Guided tour

Mexico City: Day of the Dead Guided Tour

Mexico City: Day of the Dead Guided Tour

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Experience 1 of Mexico’s most symbolic traditions, the Day of the Dead, on this guided tour from Mexico City. Learn about this important event, see beautifully decorated altars, and visit a traditional pantheon.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience 1 of Mexico’s most symbolic traditions, the Day of the Dead
  • See the beautifully decorated altars where offerings are left each year
  • Learn about the history and importance of the Day of the Dead from your guide
  • Mingle with the locals celebrating their loved ones as you listen to music and dance
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Mexico City and heads to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where traditional altars, dedicated to iconic figures, celebrities, and family members, are decorated every year on the Day of the Dead. Learn about the symbolism of these altars and their importance to the people who create them. Listen to your guide's fascinating stories, and discover why marigold flowers are used, among other items, to decorate the altars. Mingle with the locals as you take part in this special day.  Finally, visit Xochimilco to take a tour of the canals at nighttime in a trajinera – a traditional Mexican boat. Pass through floating gardens and visit a pantheon to admire yet more impressive altars.
Includes
  • Round transportation from the meeting point in Mexico City
  • Bilingual guide
  • Visit to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • Visit to the pantheon
  • Trajinera (traditional boat) ride
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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