October 24 – November 3, 2018

About This Tour

“Día de los Muertos”, the Day of the Dead, is a thoroughly Mexican holiday, but it has gained a higher international profile as the opening sequence of the James Bond film Spectre and the inspiration for the latest Pixar movie Coco. Coinciding with All Saints’ Eve (Halloween), All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, the festival celebrates the memories of dearly departed family members with candlelight vigils, colorful parades, exuberant displays of music and dance, and the consumption of favorite foods and beverages. It is such a unique experience that UNESCO placed it on the World’s Great Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Near to our celebrations of the Day of the Dead, another important festival is in full swing when we arrive - Festival Internacional Cervantino, the most important international artistic and cultural event in Mexico and Latin America. For those who have the time, you won’t want to miss adding this experience to our main Day of the Dead tour. Click here to read the itinerary for the optional Cervantino Festival extension.

Mexico is just a few hours distant from almost every point in the United States, and airfares are inexpensive. You won’t waste precious time and money on long overseas flights. Mexico is a magical place where old traditions and modernity live side by side. Nowhere else on earth will celebrating death bring you so fully to life!

Tour Highlights

  • Pre-tour to Guanajuato *
  • San Miguel de Allende *
  • Morelia *
  • Patzcuaro
  • Day of the Dead celebrations *
  • * UNESCO World Heritage Sites