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.
Day of the Dead Small Group Tour
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 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
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.
Our Day of the Dead small group tour package will be held from Sunday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 2, 2023 and includes expert guide service, comfortable and secure ground transportation in Oaxaca, admission fees to museums and archaeological sites, lunch on five days of tours, and all group events included in the itinerary, Make your own hotel and air travel arrangements – we’ll take care of the rest. Plan to arrive in Oaxaca by October 28 so you’ll be ready to start on the morning of Saturday, October 29.
For more information or to reserve your spot on this tour, please contact us.
Although the customs of Day of the Dead may seem to some as somewhat morbid, in practice it is a lovely custom — at times solemn, at times celebratory — of remembering those who have gone before. It serves as a reminder for us of what Oaxacans have always known – that as long as we remember our loved ones, they are never really gone.
Read about what you can see and do on Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, or join us for our Day of the Dead tour.