Have you checked out the full lineup of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures yet? National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures are here and they’re ready to take you into the world in ways you’ve never imagined. Travel to a rhino conservation program in Kenya. Plant trees in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a biologist from a National Geographic-funded research centre. Get motivated to walk the streets of Delhi with a former street youth. Feel inspired to discover your very own journey!
One of their newest adventures is the 7 day Mexico's Day of the Dead trip!
One of the most unique festivals in the entire world, Day of the Dead is both a celebration of ancestors and a huge party, and here is your backstage pass. Join G Adventures in Oaxaca – Mexico’s artistic heartland – for a truly different perspective of the country at its most exciting. And with street dances, painted faces, incredible ruins, and picturesque landscapes all around, it’ll be easy to get into the macabre spirit of "Dia de los Muertos."
TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations with upgraded amenities; private transport (including flights); more included meals and activities.
PHYSICAL RATING: LIGHT
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 8.
MEZCAL FACTORY TOUR
Not to be confused with tequila, this distilled liquor is made in small batches from a variety of species of agave (spiky green plants that look like the tops of pineapples). Sample different types, including white unaged mezcal (often sold with an agave larva inside), along with “reposado” and “añejo” (aged) batches.
MONTE ALBÁN TOUR
Enjoy the 360-degree views, see Olmec carvings, and be sure to visit the museum to see artifacts and stele excavated in the early 20th century.
OAXACA CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Enjoy the culinary delights of Oaxaca with a local host. Stop at a market and a chocolate-grinding mill along the way, and participate in a tortilla-making workshop. Then head to the home of a local family to sit down to a meal together.
"Known as the “land of moles” for its diverse, complex cuisine, Oaxaca has become Mexico’s foremost culinary destination. The region also brims with history, art, and culture.” —Lee Anne Wong, “Oaxaca Hot Spots,” National Geographic Traveler, October, 2011
- Arrival transfer
- 6 Nights hotel accommodation
- 6 Breakfasts, 1 lunch
- A G Adventures CEO plus local guides
- Visits to observe cemetery vigils in the towns of Xoxocotlán and Atzompa
- Oaxaca and Etla Valley Day of the Dead parades
- Orientation walk and market visit in Oaxaca
- Oaxaca culinary experience and dinner
- Tour nearby artisan villages
- Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
**Two departures at the end of October 2016.
If you want to get an inside look at one of the world' most fascinating festivals then look no further! Contact one of our Adventure Specialists today at 604-736-7447 or by clicking on the "get price & schedule" button at the top of the page.