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.”

Trip highlights

Mezcal Factory Tour, Not to be confused with tequila, this distilled liquor is made in small batches from a variety of species of agave (spiky green plants that look like the tops of pineapples). Sample different types, including white unaged mezcal (often sold with an agave larva inside), along with “reposado” and “añejo” (aged) batches.

Monte Albán Tour, Enjoy the 360-degree views, see Olmec carvings, and be sure to visit the museum to see artifacts and stele excavated in the early 20th century.

Oaxaca Culinary Experience, Enjoy the culinary delights of Oaxaca with a local host. Stop at a market and a chocolate-grinding mill along the way, and participate in a tortilla-making workshop. Then head to the home of a local family to sit down to a meal together.

Itinerary - 7 Days

Day 1 Oaxaca

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Oaxaca (1B)

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 Albán or Mitla, take a cooking class, or relax in a café on the city's main square.

Day 3 Oaxaca (1B, 1L)

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 (1B)

Continue exploring the culture, spirituality, and festivities of the famed Day of the Dead festival.

Day 5 Oaxaca (1B)

Continue exploring the culture, spirituality, and traditions of the famed Day of the Dead festival.

Day 6 Oaxaca (1B)

Enjoy your last full day of the Day of the Dead festival.

Day 7 Oaxaca (1B)

Depart at any time.

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