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Day of the Dead Celebration in Oaxaca

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    Stop At: Panteón San Jerónimo Yahuiche, San Jeronimo Yahuiche, 68285 Santa María Atzompa, Oax., Mexico

    We will visit one of the most traditional pantheons in Oaxaca, which is the Santa Maria Atzompa, here you can see how people celebrate this millenary tradition.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: H. Ayuntamiento De Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Morelos 38, Cabecera Municipal Sta Cruz Xoxocotlan, 71230 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

    We will visit one of the most traditional pantheons in Oaxaca, which is the Santa Xoxocotlán, here you can see how people celebrate this millenary tradition.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Andador de Macedonia Alcala, Oaxaca Mexico

    We will start at the entrance of the Ethnobotanical Garden, which is behind the church of Santo Domingo, on the corner of Reforma Street with Constitucion.

    We will have free a person who can paint your face, but you must arrive from 7 pm so you can do it, you will have a few minutes to walk through the tourist walker before starting our tour. (8:00 pm)

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed November 7, 2018

    We went to Oaxaca specifically for the Day of the Dead. Having experienced parade after parade, musical groups of every type, and beautiful alters throughout the Centro Oaxaca, we went to two different cemeteries. One was out in the outskirts and was very subdued with...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    2  Thank c2nit
    Reviewed November 7, 2018

    Years ago I spent a memorable Day of the Dead in a village in the state of Michoacan where families spent the night in a small cemetery communing with their deceased relatives. The holiday in Oaxaca is a very different experience: 2 parts Halloween and...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Bklyndoll
    Reviewed November 6, 2018

    On the Day of the Dead - Dia de Muertes - families honor their dead family members. Shrines are built on the ground or elevated a bit, and decorated mainly with hundreds of marigolds. Bread, fruits and vegetables are added, and the photos of the...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    2  Thank dagpel
    Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

    It seems like this is the first time they have run this tour and it showed. There were three of us, speaking little Spanish so thought an English speaking guide would be a great way to understand the traditions of Day of the Dead, however...More

    1  Thank ralphskijones
    Reviewed November 1, 2018

    This was one of the worst tours we have ever been on. The guides were well-intentioned, but seemingly overwhelmed. It took forever just to load the buses and take off. Then our guide only spoke Spanish, to a group of 25, who obviously were all...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Lin324
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    Can't answer this question because I'm just a reviewer, not a booking agent for this activity.
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