This year Día de Muertos will be very different. Most cementaries will be closed, mass events will be cancelled and Day of the Dead will be mostly celebrated in the Mexican homes.
Out of respect, and for the safety of ourselves and the locals, we decided to organize our day of the dead experiences this year far away from the crowds and in nature.
We will meet up in the Southern part of Mexico City, in a beautiful rural area near Xochimilco. Where we take a boat trip on a traditional Trajinera of 4 hours, of which we spend around 1.5 hour in a beautiful Chinampa, an island created in prehispanic times.
During the boat trip our certified bilingual Mexican guide will explain about the origin and meaning of Día de Muertos, the most beautiful of all Mexican traditions. Plus we can enjoy the traditional Pan de Muertos and a traditional chocolate aboard.
On arriving at the Chinampa (island made in prehispanic times), we will visit a beautiful field of Cempasúchil flowers (Marigold) and learn why this flower is so important for Day of the Dead. We will then make a beautiful traditional Aztec altar / offering together and explain the significance of the different parts of the altar.
Then we will take you on a virtual trip to Mictlan, the afterworld of the Aztec mythology, explaining the 9 levels that a deceased person would have to pass to reach Mictlan, the afterworld of the Aztecs.
Let's learn all about Día de Muertos and experience Day of the Dead the Aztec way. Far away from the crowds and in nature. Small group of maximum 8 participants.
Price 750 pesos per person on arriving by your own (car, Uber, taxi, at around 40 minutes from for example Condesa, Roma Centro). Or 1200 pesos with transport.
Different dates, from 14.00 to 18.00:
Sunday 18th of October
Friday 23rd of October
Saturday 24th of October
Thursday 29th of October
Friday 30th of October
Other dates possible at request (on October 31, November 1 and 2 accesses might be closed).