Guided tour

Oaxaca: Mexican Day of the Dead Nighttime Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca

Oaxaca: Mexican Day of the Dead Nighttime Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca

From US$ 63.16 per person

Explore Oaxaca at night and learn about the Mexican Day of the Dead. Visit Jalatlaco and see the decorated altars, then go to three cemeteries to witness how locals pay their respects to the dead.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Celebrate Day of the Dead with pan de muerto and colorful flowers,
  • Local guide leads you to home decorated altars, visit cemeteries, and a parade
  • Celebrate with local people their traditions full of joy and color
  • Be part of one the most symbolic traditions in Oaxaca
Full description
Beggining the Tour with the pick up in the meeting point, (entrace at el jardin etnobotanico) from this point we will move to our first stop. El barrio de Jalatlaco, one of the most colorful neighborhood where flowers, chopped paper, calacas and catrinas decorate this neighborhood. You will learn the importante and the symbolism behind the decotarions of the altars, listen to the fascinating stories that your guide will be narrating on the path. The next stop will be the "Panteon General" one of the most antique cementaries in Oaxaca. Illuminated with numerous candles, observe beautiful decorated graves full of flowers de cempansuchitl. You can observe how the families take bread, pan de muerto, music to the love ones that have past away. Our last stop Will be the visit of two cementeries in Xoxocotlán, where their traditions are being well preserved and worth to admire. Smell the sence of the copal, where according to the traditions it serves to purify the soul of the dead that visit us. You Will observe how the people who have relatives resting in the cementaries arrive taking with them flowers, candles, sweet skulls made of candies, food, mezcal or beer. Enjoy this fest full of color, music, its all about celebrating our love ones that have past away.
Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Panteon General, Oaxaca visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: Spanish, English

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Most of this tour takes place by foot.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

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Tour was fun but guides and bus were late getting started due to crowds. We were texted in the morning that they would take us back to our hotels or Airbnb but that didn’t happen. Cemetery is crazy crowded so be prepared for that. Our guide was very personable and informative.

November 2, 2022

The tour was disappointing. What was advertised as an evening walking tour of Oaxaca’s neighborhoods and cementeries to appreciate the cultural significance and appreciation of Day of the Dead resulted in a 3 1/2 hr. van ride, stopping in Etla to experience a 1/2 hr. muerteada, and a 1/2 hr. visit to an abandoned cemetery. The two guides provided no commentary as to the customs or traditions of this annual Oaxacan commemoration honoring their deceased family members.

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November 3, 2022

Product ID: 430292