Mexico

Día de Los Muertos in Oaxaca

Program No. 8695RJ
Participate in an ancient ritual as you celebrate the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca.

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At a Glance

Experience one of the world’s most unique holidays, as you enjoy the celebratory rituals of Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in beautiful Oaxaca. Embrace the mystery that lies beneath the region’s surface in museums and archaeological sites. Roam the halls of imposing palaces and awe-inspiring cathedrals. Absorb the varying differences in two of Mexico’s most fascinating cities — Cuernavaca, and Oaxaca — to discover the significance that defines this intriguing culture.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily on varied terrain. Elevations of 5,000 feet above sea level.

What You'll Learn

  • Participate in the elaborate “Day of the Dead” ritual.
  • Learn about ancient cities and holy places as you join an expert on field trips to archaeological sites, including the Zapotec city of Mitla and the ceremonial centers of Monte Alban
  • Examine the artistry of handmade textiles during a field trip to the village of Teotitlan del Valle, and enjoy a weaving demonstration by a local expert.
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Arturo Vertiz
Arturo Vertiz knew from an early age that he wanted to work in the travel industry, focusing on learning English and French in school. Graduating with a degree in tourism and business administration, he worked in the hotel industry before founding his own travel agency. Arturo’s greatest honor was being chosen to manage the housing complex for athletes participating in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. As a Group Leader and a Mexican national, Arturo loves interacting with visitors in search of learning experiences.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Arturo Vertiz knew from an early age that he wanted to work in the travel industry, focusing on learning English and French in school. Graduating with a degree in tourism and business administration, he worked in the hotel industry before founding his own travel agency. Arturo’s greatest honor was being chosen to manage the housing complex for athletes participating in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. As a Group Leader and a Mexican national, Arturo loves interacting with visitors in search of learning experiences.
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Originally from the northern state of Sonora, Haydee de Hoyos learned English through her interest in American television, especially “Sesame Street.” Her affinity for American culture led her to pursue a career in the travel industry with a degree in tourism and business form the University of Guadalajara. Haydee has worked for Geronimo for more than 20 years and served as a Group Leader on programs focusing on art, culture, history, the environment and Mexican cuisine, developing an encyclopedia of knowledge of all things Mexico.
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Suzanne Barbezat grew up in Montréal, Canada, but holds a deep love and appreciation for Oaxaca. After graduating with a degree in anthropology, she lost her heart to Oaxaca on a solo trip through Latin America. Moving to Mexico in 1998, she has worked as a teacher, group leader and writer Suzanne spends her free time discovering off-the-beaten-path locales around Oaxaca with her Mexican husband and children. There's nothing she enjoys more than getting to know Oaxaca better and sharing her love for it.
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