Mexico Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

7 days,Oaxaca to Oaxaca

Follow the seas of flowers and flickering candles of cemetery vigils, watch the painted faces and street dances during Day of the Dead parades, enjoy beautiful colonial Oaxaca in all its glory, barter for macabre skeleton dolls at the local market

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One of the great festivals of the world, the Day of the Dead is both a celebration of ancestors and a huge party. From candy skulls and colourful parades to family picnics in historic cemeteries, the Day of the Dead is a party like no other—and this tour is your backstage pass. If you’re culturally curious or slightly ghoulish, join us in Oaxaca—Mexico’s artistic heartland—for a truly different perspective of the country at its most exciting. And with incredible ruins and fantastic landscapes all around, you don’t need to be Wednesday Addams to get into the macabre spirit of this incredible celebration.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. Visits to observe cemetery vigils in the towns of Xoxocotlán and Atzompa. Oaxaca and Etla Valley Day of the Dead parades. Orientation walk and market visit in Oaxaca. Tour nearby artisan villages. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 6 breakfasts. (Allow USD200-300 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (6 nts).
  • Private van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 8.
Day 1 Oaxaca

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2-6 Oaxaca (5B)

Spend 5 days exploring the culture, spirituality and festivities of the famed Day of the Dead festival. An expert CEO will lead the way on an amazing journey through Oaxaca and this festive tradition. The schedule is based on what is happening that day, with various included experiences such as orientation walks through the city, visits to observe cemetery vigils in the towns of Xoxocotlán and Atzompa, and the Oaxaca and Etla Valley Day of the Dead parades. Visit local markets and take excursions to nearby villages to meet artisans at work. There is free time to explore, and options to visit the nearby ruins of Monte Albán or Mitla, take a cooking class or relax in a café on the city's main square.

Day 7 Oaxaca (B)

Depart at any time.

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