Do you plan to visit Mexico City in Autumn? If you're here on the 1st of November, don't miss one of its greatest traditions: the Day of the Dead. Do you dare to listen to the grisliest of the Aztec stories?
The Day of the Dead in Mexico City is a unique experience. On this night tour you'll enjoy one of the most popular holidays of the year for Mexicans, visiting a pantheon by candlelight and cruising along the canals of Xochimilco on the famous trajinera boats.
Having picked you up from the centre of the city, we take you on a most special adventure. We first head to a pantheon full of candles, where the tour will pass through tombs and altars, all garlanded with cempasúchil branches, better known as the 20 petalled flower and which has a sad love story behind it. And don't be perturbed, as between the gravestones you will also see earthenware pots full of traditional food, and decorative sugar skulls, in honour of family members residing in the beyond...
To continue we'll take a cruise along the Xochimilco canals in a traditional trajinera boat, a kind of gondola common in the region, where we will tour the famous floating gardens or ‘chinampas’. There, your guide will speak to you about Mexican legends, such as that of Llorona, whose spirit is said to inhabit these waters... perhaps we will be able to hear her spine-chilling cries...
Having learnt all about the Day of the Dead, we'll return to the start point.
Per PersonUS$ 61
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking expert guide.
Xochimilco trajinera cruise.
Hotel pick up.
Food and drink.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Mexico City local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is it suitable for children?
A - Yes.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Hostal Amigo (Isabel La Católica, 61)