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!
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
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. Your adventure begins with at 11am on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. 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.
4. Day of the Dead is celebrated on the 1st & 2nd of November. The date of the Day of the Dead parade is usually announced by the Secretary of Culture one month prior to the festivities. The parade is rumored to be on the 27th October and is not included in this 5-day trip (which focuses on the main days of celebrations). Let us know if this parade is of interest to you and we can assist you booking the necessary pre-tour accommodation.
2019 CHANGES: From 1 January 2019 this trip will start at 6pm instead of 11am. These changes come as a result of our operator’s feedback regarding travellers not being aware of this unusually early starting time and missing activities on the first day.