Copper Canyon, Mexico
7-day Classic Tour
This trip is for just about anybody. For more than two decades we have shared this adventure with thousands of people of all ages.
1st Day: We arrive at 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.
2nd Day: In the morning we board the first-class Copper Canyon train and travel up into the Sierra Madre Mountains, passing through 86 tunnels and crossing 37 bridges. This is one of the most spectacular train rides in the Western Hemisphere. After lunch we arrive at Divisadero and stay at a picturesque lodge located right on the edge of the canyon. Here we make our first contacts with the cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians. 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.
3rd Day: 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, where we spend the next two nights.
4th Day: We explore the area surrounding Creel—an old Jesuit Mission, a Tarahumara cave dwelling and strange rock formations—and enjoy a picnic lunch at Lake Arereco. We also have the opportunity to hike to Cusarare Falls.
5th Day: Traveling to the city of Chihuahua, we stop at a Mennonite settlement for a homemade lunch and arrive in the afternoon at our deluxe hotel. The rest of the day we are free to explore the city and discover its fine restaurants.
6th Day: We tour the city of Chihuahua—the State Capital with its murals, the State Museum and the home of Pancho Villa. The afternoon is free for shopping, relaxing and wandering. This evening we enjoy our traditional farewell banquet.
7th Day: Today we transfer to the Chihuahua airport for your flight home, sad to leave but taking along wonderful memories of this remote area of Mexico and the unique people who make it their home.
What’s included: These trips are fully escorted by our experienced bilingual guides. The price includes transportation; accommodations: one night in El Fuerte, one night in Divisadero, two nights in Creel and two nights in Chihuahua; excursions; tips and most meals.
*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.