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Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido: Day of the Dead

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7 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
No meals included
Transport
Transport
Private vehicle, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels/hostels (6 nts, most multi-share).

You will visit

OaxacaAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Puerto Escondido

Trip Comfort

Basic

Age requirement

18 to 39 years old
In Mexico, death isn’t the end of the road — it’s the beginning of a huge party. Rooted in Aztec tradition, Oaxaca’s colourful Dead of the Dead festivities have been drawing curious visitors for decades. This week-long 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, it’s off to the coastal town of Puerto Escondido for a few days of well-earned R&R on the beach you’ll be more than grateful for — or, if you’ve still got the energy, parties galore.
Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido: Day of the Dead
Starts
Oaxaca
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7 Days
Ends
Puerto Escondido

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Get to know your group tonight on the rooftop of a mezcalería. Sip some mezcal before heading to Txalaparta to dance the night away — sounds like the perfect way to kick off your adventure with your fellow travellers.
  • Stop by a local market to learn about local traditions and ceremonial objects used during Day of the Dead celebrations.
  • Join in the celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade. Experience all that is going on in the zócalo or main square.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Trip ID: cmop