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Day of deaths
Are we able to get you to approach the authentic Mexican tradition of “Day of deaths” in one day?
We have designed this itinerary to make it true.
The purpose of this tour is for you to connect to the way that Mexicans feel and interpret this celebration. At the end of the experience, you will be able to understand from a closer approach the original tradition and meaning of this important day for Mexican families.
Enjoy a day full of cultural richness and folklore. First-hand experience a unique celebration (considered Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO, 2008).
**This is our only Group Tour. The rest of our tours are operated privately**
Day of deaths – One day tour
08:00 hrs – Pick up
Pick up at your hotel.**
10:00 hrs – A very intimate tradition in a family´s house and, a sweet-tasting
San Pedro, Teotihuacan, State of Mexico
We are going to drive to San Pedro Teotihuacan town (40 minutes from the city). There, we are going to visit a local family´s house (in a rural area). They opened the doors of their home and their very intimate lifestyle so we can appreciate the altar they set every year to welcome the souls of their beloved ones that have passed away. We are going to listen to the story of the family and their deceased ones. We are going to help actively to set their altar up and learn about its elements. Also, we are going to taste and share with them the traditional “Death Bread” (Pan de Muerto) with hot cocoa.
11:30 hrs – Visit a local Pantheon
San Pedro, Teotihuacan, State of Mexico
We are going to move to a different environment. A revolution of emotions is concentrated at the local pantheons, a mix of joy, music, celebration, and the pain of missing our loved ones. Traditionally, the families go to the pantheon on these days to spend time with their beloved deceased. The vibe turns into a very folkloric picture since you´ll see families seated around the graves, bringing some food, colorful flowers, marichi, norteños, or banda regional live music. Get into the context and connect to the vibe, first-hand the meaning of this day for the Mexican culture.
13:00 hrs – Pyramids of Teotihuacan
Zona Arqueologica, Teotihuacan, State of Mexico
We are going to go forward to the Teotihuacan Pyramids. Here you are going to learn about the history of the tradition from its roots (in the pre/Hispanic times). The tour allows you to understand the interpretation, sacrileges, and beliefs of death by our ancestors and let you observe the heritage they left to modern Mexican society.
Besides, you can climb to the top of the Pyramid of the sun, appreciate the landscapes, recharge your energy, and learn more about this exciting culture (climbing is temporally unavailable due to Covid but it is worthy to visit anyways).
15:30 hrs – Taste the Mexican cuisine
San Juan, Teotihuacan, State of Mexico
Finally, we are going to have lunch at a local restaurant focused on Mexican cuisine. The menu includes exotic ingredients eaten by the pre-Hispanic cultures (for those adventurous paladars) but also includes traditional options like tacos, guacamole, mole, tamales, etc, (there are options for the conservative ones).
- Included: Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel within Reforma, Polanco, Zona Rosa, Colonia Roma & Historic Center areas*. Pan de muerto and hot cocoa tasting. Entrances.
- Not included: Personal expenses like drinks and lunch. The consumption at the restaurant is not included.
- Languages available: English and Spanish.
- Duration: 8 hours approx.
- Operates: 1st November
- Transportation: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van
- Small group limited to: 17 passengers
- Kids under 4 years do not pay
*We have set a meeting point for those who are staying in a different area. You´ll be able to define your pick-up point during the booking process.
Is this tour for you?
Going beyond the Insta Stories (you´ll have lots of them), if you value enriching yourself culturally, trying new tastes, or are looking forward to connecting with new experiences through other´s lifestyles, then book now.
$93 USD per person.
Please, let us know your change of plans as soon as you know it to impact us the less. For getting refunded, you need to cancel 10 days before the start time of the tour. But the earlier, the better.
After this period, cancellations are not refundable, but (due Covid situation) we can give you credit to choose another tour/date according to our availability (valid for the current year of purchase).
No-shows are not refundable.
For cancellations, please send an email as soon as you know it to firstname.lastname@example.org and wait for the confirmation.
Why you choose this package!
- You are choosing a very intimate and authentic experience instead of a massive tour.
- We provide respectful and genuine experiences to get you a deeper understanding of our culture.
- We pursue fair businesses among our providers and make sure that your dollars stay in the destination to support the communities we visit.
- With your contribution, you are supporting our aspiration: to provide responsible & sustainable tourism services.