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Oaxaca: Day of the Dead Tour

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Take part in the Day of the Dead celebrations while in Oaxaca and immerse yourself in Mexican culture. Join a guided experience to the local pantheon or a traditional community with food tastings.

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  • Learn about the history of the altar of the dead
  • Taste tamales and chocolate
  • Participate in the 'Comparsa dance in the town of Etla'


Join us for a truly unique experience and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tradition of this popular celebration. During this exciting tour, you will witness a fascinating ceremony where ancestors are believed to be invited to visit from beyond the underworld. Family members offer their loved ones their favorite foods and drinks on an altar decorated with beautiful yellow Mexican marigolds, dead bread, incense, sweet skulls, and even their preferred music. You'll have the chance to appreciate the main pantheon, a central part of this tradition, while surrounded by the tombs, copal, music, and vibrant colors of the celebrations. Join in on the festivities and celebrate with the souls of the deceased, dancing alongside members of the community dressed in traditional costumes, creating an unforgettable experience. The night of the muerteada in San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, is a unique and unforgettable experience. The town, located about 40 minutes from the city of Oaxaca, transforms into a magical stage where death is celebrated with joy and color. On the night of November 1, starting at midnight, the streets of the town are filled with music, dance, and color. Participants, dressed in traditional costumes of death, walk the streets to the rhythm of the wind band music The traditional costumes of the muerteada in San Agustín Etla are very elaborate and require a lot of time and dedication to make. The most common are the mirror and bell costumes, which are very heavy and require a lot of strength to dance with them. The muerteada is a celebration of life and death. It is an opportunity to remember loved ones who have already passed away and to celebrate their legacy. It is also an opportunity to enjoy the music, dance, and culture of Oaxaca.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Driver/guide Food tasting (typical dead, tamales, and chocolate) Liability insurance

Important Information

  • No pets allowed
  • This tour is not recommended for people with back problems

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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