Day of the Dead – Parade of the Dead (night tour)

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Arrival Date: 01/11/2020
  • Price: from 55 USD

On this Mexico tour you join the colourful, bizarre street parades through Oaxaca on 01.11.

Tour description:

The 1st of November is the official beginning of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Be sure to try the pan de muerto (dead bread), small round bread made of sweet dough and with a sugar crust. Especially popular on these days are the alfeniques, which are made from sugar, marzipan or chocolate. They are imitations of skulls and it is a popular custom to write your name on them. Everyday objects and food and are used on the ofrendas, the traditional altar of the dead. Admire the creative ofrendas (altars) all over the city, which are in many mexican households and in public plazas.

At approximately 6:00 pm you will be picked up from your hotel and will participate in the comparsa (street parade) of San Jose del Mogote and San Agustín Etla, districts of Oaxaca. Immerse yourself in the colourful, bizarre parade and accompany costumed devils, skeletons and catrinas through the streets. Enjoy the music and dance from house to house and interact directly with the warm and hospitable people of Oaxaca by visiting the beautiful altars of the houses with the Comparsa and bringing gifts such as fruit, chocolate and pan de muerto for the altars. At the end of the tour around 23:00 pm you will be returned to your hotel.
 

This Mexico daytrip includes:

  • Group excursion with certified multilingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned minibus, bus or mini van
  • Mezcal on the tour
  • Local taxes

 

Notes:

  • This tour only takes place on November 1st.
  • Duration about 5 hours