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2024 Oaxaca Day of the Dead Tour with Trisha Velarmino

Witness the most colorful event of the year in Mexico in this Oaxaca Day of the Dead tour by Trisha Velarmino, a top solo female travel blogger and travel expert currently living in Mexico.

  • Oaxaca City, Mexico
  • October 29 – November 3, 2024
  • Max participants: 12
  • $150 USD off for payments before June 3, 2024

Oaxaca Day of the Dead Tour Highlights

  • 💀 Experience the biggest event in Mexico: we’ve been doing this for 4 years in a row now so rest assured that you will be in good hands.
  • 🏺 Visit iconic attractions in Oaxaca: we’re not just drinking and going out every night. We will also tour Oaxaca!
  • 🌮 Oaxaca is world-famous for its food: Discover Oaxacan cuisine through our secret spots in Oaxaca City. We will also take you to the famous ones featured on Netflix but we have more non-popular spots to take you to!
  • 🫱🏽‍🫲🏻 Our tours support local communities: we traveled far and wide to find these tours that are not on any tour booking platform! Most of the activities in this itinerary are unique to us, and we only offer them to our clients. The local hosts of the tour have gone through a rigorous selection process (sustainable, honest, and transparent).
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Small group tour: this is a small group tour (maximum of 12 participants) so you’ll meet like-minded individuals. We go on a call with all the participants on tour. From there, we group the participants according to their personalities!
  • Non-gender specific tours: We used to do group tours for female travelers but through the years, more solo travelers who are men. Everyone of all shapes, sizes, and colors are welcome to join this Oaxaca day of the dead tour!

Meet your Oaxaca day of the dead tour expert

Trisha Velarmino has been doing her yearly Oaxaca day of the dead tour since 2020. She moved to Mexico in 2018 and has helped thousands of  solo travelersdigital nomads, and expats to move and travel to Mexico. She has traveled to all 32 states of Mexico and is currently residing in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.

Oaxaca Day of the Dead Tour Itinerary

Flights are NOT included in this Oaxaca Day of the Dead tour. Our office can help you book a cheaper flight but you can also use the search button below to find the cheapest flights to and from Oaxaca City.

A driver will pick you up at Oaxaca City International Airport at your arrival time. I will be in Oaxaca City in the evening of day 0 so we can meet for dinner and do something together!

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8:00 PM: Welcome dinner and drinks

Our only activity for this day is having dinner and drinks at a rooftop restaurant. This is our welcome party, where we will get to know each other and, at the same time, enjoy our first night in Oaxaca City!

❌ Optional activity (no inclusions)

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10:00 AM – Oaxaca City Walking Tour

 On this tour, we will visit famous landmarks, go to rooftops with the best views of the city, take colorful photos of the streets, go to photo spots, and more!

✅ Professional photographs sent to you after the trip

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12:00 PM – Cooking classes with lunch and open bar mezcal

First, we will do a tour of the organic garden where we will get the ingredients for our cooking class. After which, we will start the mezcal tasting while chopping ingredients.

✅ Food, lunch, mezcal tasting
❌ Extra alcoholic drinks

4:00 PM (Free time): Go back to the hotel to rest, shower, and prepare for the evening.

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8:15 PM: Street food dinner: tlayuda

The first iconic street food that you should try is tlayuda. Tlayudas are like giant crispy tortillas, topped with a variety of savory ingredients that make for the perfect meal or snack any time of day.

✅ 1 giant tlayuda and drinks
❌ Extra drinks and meals

9:00 PM (end of Day 1): Optional: depending on the group’s mood, some tour participants opt to go for more drinks near our hotel. This is entirely up to you, but I’ll recommend places near our hotel!

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Hierve El Agua Tour

We will drive to Hierve El Agua petrified waterfalls and will spend the whole afternoon there. First, we will stop for a local breakfast (comal tacos) before we start our Hierve El Agua tour.

✅ All entrance fees and breakfast
❌ Extra drinks and meals

4:00 PM (Free time): Go back to the hotel to rest, shower, and prepare for the evening.

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Catrina Make-Up Session

A make-up artist will come to your room for your Catrina make-up. The make-up sessions can last up to an hour but we hired 4 different people who will do this for all of us!

✅ 1 Catrina make-up
❌ Extra make-up for another day upon request

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8:00 PM: Jalatlaco dinner and comparsa

Jalatlaco is a neighborhood in Oaxaca City that is known for its comparsas. A comparsa is a vibrant and colorful event that has a stunning display of music, dance, and tradition that is super fun and mandatory to join in Oaxaca.

✅ Dinner
❌ Drinks and extra meals

10:00 PM (end of Day 3): All after dinner activities are optional but you can continue the night in nearby bars in our hotel.

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7:30 AM – Mezcal tour and lunch

This day is exciting because we are going to the agave fields and learn about mezcal! First, we will go onboard a truck to go to the fields. In the field, you will learn about the different types of mezcal plants used in mezcal production.

✅ All entrance fees and lunch, mezcal
❌ Extra drinks and meals

4:00 PM (Free time): Go back to the hotel to rest, shower, and prepare for the evening.

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8:00 PM: Dinner and cemetery visit

In the cemetery, we will have to go in groups of 2. Group 1 will go first while group 2 can wait at the restaurant and have drinks.

✅ Dinner, cemetery tour
❌ Extra drinks and meals

Note that on this day, we may have additional activities depending on the day of the dead calendar in 2024 (i.e. go to a parade at night)

9:30 AM – Oaxacan textile tour

We will drive to Teotitlan to visit a group of local artisans. Here, you will learn how to do the old school method of weaving in Oaxaca. They are still preserving this tradition and the cooperative here is one of the locals we are supporting in Oaxaca.

✅ All entrance fees, lunch and workshop
❌ Extra drinks and meals

4:00 PM (Free time): Go back to the hotel to rest, shower, and prepare for the evening.

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Farewell Party

We will celebrate our last evening in Oaxaca City in a Mexican place with Mariachi band! You will also meet my Oaxacan friends!

✅ Dinner and welcome drinks
❌ Extra drinks and meals

Note that on this day, we may have additional activities depending on the day of the dead calendar in 2024 (i.e. go to a parade at night)

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10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Farewell Bruch at a rooftop (OPTIONAL)

We will have another farewell party and brunch at one of the best rooftop restaurants in Oaxaca City.

12:00 PM (Departure and end of Oaxaca Day of the Dead Tour): You will be will be transported to anwyhere they want to be dropped off (i.e. airport or another destination).


What our clients think
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This is the best Oaxaca day of the dead tour mostly because Trisha is such a wonderful person and works with a great team! All the tours that we did here, I never really found in other tour companies. There are also some great tips from locals and I have met a lot of great people on this tour!
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Apart from Trisha being really awesome and experienced in Mexico, I love that this tour supports local communities! I have been traveling to Mexico a lot but there is no tour company out there that talks about sustainability. Trisha might be a foreigner living in Mexico but she definitely made great connections and enhanced programs like this to support locals. Highly recommended!
Yassira Senders 🇳🇱
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I love the pre-tour interview and because of that, I met my best friend for life on this tour in 2021! From there, we already traveled together and even joined Trisha’s trip in Israel. I really love everything about all of Trisha’s trips. It makes me feel like a local and it is amazing to hear her speak all the different languages. This tour is a must because Oaxaca is beautiful – you need to see it!
Logan Atkins 🇬🇧

Where we’ll stay

We will stay in the Centro Historico, the safest area in Oaxaca City, within walking distance to all the important landmarks!

What’s included?

  • Expert tour guides: Trisha will be joined with local co-hosts in Oaxaca for you to get a glimpse of the local culture
  • Accommodations for the 5-day tour: If you want to extend, let us know, and we will help yo extend your stay! You can also arrive early if you like – Trisha will be there from October 27th.
  • All ground transportation: private airport pick-up and drop-off (Airconditioned Van), transportation to all the tourist spots
  • Water and snacks: Our van will have water, beers, snacks, tequila, and mezcal!
  • Breakfast: Your hotel will already have breakfast included but we have snacks in the van if you are still hungry during the drives!
  • Meals: 4 lunches for days 2, 3, 4 and 5; 3 dinners (day 2, 3, and 4)
  • Entrance fees and tour tickets are all included
  • 2 Catrina make-up: the make-up artists will go to your hotel for your Catrina make-up!
  • Travel Concierge: a Concierge will attend to you via Whatsapp to plan your trip. The Concierge will attend to everything you need before and after the trip. We can also help book your flights!
  • Professional photos and videos: a photographer and videographer will join us and we will take your photos and videos – you don’t have to worry about this, we will film and document you all the way! Check Trisha’s Instagram, @psimonmyway for sample photos.

What’s NOT included?

  • ❌ Flights to/from Oaxaca City. Our office can help find discounted flights for you!
  • ❌ Passport/visa fees to Mexico
  • ❌ Meals and activities not mentioned above
  • ❌ Travel insurance (mandatory). Please get your insurance from Ekta Travel or SafetyWing – these are the cheapest travel insurance for Mexico.
  • ❌ Other gratuities and tips for the local guides

Terms and Conditions

  • 100% refundable until June 30, 2024
  • 50% refund after July 1, 2024.
  • Emergency? You got sick or need to cancel your trip? Fully paid tours will get a refund (with 18% IVA charge).
  • Travel insurance is mandatory before we accept your payments for this Oaxaca day of the dead tour. Your insurance will also cover your emergency trip cancelation.

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