During this charming trip to Mexico, you will discover the colorful Mexican holiday “Dia de Muertos”, where the Mexicans connect with their deceased. In the pulsating metropolis Mexico City, you will enjoy the colorful street parade, visit the floating gardens of Xochimilco and experience a “Lucha Libre” spectacle. Afterwards, you get to know the colonial cities of Mexico and experience together with a local family the traditions, far away from large tourist crowds.
After your arrival in Mexico City, you will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel. (Breakfast incl.)
Today you will be picked up at your hotel and get to know Mexico City! First, you will explore the historic center of the city, the famous Zócalo, the beautiful cathedral “Metropolitana” and the Government Palace with its impressive murals painted by Diego Rivera. Afterwards, we continue to the colorful parade in honor of “Día de Muertos” – Day of the Dead. Like in other Catholic countries of the world, the dead are commemorated on this day. The parade in Mexico City has been held annually since 2016 since the James Bond Movie Spectre. Giant skeletons, colorful costumes and mariachi music are only a few of the impressive traditions you will experience on this important holiday. Afterwards, we will take you back to your hotel. (Breakfast incl.)
Optional: If you want you can get your face painted traditionally for the „Dia de Muertos” and feel like a local!
Since the government of Mexico City often changes the program in short notice, it may happen that the parade is moved to another day. In this case, we offer an alternative program.
In the morning we will head to the beautiful south of Mexico City, where you get to know the colorful canals of Xochimilco, also known as the floating gardens. Here you can take a boat trip that reflects the joy of live of the Mexicans. Taste typical specialties, enjoy traditional Marriachi music and admire Mexican handicrafts. Afterwards, we will drive to the old town of the idyllic district. There you can admire the many colorful altars that were built on the Zócalo in memory of the deceased, the stunning church and the market, which are very charming. In the afternoon, we will continue to Coyoacán. Coyoacán is an authentic residential area, which has not lost its charm. Get to know the lively streets and squares of Coyoacán during this time of the year. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel in Mexico City where you can take a short break and relax.
In the evening, enjoy a spectacular wrestling show called “Lucha Libre”. This style of wrestling is very popular in Mexico and is a mix of sport and theatrics creating a fun and energetic show! Many of the fighters are masked and have eccentric personalities. Pick you favourite and cheer along with the crowd as the fighters fly through the air in acrobatic movements, dangerous jumps and high octane fun. After the show, you will be returned to your hotel. (Breakfast incl.)
Early in the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and visit the city of the gods, Teotihuacán, located 50 kilometers northeast of Mexico City. This archeological area is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and with 22 km² the largest ruined city in Latin America. Admire the Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon and get an impression about the actual extent of this mostly unexplored area. Then we will head north to Querétaro, where you will start your guided walking tour through the historic center. This beautiful city has also been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get to know the Plaza de la Independencia, the Convento de la Cruz, the famous aqueduct of Querétaro and the Casa de la Marquesa, the most beautiful monument in the city. (Breakfast not incl.)
In the morning you will have some free time on your own to enjoy the beautiful colonial town of Queretaro. Stroll around and appreciate the colonial arquitecture. Afterwards, we drive to a surrounding village where you will experience the truly unique tradition of the “Día de Muertos” with a local family. On “Dia de Muertos” the graves in the cemeteries are lovingly decorated and many families set up gift tables (ofrendas) at their home. You can find pictures of the deceased, their favorite dishes, fruits and candles on the ofrendas. The idea behind this tradition is that the living light the way for the dead so they come back for the night and enjoy everything that has been prepared for them. The local family then invites you for lunch (included), prayers and grave visits! You will experience “Dia de Muertos” like no one else! After this breathtaking experience we will continue to San Miguel de Allende. (Breakfast incl.)
The day will start with a tour around beautiful San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel is known for its numerous art galleries, stunning rooftop terraces, outstanding restaurants and exclusive boutique hotels. The beautiful colonial city with its unique Gothic-style cathedral has been declared the American Capital of Culture 2019 by the “International Bureau of Capitals of Culture” in Barcelona.
In the evening you dive into the “Dia de Muertos” celebration and visit the colorful cemeteries of the village. On the night from first to second November, the dead return to life. The mexicans are not intimidated by death and celebrate “Dia de Muertos” surprisingly cheerfully. You will be surprised! We don’t want to reveal too much, you have to experience it by yourself! (Breakfast incl.)
In the morning we will drive to Guanajuato. During a city tour you can get to know the birthplace of Diego Rivera, the university of Guanajuato, the famous kissing alley and the cathedral. Then you will walk up to the stone monument of Pipila, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Guanajuato. In the evening we will return to San Miguel de Allende. (Breakfast incl.)
After breakfast we will head to a locally wine yard and Restaurant near Querétaro which has its own micro artesanal destillery where natural wines, whiskey, gin and Brandy with local ingredients are produced. There you will be able to enjoy a small tour, look a the production process and taste their specialities! After a short lunch (included) with fresh ingredients directly from farm to table we continue to the archeological site of Tula, which is located about 85 km north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo. Here you will visit the famous gigantic atlases of Tula. After this guided tour, we will head back to Mexico City, where your trip will end. (Breakfast not incl.)
You are welcome to prolong your stay in Mexico. Get inspired by the many possibilities Mexico has to offer! We will gladly assist you!