Day 1 - Oaxaca
Arrive at the airport in Oaxaca for transport to your hotel located in the heart and soul of the city. Meet your guide and make introductions with your fellow travelers before a walking tour of the city. Dine with the group on some of Oaxaca's fabled cuisine and retire to bed early in anticipation of the official start to your ghoulish escape.
Day 2 - Oaxaca
Start your day with a typical Oaxacan breakfast made with fresh ingredients inspired by the local landscape. Afterwards visit Benito Juarez, the city's largest market. Here you'll learn about the significance of the local market in the preparation for the week long celebration. Purchase items and contribute to the creation of a traditional 'altar de muertos' used to honor the memory of family members who have gone before.
Afterwards, head to the outskirts of the city for another open market experience at the Central de Abastos. Known for its endless rows of vendors selling everything from food and furniture to clothes and handicrafts, this massive market comes to life around the time of the festival. Join in a culinary scavenger hunt seeking out ingredients we'll use for a cooking lesson later in the day. You may also want to purchase a mask or costume to participate in the various parades and cemetery vigils held over the next few days.
After lunch, visit the artisan villages on the outskirts of the Oaxaca known for their
Day 3 - Oaxaca
Day 4 - Oaxaca
Day 5 - Playa Escondido
Day 6 - Playa Escondido
Day 7 - Depart