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CMDNG - Mexico's Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Both intriguing and unusual, the Day of the Dead festival is both a celebration of ancestors and a huge party, and here is your backstage pass. Join us in Oaxaca, Mexico's artistic heartland, for a seven-day adventure that gives a truly different perspective of the country. With street dances, painted faces, incredible ruins, picturesque landscapes all around, delicious flavours, and maybe a margarita or two, it'll be easy to get into the macabre spirit of "Dia de los Muertos."


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Arrival transfer
Visits to observe cemetery vigils in the towns of Xoxocotl n and Atzompa
Oaxaca and Etla Valley Day of the Dead parades
Orientation walk and market visit in Oaxaca
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $1,599
Start Location
Oaxaca, Mexico
End Location
Oaxaca, Mexico
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
28 Oct 201803 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,599 
28 Oct 201903 Nov 20194AUD $1,799
28 Oct 202003 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,599 
Day 1 - Oaxaca
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Oaxaca
Take an orientation walk through Oaxaca with your CEO to familiarize yourself with the city. Spend five days exploring the culture, spirituality, and festivities of the famed Day of the Dead festival. There is free time to explore, visit the nearby ruins of Monte Alb n or Mitla, take a cooking class, or relax in a caf on the city's main square.
Day 3 - Oaxaca
Explore the culinary delights of Oaxaca with a local host, who will take us to a nearby market, the chocolate grinding mills, and a tortilla making workshop. Continue on to a local family's kitchen and taste an array of Oaxacan cuisine, learn traditional cooking methods, and discuss the food culture in Oaxaca. There's also free time to explore the city and its surroundings.
Day 4 - Oaxaca
Continue exploring the culture, spirituality, and festivities of the famed Day of the Dead festival.
Day 5 - Oaxaca
Continue exploring the culture, spirituality, and traditions of the famed Day of the Dead festival.
Day 6 - Oaxaca
Enjoy your last full day of the Day of the Dead festival.
Day 7 - Oaxaca
Depart at any time.