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Mexico's Day of the Dead in Oaxaca
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7 days

from $1,799 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Celebrate the Day of the Dead at street parades, and gather at cemeteries for twilight vigils.
  • Sample the gastronomic delights of Oaxaca on a food tour through Mexico’s culinary capital.
  • Venture out to nearby villages to visit artisans and see traditional Oaxacan handicrafts.
Itinerary

Both intriguing and unusual, the Day of the Dead festival is a celebration of ancestors as well as a huge party, and here is your backstage pass. Join us in Oaxaca, Mexico’s artistic heartland, for a seven-day adventure that gives a truly different perspective of the country. With street dances, painted faces, incredible ruins, picturesque landscapes all around, delicious flavours, and maybe a margarita or two, it'll be easy to get into the macabre spirit of "Dia de los Muertos."

Day 1: Oaxaca

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Oaxaca

Take an orientation walk through Oaxaca with your CEO to familiarize yourself with the city. Spend five days exploring the culture, spirituality, and festivities of the famed Day of the Dead festival. There is free time to explore, visit the nearby ruins of Monte Albán or Mitla, take a cooking class, or relax in a café on the city's main square.

Day 3: Oaxaca

Explore the culinary delights of Oaxaca with a local host, who will take us to a nearby market, the chocolate grinding mills, and a tortilla making workshop. Continue on to a local family's kitchen and taste an array of Oaxacan cuisine, learn traditional cooking methods, and discuss the food culture in Oaxaca. There’s also free time to explore the city and its surroundings.

Day 4: Oaxaca

Continue exploring the culture, spirituality, and festivities of the famed Day of the Dead festival.

Day 5: Oaxaca

Continue exploring the culture, spirituality, and traditions of the famed Day of the Dead festival.

Day 6: Oaxaca

Enjoy your last full day of the Day of the Dead festival.

Day 7: Oaxaca

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 28 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
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  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $2,778 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,778 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,778 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,778 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,778 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,778 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,778 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 03 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,778 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (6 nts).
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Transport: Private vehicle.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Oaxaca Culinary Experience, Oaxaca
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visits to observe cemetery vigils in the towns of Xoxocotlán and Atzompa
  • Oaxaca and Etla Valley Day of the Dead parades
  • Orientation walk and market visit in Oaxaca
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $2,188

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.