Day of the Dead in Mexico City

Day of the Dead in Mexico City


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Mexico

Cities Visited

Mexico City

Tour Itinerary

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

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 1: Mexico City
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
Accommodation: Hotel Posada Viena (or similar)

Day 2: Mexico City
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.
Activity: Get the lay of the land during a walking tour of Mexico City with the CEO. Start by visiting the historic centre (known as the zócalo) of the city, before visiting the Jamaica Market to chat with some of the vendors about ceremonial objects used for Day of the Dead celebrations.
Activity: The San Juan market is a traditional food market in the heart of Mexico City, and one of the oldest in the city. Enjoy time to wander through the market and sample mouth-watering street food - we hope you brought your appetite!
Accommodation: Hotel Posada Viena (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 3: Mexico City
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.
Activity: Get into the spirit of Day of the Dead like the locals with some face painting to look like a sugar skull. Don't forget your camera, the intricate designs and patterns will leave you in awe.
Activity: The festivities in Mexico City for Day of the Dead are much newer than celebrations in other regions in the country. Starting only in 2012, the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City has exploded in popularity and now includes over 700 performers who parade 10km through the city on floats with giant skulls and altars adorned with flowers, with up to 300,000 onlookers. Join the party and take in the intricately decorated floats and elaborate costumes during this unforgettable day.
Activity: As the Day of the Dead parade winds down, the party is only getting started. Join the group at one of the many street parties throughout the city and celebrate like the locals.
Accommodation: Hotel Posada Viena (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Mexico City
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.
Free Time: Enjoy a free morning for optional activities, or relax after a busy day of Day of the Dead celebrations.
Activity: Travel to the small town of San Andrés Mixquic, just outside of the city. This town preserves the historic traditions of Day of the Dead, and is a great place to be involved in the local rituals. Join the locals on a procession to the Pantheon in the graveyard, where the smell of incense fills the air and and the sky is illuminated with candlelight to guide the way of the deceased souls to their families. Take in the elaborate alters and offerings and see how the locals celebrate the memories of their loved ones.
Accommodation: Hotel Posada Viena (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5: Mexico City
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.
Free Time: Take advantage of free time to get out and explore this amazing city and its surroundings.
Accommodation: Hotel Posada Viena (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6: Mexico City
Depart at any time.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Meal(s): Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals Included
5 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport
Private vehicle, metro, walking.

Inclusions
Your 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.

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Accommodations

Hotels (5 nts).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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