This cultural festival will have you spooked in all the right ways.
Feel the mystical vibes of the weird and wonderful Dia de los Muertos, or the annual Day of the Dead festival, on a five-day cultural exploration of Mexico City and surrounds. Visit the museums of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and learn all about their fascination with death, wander about Puebla city, participate in a traditional Day of the Dead ceremony and see elaborate altars dedicated to the deceased. This festival is all about rituals, so dive straight in to the spooky and sacrilegious ceremonies that has made this tradition so infamous. Oh, and Mexico City’s tacos will make you feel you’ve died and gone to heaven, too.
Why you’ll love this trip
- Join a family in Tlahuac to create an altar (or ofrenda as it’s sometimes called in Spanish) to remember your ancestors and join in their colourful cemetery ceremonies.
- Take a walking tour of Mexico City with your local leader, taking in the city’s most iconic sites – the Zocalo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Palacio de Bellas Artes.
- Get the low-down on all the traditions and rituals watching the incredible Day of the Dead parade then fiesta the night away in Mexico City and get into the true spirit of this haunting ceremonial festival.
- Mix with the locals in Puebla, visiting a local family who will share their traditions of this special time of year.
- Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum in the historic Coyoacan neighbourhood – you’ll check out the works in her former home and discover her art often focused on the notion of death.
Day 1: Mexico City
Day 2: Mexico City
Day 3: Puebla
Day 4: Mexico City
Day 5: Mexico City
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Images courtesy of Intrepid Group