Hola amigos! I recently had the incredible opportunity to immerse myself and my family in the vibrant and rich culture of Mexico during the annual Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, festivities.
Our journey was made possible by the wonderful team at Baboo Travel, who ensured every detail of our custom trip was meticulously planned for an unforgettable experience. From exploring historic sites to crafting altars, and from tasting local delicacies to joining lively celebrations, this journey has been nothing short of magical.
Day 1: Mexico City Walking Tour
Our adventure kicked off with a warm welcome at our accommodation and a delightful walking tour of Mexico City’s historic center. We marveled at the ancient Aztec ruins of Templo Mayor, the grandeur of the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the artistic masterpiece of the Bellas Artes art museum. The Mercado San Juan treated us to a delightful array of flavors, giving us a taste of the diverse culinary culture. To cap off the day, we delved into the artistry of Diego Rivera at the Museo Mural, setting the tone for the days to come.
Day 2: Tepoztlan Temple Hike & Altar Making
On the second day, we ventured to the enchanting town of Tepoztlan, with its awe-inspiring cliffs and ancient Aztec ruins. The hike to the top was a challenge, but the panoramic views and the rich history made it all worthwhile. We witnessed the meticulous process of altar making and lamp crafting, integral to the Day of the Dead celebrations, and even got to join in the festivities. It was a day filled with cultural immersion and physical adventure.
Day 3: Market visits & festivities in Mixquic
Our morning was graced by a visit to the vibrant Jamaica market, a riot of colors and fragrances from ornamental flowers. The journey continued to Mixquic, where we witnessed the heartwarming Day of the Dead festivities. Families honoring their departed loved ones, adorned graves, lively parties, and the unmistakable spirit of unity and celebration filled the air. Our local travel expert knew the best spots that are not crowded so we can have the best time.
Day 4: Mexico City Free Day and Dinner
This day offered the freedom to explore the wonders of Mexico City at our own pace. Whether it was soaking in the rich history at museums or savoring Mexican food, the day was a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.
The optional outing to Xochimilco was a highlight, cruising the picturesque canals and savoring Mexican flavors. The day concluded with a spirited farewell dinner, where we celebrated the memories made and the friendships forged.
Day 5: Accommodation Check-Out
As our journey came to a close, we bid farewell to the beautiful memories and newfound friends over breakfast. The trip was a celebration of life, culture, and the unbreakable bond between the living and the departed. We departed Mexico with a deeper understanding and appreciation for Dia De Los Muertos, forever cherishing the incredible experiences and the warmth of Mexican hospitality.
Our Mexican Day of the Dead experience with Baboo Travel was nothing short of spectacular. From the historic sites to the lively celebrations, every moment was a celebration of life, love, and memories. We would like to thank our local in-destination travel expert for taking care of the group planning checklist while we only worried about the celebrations.
We will forever carry the spirit of Dia De Los Muertos in our hearts, eagerly awaiting the day we can return and relive this magical celebration once more. ¡Hasta luego, Mexico!