Copper Canyon Quest
5 Days / 4 Nights
$825P/P Double Occupancy
This trip will take you to explore the rugged terrain in Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara, in the Northwest. This is one of the deepest canyons in the world, and you’ll surely be fascinated by it! Don’t forget your camera!
Day 01 Arrival in Chihuahua & City Tour
Arrival in Chihuahua, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon: city tour. The historic colonial city of Chihuahua is located on the edge of the hot, dry Chihuahua desert. It is one of the most important cities of northern Mexico in terms of agriculture, livestock, mining, industry and commerce. Some of the highlights to be seen in Chihuahua are the cathedral, the remains of the aqueduct built by Jesuits, astounding murals found in some of the public buildings, the home of the revolutionary Pancho Villa, and a never occupied mansion built by a mining magnate for a would-be-bride, now the art nouveau museum. Overnight stay in hotel Quality Inn.
Day 02 Chihuahua â€“ Creel on the Chepe Train (B)
Early transfer to the train station to board the passenger train El Chepe, which connects Chihuahua with the Pacific. Todayâ€™s destination will be Creel. Creel has a great number of natural attractions in its surroundings and it is the starting (or ending) point of the world of the Tarahumara culture, which can be witnessed in the communities of San Ignacio de Arareko and Cusarare. You can visit the arts and crafts museum, located at the old railroad station, with an excellent exposition of the Tarahumara culture. A lot of walking can be done starting at the hotel. In the afternoon there will be an optional tour to visit the Arareko lake, located about 7 km from Creel, a Tarahumara cave and the Jesuit mission. Overnight stay at hotel The Lodge at Creel.
Day 03 Creel – Divisadero - Barrancas (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the train station to proceed to Divisadero, which means overview. At this point you will be at the mid-point of this spectacular railroad. Urique Canyon, which forms part of the Copper Canyon system. The stop will be for approximately 15 minutes, enabling you to walk around and take pictures. Then continue for a 5 minutes ride to arrive at Posada Barrancas station where you are transferred to your hotel. The view from your hotel, upon the silver thread of the Urique river, is breathtaking. Trails head out from this point up and down the canyon walls. In addition to the newly developed walking trails, leading to the bottom of the canyon and the river, there are many ancient Indian trails which still serve as the only transportation network serving this vast region. Full board and overnight stay at the hotel Mirador.
Day 04 Posada Barrancas – Los Mochis (B, L)
In the early morning you will be free to continue walking and exploring the beauty of the landscapes of the Canyon. By noon, transfer to the train station to continue the ride on the El Chepe train down to Los Mochis. The most scenic portion of the trip is between Bauichivo and Temoris with impressive canyons, cliffs, waterfalls, 27 bridges, 3 different levels of tracks and 86 tunnels. Upon arrival in Los Mochis, transfer from the train station to hotel Santa Anita for overnight stay.
Day 05 Los Mochis – Departure (B)
After breakfast at the hotel you’ll be transferred to the airport.