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Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido

Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido

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Duration
7
Starts in
Oaxaca
Ends in
Puerto Escondido
Group size
The G staff to traveller ratio of a small group, but it's a G party! The more the merrier.
Travel type
18-to-Thirtysomethings
In Mexico, death isn't the end of the road it's the beginning of a huge party. Rooted in Aztec tradition, Oaxaca's colourful Dead of the Dead festivities have been drawing curious visitors for decades. This week-long tour throws you right into the middle of the action with four straight days of parades, macabre costumes, and market visits in search of sugar skulls. Then, it's off to the coastal town of Puerto Escondido for a few days of well-earned R&R on the beach you'll be more than grateful for or, if you've still got the energy, parties galore.
Itinerary

Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido

Day 1 - Oaxaca

Arrive at any time. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a festival that runs from October 31 to November 2 to celebrate and remember loved ones who have deceased. Although the festival is to honour those who have passed on, it is a festive and upbeat celebration rather than somber gathering. Families cook feasts and offer them by the graves of those who have passed to encourage them to come back and join in on the festivities. Oaxaca is one of the main hubs of celebrations for Day of the Dead – the cemetery vigils and street parades make this an experience not to miss!

Day 2 - Oaxaca

Stop by a local market to learn about local traditions and ceremonial objects used during Day of the Dead celebrations.

Day 3 - Oaxaca

Join in the celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade. Experience all that is going on in the zocalo or main square.

Day 4 - Oaxaca

Enjoy free time to take part in the celebrations in the zocalo, spend the day checking out nearby artisan towns, or visit the ruins of Monte Alban.

Day 5 - Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido

Travel to the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido. Enjoy free time for optional activities, or chill on the beach.

Day 6 - Puerto Escondido

If you haven't hit the waves yet, grab a board and hang ten, then enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

Day 7 - Puerto Escondido

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (6 nts, most multi-share).

Local transport

Private vehicle, walking.

Meals

Allow USD175-230 for meals not included. No meals included

Please be aware

All prices are per person, in USD amounts and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.

Monte Alban Ruins tour
USD13 public (includes transport)
USD25 private (includes transport, entrance and guide) 9am to 1pm
Folkloric parades, shows, orchestra FREE (Check schedule upon arrival)

The following activities in Oaxaca can be done as an all day tour for USD40 including transport, guide, entrance fees, or they can be done individually as follows:
Tule: USD 0.50 entrance + Transportation (30 mins from Oaxaca)
Mitla: USD 5 entrance + Transportation(1.5 hours from Oaxaca)
Mezcal factory: free entrance (about 1 hour from Oaxaca)
Hierve el Agua: USD2 entrance + Transportation (about 3 hours from Oaxaca)
Teotitlan de Valle: visit a local family that weaves and naturally dyes incredible carpets and tapestries. Free entrance (about 2 hours from Oaxaca)

Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido

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