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Mezcal Minero & Flower Carpets

  • Colón 500 Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca Mexico (map)

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Join us in closing out the celebration of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca in the Ocotlán Valley. Here we visit a traditional mezcal community and a farming community who extend their celebrations 1 extra day than most other communities in Oaxaca. We visit a graveyard in a community where the majority of flowers (marigolds and coxcomb) are grown for use in altars and graves during these 3 days. This community celebrates Day of the Dead by decorating the graves of loved ones with elaborate flower carpets.

  • Personalized guide and translation service by a native English speaker

  • Comfortable and safe transportation round trip from Oaxaca city (1 hour each way)

  • Tour of an agave nursery and artisanal palenque, which produces small batch clay pot distilled mezcal. The palenque is owned and operated by family that has been making mezcal for 100 years and currently produces mezcal for national and international sale, who is committed to sustainable agriculture and giving back to the community

  • Tasting of Minero mezcal made on site

  • A chance to purchase mezcal directly from the producers (price not included), our help packing it for travel

  • Lunch of regional dishes at Ocotlán market

  • Visit to the graveyard in the farming community of San Antonino Velasco to see the traditional flower carpets for Día de los Muertos

  • Dinner of San Antonino´s famous empanadas de mole amarillo

  • Drinking water and light snacks

  • Donation to community library

Earlier Event: November 2
Día de los Muertos in Miahuatlán
Later Event: November 4
Mezcal Minero (full day)