Yolo: Oaxaca Day of the Dead & Puerto Escondido (CMOP)
Countries Visited: Mexico Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: The G staff to traveller ratio of a small group, but its a G party! The more the merrier.
Meals Included: No meals included
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit markets and learn about festival preparations, Join locals to honour the memory of loved ones at a cemetery, Take part in celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade, Relax in the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido
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.
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|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Oaxaca||Day 1 Oaxaca|
DIa de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a festival that runs from October 31 to November 2 to celebrate and remember loved ones who have deceased. Although the festival is to honour those who have passed on, it is a festive and upbeat celebration rather than somber gathering. Families cook feasts and offer them by the graves of those who have passed to encourage them to come back and join in on the festivities. Oaxaca is one of the main hubs of celebrations for Day of the Dead - the cemetery vigils and street parades make this an experience not to miss! Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Oaxaca||Day 2 Oaxaca|
Stop by a local market to learn about local traditions and ceremonial objects, like sugar skulls, used during Day of the Dead celebrations, then visit a cemetery to see how locals honour the memory of their loved ones. Included Activities: Oaxaca Market Visit Cemetery Visit
|Day 3||Oaxaca||Day 3 Oaxaca|
Join in the celebrations during a Day of the Dead parade. Experience all that is going on in the zOcalo or main square. Included Activities: Day of the Dead Parade
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Enjoy free time to take part in the celebrations in the zOcalo, spend the day checking out nearby artisan towns, or visit the ruins of Monte AlbAn.
|Day 5||Puerto Escondido||Day 5 Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido|
Travel to the tropical paradise of Puerto Escondido. Enjoy free time for optional activities, or chill on the beach. Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (6.00-7.00 hours, 255km)
|Day 6||Puerto Escondido||Day 6 Puerto Escondido|
If you havent hit the waves yet, grab a board and hang ten, then enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
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Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Puerto Escondido has an airport with daily flight connections to Mexico City. There are also multiple daily first-class buses that travel to Mexico City or Oaxaca City from Puerto Escondido. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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