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Day of the Dead Tour in Mexico City with Xochimilco Canal Ride

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    Stop At: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City Mexico

    Painted faces, colorful costumes, and graveside parties — all to remember deceased family and friends. Expect to find people celebrating these traditions in Mexico during Day of the Dead. It officially takes place on the first two days of November, but many revelers begin celebrating on October 31. The holiday is rooted in Aztec and Catholic customs, but has evolved into a celebration that appeals to people across Mexico.

    On the evening of November 1, meet your knowledgeable guide at a central spot in Mexico City, near the Zocalo. Travel by air-conditioned van about a half hour out of the city to a cemetery that has been transformed into a commemorative wonderland, where thousands of lit candles cast an ethereal glow over marigolds, which are believed to form a spiritual path that the dead can follow.

    Learn from your guide about the ofrendas spread about the cemetery: homemade altars, sugar skulls, pan de muertos (bread of the dead), and more. The ofrendas are believed to welcome the souls of the dead when they revisit.

    After experiencing such a mystical and somber ambiance, return to reality on a ride to the southern district of Xochimilco in Mexico City. Follow your guide to a dock where you’ll step into a trajinera, a brightly colored gondola. Float down a network of waterways to see chinampas, aka floating gardens, and riverbanks decorated with colorful images of skeletons and skulls. As you float, listen to folklore about figures such as La Llorona, ‘the crying mother,’ whose guilt-ridden spirit haunts the waters.

    After the boat ride, your guide takes you back to the meeting point near the Zocalo.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Av. Hidalgo 3, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Guerrero, 06300 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Xochimilco canal ride
    • Cemetery tour
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Xochimilco
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Joined a special DOTD tour with Kevin Mariscal as our guide and were very happy with how the tour turned out. Visited Xochimilco first and the Xilotepec Cemetery last. Loved the cemetery tour and we even built our own alter during our free time. Suggest to shorten the boat ride
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    Response from josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Day of the Dead Tour in Mexico City with Xochimilco Canal Ride
    Responded 19 Nov. 2018
    Hello! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with Kevin on the day of the death . We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We will consider your suggestions to improve our services. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
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    This was a fantastic tour led by our guide Kevin Mariscal. We took a boat ride in the canal at Xochimilco followed by a visit to the local cemetery. Kevin was very well versed in the history of the Day of the Dead and was a fun and informative guide!
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    Response from josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Day of the Dead Tour in Mexico City with Xochimilco Canal Ride
    Responded 19 Nov. 2018
    Hello! Thank you for your comments, we're so happy to know you had a great time on the day of the death with Kevin. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
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    The idea is good, but many things the tour operator did poorly. 1. Too many people (100+ English group) 2. Buses never ready at 'meeting point' at times 3. Canal ride was really a mexican 'selling' frenzy of boats attacking ours with corn, beer, blankets, fruit tea, etc.
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    Response from josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Day of the Dead Tour in Mexico City with Xochimilco Canal Ride
    Responded 5 Nov. 2017
    Hello. Thank you very much for your comments; we are sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. We offer an apology and assure you we're working to provide the best service for all our friends. We hope you come back soon and let us show you by then that we've improved. Best regards, Amigo Group
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    • Duration: 8h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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