On this Day of the Dead trip to Mexico you will experience the Mexican Dia de los Muertos up close and at your own pace! The Mexican Day of the Dead is so unique and significant in the world that it has been declared an Intangible World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
So immerse yourself in the colourful, fun-loving festivities, traditions and customs. Learn everything about the Day of the Dead, the Saint Catrina, Las Calaveras and much more on your Mexico trip. Try the traditional pan de muerto (Bread of the Dead), a sugar skull and mezcal. Marvel at the beautiful landscape that you will see on your journey from Mexico City to Puebla and Oaxaca.
This Day of the Dead trip to Mexico is ideal for combining with a relaxing beach holiday on Holbox or the Riviera Maya.
Look forward to your dream trip to Mexico, which will be 100% tailored to you and your wishes.
Would you rather travel together with other people? No problem, then register for our English-speaking Dia de los Muertos group trip.
Upon arrival at Mexico City Airport, your driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel. There you can recover from the long journey.
Mexico City is unique in the world! The metropolis is one of the ten largest cities in the world.
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel. During your sightseeing tour, you will visit the gigantic Zócalo with the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral, the Templo Mayor and the Palacio Nacional with impressive murals by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo’s husband.
At the end of your tour you will visit the fascinating Anthropological Museum, which presents the history of Mexico in a very interesting and interactive way.
Afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel.
Alternatively, we recommend that you explore Mexico City on a street food tour through the historic center or through the hip Roma district.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Mexico City this morning and together with your guide you will set off to the imposing pyramids of Teotihuacán.
This famous ruin site was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in America. Teotihuacán was built in the 6th century BC and became the cultural and economic center of Central America with up to 200,000 inhabitants.
Let your guide explain everything you need to know about this unique temple complex. Then, you will have a delicious lunch at an impressive nearby grotto before heading back to Mexico City.
Today you get your rental car in the nearby rental car station and your Dia de los Muertos road trip continues to the beautiful, colonial city of Puebla.
On the way we recommend a stop in the holy city of Cholula. There you will get to know the largest pyramid in the world (yes, that’s right. Strictly speaking, it is even larger than the famous pyramids in Egypt).
From there you can enjoy a beautiful view of the impressive Popocatépetl volcano, which is still active today. If you are interested, you can also visit the Los Remedios Monastery and the San Francisco Acatepec Church.
Then your road trip continues to the Puebla´s downtown area. Discover the 4th largest city in Mexico on your own and visit the most important sights such as the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. We recommend that you try the national dish Mole Poblano in one of the many good restaurants.
On the eve of Day of the Dead, you can see the famous, man-high Catrina skeletons in the streets throughout the city center of Puebla, as well as colorful Day of the Dead decorations in the streets, pubs and restaurants.
After a hearty breakfast in Puebla, you continue to Oaxaca, the cradle of Dia de los Muertos. There you will learn all about the customs and celebrations of the Mexican Day of the Dead the next few days.
Upon your arrival in Oaxaca, we recommend that you take a walking tour of the pretty city. Visit the Zócalo, the Cathedral, the Amparo Museum, the Rosario Chapel, the Palafoxiana Library and the colorful El Parián handicraft market.
During the day you will be amazed by the colorful Día de los Muertos decorations that can be seen on every house and in every alley. But when it gets dark, it gets even more beautiful and impressive!
Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead to commemorate their loved ones who have passed away. The belief is that the departed souls come back to their families, celebrate with them and enjoy being together. Therefore, altars are set up, which are decorated over and over with the bright orange marigolds (Spanish cempasuchil) and the favorite food of the deceased.
Walk through the colorful streets, look at the altars in the dark, taste the typical delicacies and take part in the festivities in downtown Oaxaca.
Today after breakfast you will visit the largest excavation site of the Zapotecs – Monte Albán.
This former Zapotec city is the most important archaeological site in the region and from there you have a wonderful view over the surrounding area and the city.
You then have the afternoon at leisure. Try some of the regional delicacies here and there and feel the special flair of Oaxaca.
In the evening the traditional parade of the Mexican Day of the Dead takes place. There you will see many figures of Saint Catrina in all colors and shapes, devil figures, colorful alebrijes and much more dancing through the streets to typical Mexican music.
Today you will visit one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Mexico – the “petrified” waterfalls of Hierve el Agua (English = “boiling water”). These limestone waterfalls are reminiscent of Pamukale in Turkey. Although the bubbling springs are actually reminiscent of boiling water, it has a pleasant temperature of 20-27 degrees Celsius (68-81 degrees Fahrenheit)
Afterwards you will continue to the weaving village of Teotitlán, where you will get to know the original technique of the wool weavers.
Your amazing Day of the Dead trip to Mexico is coming to an end. Depending on your further itinerary, you drive to Oaxaca airport, return your rental car and then take your flight to either Mexico City or Cancún.
Yes. All prices shown on the website are prices per person in double occupancy. Please contact us to send you an individual offer with a single supplement.
Oaxaca is a small, authentic Mexican city. Dia de los Muertos is the biggest and most important festival of the year. It must be expected that there will be many visitors. We therefore recommend starting the excursions, e.g. to Monte Alban, Teotitlan and Hierve el Agua, as early as possible in the day. This is the best way to avoid the crowds of visitors.
We offer you a Covid-19 security package with which you can cancel or rebook your trip free of charge up to 7 days before the start of the trip. You can find more information about this here.