In this tour, not only will you be able to observe various altars and their meanings, but also you will have the unique oportunity to participate in the making of an altar so-called “ofrenda de día de muertos.”
The Day of the dead (Día de Muertos) celebration has been claimed Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO, a very authentic & joyful celebration to the death, like nowhere else.
We will reach the Xochimilco area by driving. There, we are going to visit a family house to appreciate their amazing altar, hear the family story and feel the tradition from a more intimate perspective. You also you will have the unique oportunity to participate in the making of an altar so-called “ofrenda de día de muertos.”
We can observe the pictures of their deceased loved ones and their favorite meals served on the ofrenda/altar. We will also taste a homemade bread called “pan de muerto”, traditionally baked in this season, accompanied by a traditional milk & cocoa beverage also typical of Mexico called “atole”.
Moving to Coyoacan, we will tour around a charming town of cobbled streets and antique buildings in the center of Coyoacan. You´ll be part of a joyful environment with people celebrating with parades, streets decoration, music, traditional food and sugar skulls! Listen to the history of the town and learn about Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, as well.
Finally, driving to the Historic Center, we will have a walk to arrive at the Zocalo where you will be amazed by the altars exhibitions, a temporary event that you cannot miss. Admire the streets decorations with the cempazuchitl flower. There, we will learn about the differences in customs between the regions of Mexico explained by the tour guide
Join this unique celebration like no other in the world!