This Copper Canyon adventure travels to the
bottom of the canyon to visit the little town of Batopilas and
also includes two nights at the Paraiso del Oso Lodge, near the
village of Cerocahui. It can begin in either Los Mochis or Chihuahua.
The following itinerary is an example of our 9-day adventure beginning
and ending in Los Mochis.
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 may want to 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 be transferred from the lodge to the
train station 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 that 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 ore.
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.
You will board the train for the return trip to
El Fuerte. You’ll be met at the El Fuerte train station and
driven to the hotel to spend a final night.
Today you’ll leave Copper Canyon, but you’ll
take along wonderful memories of this remote area and the people
who make it their home.
The trip includes accommodations: two nights in El Fuerte or Chihuahua,
two nights in Creel, two nights in Cerocahui, and two nights in
Batopilas; 11 meals; train tickets; transportation between Creel
and Batopilas; transfers from train to hotels; transportation between
Los Mochis and 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.