This trip is for just about anybody. For more
than two decades we have shared this adventure with thousands of
people of all ages.
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.
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.
After breakfast we hike to Tarahumara caves and
spectacular canyon views. Usually our guides can make arrangements
with the Indians to put on demonstrations of their famous foot
races and folk dances. In the afternoon we board the train for
the ride to Creel
, a lumber town high in the Sierra Madre Mountains, where we spend
the next two nights.
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.
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.
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.
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, one night in Divisadero,
two nights in Creel 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 25–March 3
Prices subject to change without notice.