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The Day of The Dead in Southern Arizona

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   The Day of The Dead in Southern Arizona  

A memorable small group Dia de Los Muertos experience in Southeastern Arizona with Tucson author/oral historian

  Patricia Preciado Martin 

Patricia Preciado Martin has spent the last 30+ years documenting Tucson and Southern Arizona Mexican American culture and history through her non-fiction oral histories and fiction short stories. Her books, all published by the University of Arizona Press, include: Amor Eterno; Beloved Land; Days of Plenty, Days of Want; El Milagro and Other Stories; Images and Conversations; Songs My Mother Sang to Me. They are available in fine book stores and libraries and

Day of the Dead, Día de Los Muertos

Not Scheduled for 2015

This comfortable and memorable small group full day tour with Patricia and Mary and Piet is just $139; enjoy your own window seat in spacious new vans, a yummy picnic lunch out in the pleasant country fall air, excellent photographic opportunities, and our wonderful guests enjoying the experience right along with you! 
Travel & Trip Cancellation Insurance is now included! This unique and wonderful small group learning adventure travels through some of Southeastern Arizona's most scenic outdoors. Call and reserve now and savor the anticipation!
The Day of the Dead, El Dia de Los Muertos, is a centuries-old tradition you'll find to be very much alive today in Southeastern Arizona. This colorful and elaborate celebration is also a time of respect and remembrance. In cemeteries around southeastern Arizona, families gather to honor friends and relatives by cleaning and decorating their graves with fresh and paper flowers, and sometimes with candles and offerings of food and drink. One special and off the beaten track example will be a 19th Century mining camp cemetery in the hills east of historic Patagonia. Join noted Tucson author and oral historian, Patricia Preciado Martin, and our  hosts, Mary & Piet Van de Mark of Tucson's Baja’s Frontier Tours, to experience this special holiday firsthand. Martin’s treasured stories bring to life our selection of hidden, historic and even “ghostly” cemeteries in southeastern Arizona. A delightful feature of our day afield will be Patricia's sharing of some of her own Dia de Los Muertos home altar; last year she brought a selection of personal and family remembrances which she assembled and discussed with our guests. This learning vacation includes comfortable transportation, picnic lunch, lots of fun and sightseeing and great photo ops! 

Only $139 per person including very comfortable transportation roundtrip (with your own window seat!) from Tucson, Arizona, a picnic lunch and Travel & Trip Cancellation Insurance!

Experience Day of The Dead - Arizona Style!

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Please plan ahead to assure a place for you on this day. Reserve early. This program has filled in advance in past years. 

Questions for Piet & Mary: 520-887-2340 (tucson), or email: 

Europeans from America's East Coast began to settle into Southeastern Arizona in the mid- Nineteenth Century following the California Gold Rush and the War with Mexico. Population continued to blossom even more after the Civil War, the coming of the railroad and finally the end of the Apache wars in the 1880's. However, this storied land had long been the Northwestern Frontier of Mexico, and that heritage continues to be very evident in these days, as we visit cemeteries on this day trip out of Tucson.

       Some folks led exciting lives...    Join us for a picnic lunch...



Contact Mary & Piet Van de Mark with your questions about either departure.

(520) 887-2340 (Tucson)


This popular day-trip generally fills in advance...please reserve early, while you're thinking about it!

Don't wait: Anticipate!

Call Mary & Piet Van de Mark directly at

Baja's Frontier Tours

(520)-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)


Only $139 per person includes very comfortable spacious transportation where every guest enjoys their own window seat!

And a yummy picnic lunch!

 And Travel & Trip Cancellation Insurance!

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Participants: Please refer to the Participant Information mailed to you for times and details, including the exact  central Tucson departure location. Details about this all day learning vacation will be mailed to participants. 


 Contact Piet & Mary Van de Mark by phone:

520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)

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