Travel dates

From October 26th of 2016 to November 6th of 2016.

Description

The “Day of the Dead” it’s a perpetual tradition in the soul of Mexico. It represent a mixture of spirituality, religion, magic and history. Once a year the tangible barriers breaks so the living and the dead can “coexist” in harmony on a spiritual plane. The deceased are remembered with a little humor and joy to Express our affection that remains unchanged despite the passage of time.

We propose an intense journey to enrich your spirit to the heart of Mexican civilization, in the state of Oaxaca, that will enable you to flow and discover your inner self. A unique experience based on personal work, the richness of the group and the discovery of the country. We will approach people and their ancestral traditions during the “Day of the Dead”, among altars, candles and marigolds, mexican cuisine and spectacular party.

You will be guided by a therapist and a coach to allow your inner trip and spiritual personal growing during all the journey.

“For the dweller of New York, London or Paris, death is the word that should never be pronounced because it burns the lips. The Mexican, however, frequents it, mockers it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it, is one of his favorite toys and his most lasting love.”

Octavio Paz.

11 days and 10 nights.
From October 26th of 2016 to November 6th of 2016.

Route

Oaxaca – Sierra de Oaxaca – Oaxaca – Zipolite – Oaxaca

Days

26/10

27/10

28/10

29/10

30/10

31/10

01/11

02/11

03/11

04/11

05/11

06/11

Itinerary

Oaxaca

Oaxaca – Sierra Oaxaca

Sierra Oaxaca

Sierra Oaxaca

Sierra Oaxaca – Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Oaxaca – Zipolite

Zipolite

Zipolite

Zipolite – Oaxaca

Accommodation

Casa de los frailes

Casa chaman

Casa chaman

Casa chaman

Casa de los frailes

Casa de los frailes

Casa de los frailes

Casa de los frailes

El alquimista

El alquimista

El alquimista

Full Board

EL ALQUIMISTA ***

October 26th (1st day): Oaxaca

Participants fly individually to Mexico DF International Airport, Mexico to take the night flight to Oaxaca Airport. You should arrive in the afternoon at the latest in Mexico, DF to check-in for the onward flight to Oaxaca. You will arrive in Oaxaca late at night where the expedition group will welcome you and transfer to the hotel.

October 27th (2nd day): Oaxaca – Sierra Oaxaca

After breakfast, we will leave in the afternoon by mini-bus to the Sierra Mazateca, going through diverse landscapes where the cactus of the desert area are crossed by the Santo Domingo and Río Grande Rivers, to ascend to the great mountains of the Sierra Madre. Arrival and accommodation in a typical house of our indian friends.

October 28th (3rd day): Sierra Oaxaca

In the morning we have breakfast and then we will join the Mazatecas to participate in the preparations of the activities we will do, buying the products that we will use in several ceremonies and rituals during our stay in this magical place where we can spend time with them and know their way of living.

October 29th (4th day): Sierra Oaxaca

After breakfast we will take a walk through the town streets, mingling with the people and their daily activities. Visit the market place by excellence, where the traditions and cuisine of the region converge, and the church of San Juan Evangelista. Lunch and dine with typical meal with family.

October 30th (5th day): Sierra Oaxaca

Breakfast and return to Oaxaca. We will eat on the road and we’ll arrive in the afternoon in the city. Descending from the Mazatec mountain range, where there are waterfalls, to get back to the Oaxaca Valley. Dinner at a typical restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

October 31st (6th day): Sierra Oaxaca – Oaxaca

Breakfast at the hotel and alter we will head to the archaeological site of Monte Alban. At noon we will go to the town of Santa María del Tule where is one of the oldest trees in the entire American continent. Lunch in a restaurant Oaxaca grill. In the afternoon we will visit the market and the main square. Dinner and overnight.

November 1st (7th day): Oaxaca

Once we had breakfast, we will head towards Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan. The first of November is the day of “join the dead.” The tradition is to give to relatives and family friends a sample foods which represents the offering of dead. Door to door delivery is made. This day the “little angels”, relatives who died as children, are venerated. We will witness those acts with the altars competition and we will eat with the townspeople. Return to Oaxaca by night.

November 2nd (8th day): Oaxaca

On this day, the deceased adults are venerated. During the morning we will visit the cemetery to see sand mats and altars of the dead, as well as visiting the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. Free afternoon and dinner at a downtown restaurant.

November 3rd (9th day): Oaxaca – Zipolite

Breakfast and free time for shopping. We will leave at noon to the Pacific Coast. Lunch on the road and after our arrival to Zipolite village, we will be staying in huts facing the sea. The natural, calm and quiet enviroment will invite us to a stay of total relaxation.

November 4th (10th day): Zipolite

Breakfast and day off in front of the beach. We will eat dishes of fish and seafood of the Pacific coast, traditional oaxacan recipes.

November 5th (11th day): Zipolite

Breakfast and final day of relaxing at the beach. We will make an integration circle to share the experiences we had during the trip. We will eat dinner and make a farewell ritual in the night on the beach.

November 6th (12th day): Zipolite – Oaxaca

After breakfast, departure in the morning heading to Oaxaca to end our trip. Once there, we will transfer you to the Oaxaca Airport.

Weather

The weather varies from cold to warm. In November 9° to 25°C approximately in Sierra Oaxaca and 23º to 33ºC on the beach.

Price per person: 2250€

* International flights are not included in the price.
* If you require a single room it will cost an extra charge.

Group of 10 to 15 people. Departure guaranteed with 6 people.

Includes

  • Full board and double room accommodation.
  • Microbus and driver.
  • Native guide.
  • Shamanic activities and rituals.
  • Psychologist therapist and coach who will accompany the personal process and spiritual growth.
  • For logistical reasons, it is only included the transport of a piece of luggage (a suitcase, backpack or similar standard size).

Not included

  • International airline tickets.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips.

Inscription

Make a first payment of 750€ and fill in the fields that appear with personal information. A second payment must be done before July 30 of 750€. And a final payment before September 30 of 750€.

Cancellation

In case of trip cancellation by the customer between July 31 and August 31 an amount of 500€ will be retained. If you cancel between August 31 and September 2016 an amount of 1100€ will be retained. After this date the full amount will be retained.

* In addition to these costs will be charged to Holos Travel the management fees of 65 €.
* We recommend hiring an insurance policy to cover the costs in case of cancellation

Confirmation

Once you have made the registration, we will contact you to provide all the practical information about the trip.

Optional insurance

As both airlines and providers of services have very strict conditions annulment, Holos Travel offers you special insurance fees in case of cancellation to cover the amounts that you consider appropriate.

In case you wish to extend your stay, we are happy to advice free in planning.