Photograph one of the most colorful and photogenic traditions in the world

Day of the Dead in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala

This November 1st capture amazing images around the Day of the Dead celebrations, the Giant Kites festivities of All Saints Day with this exclusive full day photo tour.

Amazing Photo Experience

Intensive full day photographic exploration of one of the world’s most photogenic traditions and festivals.

Photography Focus

This photo tour is focus in helping you capture the most fantastic images of the commemorations of Day of the Dead with the assistance of a local professional photographer at all times.

Small Group

This photo tour is limited to 10 participants, advanced amateurs or professional photographers.

Photograph one of the most fantastic, colorful and photogenic traditions and festivals in the world: Day of the Dead and its Giant Kite Festival in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala with this full day photo tour guided by a local professional photographer.

Capture amazing images around the Day of the Dead celebrations, the Giant Kites festivities of All Saints Day in the Mayan villages of Sumpango, Santa Maria Cauque, and Antigua Guatemala.

Day of the Dead Photography Workshop – amazing experience! The Nov.1 Day of the Dead photography workshop was an unforgettable 10-hour cultural experience that exceeded all my expectations!

Maureen McKeon


I chose to do the all saints day/day of the dead photo walking tour. The idea was to learn photo tips but to be honest I was a bit of a naughty student kid in candy shop! Overwhelmed with what I was experiencing, learning and enjoying the company of the group.

Louise Cheetham


Wow!!! This was almost a year ago! Best photo journey ever. So grateful for the experience. I learned so much from you and can’t recommend this enough!

Samantha Quattrone


About Rudy Giron: A photographer, instructor and entrepreneur based out of Antigua Guatemala. A light chaser, photography lover, visual story-teller who has been publishing daily photographic stories since May 2006 at, Antigua Guatemala’s go-to resource in English for everything about Guatemalan culture and traditions. Rudy does commercial and event photography worldwide by request, and especially loves doing photo shoots the world over.

Thanks for contacting us; please note, we do try to respond to every email within 24 hours, unless I’m outside an area with Internet access.

For information:
Mobile: +(502) 4569 4419,
WhatsApp +502-4569-4419
Skype: Call @RudyGiron


Itinerary highlights:

8am – Meeting outside Cafe Barista in the Northwest corner of Antigua’s Parque Central
8:00 – 8:30 Shooting of the preparation of fiambre
8:30 – 9:15 Shuttle ride to a Mayan village in the highlands of Guatemala
9:30 – 12:30 Photo walk through the Giant Kite Festival in a Mayan village
12:30 – 12:45 Walk back to shuttle
12:45 – 13:15 Fiambre salad tasting 
13:15 – 13:30 Shuttle ride to a Mayan cemetery 
13:30 – 14:30 Photo walk through an intimate Mayan cemetery
14:30 – 15:15 Shuttle ride to Antigua
15:15 – 16:00 Procession and carpet making photo walk
16:00 – 17:00 Photo walk through the Necropolis of Antigua

Bring lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes because you’ll spend lots of time on your feet. An umbrella or light raincoat is advised as well.

Make your reservation: Click this “Pay Now” button to make your $200 reservation deposit for Day of the Dead in Guatemala Photo Tour.

What’s included:

+ Guidance by local professional photographer
+ Photo tour of the Giant Kite Festival in a Mayan village
+ Photo tour through a Mayan cemetery
+ Photo tour of the Necropolis of Antigua Guatemala
+ Private air-conditioned shuttle transportation
+ Access to photographing the preparation of the once-a-year delicacy of Fiambre, a cold-cuts and pickled vegetables salad
+ Fiambre salad tasting on November 1st
+ Purified water bottles and refreshments


What’s not included:

  • Airfare from/to your home city
  • Visas and travel insurance (required)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any activities or travel not included in the itinerary
  • Any expenses of a personal nature (i.e. souvenirs)

Cancellations & Refunds
Deposits are non-refundable.  For refunds, we require that a cancellation request in writing be received at least 90 days before the photo tour or workshop begins. If we receive your written cancellation request with more than 90 days before your photography tour begins, and we can refill your space, we will refund all payments, minus 15% administrative fee and any discounts given to refill your space.  If we cannot refill your space, we will refund 50% of all payments, minus your reservation deposit.  No refunds are given, nor cancellations allowed, 30 days or less before your photo tour begins.  No partial refunds are given for unused services.

Get a taste of what you will experience for this exclusive photo tour by watching these short clips!

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