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Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Oaxaca
Arrive at any time.

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a festival that runs from October 31 to November 2 to celebrate and remember loved ones who have deceased. Although the festival is to honour those who have passed on, it is a festive and upbeat celebration rather than somber gathering. Families cook feasts and offer them by the graves of those who have passed to encourage them to come back and join in on the festivities. Oaxaca is one of the main hubs of celebrations for Day of the Dead – the cemetery vigils and street parades make this an experience not to miss!

Day 2 Oaxaca
Stop by a local market to learn about local traditions and ceremonial objects used during Day of the Dead celebrations.

Day 3 Oaxaca
Join in the celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade. Experience all that is going on in the zócalo or main square.

Day 4 Oaxaca
Enjoy free time to take part in the celebrations in the zócalo, spend the day checking out nearby artisan towns, or visit the ruins of Monte Albán.

Day 5 Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido
Travel to the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido. Enjoy free time for optional activities, or chill on the beach.

Day 6 Puerto Escondido
If you haven't hit the waves yet, grab a board and hang ten, then enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

Day 7 Puerto Escondido
Depart at any time.
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In Mexico, death isn’t the end of the road — it’s the beginning of a huge party. Rooted in Aztec tradition, Oaxaca’s colourful Dead of the Dead festivities have been drawing curious visitors for decades. This week-long tour throws you right into the middle of the action with four straight days of parades, macabre costumes, and market visits in search of sugar skulls. Then, it’s off to the coastal town of Puerto Escondido for a few days of well-earned R&R on the beach you’ll be more than grateful for — or, if you’ve still got the energy, parties galore.
  • Your Discover Moment: Oaxaca
  • Visit to local markets to learn about ceremonial objects used for Day of the Dead
  • Day of the Dead parade in Oaxaca
  • Beach time in Puerto Escondido
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels/hostels (6 nts, most multi-share)
  • No meals included.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, walking.
Highlights
  • Visit markets and learn about festival preparations
  • Take part in celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade
  • Relax in the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido
Accommodations
Hotels/hostels (6 nts, most multi-share)
Puerto Escondido, Mexico: Hotel Acuario (or similar)
Oaxaca, Mexico: Hotel Aurora Oaxaca (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; The G staff to traveller ratio of a small group, but it's a G party! The more the merrier.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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