In addition to all that is included in our 8-day
, this trip spends a night at Norítari,
located in the woods just outside the town of San Juanito; two
nights at Cerocahui, the prettiest little village in the Sierras;
a day trip to the village of Urique in the canyon bottom; and
a visit to the famous Basaseachic Falls.
We fly to the city of Los Mochis, then travel to
the small colonial city of El Fuerte
, where we spend the night and begin our Copper Canyon Adventure.
Early this morning we board the first-class Copper
Canyon train for one of the most spectacular train rides in the
Western Hemisphere. The train travels through the lowlands of Sinaloa
State and up into the Sierra Madre Mountains, passing through 86
tunnels and crossing 37 bridges. Leaving the train at Bahuichivo
station, we drive to the Paraiso del Oso Lodge (Paradise of the
Bear), located in a beautiful valley a couple of miles from the
little village of Cerocahui
. The lodge is named for a natural rock formation that overlooks
the valley and resembles Yogi Bear.
This morning we travel to the bottom of the canyon
and the town of Urique
. There is plenty of time to explore the village before returning
to the Paraiso del Oso Lodge.
We board the train for the ride to Divisadero
, a very picturesque area where several of the canyons join together. We stay at a beautiful hotel located right on the rim of the canyon. Spend the afternoon hiking or relaxing, either way taking in the magnificent views. Optional aerial tram rides and zip-line adventures are available. Dinner is at the lodge’s dining room, with its majestic view of the canyon.
Spend the morning further exploring this remarkable area. Enjoy your lunch while taking in the majestic views from the dining room before we board the train bound for Creel
, a lumber town high in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
We travel from Creel to the little town of Batopilas
. We pass through mountains and valleys, and after reaching the
Tarahumara community of Kirare we head down the long, windy dirt
road that leads to the bottom of the canyon. We spend the next
two nights in a charming little Mexican hotel in this village that
seems suspended in time somewhere in the nineteenth century.
We hike or ride, at our option, to the “Lost
Cathedral" of Satevo and explore Batopilas and the surrounding
Today we return to Creel. En route we hike to Cusarare
Falls and a cave with petroglyphs.
Today we visit the famous Basaseachic Waterfall.
This single drop waterfall is the second highest in Mexico and
ranks 29th in the world. We continue our journey on to Chihuahua City
making a brief stop at the Mennonite museum.
This morning we tour Chihuahua City visiting the state capital with its murals, the State museum, and the home of Pancho Villa. The afternoon is free to further explore and perhaps do some last minute shopping. This evening we enjoy our traditional farewell banquet.
We travel by van from Chihuahua to El Paso where
we fly home, sad to leave but returning home with wonderful memories
of this remote area of Mexico and the unique people who make it
These trips are fully escorted by
our experienced bilingual guides. The price includes transportation
and accommodations: one night in El Fuerte, two nights in Cerocahui,
one night in Divisadero, two nights
in Creel, two nights in Batopilas and two nights in Chihuahua; excursions,
tips and most meals. Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, Phoenix
or El Paso is also included. Check with us for discounted air rates
from other U.S. and Canadian cities.
||Single room supplement:
|| February 2–12
||February 24–March 6
||March 27–April 6 (Easter)
||Dec. 23–Jan. 2 (Xmas/NY's)
*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.