: Get up early and gather those kites! We’ll be heading to Sumpango, where you will have a chance to fly your own kite at the graveyard. The graves are beautifully decorated for the occasion, but the real attraction is the kite contest. Giant kites, several stories high, are flown against all odds! Enjoy a picnic lunch with the locals and then head back to Antigua for an afternoon of resting.

Day 6: Head to the airport or extend your stay. You’ve had a wonderful adventure in Antigua, Guatemala that you can go home and tell your friends and family about!