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Celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico City with Intrepid Travel

May 30, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Travellers searching for the best Halloween costume party, cemetery ceremony and macabre personalities at the world’s most fascinating festival can join Intrepid’s Travel brand-new short break –Mexico City: Day of the Dead and truly become a part of the local celebrations.

Running for the first time this year, Intrepid’s Day of the Dead experience will take place across five days in Mexico City over the Halloween period with an Intrepid Travel local leader providing travellers with an invaluable insider’s guide to the city’s lively festivities.

Rather than mourning those who have died, Day of the Dead is all about remembering, praying and partying for friends and family who have passed away. Locals celebrate and honour life during Day of the Dead festivities, which kick off at midnight on October 31 and continue all the way through tounnamed (13) November 2.

On the Intrepid Travel Mexico City: Day of the Dead short break, travellers can:

  • Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum and the Museum Anahuacalli, which was established by Frida’s husband Diego Rivera. Both artists were obsessed with death, which can be seen throughout their artwork. Special Day of the Dead activities and workshops will be available.
  • Play dress up and head along to a Halloween costume party for a great night out.
  • Take part in a traditional Day of the Dead ceremony in a cemetery at the town of Mixquic, where families decorate their loved one’s tombs. Expect music and tequila well into the night.
  • Take a walk around Mexico City and visit the zocalo (main square) where people bring colourful decorated alters out for display.
  • Take a trip out to Xochimilco to visit Isla de las Munecas, or Doll’s Island. Dedicated to the lost soul of a girl who drowned in mysterious circumstances, this small island is home to hundreds of dolls, many of them with severed limbs, decapitated heads and black eyes, who are said to be possessed by the girl’s spirit.

“Central America has become one of Intrepid Travel’s fastest growing destinations and Mexico is one of the most popular countries in the region for our travellers,” said James Thornton, Manager Director. “We’re excited to offer this truly unique experience for the first time as it’s a great opportunity to party with the locals and gain an exclusive insight and appreciation into the Mexican way of life.”

Intrepid Travel’s five day Mexico City: Day of the Dead festival experience is $760 per person and departs on 30 October 2014.

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