Tour Number

Activity Level

364280


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. They should be under the supervision of a responsible adult.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca


The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living outside the country; it focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray and remember those who have died, supporting their spiritual journey. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The origins of this holiday can be traced to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

Visiting Mexico City during the Day of the Dead Festivities is a surreal, rare and unique experience you can't miss and you will never forget. You will witness the rituals used to celebrate these important dates, all of them full of color and tradition.

A wonderful cocktail mix from cultural, historical and sightseeing ingredients is exactly what you will experience on this tour.

Itinerary

October 28- Pick up at your arrival to Mexico City International Airport to transfer to your accommodation.

October 29- Visit to the National Anthropology Museum, evening at leisure.

October 30- Teotihuacan Archaeological site, Basilica de Guadalupe and Dolores Graveyard tour.

October 31- Puebla City tour and transfer to Oaxaca.

November 1- Mitla Archaeological site and visit to Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan to witness their celebrations.

November 2- Benito Juarez Market and Santo Domingo Cultural Center.

November 3- Monte Alban Archaeological site and transfer to Mexico City.

November 4- Airport transfer. End of my services. Buen viaje!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or Mexico City International Airport.

End location: At your hotel or Mexico City International Airport.

Duration: 8 days

This tour has a single starting date, it is available only once a year.

Transportation

Private luxury transportation with insurance and permits included.

What’s Included

• Airport - Hotel - Airport transfers.
• Private, luxury, licensed transportation.
• Federal tour guide in the archaeological sites.
• All the entrance fees to archaeological sites and activities as described.
• Knowledgeable explanation of the archaeological sites, history, traditions and legends of Mexico.
• Commitment to your needs and interests, advice on any situation you may require orientation and the certainty you are dealing with a professional, experienced individual.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 pesos - Souvenirs, meals, beverages and gratuities are not included on the tour fee.

What’s Extra

Accommodation, souvenirs, meals, beverages, personal expenses and gratuities are not included on the tour fee.

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