Dia De Muertos, Oaxaca
October 26th - November 2nd
Early Bird discount 10% if booked by January 15th, 2024
Dia De Muertos
This is the time, during which the locals believe that the veil between the world of the spirits and the living is lifted, so their deceased loved ones can travel back for a visit. Here in Oaxaca, where I live, the celebration has its World’s fame. This is a pre-hispanic tradition which with time blended with Christian believes.
For a week prior to the actual night of October 31st ,the Processions take the street in the center of the city, where every window and every door is decorated with the artifacts, and the altars are made. The smell of cempasúchil (marigold orange flowers) is associated with this holiday. The burning of copal wakes your senses, and so does the spirits’. And of course, the main night of the October 31st, and November 1st, when the heavenly portal opens and the dead can travel into our dimension - that is when you need to be ready to stay up and embrace the happening.
The city is always prepared for the overwhelming amount of tourists from all around the World, and many events are organized. You will be impressed with the amount of “skeletons” walking around. (Her name is La Catrina and the essence of her story goes deep into Mexican traditions and roots but has been restyled only in the last century.
It is believed that the Aztecs worshipped a goddess of death that they alleged protected their departed loved ones, helping them into the next stages) And you will definitely have the opportunity to get your makeover, and join them:)!!!
Led by an award winning photographer and founder of
World Cultures on View - Nataly Rader
Photography ops: Event, culture, people & portraits, night, street, documentary, landscape, architecture (Oaxaca city center is recognized by the Unesco since 1987 as a Heritage Site of Mexico).
Family altars, sand tapestries, market scenes, graveyards full of candles and flowers, and much more, day trips to the nearby villages, specialized in various traditional local arts and crafts. That will include Teotatlan, (the pueblo specialized in textiles), Matatlan, t(he pueblo specialized in producing Mezcal, also called the World Capital of Mezcal), Atzompa (pottery Pueblo), and others. I will introduce you to some amazing World recognized artists, their families, and their work process.
Skill Level: Suitable for ALL skill levels, novice to advanced.
(Be prepared for some late nights, very late nights:)
Price: $2,470 USD for Double accommodations, for 7 nights and 8 days (arrival and departure included). Single occupancy $3,050 USD.
Must be booked by September 30,2024
Included: Boutique Hotel accomodations in downtown of Oaxaca city, (single or double occupancy by request), Photo City walk tour, Drivers and vehicles (pick up and drop off at the airports), day trips. exploring nearby Pueblos, Partial meals.
And not to mention that I will be with you all the time, and will be at your disposal to help and to answer. As well as my assistants Oaxaceños:)
Not included: Flight to Oaxaca airport from your destination. If International - you will fly with a stop in Mexico City. Most of the Meals.
Cancelation Policy: 90% of the paid fee will be refunded, if canceled by October 1st, 2024