This exciting trip is similar to our 7-day
but adds the adventure of traveling from Creel
down to the village of Batopilas
in the canyon bottom. During our two-night stay in Batopilas,
we hike or ride to the “Lost Cathedral” and explore
the many sights of this unique little town where time seems to
have stopped in the 19th century.
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.
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
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, winding 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.
We hike or ride to the
“Lost Cathedral" of Satevo and explore the area surrounding
Today we return to Creel. En route we hike to Cusarare
Falls and a cave with petroglyphs.
Traveling to the city of Chihuahua
, we stop at a Mennonite settlement for a homemade lunch, arriving
in the afternoon at our deluxe hotel. After checking in we tour
the city of Chihuahua—the State Capital with its murals,
the State Museum and the home of Pancho Villa. This evening we
enjoy our traditional farewell banquet.
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
These trips are fully escorted by
our experienced bilingual guides. The price includes transportation; accommodations: one night in El Fuerte, one night in Divisadero,
two nights in Creel, two nights in Batopilas and one night in Chihuahua;
excursions; tips and most meals.
||Single room supplement:
||April 12–19 (Easter Itinerary)
December 30–January 6 (New Year's Itinerary)**
*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.
**Our New Year's Trip has a special itinerary where we'll celebrate the New Year at the Hotel Paraiso del Oso and visit the town of Urique at the bottom of the canyon. Contact us for details.