Copper Canyon, Mexico
11-day Ultimate Tour
In addition to all that is included in our 8-day Special Tour, this trip spends two nights at Cerocahui, the prettiest little village in the Sierras; a day trip to the village of Urique in the canyon bottom; and a visit to the famous Basaseachic Falls.
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: Early this morning we board the first-class Copper Canyon train for one of the most spectacular train rides in the Western Hemisphere. The train travels through the lowlands of Sinaloa State and up into the Sierra Madre Mountains, passing through 86 tunnels and crossing 37 bridges. Leaving the train at Bahuichivo station, we drive to the Paraiso del Oso Lodge (Paradise of the Bear), located in a beautiful valley a couple of miles from the little village of Cerocahui. The lodge is named for a natural rock formation that overlooks the valley and resembles Yogi Bear.
3rd Day: This morning we travel to the bottom of the canyon and the town of Urique. There is plenty of time to explore the village before returning to the Paraiso del Oso Lodge.
4th Day: We board the train for the ride to Divisadero, a very picturesque area where several of the canyons join together. We stay at a beautiful hotel located right on the rim of the canyon. 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.
5th 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.
6th Day: We travel from Creel to the little town of Batopilas. We pass through mountains and valleys, and after reaching the Tarahumara community of Kirare we head down the long, windy dirt road that leads to the bottom of the canyon. We spend the next two nights in a charming little Mexican hotel in this village that seems suspended in time somewhere in the nineteenth century.
7th Day: We hike or ride, at our option, to the “Lost Cathedral" of Satevo and explore Batopilas and the surrounding area.
8th Day: Today we return to Creel. En route we hike to Cusarare Falls and a cave with petroglyphs.
9th Day: Today we visit the famous Basaseachic Waterfall. This single drop waterfall is the second highest in Mexico and ranks 29th in the world. We continue our journey on to Chihuahua City making a brief stop at the Mennonite museum.
10th Day: This morning we tour Chihuahua City visiting the state capital with its murals, the State museum, and the home of Pancho Villa. The afternoon is free to further explore and perhaps do some last minute shopping. This evening we enjoy our traditional farewell banquet.
11th 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, two nights in Cerocahui, one night in Divisadero, two nights in Creel, two nights in Batopilas and two nights in Chihuahua; excursions; tips and most meals.
*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.