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CMOP - Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido

In Mexico, death isn't the end of the road it's the beginning of a huge party. Rooted in Aztec tradition, Oaxaca's colourful Dead of the Dead festivities have been drawing curious visitors for decades. This week-long tour throws you right into the middle of the action with four straight days of parades, macabre costumes, and market visits in search of sugar skulls. Then, it's off to the coastal town of Puerto Escondido for a few days of well-earned R&R on the beach you'll be more than grateful for or, if you've still got the energy, parties galore.


Visit to local markets to learn about ceremonial objects used for Day of the Dead
Cemetery visit to watch candlelight vigils
Day of the Dead parade in Oaxaca
Beach time in Puerto Escondido
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $799
Start Location
Oaxaca, Mexico
End Location
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
18-39, Fast and Fun, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
30 Oct 201805 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $799 
30 Oct 201905 Nov 201915AUD $799
30 Oct 202005 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $799 
Day 1 - Oaxaca
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Oaxaca
Stop by a local market to learn about local traditions and ceremonial objects, like sugar skulls, used during Day of the Dead celebrations, then visit a cemetery to see how locals honour the memory of their loved ones.
Day 3 - Oaxaca
Join in the celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade. Experience all that is going on in the z calo or main square.
Day 4 - Oaxaca
Enjoy free time to take part in the celebrations in the z calo, spend the day checking out nearby artisan towns, or visit the ruins of Monte Alb n.
Day 5 - Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido
Travel to the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido. Enjoy free time for optional activities, or chill on the beach.
Day 6 - Puerto Escondido
If you haven't hit the waves yet, grab a board and hang ten, then enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
Day 7 - Puerto Escondido
Depart at any time.