Classic: Day of the Dead in Mexico City (CMDD)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: The G staff to traveller ratio of a small group, but its a G party! The more the merrier.
Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Shop for Day of the Dead goods at the Jamaica Market, Get into the spirit with face painting, Join one of many street parties, Witness a graveyard procession in a small town, Indulge in Mexican street food
You might have seen it in the movies or on TV but nows your chance to experience the Day of the Dead in real life with this six-day tour. Explore Mexico Citys markets and tuck into local street food. Get into the spirit with traditional face painting then join a citywide procession. Venture to a small town to witness the elaborate altars built in honour of loved ones passed. Youll walk away with a greater appreciation for this important cultural event and some incredible memories to boot.
Call (559) 438-0959 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14461429
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 6 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Mexico City||Day 1 Mexico City|
Day of the Dead takes place between October 31 and November 2 and is a celebration and remembrance of the deceased. Families will build private altars and bring large feasts to cemeteries, to be with the souls of the departed. It is believed that the souls will come back to visit and take part in the celebrations. Some of the "ofrendas" (altars) are very elaborate and include sugar skulls and marigold flowers. In most regions, the souls of infants and children are honoured on November 1. Adults are remembered on November 2. It is generally a festive rather than somber gathering. Additional Notes: The schedule for this tour is very flexible. It allows the CEO to make the best use of your time and is based on the events and activities of the day. The CEO will go over the schedule with you. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mexico City||Day 2 Mexico City (1B, 1L)|
Get out and explore Mexico City by walking through the historic centre with the CEO. Stop by the Jamaica Market to chat with some vendors, and learn about Day of the Dead goods for sale. Visit the San Juan Market to check out food stalls and sample some delicious Mexican street food. Included Activities: Mexico City Walking Tour San Juan Market visit
|Day 3||Mexico City||Day 3 Mexico City (1B)|
Get into the spirit of Day of the Dead with a bit of face painting before setting off to take in Mexico Citys procession. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Mexico City and surroundings. In the evening, head out to one of the many Day of the Dead street parties in the city. Included Activities: Face Painting Mexico City Day of the Dead Parade Day of the Dead Street Party
|Day 4||Mexico City||Day 4 Mexico City (1B)|
Travel to the small town of San AndrEs Mixquic in the afternoon to take in a procession to the graveyard. Visit a cemetery to see the elaborate altars and offerings prepared by locals in honour the memories of their loved ones. Included Activities: San AndrEs Mixquic visit
|Day 5||Mexico City||Day 5 Mexico City (1B)|
Take advantage of a free day to explore more of Mexico City and surroundings. Opt to visit the massive pyramids of TeotihuacAn, check out the Frida Kahlo Museum, or join the festivities on water on a boat in Xochimilco.
|Day 6||Mexico City||Day 6 Mexico City (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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