Mining Town Traditions and Downtown Festival

  • Teotihuacan

Tour at a Glance

  Limited to 16 guests                   1 Day
Physical demand: Level 2
  Nov 2, 2017                 Nov 2, 2018                 Nov 2, 2019  
2017 - COST PER PERSON:     Change currency to: CAD | USD

  Full tour:                     $ 3,500  
  Charges will be processed in MXN.  
  Eventbrite - Day of the dead in Guanajuato  

Tour Details


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.


Itinerary - 1 Day

7:45 AM - Meet at St. Paul´s Church (Cardo #6), San Miguel de Allende
8:00 Am -Depart for Guanajuato 
Visit a private home in a mining town.
Experience its traditions. Visit its church and old cemetery.
1:30 PM - Depart for lunch in the hills above the city.
1:45 PM - rrive for lunch* at one of Guanajuato’s finest restaurants. After lunch depart for downtown Guanajuato, and enjoy the Festival Muerte en Cartelera, an urban art festival, created by University Art Students. View display of posters on the walls of the streets, carpets of sawdust, and altars, are an artistic expression of the Day of the Dead Theme.
5:45 PM - Depart for San Miguel de Allende.
7:00 PM - Approximate time of arrival in San Miguel de Allende at St. Paul’s Church (Cardo #6). Our guides will call taxis ahead of arrival time for those of you who need a ride to your homes or lodging.

* Meals marked with an asterisk are not included in the tour's fee.
This itinerary is subject to changes without prior notification.



  Official ID your current Passport, Mexican residency ID (copies are fine)
  Original INAPAM ID (if you have one)
  Credit Cards, Debit card, Cash in Pesos for the first day (Cash machines are available)
  Active Cell Phone with recharger
  Bring sufficient funds for meals and beverages not included in trip cost
  Money belt
  Water bottle
  Binoculars* optional
  Day pack
  Sweater or Jacket
  Light-weight walking shoes
  Be sure to bring your own kleenex and small change for bathroom fees
  Personal prescription drugs


Further details about this tour

.   Travel Physical Demands
.   Reservations
.   Payment Options
.   Cancellations
.   Trip Insurance

Travelian Tour Leader

Susana Ojeda
Photo of Rodrigo López Susana holds a Master’s degree in History and Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Guanajuato and a career in Marketing from the Monterrey Institute of Technology.
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Tour Map



Tour Cost





  Sack breakfast
  Entrance fees
  Comfortable private transportation with driver
  Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way
  Travelian tour leaders
  Small group experience: 18 travelers maximum
  Eventbrite - Day of the dead in Guanajuato

Physical Demand

    LEVEL 2
    Includes Level 1 plus: Walking or hiking modest uphill/downhill in town or on improved (paved or gravel) trails for a period of up to four hours at a time. Or walking in urban settings with stair-climbs.

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Featured Photo

  The tunnels of Guanajuato are an architectural feature of the city that reveals their mining-town heritage.



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