Special Events – Dia de Los Muertos

Day of the Dead in Mexico

FROM OCTOBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 06, 2020 MEXICO CITY - COYOACÁN - PUEBLA - CUERNAVACA – TAXCO

Day of the dead
Catrinas Parade Show

The most colorful show in Mexico

The Day of the Dead is one of the most important and beautiful holidays for all Mexicans. On this day the deceased are remembered. Mexico City celebrates "Día de Muertos" with a gigantic parade. You will experience on this day around 1000 people walking the streets, disguised as skeletons, sugar skeletons or as the lady of the dead, Catrina. It is a colorful show where you can feel closely the joy and traditions of Mexicans. Afterwards, you will visit the highlights of Mexico, such as: Xochimilco, Teotihuacán, Coyoacán, Puebla, Taxco, Cuernavaca and the Frida Kahlo Museum.

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Day 1 + Day 2

October 29, 2020 - Thursday: arrival in Mexico

October 30, 2020 - Friday: excursion to the National Museum of Anthropology and the historic city center

Start the day with a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology with a very complete account of Mexican history. In the afternoon, marvel at the historic center of the capital’s district, as well as some of the most representative buildings and their decorations on the occasion of the Day of the Dead, such as the Cathedral, National Palace and Palace of Fine Arts of Mexico City.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 3

October 31, 2020 - Saturday: "Day of the Dead" Parade

Today the “Día de los Muertos” parade is planned. The parade will only take place for the fifth time in 2020, by the way, the James Bond Specter movie. It crosses the huge Reforma street to the Zócalo and is really impressive.

You will be part of the hundreds of people who are in the center of the city and participate disguised in this parade. Enjoy this day with lots of music and colorful costumes. Come very early because it is very crowded and you will not be able to admire all the splendor of the costumes and carriages from further back. Definitely a spectacular event for people who are not claustrophobic.

Important information: The organizer of the parade is Mexico City (Secretariat of Culture of Mexico City). It is a public event. Changes in the program, schedule or date are beyond our responsibility.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 4

November 01, 2020 - Sunday: Mexico City - Puebla - Coyoacán

Visit to the colonial city of Puebla. This magical town is located at the foot of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, which are over 5000 meters high. Enjoy a walk through the historic center of Puebla, which is one of the most memorable places in America and has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. After lunch, we will take you to a town near the state of Puebla, known for the Sunday of the Dead and the decoration of the altars. The families of this town even allow you to participate in the celebrations in their homes.

The decoration in memory of the dead is different compared to Mexico City because they are altars. You can also visit the impressive 16th century Franciscan monastery.

Overnight in Mexico City or in Coyoacán

Day 5

November 2, 2020 - Monday: Coyoacán - Frida Kahlo Museum - Mixquic

After breakfast, we will pick you up at the hotel reception. You will be visiting Coyoacán, a southern district (delegation) of Mexico City today. Coyoacán will immediately conquer your heart with its colorful colonial style and its refreshing spirit. Known as the home of Frida Kahlo, this district is also home to many myths. Visit the living and working house of the well-known artist and go further through a market.

In the afternoon you will visit the town of Mixquic and there the Day of the Dead celebrations are particularly beautiful at night and are not very touristy.

Live the experience of how Mexicans remember their relatives or friends who died on this day.

Overnight in Coyoacán

Day 6

November 3, 2020 - Tuesday: boat trip on the Trajineras from Xochimilco

After breakfast, we will pick you up at the hotel reception. Today you will visit the pre-Columbian cultivation of flowers in the water, while you will stroll in the trajineras (canoe-shaped boats) through the floating gardens in Xochimilco.

In the middle of a colossal city is this eclectic place where you can discover colors that your eyes have never seen before.

 

Then stop at the National University of Mexico, where you can admire the impressive murals on the exterior wall of the Rectorate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The afternoon is free.

Overnight in Coyoacán

Day 7

November 4, 2020 - Wednesday: Teotihuacán archaeological site / Basilica de Guadalupe

To avoid the large flow of visitors, we took you early in the morning to a highlight in Mexico, the Teotihuacán archaeological site, located at the gates of Mexico City. The mystical site was partially inhabited by up to 200,000 people. To this day it is still unclear why the city was suddenly abandoned. Researchers appear to have come much closer to clarifying this question by discovering a tunnel under one of the pyramids.

To get a clearer view of the size of Teotihuacán, we recommend climbing some or all of the steps of the Sun and / or Moon pyramid.

After lunch, visit the Basilica de Guadalupe, the basilica of the first Latin American and indigenous Virgin.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 8

November 5, 2020 - Thursday: Cuernavaca and Taxco

Today visit the city of eternal spring “Cuernavaca”. On a tour of the center, you will learn more about its history and about what rulers served this city.

Then visit one of the largest silver producers in the world. When visiting Taxco, a magical town, this precious metal plays a central role. Get inspired as you walk through the many silver markets and enjoy the charm of Taxco.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 9

November 6, 2020 - Saturday: departure from Mexico City

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We recommend venturing to travel on the Chepe Express train through the Sierra Tarahumara, also known as the Copper Canyon. Ask us about options for an extension. We are happy to extend the itinerary for you to visit the Copper Canyon and we will take care of the organization and all transfers.

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