The Copper Canyon Explorer

Day 1 | El Fuerte
We will be meeted and greeted by our local guides at the Los Mochis airport. We begin our adventure to the Copper Canyon from El Fuerte, so we will be transferred there and spend the night and get some rest before boarding the train for our spectacular trip into Mexico’s interior! (No meals)

Day 2 | Chihuahua al Pacifico “El Chepe”
Today we take for the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico train (or “El Chepe”) trip into the Sierra Madre Mountains.  This comfortable first-class train leads us through dozens of tunnels and over countless bridges during the next few days, with exceptional opportunities for taking pictures or just enjoying the view.  As the train ascends almost 6,000 feet from El Fuerte to Bahuichivo, the scenery shifts from cacti to the waterfalls and tropical foliage of the Rio Septentrion canyon. A Mexican dinner is awaiting us when we arrive to our posada/hotel with amazing views. (B, D)

Day 3 | Posada Barrancas
After breakfast, we head out to explore amazingly beautiful Barranacas area. Barranca means canyon in English and the walls of the canyon are a copper/green color which is where the name originates. Here we have the whole day to pump up our adrenaline and do a Zip-line in the spectacular views of the canyon. For the most adventurous there is also available “Via ferrata”, an iron road to climb up the canyon walls. We finish off our morning with a cable car ride. In the afternoon we have time off to various activities such as mountain biking or hiking.
(B, L, D)

Day 4 | Creel
Before we hop back on the train, we will visit a local Tarahumara Rancheria where we will get to know local traditions. Back onto the train and on to Creel, the frontier logging and mining town turned tourism center of the Copper Canyon. Afternoon arrival will give you time to wander the many gift shops; make sure to try and buy directly from the Tarahumara indigenous people who are usually selling their crafts on the main plaza. Alternately, the crafts cooperative contributes to the local communities. (B, L, D)

Day 5 | Basaseachi
Today is time to really use your hiking gear. We’ll hike the Baseachi Falls with about 600ft of height. We enjoy a box-lunch on the way back. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Creel
Today we will really get to know Creel and it’s closeby wonders. We will visit Valley of the Monks, Valley of the Mushrooms and Cusarare Falls. (B, L, D)

Day 7 | Creel – Chihuahua
Today we will be picked up from our hotel and start our journey towards Chihuahua. This time by private van or a bus. On the way we will stop at a local mennonite village and learn about their lifestyle and traditions. Chihuahua has the biggest mennonite communities in the whole Mexico. Late afternoon arrival to Chihuahua and a little city tour by foot to strech our muscles from the lond drive. (B, L, D)

Day 8 | Chihuahua – home
All good come to an end and it is time to board our flight back home with all our new friends, photos and memories. Adios! (B)

 

 


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