Experience a memorable Dia de Muertos this November on a Travelian Day Trip combining time in and around a village in the mountains of Guanajuato, followed by time in the center of Guanajuato City itself, all led by a knowledgeable local guide.
While Dia de Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico at the beginning of each November, the diversity of such celebrations varies extensively at the local level. This year become involved in the celebrations, ceremonies and the cuisine of a mining town nestled in the hills above the city of Guanajuato, and in the urban art festival celebrated in the city center.
Travel into the hill country above the city of Guanajuato to observe the flowers left for and the reverence paid to the ancestors at one of the oldest cemeteries in the region. Stop by a 19th century dam which has been one of the city of Guanajuato’s principal water sources for more than 150 years.
Visit a home in the mountains and enjoy the celebratory foods which are a cultural expression that promotes social cohesion within families, as well as a way to maintain a sense of regional identity and belonging for these communities.
Descend into the center of the city of Guanajuato and marvel at the Festival Muerte en Cartelera, a festival of contemporary urban art on the theme of the Day of the Dead, created by university art students. See their renewal and renovation of traditional themes in posters, carpets of colored sawdust and altars.
Join Travelian’s expert guides on this small-group tour and experience an important part of the cultural diversity of Mexico in comfort and safety.