This was a fascinating holiday!!! Guide Sid and Driver Hector were brilliant. I've tried to get on this tour for 3 yrs. It was most cultural, spiritual and emotional. Don't worry there was plenty of fun! The Hotel des Marques was located right downtown by the Market Square. Couldn't ask for better. I chose to go with roommate and she was great. All the parades, cemeteries, archealogical site, petrified waterfall, Cypress tree in El Tule. The cooking class in a chef's home was wonderful. Stay away from to much Mezcal!!! I highly recommend this tour. Get your face painted and have fun. It also was a safe area. If you haven't seen the Disney movie Coco, you should. It'll explain alot about Day Of The Dead.