On this Mexico tour you visit the beautifuly decorated cemeteries of Oaxaca during Day of the Dead in Oaxaca on October 31st.
The beautiful colonial center of Oaxaca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, with interesting museums, galleries and cozy cafés. Discover the city on your own during the day and immerse yourself in the lively art scene. Particularly beautiful is the Zócalo and the main square of the city which is accessible only to pedestrians. Visit the nearby Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, which depicts the entire history of Oaxaca, and make a detour to the colourful market to taste local delicacies such as grasshoppers, mole or regional chocolate.
At approximately 7 pm, when the sun goes down, you will be picked up from your hotel to celebrate the Day of the Dead and receive the souls of the deceased in the cemetery of San Miguel. The day of the dead is not an event of mourning, as one would expect, but a colourful Mexican celebration of life with family and friends in honor of the dead. Admire the lovely decorated tombs with cempasúchil (marigolds), mezcal, pan de muerto and chocolate surrounded by glowing candlelight. Admire the most beautiful decorated altars, which are awarded in a competition. Another stop on this magical evening is the cemetery Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán. Wander through its colourful streets adorned with sand and sawdust and bizarre images and symbols of death. At the end of the tour around 00:00 am you will be returned to your hotel.