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Picture this: an eight-day adventure, right in the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico. You'll be surrounded by a wave of marigold petals, sugar skulls, and the vibrant traditions of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The air will be heavy with copal incense and the city will pulsate with the rhythm of life honoring the departed. Local crafts? We've got 'em. Food that's too tasty to describe? You bet! We've planned a mix of guided activities to immerse you in the traditions, but also left some room for you to wander and discover on your own. Whether you're a culture lover, a foodie, a nature enthusiast, or a free-spirited explorer, Oaxaca is the place for you. This isn't just a trip, it's a journey of the soul, a celebration of life, and an ode to the departed. Let's make some unforgettable memories together in this beautiful city, shall we?
⭐️ Join the vibrant Day of the Dead celebrations - it's unforgettable!
⭐️ Delve into Oaxacan chocolate-making - sweet and delightful!
⭐️ Meet the craftswomen at Teotitlán del Valle weaving co-op - truly inspiring!
⭐️ Explore Oaxaca's rich art, architecture, and food - a sensory wonderland!
⭐️ Be awed by Hierve el Agua's unique rock formations - a natural masterpiece!
Saturday, October 28th
Welcome to Oaxaca, amigo! Settle into your cosy hotel room (check-in from noon to 5pm), then join us for a heartwarming welcome dinner and drinks where you'll be introduced to the magical city of Oaxaca and its enchanting Day of the Dead traditions. Ready, set, let's start the adventure!
INCLUDED: Dinner and introductory orientation, including a history of the celebration of Day of the Dead and Oaxaca City.
Sunday, October 29th
Rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, or let our local guide point you to a hidden gem. Then it's off to the colorful Sunday Market in Tlacolula before a pit stop at Teotitlán del Valle for lunch and textiles galore. Ever wanted to make chocolate? Now's your chance! Wrap up your day exploring Oaxaca's colorful nightlife at your own pace.
INCLUDED: Breakfast at hotel, private transportation, lunch, chocolate workshop, Women’s Weaving Co-op visit.
Monday, October 30th
Spend the morning exploring or working, but save some energy: we'll be invited to join a local family in their Day of the Dead preparations. Today is a very special day for every Oaxacan home. Families start building their altars, one of the most spectacular elements of Día de Muertos. We’ll visit Dalia and her family in a Zapotec community, where they will welcome us and share this deep experience with our group. We invite you to bring a photo or a memento that you’d like to offer for the altar and to connect with this tradition. Dinner will be homemade at Dalia’s home, a unique and exclusive experience!
INCLUDED: Breakfast at hotel, private transportation, altar building experience, dinner.
Tuesday, October 31st
Halloween, Oaxacan style! Get a feel for the city with a walking tour (optional), then look forward to a fun-filled evening at a rooftop party. And don't forget to try on the traditional Day of the Dead makeup!
INCLUDED: Breakfast at the hotel, walking tour, Museo de las Culturas, professional make up for Día de Muertos, drinks, music & food.
Wednesday, November 1st
Breakfast will be served at the hotel and you’ll have a free morning. Time to work, rest or explore on your own. Lunch will be on your own. In the evening, we’ll have dinner at Criollo and enjoy the Muerteada (parade). A dining experience at one of Oaxaca’s best restaurants! This is a gastronomical proposal by Enrique Olvera (Pujol) and Luis Arellano (Criollo).
INCLUDED: Breakfast, Dinner tasting menu at Criollo and Muerteada.
Thursday, November 2nd
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. This is a free morning to stroll and to explore the city, visit a store where you can pick up some presents for family, go back to your favorite nevería or find a quiet spot for work. Lunch will be on your own. In the evening, we will enjoy a wonderful dinner with a mezcal tasting that will be part of the dinner menu. After dinner, we’ll visit a local cemetery and observe as families bring tribute to their dead and decorate their tombs, share food and drinks around them and spend the night ‘en vela’.
INCLUDED: Breakfast, Mezcal tasting + Dinner, Private Transportation, Cemetery visit.
Friday, November 3rd
Early breakfast at the hotel and then we head out on a longer ride out of town to Hierve el Agua. A spectacular set of natural travertine rock formations in San Lorenzo Albarradas. This is a place that you will remember forever and a very popular spot for all visitors in the area. We will arrive around 10:30AM. Around 13:00 PM we will leave and head to enjoy Tlayudas, a very popular and delicious meal in the area. You cannot leave the Oaxaca region without trying one! In the evening, you’ll have dinner on your own. Get ready for travel and checkout the next day.
INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch, Private transportation.
Saturday, November 4th
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, if you wish to eat somewhere else your local host will give you some recommendations. This will be your travel day and the end of your trip. Checkout at the hotel is by 12PM - noon.
Embrace the culture of Dia de los Muertos
We work exclusively with local partners, ensuring a greater share of revenue supports the community and promotes sustainable livelihoods in Oaxaca.
Boosting the Local Economy
More than 90% of the cost goes directly into the local economy in Oaxaca, fostering growth and development within these families and local projects.
The families in the Zapotec communities specifically rely on our visits that have been taking place since 2018. By staying in a family hotel outside the main historic center, we are supporting other barrios of Oaxaca.
This adventure encourages the use of public transportation to minimize carbon emissions and promote eco-friendly travel. We do a lot of walking on this trip when possible.
Our supplier is proudly owned and guided by women, championing gender equality and empowerment in the tourism industry. Our partner mainly collaborates with other female led projects like the Women's cooperative and incredible Zapotec Women.
You'll gain insight into the local environment and our collective impact, inspiring conscious travel and responsible decision-making. You’ll have a deeper understanding of Mexican culture by experiencing Día de Muertos with locals.
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