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Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido

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, wild 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 (or, if youve still got the energy, parties galore) youll be more than grateful for.

Latin America

Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 165824
Starts: Oaxaca, Mexico Finishes: Oaxaca, Mexico
You will visit
  • Oaxaca
  • Puerto Escondido

Itinerary

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Day 1: Oaxaca

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!

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Oaxaca

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 locals honour the memory of their loved ones.

Included Activities:
Oaxaca Market Visit
Cemetery Visit

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Day 3: Oaxaca

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

Included Activities:
Day of the Dead Parade

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Day 4: Oaxaca

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

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Day 5: Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido

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

Transport:
Private Van (6.00-7.00 hours, 255km)

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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.

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Day 7: Puerto Escondido

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
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.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Private van, overnight bus, walking
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