Mexico Day of the Dead in Oaxaca
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.
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
Private van, walking.
Comfort hotels (6 nts).
Arrival transfer. Visits to observe cemetery vigils in the towns of Xoxocotla¡n 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.
Day 1 Oaxaca
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Days 2-6 Oaxaca
Spend five days exploring the culture, spirituality and festivities of the famed Day of the Dead festival. There is free time to explore, and options to visit the nearby ruins of Monte Alba¡n or Mitla, take a cooking class or relax in a cafe on the city's main square.
Day 7 Oaxaca (1B)
Depart at any time.