Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido: Day of the Dead

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido

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In Mexico, death isn’t the end of the road — it’s the beginning of a huge party. Rooted in Aztec tradition, Oaxaca’s colourful Dead of the Dead festivities have been drawing curious visitors for decades. This week-long tour throws you right into the middle of the action with four straight days of parades, macabre costumes, and market visits in search of sugar skulls. Then, it’s off to the coastal town of Puerto Escondido for a few days of well-earned R&R on the beach you’ll be more than grateful for — or, if you’ve still got the energy, parties galore.

What’s included

  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Oaxaca
  • Visit to local markets to learn about ceremonial objects used for Day of the Dead
  • Day of the Dead parade in Oaxaca
  • Beach time in Puerto Escondido
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Visit markets and learn about festival preparations
  • Take part in celebrations during a day of the dead parade
  • Relax in the tropical paradise of puerto escondido


Oaxaca Arrive at any time. Get to know your group tonight on the rooftop of a mezcalería. Sip some mezcal before heading to Txalaparta to dance the night away — sounds like the perfect way to kick off your adventure with your fellow travellers.
Oaxaca Stop by a local market to learn about local traditions and ceremonial objects used during Day of the Dead celebrations.
Oaxaca Join in the celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade. Experience all that is going on in the zócalo or main square.
Oaxaca Enjoy free time to take part in the celebrations in the zócalo, spend the day checking out nearby artisan towns, or visit the ruins of Monte Albán.
Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido Travel to the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido. Enjoy free time for optional activities, or chill on the beach.
Puerto Escondido If you haven't hit the waves yet, grab a board and hang ten, then enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
Puerto Escondido Depart at any time.