Plan a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico
where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration
Celebrate the Day of the Dead, sample delights on a Mexican food tour, and view Oaxacan handicrafts on a 7-day Day of the Dead tour.
1,500 a person
Each October the city hosts an unusual, supernatural event - the 'Day of the Dead', when the dead are thought to return to commune with the living.
In my opinion, 4 days is the minimum amount of time you need to dedicate to this city that's the ideal destination for culture and food junkies. Two or 3 days in Oaxaca is possible but it's just not enough
Oaxaca City and the surrounding area is world-renowned for its elaborate and colorful celebrations. It’s easy to access by a short flight or bus ride from Mexico City
After the Spaniards arrived the holiday became more intertwined with Catholic traditions, which eventually moved the original month-long summer holiday to the fall to coincide with Allhallowtide, a Christian time of feasts and remembrance of the dead in Europe. All Hallows Eve (October 31st), All Saints Day (November 1st), and All Souls Day (November 2nd).