Important Information for the Day of the Dead Spiritual Journey

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There are so many sacred places to experience in Oaxaca and we’re so excited to share them all with you! We’ll do our best to enjoy the food and art in this #1 rated culinary city. Your heart will surely melt in this fabulous place, totally fed by the magic and energy of this land.

Oaxaca is culturally fascinating with many diverse native ethnic groups and rich craft traditions and as a result, the city of Oaxaca has been declared a Cultural Patrimony of the World by UNESCO.

The state of Oaxaca is located in the south of Mexico and straddles the Sierre Madre mountain ranges. Deep valleys and majestic peaks characterize this geographically challenging state. Ranging from tropical beaches to alpine mountains, Oaxaca’s micro-climates are unique among the world’s ecosystems.

What’s Included:

  • Eight nights at the charming Hotel Casa Vertiz
  • Five amazing lunches and one late night graveyard snack
  • All spiritual teachings, ceremonies, and classes
  • All admission fees to the ruins of Monte Alban, the Tule Tree,  Mitla &/or Yagul & the convent of Cuilapan de Guerrero
  • Your wonderful guides
  • All tips for the drivers, guides, and bell-boys
  • All ground transportation
  • Trips to the artisan towns of San Martin Tilcajete, San Bartolo Coyotepec & Teotitlan del Valle
  • Our Day of the Day experience at the cemetery and market!
  • Creating an altar
  • Transportation to the airport going home

**Remember – you are in one of the culinary capitals of Mexico! We did not include all the meals so that you would have an opportunity to sample the foods you would like to try and enjoy! Trust us – this is the way to go. **

What’s Not-Included:

  • Transportation to the hotel on arrival (~$15.00 USD)
  • Figure that you’ll be purchasing supplies for your altar (around $10.00-$15.00 USD).
  • Tips for the maids are not-included (we suggest you plan on leaving $1.00 USD per person per day).
  • Your roundtrip air flight to Oaxaca is not-included in the cost of the journey, nor are spa services, or souvenir shopping.

How To Get to Oaxaca:

Please note, we suggest making sure your reservation to Oaxaca arrives no later than 6:30 pm on October 29th and on the 6th of November, do try to leave no earlier than 10:00 am if possible. Also, please bring some pictures of your beloveds who have passed, or even pictures of people you are ready to let go of in your life or best of all forgive! Do not forget a camera as the art is incredible.

Feel free to make your own flights, but please confirm them with us before booking. If you need help – no worries, Ales in Custom Travel is our travel guru – feel free to ring him at: 604-204-0444, 866-866-5566 or email him and it will be his pleasure to assist you!

Keep in Mind:

The actual schedule of spiritual teachings and what we will be doing day to day is not published so we can be in the moment. Every day will be a magical experience for all of us, so keep your heart and mind open to the experience life brings us. Due to the remote areas we are traveling to, weather, bad roads and other unseen obstacles may cause us to make changes in our itinerary.

On this spiritual journey our intent is to create sacred space where we can learn and share in group for the purpose of deepening our spiritual connections. The power of our teachings (please make sure you align with the group leader’s philosophy) and ceremonies comes from our combined energy and if group process does not interest you, then this trip would not be your best choice.

**Thanks to Luz Castilla for the photographs of the wonderful food, breads, marketplace, potter, and grave yard in the above slideshow.


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