Day of The Dead in Mexico

5-Day International Trip

Day of The Dead in Mexico

Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead on a dynamic, 5-day journey in Oaxaca. Far from a somber event, this celebration is a vivid expression of remembrance and joy. Join us as we partake in Oaxaca’s renowned Day of the Dead festivities, including exclusive visits to intricately decorated altars, encounters with local artisans, and hands-on cooking lessons in traditional Mexican cuisine. Don't miss the chance to explore the historic Monte Albán ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cornerstone of Mesoamerican archaeology.

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5-Day International Trip

Day of The Dead in Mexico

Travel to Mexico to immerse yourself in Day of the Dead traditions on this fast-paced 5-day trip. We will take part in Oaxaca’s Dead of the Dead celebrations including visits to ornately decorated altars, local artisans and cooking lessons in traditional Mexican foods.

October 29th to November 2nd, 2024

$3,379 Single

$3,762 Double

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Trip Details

Price

Double $3,762, Single $3,379

Trip Length

5 day International Trip

Dates

Tuesday, October 29, 2024 - Saturday, November 2, 2024

Meeting Point

Meet on Tuesday, October 29, 2024 at the Oaxaca International Airport.  You will be provided instructions to access the private transfer to the tour hotel.

Ending Point

Trip concludes on Saturday, November 2, 2024 in Oaxaca, Mexico. A private transfer to the airport is provided.

Group Size

Maximum group size is 16.

Included

  • Onsite tour orientation and briefing with welcome dinner
  • Fully escorted and narrated tour by friendly English speaking local guide and Travel Deliciously escort.
  • Watch the Day of the Dead masquerade parade in the heart of downtown Oaxaca
  • Shopping an Ocotlán market for artisan crafts
  • Exclusive lesson on techniques of Oaxacan cooking
  • Folkloric dancing and educational programs
  • Sightseeing in Mitla, Teotitlán del Valle, Tule Tree and Monte Albán
  • Tour and samples at a mezcal distillery
  • Secure airport transfers to/from Oaxaca International Airport and motorcoach transportation for the duration of the tour.
  • Four nights of accommodations with en suite bathrooms in a four-star hotel
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as outlined on itinerary
  • All entrance fees for excursions to cultural sites and food artisan visits
  • Taxes and service charges
  • The option to extend your time in Oaxaca and further explore this spectacular city

Not Included

  • Airfare is not included. We are available to assist with your airfare arrangements or you may make your own arrangements.
  • Parking at the airport / transfer to / from the airport from your home is not included.
  • Meals and alcoholic beverages, except those noted in the itinerary, are not included.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry or phone calls are not included.
  • Gratuities to tour guide and escort are not included
  • Passport or Visa fees are not included.
  • Travel insurance is not included but recommended.

Itinerary

 Overnight stay included
 
After landing at Oaxaca’s international airport, you will meet your pre-arranged and secure transport to your Hotel. The hotel is a glimpse into the colorful life in Oaxaca and characteristic of the city’s historic architecture. Feast your eyes on the elaborate culture evident in the rooms, which boast Spanish and Mexican touches. Additionally, each accommodation is fitted with essentials like cable TV and air-conditioning.  Later, immerse yourself in the Oaxaca lifestyle at a Tour Manager’s reception, where delicious specialties will captivate your taste buds
Overnight stay at Hotel, breakfast, and dinner included.
 
Today, we embark on a vibrant journey, beginning at the bustling local market, a treasure trove where the secrets of the celebration’s cuisine and crafts await discovery. Here, the scents of fresh herbs and spices mingle with the vivid hues of textiles, inviting us into the heart of tradition. 
 
Our adventure then leads us to the majestic heights of Monte Alban, an ancient city that crowned the hills for over a millennium. As we wander through the silent stones of temples, pyramids, and grand palaces, the echoes of a sophisticated, bygone era whisper of ball games and celestial mysteries. 
 
As dusk unfurls its canvas, we’ll immerse ourselves in a hands-on cooking class that promises not just a feast for the palate but a tapestry of cultural tales. 
Overnight stay at Hotel, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
 
Our journey begins in Ocotlán, where the pulse of the traditional market beats with life, offering a feast for the senses with its myriad of colors, textures, and scents. Here, we’ll also witness the finesse of the renowned black pottery, each piece a whisper of ancestral skill.
 
As the day unfolds, we’ll find ourselves in Tilcajete, a place where fantasy is carved into reality. The “alebrijes” – mystic figures hewn from wood – stand as guardians of tradition, their intricate forms narrating tales of dreams and folklore. Our path then leads to Jalietza, a haven for artisans whose fingers dance over fabrics, stitching elaborate embroidery that tells stories in vibrant threads.
 
As twilight paints the sky, a leisurely dinner awaits at a local restaurant, offering a moment to savor the day’s experiences. The night then guides us to a sacred space where the cemetery comes alive with the glow of candles and the fragrance of Marigolds. Here, altars brimming with offerings and graves adorned with intricate decorations invite the spirits home. The streets, too, wear a carpet of colors – Marigolds, sand, and sawdust – a path of beauty welcoming the souls in a timeless celebration
 Overnight stay at Hotel, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
 
After breakfast, we’ll visit a must-see for a Day of the Dead Tour, Mitla, an archeological site and “Place of the Dead.” Remarkable architecture and striking grecas still survive from this Mixtec ceremonial center’s construction around 800 A.D. After, we will travel to Teotitlán to visit local weavers as they display their communities’ colorful local weaving traditions.  We will learn about their natural dye techniques used to color these unique tapestries. Then, we will visit a distillery to learn about and sample mezcal, the national “spirit” of Mexico made from blue agave.  You will also enjoy a delicious lunch at the distillery.
 
Our group will return to Oaxaca by way of Santa María del Tule, location of El Árbol del Tule, This is a legendary 2,00-year-old Montezuma cypress tree has a trunk more than 120 feet in diameter and we can search for images of the elephant, deer, crocodile, fish and other fantastic animals on its twisted trunk. 
 
Later in the evening, we’ll enjoy a leisurely dinner at a local restaurant before watching the fantastic Day of the Dead masquerade parade in downtown Oaxaca. We will also visit cemeteries to see the elaborately decorated altars with offerings for the dead and colorful carpets of marigolds, sand, and sawdust adorn the streets welcoming the spirits.

breakfast included.

After breakfast at our hotel we will arrange your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.  Or, you can make your own arrangements to stay longer and extend your travels to enjoy more Oaxacan hospitality.

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