Day of the Dead Travel Guide

By travelling to Mexico duriing Day of the Dead you will learn more about the people, culture and tradition of this festival. Day of the Dead dates back to over 4,000 years ago and local people wear costumes and make up and decorate their houses, streets, buildings and cemeteries. This really is a unique and special event.


Day of the Dead Dates

  • In 2020 Day of the Dead starts on Saturday, October 31, 2020 and ends on Monday, November 2nd 2020


Best Places to Experience Day of the Dead

The best places to enjoy Day of the Dead include: 

Oaxaca is a state in southern Mexico known for its indigenous cultures and art. Its capital city of the same name is famous for pretty colonial buildings often made of green volcanic stone. Oaxaca is one of the best places to experience the Day of the Dead festival where you can enjoy events in the main square, El Zócalo, where the baroque Catedral de Oaxaca is located. 

Mexico City
Mexico City if the capital of Mexico and is an amazing destination to see the Day of the Dead celebrations.

San Andrés Mixquic
San Andres Mixquic is a small community located in the southeast of the Distrito Federal in the borough of Tláhuac. The community was founded by the 11th century on what was a small island in Lake Chalco. This is a very itimate and special place to see the Day of the Dead away from the hustle and bustle of other larger destinations in the country.


Why Book a Tour Package

On our directory you can search popular Day of the Dead festival tours and vacation packages from highly rated local and international operators. There trips are perfect if you are looking for to enjoy an authentic experience of Mexican culture and experience the atmopshere of the Day of the Dead. Included is usually an English speaking guide, accommodation and selected meals.

Organised Day of the Dead tours are a great way to have a lot of fun, meet other travellers from all over the world and also enjoy a safer experience. Some trips specifically focus on just the Day of the Dead, whilst others allow you to travel and see more of Mexico. Prices vary depending on the operator.


Top Tips

Day of the Dead Mexico Packages

If you would like to visit Mexico during the Day of the Dead here are some essential tips:

  • Book trips early, spaces fill up quick
  • If you are planning everything independently book accommodations months in advance
  • Consider wearing a traditional Day of the Dead costume which can be brought locally
  • Be respectful of local people, remember this is a time for people to honour people they have lost
  • Make the most of the experience by seeing more of Mexico during the same trip