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The real – “Day of the Dead” Mexico

Welcome to our Day of the Dead Tours

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Mexico’s vibrant Day of the Dead celebrations. Join us at The Monkey Experience, where we have 8 years of experience in crafting unforgettable journeys through the heart of Mexico. Experience the true essence of Dia de los Muertos with our expertly crafted tours, carefully chosen to showcase the best of Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Michoacán.

Whether you’re a cultural enthusiast, a photographer, or simply curious about this vibrant celebration, our tours offer an immersive and respectful experience, prioritizing authentic interactions with locals. By visiting local cemeteries and supporting communities, we provide a unique perspective.

Book your Day of the Dead tour today to discover the magic and meaning behind this beloved Mexican tradition. Create memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us now to reserve your spot!

Authentic experiences with your local guide

From $2999

We will make the most of the Day of the Dead in this intense experience. We will take part to two different “alumbradas”, one in Mexico City and one in Morelia, observing how these are celebrated in different days.

  • HOTEL Double room 4 stars hotel – 6 nights
  • TOURS: 4 Cementeries + Monumental Offerings +Travel to Michoacan
  • And more…
From $2660

Experience the enchantment of Noche de Muertos in Oaxaca. Witness illuminated altars, lively parades, traditional dances, and vibrant celebrations. Explore indigenous villages, engage in workshops, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this captivating Day of the Dead festivity.

  • HOTEL Double room 4 stars hotel – 4 nights
  • TOURS: 1 Cementery + Oaxaca tours
  • And more…
The Monkey Experience - Worth every moment!

We took two tours with this group: the The Real Day of the Dead (1 Day Tour) as well as the Walking Tour with Eduardo y Mirna, and could not have had a better experience. Eduardo was knowledgeable about history and lore, patient, and very interpersonal in his narratives. He also was a great resource for things to do around CDMX on other days ( restaurants, places of interest, etc.) Mirna was kind, patient, and showed us the real Dia de Muertos experience as if we were locals. I cannot recommend these tours enough. Our experience with "The Monkey Experience" was top notch.

– - Tripadvisor
Fantastic Dia de los Muertos tour

I joined the Dia de los Muertos on 2 Nov. I was a bit apprehensive because it was going to be a long day, from 8am to 10 pm - but in the end, it was so worth it and i´m very glad i went! We stopped in Xochimilco first for a short ride on a trajinera, tacos and drinks and mariachis... then we visited to busy cemeteries, including Mixquic. The transport was comfortable, our guide Paco was friendly, clear, fun and had good English. It was a pleasure to be able to witness Day of the Dead like a local, i couldn´t have done this without the tour and everything was really high standard. Thank you for the memories!

– - Tripadvisor
Dia de los Muertos Tour

I did the day-long Day of the Dead tour. This tour took our group to a couple of famous cemeteries in Mexico City that I would not otherwise feel comfortable visiting alone. We also went to Xochimilco. The tour was very relaxed and we had a lot of time to do as we wished. The transportation was comfortable and our guide, Paco, was awesome. Lunch was included and was very filling. Overall, I am so glad that I was able to see parts of the city that I would not have been able to otherwise. I loved being able to participate in the Dia de los Muertos activities like a Mexican, and I highly recommend this tour for others.

– - Tripadvisor

I took the "Real Day of the Dead" tour and it exceeded my expections. The began with an performance to explain the Day of the Dead. Very intertaining. We visited two cemeteries and also had lunch. The first cemetery is where Paco's grandfather is buried. Very informative. Lunch was held at a very nice restaruant and the food was exccellent. The second cemetery was a very popular place. Very crowded but still enjoyable. Overall is was a fabulous way to celebrate the Day of The Dead. I highly recommend it!

– - Tripadvisor
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In Michoacán, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of candle-lit cemeteries adorned with countless marigolds. Join local families as they gather to pay homage to their ancestors through heartfelt prayers, music, and offerings. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals as they share stories and traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Discover the mystical beauty of Mexico City, where the streets come alive with captivating parades, ornate altars, and lively music. Explore the historical neighborhoods and UNESCO World Heritage sites while our knowledgeable guides provide insights into the significance of each tradition.

Venture to the magical city of Oaxaca, known for its elaborate Day of the Dead festivities. Experience the buzzing markets, where you can find intricately crafted sugar skulls, marigold flowers, and traditional foods. Visit ancient Zapotec ruins and witness traditional indigenous ceremonies that honor departed loved ones.

How is the Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico?

Death in Mexico is not considered a taboo. It is a reason to remember the ancestors that are no longer here, and do what they liked to do. If they liked mole, we eat mole. If they liked pan de muertos, there will be pan de muertos, and if they liked to celebrate, then we celebrate in a happy and respectful way.



Make sure to visit the small towns for a traditional touch.

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Let’s consume local! We have a special surprise to have a positive impact on the local community.



Part of the profits are destined to the community.

In the tours we include visits to communities outside of Mexico City. We donate flowers so they can decorate the tombs, and give a contribution to the cemeteries for cleaning and other expenses.

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