This Copper Canyon adventure begins in Los Mochis,
visits the Paraiso del Oso Lodge, near the village of Cerocahui,
spends a night at Divisadero, on the rim of the canyon, then travels
to Creel before heading down to the bottom of the canyon and the
little town of Batopilas. It then continues on to the historic
city of Chihuahua. The trip can also be done in the reverse direction
(although we recommend traveling from west to east). The following
itinerary is an example of our 11-day adventure beginning in Los
You’ll transfer from Los Mochis to the colonial
town of El Fuerte
, where you’ll spend the night in a charming hotel.
In the morning you’ll 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.
At the Bahuichivo station you’ll be met by our representative
and driven to a ranch-style lodge located in a beautiful valley
a couple of miles from the little village of Cerocahui
Today you can arrange for a trip to the town of Urique
, at the bottom of the canyon, or spend the day further exploring
the area around Cerocahui.
You’ll transfer from the lodge to the train
station for the train ride to Divisadero
, where you’ll stay at a picturesque lodge located right
on the edge of the canyon. You can take a short hike along the
canyon rim or just relax at the hotel—either way you’ll
enjoy magnificent views.
After lunch you will board the train for the short
ride to Creel
, a lumber town high in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Tonight you’ll
spend the night at a comfortable lodge.
This morning you’ll travel by van from Creel
to the remote town of Batopilas
. You will pass through mountains and valleys, and after reaching
the Tarahumara community of Kirare you’ll head down the long,
winding dirt road which leads to the bottom of the canyon. You’ll
spend the next two nights in a charming little Mexican hotel in
this village that seems suspended in time somewhere in the nineteenth
There is much to explore around Batopilas. You
can take a hike to Satevo to see the
“Lost Cathedral.” Back in Batopilas, you can check
out the “Old Hacienda,” located just across the river.
These ruins were the mining headquarters, mill, reduction plant
and home of Alexander Shepherd. There is also the Porfirio Diaz
Tunnel, where a train ran into the mountain to haul out the silver
You’ll travel back up the canyon and return
to Creel. You’ll stop en route for a hike to Cusarare Falls,
visit caves and, if time permits, Cusarare Mission.
In the afternoon you’ll board the train for Chihuahua
, where you’ll stay at an upscale hotel with many amenities.
Today you’ll tour the city of Chihuahua—the
State Capital, with its murals depicting the history of the Revolution,
and the site of the execution of Father Hidalgo; the Spanish aqueduct;
the State Museum, built by a wealthy man as a mansion for his intended
bride (she jilted him and married another); and the home of Pancho
controversial bandit, Robin Hood and hero of the Mexican Revolution.
Today you’ll leave the Copper Canyon, taking
along wonderful memories of this remote area and the people who
make it their home.
The trip includes accommodations: one night in El Fuerte, two nights
in Creel, two nights in Cerocahui, one night in Divisadero, two
nights in Batopilas, and two nights in Chihuahua; 15 meals; train
tickets; transportation to Batopilas; transfers from train to hotels;
tour of Chihuahua; transportation from Los Mochis to El Fuerte
(when trip begins in Los Mochis).
||Per person, double occupancy:
|Single room supplement:
November thru early March
Minimum Number of Persons
Prices subject to change without notice.