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Day of the Dead in Mexico City

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Fully Guided Adventure Small Group Festivals & Events Short Break Day of the Dead
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 Trip Length
6 Days
 Trip Starts
Mexico City
 Trip Finishes
Mexico City
6 Day Day of the Dead in Mexico City Itinerary (G Adventures)
Countries Explored: Mexico
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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 6 Day Day of the Dead in Mexico City. You might have seen it in the movies or on TV but now's your chance to experience the Day of the Dead in real life with this six-day tour. Explore Mexico City's 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. You'll walk away with a greater appreciation for this important cultural event and some incredible memories to boot.


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. Stay: Hotel Soy Local CDMX

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. Stay: Hotel Soy Local CDMX (B/L)

Get into the spirit of Day of the Dead with a bit of face painting before setting off to take in Mexico City's 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. Stay: Hotel Soy Local CDMX (B)

Travel to the small town of San Andrés 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. Stay: Hotel Soy Local CDMX (B)

Take advantage of a free day to explore more of Mexico City and surroundings. Opt to visit the massive pyramids of Teotihuacán, check out the Frida Kahlo Museum, or join the festivities on water on a boat in Xochimilco. Stay: Hotel Soy Local CDMX (B)

Depart at any time. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Shop for Day of the Dead goods at 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.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Foodie Moment: San Juan Market visit, Mexico City
  • Mexico City walking tour
  • Visit to Jamaica Market to learn about ceremonial objects used for Day of the Dead
  • San Juan Market visit with lunch
  • Face painting
  • Day of the Dead parade
  • Day of the Dead street party
  • San Andrés Mixquic day trip with cemetery visit to participate in graveyard procession
  • Free time in Mexico City
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  • Hotels (5 Nights)

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides

  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch

  • Private vehicle, metro, walking

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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