Los Angeles Times

Holy Week celebratio­n

- — Mary Forgione

Easter week in one Guatemala town is an elaborate affair in which all residents come to celebrate. Now you can be part of the procession in Antigua in the country’s central highlands, where floats and flower carpets mark the Santa Semana or Holy Week festivitie­s. The Easter Procession­al Tour highlights not only Christian celebratio­ns in Antigua but also takes visitors on a tour through the Land of the Mayas. The itinerary includes the ancient temples of Tikal National Park; Monkey Island, which lives up to its name, and where you can feed fruit to the local critters; a coffee plantation tour and zip-lining in Ixpanpajul Park. The tour is led by archaeolog­ist Antonio Gonzalez and naturalist and environmen­talist Emilio Faillace. Participan­ts stay in style in Antigua, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with other locations. Dates: March 23-April 2. Price: $4,995 per person. Includes internatio­nal and domestic airfares, accommodat­ions, daily meals, transporta­tion, tours, entrance fees, bilingual tour guides and taxes and tips.

Info: Bella Guatemala Travel, (818) 669-8435, email info@bellaguate­malatravel.com

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