In Mexico, death isnt the end of the road its the beginning of a huge party. Rooted in Aztec tradition, Oaxacas colourful Dead of the Dead festivities have been drawing curious visitors for decades. This weeklong 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, its off to the coastal town of Puerto Escondido for a few days of well-earned R&R on the beach youll be more than grateful for or, if youve still got the energy, parties galore.
Día 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!
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Stop by a local market to learn about local traditions and ceremonial objects, like sugar skulls, used during Day of the Dead celebrations, then visit a cemetery to see how locals honour the memory of their loved ones.
Oaxaca Market Visit
Join in the celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade. Experience all that is going on in the zócalo or main square.
Day of the Dead Parade
Enjoy free time to take part in the celebrations in the zócalo, spend the day checking out nearby artisan towns, or visit the ruins of Monte Albán.
Travel to the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido. Enjoy free time for optional activities, or chill on the beach.
Private Van with Wi-fi (6.00-7.00 hours, 255km)
If you haven't hit the waves yet, grab a board and hang ten, then enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
Depart at any time.
Puerto Escondido has an airport with daily flight connections to Mexico City. There are also multiple daily first-class buses that travel to Mexico City or Oaxaca City from Puerto Escondido.
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Trip Name: Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido
Duration: 7 Days
From Price: 539
Trip Code: 165824
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