Day of the Dead 2022

Join us for an intimate 5 day small group experience

Altar
Calavera

Want to experience the magic of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca?

Día de Muertos is a magical time in Oaxaca when the living reunite with their loved ones who have passed on. Join us 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.

Chile en Nogada
Tortillas on the Comal
Botana Oaxaqueña

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

Day of the Dead Small Group

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 gravesites 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

This is a small group tour with a maximum of 10 people. Guide service, transportation, admission fees, and lunch on all 5 days is included. Make your own hotel and air travel arrangements – we’ll take care of the rest *

Cost: Sign up by May 15 and pay $450 US per person. thereafter, the price increases to $550 US. We request a deposit of $150 US to reserve your spot.

*If you would like assistance with hotel and airport transfer arrangements, let us know and we may be able to assist you!

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Day of the Dead small group experience including 5 days of tours, with guide service, transportation, lunch and admission fees on all 5 days. 

$500 US

Benito Hernández

Your guides

Benito Hernández is a Zapotec from the Sierra Norte region of Oaxaca. He has 25 years experience working as a guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history, culture and traditions of this land, and is also an avid birder.

Suzanne Barbezat has lived in Oaxaca for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Anthropology from McGill University, and she’s the author of Frida Kahlo at Home.

If you have questions or would like to see a detailed itinerary, contact us at guide@discover-oaxaca.com.

Suzanne Barbezat