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Mexico City: Day of the Dead Guided Tour

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Experience 1 of Mexico’s most symbolic traditions, the Day of the Dead, on this guided tour from Mexico City. Learn about this important event, see beautifully decorated altars, and visit a traditional pantheon.


  • Experience 1 of Mexico’s most symbolic traditions, the Day of the Dead
  • See the beautifully decorated altars where offerings are left each year
  • Learn about the history and importance of the Day of the Dead from your guide
  • Mingle with the locals celebrating their loved ones as you listen to music and dance


The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Mexico City. Visit a cemetery at night, where you can admire the famous altars and their rich expressions of popular art that fuse symbolism and thought, both pre-Hispanic and Catholic around death. Learn about the symbolism of these altars and their importance to the people who create them. Listen to your guide's fascinating stories, and discover why marigold flowers are used, among other items, to decorate the altars. Mingle with the locals as you take part in this special day.  Finally, visit Xochimilco to take a tour of the canals at nighttime in a trajinera – a traditional Mexican boat. Pass through floating gardens. Enjoy a performance of 'La Llorona' and enjoy the most authentic Day of the Dead experience.


Round transportation from the meeting point in Mexico City Bilingual guide Mariachi Show and La Llorona Visit to the pantheon Trajinera (traditional boat) ride

Important Information

  • The duration and logistics of the tour may be affected by weather and traffic conditions in the city. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, rain gear and warm clothes.

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