Copper Canyon

Enjoy the spectacular Copper Canyon on one of the world’s most exciting train rides!

After flying into Los Mochis airport, we travel to the colonial town of El Fuerte, where you will see petroglyphs of ancient ceremonial sites, and learn about the indigenous Mayo culture and its traditions.

We then begin our journey along the famous Copper Canyon Railway, travelling aboard the Chepe Express for approximately 6 hours through breath-taking scenery, over bridges and through tunnels, until we reach Divisadero. The views don’t stop there! We spend 2 nights in the famous Hotel Barrancas Mirador, where each room has a balcony overlooking the canyon. Activities here include walking to a traditional Tarahumara cave dwelling, more spectacular viewpoints from the Copper Canyon Adventure Park, and optional extras such as a cable car ride into the canyon, zip lining, or the famous Zip Rider (the world’s second longest zip line)!

The final part of this tour takes us via the Magic Town of Creel to see the unique formations of the Valley of the Frogs and Mushrooms, and Lake Arareco, before continuing to the city of Chihuahua. We spend 2 nights in Chihuahua, including panoramic and walking tours of the city’s historic centre, and a walk through the impressive cave system, Grutas Nombre de Dios.

DATES & PRICES

DATES:

ALL DEPARTURE POINTS:

November 16 – 22 2024 – full.

January 18 – 24 2025

February 15 – 21 2025

March 15 – 21 2025

Contact us for private group quotes – recommended minimum of 8 people.

PRIVATE GROUPS

Contact us for a private group tour to Copper Canyon.

PRICES:

$37,000 MXN per person based on double occupancy*.

Price includes round-trip flights from Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo or Guadalajara.

Contact us for a private group quote, or for one of our regular dates without flights (make your own way there).

*Please note this price includes first-class tickets on the Chepe Express; in the event there are no first class tickets available at the time of confirming our booking, we will switch to the next available class on the train, and apply the difference in cost as a discount on the tour price.

SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT:

$7,000 MXN

INCLUDES:

Transport (including flights*), accommodation, 11 meals, train ride, guide, and tips for bell boys, waiters & maids.

*Round trip flights are included with carry-on luggage from one of the following airports: Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo or Guadalajara.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Tips for guides, drivers and bar bills (tips for waiters based on your bar bill are not included).

Check-in luggage, unless otherwise stated when your flights have been purchased.

DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

Low to medium* – slow pace walking tours, OPTIONAL walk to Tarahumara cave homes (down steep stairs) and around rim of canyon (this walk is more difficult as it involves some uphill walking on dirt path). Optional boat ride in El Fuerte requires being able to get in and out of boat from river bank.

Optional zip lining: for series of 7 zip lines difficulty level is medium, including walks between zip lines and over suspension bridges, for Zip Rider (one long zip line) difficulty level is high, including approximately 45 minutes walking uphill with steep steps from the bottom of the zip rider to the cable car station.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Sun screen, warm clothing for evenings, comfortable walking shoes.

CLIMATE:

Warm during day time, considerably cooler in evenings – warm clothing required.

*Please note that each of our tours is tailored to the needs of the over 50s and our difficulty levels are simply comparative to our other tours. If you are in doubt as to whether or not this tour is suitable for you, please contact us for more information.

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