- 6 days / 5 nights
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Neighborhood visits
- Learn how to make chocolate
- Face painting
- Day Of The Dead parade
Day of the Dead is one of Mexico’s most historic celebrations and it gives visitors a new sense of understanding death from a cultural perspective. This trip is for the traveler who wishes to go beyond the surface and deeper into the meaning of local traditions. The itinerary we have created also gives amazing insight into contemporary Oaxaca, its food, art and architecture. The City is, hands down, one of the cultural epicenters of the world. This trip offers a mix of high end, as well as low key experiences. You will enjoy meals at wonderful local restaurants and markets, explore natural wonders, artisans, flavors and smells. As for Day of the Dead activities, explore the celebrations, parades and parties, but also go further and peek into the more traditional cemeteries where locals visit their cherished ones. Though there is a fair amount of free time, there are activities planned every day. Please read carefully through the itinerary and descriptions to ensure that you are booking a trip that fits your interests and working schedule.
Day 1: Friday October 28 - Welcome to Oaxaca
The trip will start with an afternoon check-in to the hotel from noon to 5pm. In the evening we'll meet for a welcome dinner and drinks together with our local host in Oaxaca and receive an intro to both the city and the celebration of Day of the Dead.
Included: Welcome dinner including history of the celebration of Day of the Dead and Oaxaca City.
Day 2: Saturday October 29 - Jalatlaco Neighborhood
In the morning, breakfast will be held at the hotel (or other suggestions will be given to you by our local guide). Fuel up because this is a full day of activities! We will head to Jalatlaco, the oldest neighborhood in Oaxaca where a stroll through always feels like taking a trip back in time to Mexico’s Colonial times. In the afternoon, we'll visit to a local Museum and enjoy lunch in a unique restaurant in the neighborhood. We will also visit a local ceramic collectivo where we will learn the vast and diverse world of clay that Oaxaca has to offer. This will be a day well spent in Oaxaca city which is often missed by visitors who come to the area. The evening will be free to explore and have dinner.
Included: Breakfast, snack, lunch, museum entrance, collectivo guided visit.
Day 3: Sunday October 30 - Textiles and Chocolate
In the morning, breakfast will be held at the hotel (or other suggestions will be given to you by our local guide). We will depart early towards El Mercado de Tlacolula and Teotitlán del Valle, one of Oaxaca’s most unique areas famous for its textiles. In the afternoon, lunch will be held in this unique town. We will learn how to make chocolate and visit a women weaving cooperative to learn everything about grana cochinilla and other natural dyes. The evening will be free to explore and have dinner.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, lunch, chocolate class, textiles visit.
Day 4: Monday October 31 - Hierve el Agua & Day Of The Dead Parade
In the morning, early breakfast to head on an adventure ride to Hierve el Agua. A set of natural travertine rock formations in San Lorenzo Albarradas. This is a place that you will remember forever and a very popular spot for all visitors in the area. We will arrive around 11AM. Shortly after, we will head to enjoy Tlayudas, a very popular and delicious meal in the area. You cannot leave Oaxaca without trying one! In the evening we will meet back at the hotel and get our faces painted as catrin or catrina. You will then be able to join a local Comparsa (traditional Day of the Dead parade), head to a party, or enjoy the street festivities the city has to offer! The evening and night is yours to explore.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, transportation to Hierve el Agua, and Face Painting.
Day 5: Tuesday November 1 - Free Day & Group Dinner
In the morning, you'll have time to enjoy breakfast on your own or take a stroll to visit a store where you can pick up some presents for family or go back to your favorite heladeria. For those who need to work in the morning this is the day to work remotely from Oaxaca. In the evening we will enjoy a wonderful dinner with a mezcal tasting that will be part of the dinner menu. After dinner, we’ll visit a local cemetery and observe as families bring tribute to their dead and decorate their tombs, share food and drinks around them and spend the night en vela.
Included: Breakfast, Mezcal tasting + Dinner, Transportation, Cemetery Visit.
Day 6: Wednesday November 2 - Departure Day
Breakfast will be available at the hotel. If you wish to eat somewhere else your local host will give you some recommendations. This will be your travel day and the end of your trip. Checkout at the hotel is by 12PM - noon.
- Beautiful hotel in downtown Oaxaca
- Meals and Drinks where indicated
- Visits to cultural experiences
- All immersive travel experiences listed for both overall Oaxaca City and specific Day of the Dead celebrations.
- Private transport for all activities that require it
- Local Guide available to you throughout the trip
- A step by step guide to our trip including additional information, suggestions and fun resources to get excited and prepared for your upcoming adventure
What's Not Included
- Day of the Dead parties
- Tips for local guides – we suggest you give $200MXN per guide/per remote.
- Transportation to and from Oaxaca City
Know Before You Go
- This year the main day falls on a Wednesday so we are considering Friday & Wednesday travel days. Full days are Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
- No transportation is provided, we recommend booking a flight or a bus depending on your budget.
- Hotel is located in the heart of Oaxaca. Single and Double rooms available on a first come first serve basis.
- Shared Room option is two people per room in double beds
- Private Room option is one person in a king size bed
- This Trip is non-refundable. Your spot can be transferred to other Nation members. Such changes must be made in advance in writing to email@example.com.
Minimum Needed To Operate
Deadline To Book
Friday August 12, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Side Trip?
Oaxaca: Day Of The Dead 2022 takes place from October 28 - November 2.
Can I bring a friend/family?
Yes, Friends & Family are welcome to join you. You will need to purchase an extra spot for them.
How do I get to Oaxaca?
We recommend flying from Mexico City but if you want to be more budget conscious, you can take a bus. Please note, it is a 7+ hour bus ride.
Is wifi reliable in Oaxaca?
Remotes and Citizens have worked from Oaxaca in the past but due to the high number of people who will be in the area there may be limited data capacity.
I have food allergies or special dietary requirements, will this be an issue?
No, we will be able to adjust the provided meals to accommodate your requirements. Please let us know after you sign up.