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Day of the Dead in Mexico City (from 2018)

Day of the Dead in Mexico City (from 2018)

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From 722 EUR
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Duration
6 days
Starts in
Mexico City
Ends in
Mexico City
Group size
The G staff to traveller ratio of a small group, but it's a G party! The more the merrier.
Travel type
Classic

Please note that some departures on this tour require, that you are fully Covid-19 vaccinated min. 14 days prior to tour start. If you're not fully vaccinated, then a negative PCR test min. 96 hours before tour start is required. See under departure date list which rules are applicable:

  1. Travel-Ready Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour, or a negative PCR test within 96 hours prior to the first day of the tour.
  2. Vaccinated Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the first day of the tour.
You might have seen it in the movies or on TV but now's your chance to experience the Day of the Dead in real life with this six-day tour. Explore Mexico City's markets and tuck into local street food. Get into the spirit with traditional face painting then join a citywide procession. Venture to a small town to witness the elaborate altars built in honour of loved ones passed. You'll walk away with a greater appreciation for this important cultural event and some incredible memories to boot.
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Day of the Dead in Mexico City (from 2018)

Day 1 - Mexico City

Arrive at any time. Day of the Dead takes place between October 31 and November 2 and is a celebration and remembrance of the deceased. Families will build private altars and bring large feasts to cemeteries, to be with the souls of the departed. It is believed that the souls will come back to visit and take part in the celebrations. Some of the "ofrendas" (altars) are very elaborate and include sugar skulls and marigold flowers. In most regions, the souls of infants and children are honoured on November 1. Adults are remembered on November 2. It is generally a festive rather than somber gathering.

Day 2 - Mexico City

Get out and explore Mexico City by walking through the historic centre with the CEO. Stop by the Jamaica Market to chat with some vendors, and learn about Day of the Dead goods for sale. Visit the San Juan Market to check out food stalls and sample some delicious Mexican street food.

Day 3 - Mexico City

Get into the spirit of Day of the Dead with a bit of face painting before setting off to take in Mexico City's procession. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Mexico City and surroundings. In the evening, head out to one of the many Day of the Dead street parties in the city.

Day 4 - Mexico City

Travel to the small town of San Andres Mixquic in the afternoon to take in a procession to the graveyard. Visit a cemetery to see the elaborate altars and offerings prepared by locals in honour the memories of their loved ones.

Day 5 - Mexico City

Take advantage of a free day to explore more of Mexico City and surroundings. Opt to visit the massive pyramids of Teotihuacan, check out the Frida Kahlo Museum, or join the festivities on water on a boat in Xochimilco.

Day 6 - Mexico City

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels (5 nts).

Local transport

Private vehicle, metro, walking.

Meals

Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Meals Budget: Allow USD160-210 for meals not included.

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Mexico City
- Lucha Libre Match
- Xochimilco Tour (25USD per person)
- Museum of Anthropology (10USD per person)
- Museum of Frida Kahlo (Casa Azul) (120MXN per person)

Teotihuacán
- Teotihuacán Pyramids Visit (40USD per person)

Day of the Dead in Mexico City (from 2018)

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