Day of the Dead Mexico tour

mmm Day of the Dead flowers
Josefina Aguilar
Monte Alban

Whenever I mention the Days of the Dead in Mexico, someone always says, “I’ve always wanted to be there for this celebration.”

2019 is your year! Come to Mexico at the end of October to celebrate the Days of the Dead in Mexico. This is one of the most poignant and culturally-significant times of the year to be in Mexico, and we will make the most of it, in both Mexico City and in Oaxaca.  

We’ll  spend three nights in Mexico City, visiting several museums and archeological areas, also the homes of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Then we’ll travel to Oaxaca, with a quick stop in the talavera pottery producing city of Puebla. Everywhere we go we’ll see cemeteries and public and private ofrendas (altars), dedicated to those who have died, but whose spirits will return on October 31 and November 1 to spend a few hours with their loved ones. We’ll return to Mexico City for one last night together before flying home on Sunday, November 3.  

It’s impossible to describe the reverence the living demonstrate to the returning spirits ... you really have to be in Mexico to sense the anticipation and to share it with our families. Much Mexican art, literature, and popular art revolves around the duality of life and death, and the Days of the Dead represent this very well. 

We’ll learn about and enjoy the special foods that families prepare for the Days of the Dead. It’s a truly bittersweet time for everyone, and a most Mexican celebration of both life and death.

You will receive ample printed material about this memorable holiday, and you’ll return home with a lifetime of memories, and perhaps in future years you’ll want celebrate the Days of the Dead in your own homes, remembering your own loved ones in this very special Mexican way.

- 4 nights in Mexico City (3 + 1)
- 5 nights in Oaxaca

Cost: $2,000.00, double room
Includes 9 nights in hotel, double occupancy; meals as follows - all breakfasts and lunches, 7 dinners; all ground transportation; all entrance fees; tips for meals, luggage, hotels; guidance.
Does not include flights to Mexico or airport transfers in Mexico City.
• Single supplement for 9 nights in hotel: $275.00

For more information and a day-by-day itinerary, please contact Vivian.

Fuentes family altar

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