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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit The Copper Canyon?
On trips that go to the bottom of the canyon, such as our 8-day Special Trip, 11-day Ultimate trip, 14-day Everything trip, or any of our independent trips to the canyon bottom, we recommend the months of October through March. During the summer months, Batopilas can get very hot, and there is no air conditioning in town.

On trips along the rim of the canyon, such as our 7-day Deluxe trip or any of our independent trips which do not go down to Batopilas, the Spring and Fall are especially delightful, but you can also do these trips year round.

What documentation do I need to enter Mexico?
Each person must be in possession of a valid U.S. or Canadian passport (photocopies are not accepted). If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, please check with the Mexican Consulate to find out what documents you will need.

Can I drink the water in Copper Canyon?
All the hotels in Copper Canyon provide safe drinking water. Bottled water is also readily available.

What size are the groups?
We prefer to keep our groups small, with a maximum of 14 to 16 persons per group.

How strenuous are the hikes?
All the hikes are optional and at a mild pace. On some of the longer hikes, we can arrange for a vehicle to transport our clients who may have difficulty walking.

How much luggage may I bring?
Travel light. Do not take any luggage that you cannot personally carry.

Should I exchange money before my trip? Do I need to purchase travelers checks?
In the past we have found that travelers checks are difficult to cash in this part of Mexico. We recommend that you exchange dollars into pesos at your local bank (you may have to order them a few days to a week in advance). Try to get the smallest denomination bills you can, large bills can be difficult to break down. There are also ATM's in El Fuerte, Creel and Chihuahua.

What is the electricity in Mexico?
The same as the United States, 110 volts.

What are the accommodations like?
In the Copper Canyon we travel from big cities, such as Chihuahua, to small remote villages, such as Batopilas. Consequently, our accommodations vary greatly, from luxury hotels, with swimming pools and spas, to simple small-town hotels. All of our hotels have private baths and are clean. The hotels we use are the ones we judge to be the best available in each location based not only their location and the hotel itself, but also on their reliability (which varies greatly in this part of the world) and the service our clients receive.

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