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. Wander about the sacred indigenous site of Tepoztlan, attend a traditional Day of the Dead ceremony in Mixquic and see elaborate altars dedicated to the decreased. This fun-filled festival trip will leave you with a much enhanced appreciation for the Mexican way of life – and for the dead!

Start
Mexico City, Mexico
Finish
Mexico City, Mexico
Countries
Mexico
Themes
Festivals and Events, Short Breaks
Code
QVAD
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum in delightful Coyoacan
  • Fiesta the night away at a vibrant street party
  • Witness Day of the Dead ceremonies in Mixquic
  • Help to create a traditional Day of the Dead altar
  • Explore the historic town of Tepoztlan

Itinerary

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.
The morning kicks off with a visit to the fascinating Anahuacalli Musuem in the leafy suburb of Coyoacan, before free time for lunch at the local market. Later, enjoy a guided tour of Frida Kahlo's birthplace which is now a museum dedicated to her life as a renowned artist.
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.
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.
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.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Bus, Metro, Minibus
Accommodation
Hotel (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Mexico City - City Tour
  • Mexico City - El Tepozteco Ruins guided tour
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum
  • Mexico City - Museo Anahuacalli
  • Mexico City - San Andres Mixquic Cemetery visit
  • Mexico City - Tepoztlan altar making

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