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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations are legendary, and San Andres Mixquic is known to celebrate the day in colorful style. Take a tour of the town’s cemetery, filled with graves decorated with flowers and candles, and watch the rituals unfold first-hand. Stop at food and craft stalls to buy chocolate skulls and other Day of the Dead candies, and gain insights into one of Mexico’s most important cultural festivals.

Highlights

  • Mexico City Day of the Dead tour to Mixquic
  • See decorated graves in the community’s cemetery near Church of St Andrew the Apostle
  • Visit craft and food stalls selling Day of the Dead chocolate skulls
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Mexico City included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Experience one of Mexico's most famous celebrations - Dia de los Muertos! With round-trip transportation and a local guide included, this makes for a convenient, stress-free way to see the cultural festivities firsthand.

What You Can Expect

Mixquic Day Trip: Experience Day of the Dead in Mexico City

Day of the Dead in Mexico City

After being picked up from your Mexico City hotel, relax on the drive to the community of San Andres Mixquic, around a 1-hour drive southeast of the capital.

Visit one of Mexico’s most famous locations around November 2nd to observe how Mexican families celebrate and honor their ancestors on Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).

Your tour takes you to Mixquic's cemetery, where the graves are decorated with marigold flowers and candles. See the amazing carpets of sawdust that colorfully depict floral and religious scenes, and watch as people perform pre-Hispanic dances. Learn about the typical celebrations that occur in Mexico on Day of the Dead from your knowledgeable guide as they lead you around the cemetery.

After walking through the colorfully decorated Mixquic cemetery, you'll head over to the nearby Church of St Andrew the Apostle. From the church, you'll have a bird's-eye view of the cemetery. Outside of the church, stop at food and craft stands selling Day of the Dead items, including chocolate calaverita in the shape of grinning skulls and Day of the Dead dolls.

Your tour highlights the lengthy preparations for Day of the Dead celebrations, and provides rare insights into the culture and rituals of this important traditional event.
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