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Oct 30 2019



Day of the Dead Market Trip and Altar

Day of the Dead is such a precious time in Oaxaca, and this experience has been designed to live its beauty and significance in the most profound way possible… family style.

Doña Raquel will begin the day as she likes to begin each experience with Tlayudona—With a grand Oaxacan welcoming, complete with hot chocolate and locally-baked bread.

Once your tummies are fill and your eyes are wider, you´ll head to the market with Doña Raquel to purchase items that will be transformed into an altar for her family. You´ll see the beauty in the familial nature of this tradition, and the variation that exists amongst homes when it comes to their altars. Different regions have different styles, and families add their own flare to their celebrations as well.

You´ll venture back to Raquel´s house where you will help her construct her familial altar for this muertos season. You´ll get to feel the essence of this time of year, and to break out of the tourist threshold into an authentic family setting.

Raquel will fill your belly with the best typical foods that are prominent during this time of year. And don´t forget the mezcal… Oh, the mezcal!

Your experience will include:

Your fares (public transportation) to and from the market with Raquel
Purchases at the market for the altar
A delicious homemade lunch prepared by Doña Raquel (who hosts many of our most popular Oaxacan cooking experiences)
The opportunity to build a Day of the Dead altar, family style
Complimentary mezcal(es)
Spanish/English translation (if/when necessary)

Does not include:

Extra purchases you´d like to make at the market to take home

*Minimum amount of people required: 3 people

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