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Mexico City: Day of the Dead Guided Tour

Mexico City: Day of the Dead Guided Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM

From US$ 60 per person

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

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Mexico City. Visit a cemetery at night, where you can admire the famous altars and their rich expressions of popular art that fuse symbolism and thought, both pre-Hispanic and Catholic around death. 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. Enjoy a performance of "La Llorona" and enjoy the most authentic Day of the Dead experience.

Includes
  • Round transportation from the meeting point in Mexico City
  • Bilingual guide
  • Mariachi Show and La Llorona
  • 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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide behind Palacio de Bellas Artes, on Hidalgo Avenue

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • The duration and logistics of the tour may be affected by weather and traffic conditions in the city. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, rain gear and warm clothes.
Customer reviews

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Excellent tour! We really enjoyed it and we recommend it :)

November 20, 2021

the activity was fantastic and met all expectations

November 19, 2021

Really nice activity. The only moment - island you travel by boat - it's just someone's backyard. Queues for food/drinks are very long, you can spend an hour just waiting.

November 9, 2021

Product ID: 384504