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Mexico City: Day of the Dead Comfort

5 Days | This cultural festival will have you spooked in all the right ways.

4.8 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
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Feel the mystical vibes of the weird and wonderful Dia de los Muertos, or the annual Day of the Dead festival, on a five-day cultural exploration of Mexico City and surrounds. Visit the museums of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and learn all about their fascination with death, wander about the Tlahuac community, participate in a traditional Day of the Dead ceremony and see elaborate altars dedicated to the deceased. This festival is all about rituals, so dive straight in to the spooky and sacrilegious ceremonies that has made this tradition so infamous. Oh, and Mexico City’s tacos will make you feel you’ve died and gone to heaven, too.

Trip overview

Map of Mexico City: Day Of The Dead Comfort including Mexico
Start
Mexico City, Mexico
Finish
Mexico City, Mexico
Theme
Festivals and Events
Destinations
Mexico
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QVKC
This trip generates 20 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Join a family in Tlahuac to create an altar (or ofrenda as it's sometimes called in Spanish) to remember your ancestors and join in their colourful cemetery ceremonies.
  • Take a walking tour of Mexico City with your local leader, taking in the city’s most iconic sites – the Zocalo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Palacio de Bellas Artes.
  • Get the low-down on all the traditions and rituals watching the incredible Day of the Dead parade then fiesta the night away in Mexico City and get into the true spirit of this haunting ceremonial festival.
  • Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum in the historic Coyoacan neighbourhood - you'll check out the works in her former home and discover her art often focused on the notion of death.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This itinerary is designed to provide the best possible experience of the annual Day of the Dead festivities around Mexico City. As such, there is very limited free time to explore many of the area’s most popular tourist attractions, including the Museum of Anthropology, Teotihuacan and Chapultepec Park. We recommend you stay a few extra days before or after the tour to make the most of this vibrant metropolis. If you would like to spend more time in Mexico City, we’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
  • We will be operating multiple departures of this tour so it possible that more than one group will be at some locations or activities at the same time. However, each group will have a maximum of 12 passengers with its own dedicated tour leader.

Itinerary

Map of Mexico City: Day Of The Dead Comfort including Mexico

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, Metro

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Tlahuac - Cemetery visit
  • Tlahuac - Day of the Dead altar creation
  • Tlahuac - Day of the Dead parade
  • Mexico City - City Tour
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee)

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with at 6pm on Day 1 in Mexico City. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
4. We will be operating multiple departures of this tour so it is possible that more than one group will be at some locations or activities at the same time. However, each group will have a maximum of 12 passengers with its own dedicated tour leader. Please advise us of any travel companions that are not booked on the same file.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
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Carmen · Traveled October 2023
We did the Intrepid tour for Dia de Los Muertos We started in Mexico City, visited Tláhuac and Puebla Congratulations to Intrepid for creating this excellent immersing tour We loved Tláhuac being welcomed by locals, eat their food, drink their mezcal, visit the cemetery Our exceptional guide Karla is enthusiastic and fun and everyone in the village recognized her Visiting Puebla was truly exceptional too - a beautiful city; and again we were lucky to see a parade and just everything for these festivities Our hotel was changed from the original one and we were upset because we were moved from Zocalo to a further location but it turned out to be better because the neighborhood is trendy, safe, quiet lots of good restaurants The only thing that the hotel could improve is the service at front desk and and quality of breakfast Our van and driver excellent too. Once again I want to mention out tour director/ guide Karla for an above and beyond service We will be back
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023

Kaiya · Traveled October 2023
Wonderful introduction to Mexico! Being a part of day of the dead customs was a beautiful experience.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2023

Margie · Traveled October 2023
The Day of the Dead is one celebration not to be missed. Intrepid's program is the best there is but be ready for CROWDS in Mexico City. People come from all over Latin America for the celebration. The Frida Kahlo museum was amazing. But the best? Our visit to the small town of Tlahuac gave us an understanding of how the average Mexican celebrates & honours family members who have passed. Our leader, Mariana, was fantastic too. Highly recommend this trip so long as Intrepid can get a better handle on the logistics of running roughly 20 groups of 10-12 people.
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Michelle · Traveled October 2023
This tour is perfect if you’re looking for an amazing, colourful and cultural experience during the Day of the Dead festivities. Delicious food, amazing experiences and lovely people. Led by a knowledgeable and flexible guide - this tour won’t disappoint
Review submitted 05 Nov 2023

Isham · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023
Mexico City: Day of the Dead Comfort
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GBP £1,135