Colourful costumes, delicious food and ancient history - Mexico has it all at this rave from the grave.
Mexico’s throwing a party and everyone’s invited – even the dead! Travel from Oaxaca to San Cristobal del las Casas and pumping Playa del Carmen, taking in the after-dark antics of the famous Day of the Dead celebrations. Commune with spirits at a Oaxacan graveyard, wander through markets jangling with skeletons, and discover the ancient Aztec customs behind Mexico’s most iconic (and awesome) festival. After farewelling the dearly departed, explore mountains, check out some hidden Caribbean caves and then carve up the dance floor in Playa.
Party it up with the locals and discover why the dead are the life of the party.
The Mayan people and their culture are far from extinct! Visit the San Juan Chamula church and see it for yourself.
Relax in the brilliant azure waters of the Caribbean, swimming with sea turtles and exploring underground caves.
This trip includes some long days of travel using local transport, including an overnight bus. While this can be tiring, it's also a fantastic way to rub shoulders with the locals and experience a destination as they would.
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1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable; subject to availability.
3. For the included internal flight ticket, please provide your full name exactly as per passport, at the time of booking or at least 45 days prior to travel.
4. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.