Discover Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

 

Día de los Muertos is a magical time in Oaxaca, when the living reunite with their loved ones who have passed on. Join us from October 28 to November 4, 2013 on our small group tour of the sights and attractions of Oaxaca and some of the celebrations particular to Day of the Dead.

Travelers on this tour will experience the best of Oaxaca’s attractions including archaeological sites, colonial architecture, indigenous markets and handicraft villages, as well as participating in special Day of the Dead activities. Trip highlights include:

  • Touring the ancient Zapotec capital at Monte Alban and learning about the Pre-Hispanic roots of Day of the Dead
  • Taking a guided walking tour of Oaxaca City to learn about its history and landmarks
  • Strolling through local markets to encounter a vast array of chiles, herbs, and other regional ingredients
  • Meeting with master artisans and seeing how they produce their crafts
  • Enjoying Oaxaca’s regional cuisine and locally produced mezcal
  • Traveling to nearby villages to witness the decoration of grave sites and observing the vigil
  • Participating in a comparsa, a carnival-like celebration with fantastical costumes, music and dance
  • Visiting a local Zapotec family in their home to learn about their way of life and how they celebrate this important holiday

On this extraordinary journey travelers will have the opportunity to witness these special celebrations first-hand and take part in the festivities. They will learn about the history of the Day of the Dead holiday, how it has changed over time, how it is observed today, and the significance of the celebration for the people of Oaxaca.

Package includes lodging, expert guide service, comfortable and secure ground transportation in Oaxaca, admission fees to museums and archaeological sites, all group events included in the itinerary, daily breakfast, and other meals per itinerary. For more information or to reserve your spot on this tour, please contact us.

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