Mexico City: Day of the Dead Overview

Become a part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. Attend a Halloween costume party, admire the skull altars in the Zocalo, and lend a hand with festival preparations in Mixquic.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $750
      CAD $775
      AUD $760
      EUR €520
      GBP £440
      NZD $845
      ZAR R7,605
      CHF FR635
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Join in the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City

Join in the celebrations of one of the world's most bizarre cultural institutions – Mexico's Day of the Dead – on this special festival-themed trip running over the Halloween period. Visit the museums of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and learn all about their fascination with death. Dress up and party to the early hours with Mexico City's customarily costumed locals. Wander about the sacred indigenous site of Tepoztlan, attend a traditional Day of the Dead ceremony in Mixquic and visit the eerie Isla de las Munecas in Xochimilco. This fun-filled festival trip will leave you with a much enhanced appreciation for the Mexican way of life – and for the dead!

  • Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum in delightful Coyoacan
  • Fiesta the night away at a Halloween costume party
  • Witness Day of the Dead ceremonies in Mixquic
  • Visit the ever-so-creepy Doll's Island in Xochimilco

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Finish:

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Metro, Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Mexico City - City Tour, Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City - Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City - San Andres Mixquic Cemetery Visit, Mexico City - Tepoztlan Altar Making, Mexico City - Tepoztlan Ruins Guided Tour

  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $750
    CAD $775
    AUD $760
    EUR €520
    GBP £440
    NZD $845
    ZAR R7,605
    CHF FR635
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $150
    CAD $155
    AUD $152
    EUR €104
    GBP £88
    NZD $169
    ZAR R1,521
    CHF FR127
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Mexico City: Day of the Dead Summary

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Day 1 Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico City, a buzzing capital replete with fine museums, awesome eateries and elegant architecture. Spend the day exploring the city streets or perhaps head to the Xochimilco gardens for a trajinera ride through the canals. When evening falls, why not head out with the group for a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine and mariachi.

Day 2 Mexico City

The morning kicks off with a guided tour of the leafy Coyoacan suburb, which includes a visit to both the Anahuacalli and Frida Kahlo Museums. Tonight is Halloween, so get ready to dress up for one of the many costume parties revelling away around the city.

Day 3 Mexico City

Enjoy a guided tour of Tepoztlan, an ancient Aztec city of palpable indigenous significance. Witness, and perhaps join in with, some of the traditional activities that go in to preparing for the Day of the Dead ceremony. Stop in at the town of Mixquic, where particularly colourful celebrations take place as local families decorate the tombs of deceased family members.

Day 4 Mexico City

Embark on a city orientation walk that takes in the Day of the Dead alters on display in the Zocalo. Journey out to Xochimilco and go for a wander around the fascinatingly eerie Isla de la Munecas, an island littered with hundreds of tattered dolls in memory of a young girl who lost her life there. Back in Mexico City, join in on one of the lively Day of the Dead street parties taking place.

Day 5 Mexico City

Your immersion in Mexico's Day of the Dead festival ends after breakfast this morning. Why not stick around and see more of what this tremendous city has to offer.
    • 5
    • QVAD
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $750
      CAD $775
      AUD $760
      EUR €520
      GBP £440
      NZD $845
      ZAR R7,605
      CHF FR635
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Festivals and Events, Short Breaks
    • Original
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