Grand Copper Canyon Adventure
Copper Canyon in northern Mexico is a series of canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. It’s geographically larger and at times deeper than the Grand Canyon of neighbouring USA. Copper Canyon plays host to a wide variety of flora and fauna such as mountain lions and wolf that occupies the upper regions. The indigenous people of the area can be traced back to the Aztec Indians, and are a quiet and reserved people.
This tour begins in Mexico City. Transfer to the colonial city of Chihuahua on the northern part of Mexico, then ride the famed ‘Chepe – the popular railroad system that traverses the Copper Canyon and journey through the spectacular scenery of the Sierra Tarahumara. Take optional excursions around Creel and Cerocahui area, such as the Urique Canyon, overlooking the deepest point of the Canyon (1,879 m). Continue your ride to El Fuerte town and Los Mochis.
Grand Copper Canyon Adventure Chihuahua, Creel, Bahuichivo, Los Mochis
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 1 – Arrive
Arrival Mexico City Meet and greet on arrival and take a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Regente
Day 2 – City Tour
Mexico City Explore the huge Mexico City. Visit the downtown area of the Zocalo and many places of interest.
Overnight at Hotel Regente (B )
Day 3 – Transfer
Chihuahua Transfer to the airport for your flight to the colonial city of Chihuahua, on the northern part of Mexico. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Best Western Mirador (B)
Day 4 – By Train
Creel After a very early call in the morning, you will be transferred to the railway station to begin your adventure. You will board the “Chihuahua-Pacifico” train better known as “Chepe”, which offers unsurpassed views of beautiful landscapes en-route. Your first destination will be Divisadero, which overlooks the magnificent Copper Canyon. Upon arrival to Creel station, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, you will have free time to explore the area.
Overnight at The Lodge at Creel (B)
Day 5 – By Train
Posada Barrancas You will have the opportunity during the morning to take part in optional excursions (e.g. Arareko Lake, Tarahumara Caves and San Ignacio Mission). Later, you will be transferred to Creel train station, and travel to Posada (Barrancas) station, where a driver will meet you and drive you to your selected hotel.
Overnight at Posada Barrancas Rancho (B)
Day 6 – By Train
Cerocahui This morning enjoy some free time and explore the area or partake in one of the optional excursions to a nearby site (for example the Balancing Rock). We will later transfer you to the train station to ride to Bahuichivo, another station of the “Chepe”. There you will be picked up to and taken to your hotel in the old mission community of Cerocahui.
Overnight at Mision Cerocahui (B, D).
Day 7 – By Train
El Fuerte During the morning you will have free time to take part in one of the optional excursions around the area, such as the Urique Canyon excursion, overlooking the deepest point of the Canyon (1,879 m deep). Later, return to the train station and continue your ride to El Fuerte town which was an important mining centre in the 19th century and now has turned into a preferred region for boutique hotels.
Overnight at Posada del Hidalgo (B, L)
Day 8 – Depart
Los Mochis After breakfast transfer from the hotel to Los Mochis airport for your flight out, either to Mexico City or to your next destination.
Make this your holiday
Getting There The only direct scheduled flights from the UK to Mexico are from London Heathrow to Mexico City or London Gatwick to Cancún, both with British Airways. Flying from anywhere else in Britain to Mexico, will require change of planes somewhere. If flying via the US, it’s worth checking if your transatlantic carrier has an airpass deal for non-US residents – most major US airlines do – by which you purchase coupons at a flat rate for a certain number of flights in North America. The pass will usually also include one or more destinations in Mexico and Canada.
When to go November to May: This is late winter in Mexico and the best time to visit. January to March are the months to visit Baja California to see the visiting whales. Beginning June, the rains begin to make their presence known, mostly in the form of an afternoon storm. July is the heart of Mexico's rainy season, though rains still accustomed to its afternoon routine, cooling down the temperatures. In August and September, rains become heavier, particularly on the Pacific Coast. By October, rains begin to ease a little but humid condition remain across much of the country.