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Special Interest

Copper Canyon

Mexico

6 days

Summary

Ride the famous Chepe Train through some of Mexico’s most spectacular scenery and experience the best of the Copper Canyon. For those who are short on time, this six day trip into the heart of the canyon is the perfect choice.

Please contact one of our Latin American specialists for more information.

Highlights

  • Ride the famous Chepe Train through the Copper Canyon
  • See the unique formations of the Valley of the Mushrooms
  • Admire the beauty of the Cusarare Waterfall
  • Visit a Mennonite community near Chihuahua

ITINERARY

Day 1 Los Mochis/El Fuerte

You’ll be met at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in El Fuerte. The trip takes around one and a half hours; you’ll be driving through the very fertile El Fuerte Valley and through several smaller towns en route.

Day 2 El Fuerte/Posada Barrancas

Transfer to the train station for the famous Chepe Train ride to Posada Barrancas.

The Chihuahua-Pacifico railroad, or Chepe, has been around since 1961, was privatised in 1998 and took almost 100 years to complete. Its line includes 37 bridges and 86 tunnels from the start in Los Mochis to the end in Chihuahua, and is an engineering masterpiece that people come from all over the world to ride. The train line runs through Septentrion Canyon, which overall, is a very small portion of the canyons system that covers over 25,000 square miles. Needless to say, one must get off the train line to really immerse oneself into the Copper Canyon, though this train ride is a nice taster of what you will see if you explore deeper into the canyon system.

On arrival in Posada Barrancas you will be met and transferred to your hotel where lunch will be ready. Afternoon at leisure for a self-guided walk along the rim of the canyon.

Day 3 Posada Barrancas/Creel

You will be picked up from your hotel this morning by en expert historian guide. Start your private tour in the Divisadero Area. This tour includes several overlooks and entrances into the Adventure Park where you can enjoy a number of optional activities such as zip lines, Zip Rider or Via Ferrata.

You’ll be given the option to do a two kilometre self-guided walk along a paved path on the rim of the canyon to enjoy the views and some quite time. You can then visit the market stalls if you want to do a bit of shopping for souvenirs. After your visit to the Divisadero area, you’ll be driven onto Creel and stop off for one last overlook at Oteros Canyon just outside of Divisadero. This tour is roughly 5-6 hours and will cover about 110kms.

Day 4 Creel

Full day Copper Canyon tour including Valley of the Mushrooms, Lake Arareko, San Igancio Mission, Cusarare Waterfall, Basihuare Canyon & the famous Copper Canyon. Picnic lunch included on today’s tour.

Day 5 Creel/Chihuahua

You’ll be transferred from Creel to Chihuahua City this morning with a stop to visit the Mennonite Community of Cuauhtemoc if you wish (entry to the small museum not included- pay locally). Continue to your hotel in Chihuahua City.

This afternoon depart on a guided city tour, enjoy the history of this amazing city and see such sights as Pancho Villa’s house, Quinta Gameros, the Federal Building with Hidalgo’s Dungeon and the main Cathedral.

Day 6 Chihuahua

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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