Day of the Dead

A 5 day tour which takes you to Mexico’s capital and gives you the chance to see preparations for and take part in the annual día de muertos. Special events are held around this time in honor of the festival, including the main zocalo’s transformation into a large ofrenda, special markets appearing in neighbourhoods such as the artsy Coyoacán, and of course, huge parades through the historic centre which have become tradition since the 2016 James Bond film: Spectre.

Dates of trip: 3rd – 7th Nov 2024

Please contact us for further information or to register your interest.

Please note our itinerary is subject to change, depending on confirmed parade days.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Melaque to Mexico City

We’ll take a direct flight from Manzanillo into Mexico City, arriving around lunch time. After grabbing a quick bite to eat and dropping our luggage at the hotel, we will visit the Mercado de la Merced and Mercado Jamaica to see the traditional candies and flowers for the festivities. Then we’ll show you the historic centre from above on one of the hop on/hop off bus services. It’s a great way to see the centre and get your bearings around where we are staying for the next couple of days.
Accommodation: Mexico City

Day 2: Markets & Día de Muertos Parade

This morning is a free time to explore near the hotel and the city centre before we give you the opportunity to watch the main Day of the Dead Parade as it travels from Chapultepec to the main Zocalo. starting around midday.
Accommodation: Mexico City

Day 3: Coyoacan & Folklórico

Known for its more traditional, small-town celebrations of the festival, we’ll spend the majority of the day in Coyoacán exploring this artsy neighbourhood. Includes opportunity to visit the stunning ofrenda in Frida Kahlo’s house, as well as the artisan and food markets in the centre. In the evening, you’ll have the chance to attend a spectacular Folklórico Ballet performance in the stunning Palacio de Bellas Artes.
Accommodation: Mexico City

Day 4: Historic Centre, More Markets, & Xochimilco

Starting slightly earlier than normal, we’ll take a guided walking tour of the Historic Centre, including the Zocalo which is often decked to the nines for Day of the Dead. We’ll then head on to one of the local food markets to try some delicious CDMX dishes, before travelling onto an incredible artisan market in the centre of the city, with handicrafts from all over the country available.
In the evening, we’ll offer you the chance to take a moody boat ride through the Aztec canals of Xochimilco to watch a special performance in the middle of the lake!
Accommodation: Mexico City

Day 5: Chapultapec & Return Travel

After breakfast there will be some free time to visit anything you might have missed in the previous days before our return trip to the coast.


2024 Price

$23,500 pesos per person based on double occupancy

$3,500 peso single person supplement


5 days, 4 nights

What’s included?

(transfers, bus, & return flights to Manzanillo*)


Local Guides


Entrance Fees
(excl. Casa Azul)

*For other departure points, such as Guadalajara, please contact us



Air pollution and the elevation level are what can make this tour more difficult for some


Warm during the day, colder at night. Rain is also likely during October/November, so waterproof gear is advised.


Mexico City – 2,250m (7,350ft)

Contact us for a full trip itinerary and for further information