Mexico City: Day of the Dead Comfort

Mexico City: Day of the Dead Comfort

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Mexico City: Day of the Dead Comfort

5 Days Starting and ending in Mexico City

Visiting:

Mexico City

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

QVKC

Group size:

1 - 12

Age range:

18-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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Tour Overview

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. Visit the museums of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and learn all about their fascination with death, wander about the sacred indigenous site of Tepoztlan, 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.

Highlights

  • Fiesta the night away in Mexico City and get into the true spirit of this haunting ceremonial festival.

  • Get the low-down on all of the traditions and rituals of the Day of the Dead festival, including taking part in making your own traditional altar offering.

  • Get a taste of local art with a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum in the Coyoacan neighbourhood. Check out the works in her former home, with her art often focused on the notion of death.

  • Explore the historic town of Tepoztlan – a mecca for artists and mystics, with a magical feel in the air. Tour the ancient city and ruins, and climb to the top of the Tepozteco pyramid.

  • All of these festivities will work up an appetite. Luckily Mexico City boasts some of Central America’s best food – from roadside taco stands to fine dining in the heart of the city, you won’t go hungry.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Mexico City
Location:

  Mexico City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Bienvenidos a Mexico! Welcome to Mexico! Arrive at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport and be transfer to your hotel. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight. Modern meets ancient in Mexico City – one of the world's largest urban centres. Although crowded and smoggy, Mexico City offers a great variety of impressive museums, galleries and architecture, along with exciting nightlife and delicious street food. If you arrive early, head to the Zocalo – the city's huge central square – to see Aztec ruins and colonial architecture or relax in one of the many parks, plazas and gardens. After your important meeting, why not head out and see this city in full swing – street tacos, anyone? You’ll already have noticed a mystical feeling in the air, so keep an eye out for any Day of the Dead decorations you can spot around town.

Included Activities:
-Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

icon Day 2 : Mexico City
Location:

  Mexico City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Set out on a walking tour of Mexico City’s historic centre, walking past the Zocalo, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor and Palacio de Bellas Artes. You’ll also swing by Mercado San Juan, where you might want to buy yourself some lunch. The afternoon is then free to explore on your own, or perhaps take an optional trip to Xochimilco (approximately 28 km away) to visit the Doll's Island. Doll's Island, or Isla de las Munecas, is dedicated to the lost soul of a poor girl who drowned in mysterious circumstances. This small island is home to hundreds of dolls – many of them with severed limbs, decapitated heads and black eyes – who are said to be possessed by the girl's spirit. Local legends say that the dolls move their heads and arms and have even been known to open their eyes! In the evening, return to Mexico City to join in some street festivities and feel the deathly vibes of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Included Activities:
-Mexico City - City Tour

Optional Activities:
-Mexico City - Xochimilco Doll's Island visit

icon Day 3 : Mexico City
Location:

  Mexico City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today you'll visit the Anahuacalli Museum before a leader-led tour of the leafy Coyoacan suburb, which will include a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum. Built of black volcanic stone, Museum Anahuacalli was established by Frida Kahlo's husband, Diego Rivera, to display his extensive collection of nearly 60,000 pre-Hispanic pieces spanning nearly every indigenous civilisation in Mexico’s history. Both Diego and Frida were obsessed with death, which can be seen throughout their art. The Frida Kahlo Museum, located in the house she lived throughout her life, contains a collection of her work, as well as artefacts, photographs, and personal items. Afterwards, there will also be free time to explore the Coyoacan market. Later on, head out with your crew for an optional evening of dinner and drinks in any one of Mexico City's hippest neighbourhoods.

Included Activities:
-Mexico City - Anahuacalli Museum (entrance fee)
-Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee)

Optional Activities:
-Mexico City - Torre Latino 360° Lookout (entrance fee)
-Mexico City - Boat ride through Floating Gardens of Xochimilco (Approx. per boat per hour)
-Mexico City - Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)

icon Day 4 : Mexico City
Location:

  Mexico City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Rise and shine bright and early and travel about 80 kilometres by private vehicle to Tepoztlan. This ancient Aztec city is considered to be the birthplace of the Mesoamerican god, Quetzalcoatl, making it an important indigenous site. The town itself has a well-preserved historic centre and is surrounded by soaring cliffs, on the top of which is the Tepozteco pyramid. Many people still feel a kind of magic or energy about the town, making it a mecca for artists and mystics. Tour the ruins with a local guide and take a one-hour walk to the pyramid. As the climb can be quite challenging, you can choose to stay and spend more time exploring Tepoztlan instead, if you’d like. In the afternoon, get hands-on by creating your own traditional altar for Day of the Dead and then participate in the ceremony that follows. As part of the Day of the Dead, people organise ceremonies at the cemetery for those not physically with them any longer and commemorate the lives of people passed over.

Included Activities:
-El Tepozteco - Archeological Site Tour (guide. transport & entrance fee)
-Mexico City - Day of the Dead altar creation
-Mexico City - Cemetery visit

icon Day 5 : Mexico City
Location:

  Mexico City


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your immersion in Mexico's Day of the Dead festival ends after breakfast this morning. That doesn’t mean your Mexican adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to spend more time in Mexico City, we’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Optional Activities:
-Teotihuacan day-trip & Dinner with the locals - Urban Adventures

What's Included

  • Mexico City - Cemetery visit

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

  • Mexico City - City Tour

  • Mexico City - Anahuacalli Museum (entrance fee)

  • El Tepozteco - Archeological Site Tour (guide. transport & entrance fee)

  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee)

  • Mexico City - Day of the Dead altar creation

  • Meals

    4 breakfasts

  • Accommodation

    Hotel (4 nights)

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Metro

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Transport

  • Private vehicle , Metro

Included Activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City - City Tour
  • Mexico City - Anahuacalli Museum (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee)
  • El Tepozteco - Archeological Site Tour (guide. transport & entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Day of the Dead altar creation
  • Mexico City - Cemetery visit

Accommodation

  • Hotel (4 nights)

Check out our Q&As

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

    Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

Dates & Availability

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Oct 30, 2023

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  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    If you contract COVID-19 before you leave, or if government-imposed travel restrictions related to COVID-19 mess up your plans, you can cancel your trip right up until the departure day.*

    *Some exclusions will apply. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

    Trips on or before 31 December 2022
    If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

    If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.

    Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

Mexico City: Day of the Dead Comfort

5 Days Starting and ending in Mexico City

Visiting:

Mexico City

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

QVKC

Group size:

1 - 12

Age range:

18-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
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