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Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors Day of the Dead Festival (Oaxaca)

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5.0 Based on 8 Reviews
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-11111
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts/Ends Mexico City, Mexico/ Cancún, Mexico
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Day of the Dead festival in Oaxaca
  • Mexico's intense culinary and artistic traditions
  • From ancient temples and cities to colonial towns
  • Highlands, jungles and coastlines
The Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors Day of the Dead Festival (Oaxaca) tour starts in Mexico City and ends in Cancún. The Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors Day of the Dead Festival (Oaxaca) is a local culture tour that takes 16 days taking you from Mexico City to Cancún and through other destinations in Mexico.

Few countries can compete with Mexico when it comes to unleashing the inner Indiana Jones in each of us. Jungle clad temples and abandoned ancient civilisations make way to colonial era towns with cobbled streets and Spanish architecture. This fusion of history has led to Mexico’s unique culture from the art of Frida Kahlo to Oaxaca’s succulent cuisine. Uncover the country’s historical and cultural layers as we journey from the highlands of Mexico City to the jungles and beaches of the Yucatan via the lands of Aztecs, Zapotec, Mayas and Conquistadors.

This relates to the special Day of the Dead Festival departure which is one day longer and spends the day celebrating the Day of the Dead festivities in Oaxaca.
  • Day 1: Start Mexico City
  • Day 2: Coyoacan Neighbourhood, Frida Kahlo and Xochimilco Canals
  • Day 3: Teotihuacan and Mexico City's Old Town
  • Day 4: Museum of Anthropology and History; on to Puebla
  • Day 5: Puebla city tour and on to Oaxaca
  • Day 6: Day of the Dead Traditions and Festival in rural Oaxaca
  • Day 7: Monte Alban and Oaxaca
  • Day 8: Learn how to create popular Mexican dishes
  • Day 9: Teotitlan del Valle, Mescal tasting and on to Tehuantepec
  • Day 10: To San Cristobal
  • Day 11: Free day in San Cristobal
  • Day 12: To Palenque via Agua Azul
  • Day 13: Palenque Ruins, on to Campeche
  • Day 14: Uxmal, traditional lunch and Merida
  • Day 15: Tixkokob craft village, Izamal magic town and on to Chichen Itza
  • Day 16: Chichen Itza visit; on to Cancun; end Cancun
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 03 2019
5 - Excellent
MEXICO is great !!!!
My 3rd trip with this operator and they just keep om getting better !! The itinerary was really diversified and days were all extremely interesting. May was a great time to travel as we missed the rainy spell. Highly recommended!!
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 16 2019
5 - Excellent
Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs and Conquistadores
This was a very comprehensive tour from Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsular visiting many amazing archaeological sites, colonial cities, markets, churches and seeing different local products being made. It also gave us the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Mexico tour
The title of this tour describes the itinerary. We explored archaeological sites galore, toured historical city centers, visited local artisans, and ate lots of Mexican (and some Mayan) food. The hotels were all comfortable,... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 23 2018
4 - Very Good
Good introduction to Mexico
Good introduction to Mexico , combining culture, history and scenery.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors Day of the Dead Festival (Oaxaca) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 19 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 October 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors Day of the Dead Festival (Oaxaca) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors Day of the Dead Festival (Oaxaca) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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