Countries visited : Mexico
TOTAL DAYS : 5 Days
STARTS IN : Los Mochis or Chihuahua
ENDS IN : Chihuahua or Los Mochis
Highlights : Creel , Divisadero Barrancas , Sierra Madre Mountains
TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle , train , Foot
Enjoy one of Mexico’s most scenic rail journeys, the train through the Sierra Madre mountains from Los Mochis to Chihuahua.
There are three days of magnificent rail journeys (2-7 hours each) with switchbacks, bridges and tunnels carrying the lonely track which clings to the cliff walls. Enjoy jaw-dropping views over the chasms, and stay in comfortable hotels en route. There are a score of ravines and gorges, and, according to altitude, an infinite variety of landscape from snow-dusted peaks smothered in conifers to sub-tropical citrus groves.
Itinerary in Brief:
Day 1: Arrive Los Mochis – El Fuerte
Day 2: El Fuerte – Bahuichivo
Day 3: Bahuichivo – Divisadero
Day 4: Divisadero – Creel
Day 5: Creel – Chihuahua
Day 6: Depart Chihuahua
Hotels Used or Similar Category:
|City||Hotel Name or Similar|
|El Fuerte||Posada del Hidalgo|
|Creel||Hotel Best Western Lodge|
|Chihuahua||Hotel San Francisco|
Available on the reverse…
Day 1 – Los Mochis to El Fuerte
Upon arriving in Los Mochis, you will be transferred to the historic town of El Fuerte for a relaxing and quiet evening in this fantastic colonial town. (The transfer time is 1.5 hours and can be accommodated to any flight or bus arrival time.)
Day 2 El Fuerte to Cerocahui
The adventure begins in earnest today when you board the “ChePe” first class train. Today you will traverse the most scenic segment of the railroad, climbing from sea level to an elevation of more than 1,828 Mts. Mountains and canyons stretch as far as the eye can see.
Upon arriving in Bahuichivo, you will be shuttled nearly 45 minutes to the most scenic mountain village in Northern Mexico – Cerocahui. You will transfer to the Mision Hotel, which is located in the heart of this historic hamlet for an amazing stay. After lunch, you will go on a 3.5 hour long Gallego Lookout tour which includes stops at the highest overlook readily available to tourists, a cave home, a rancho, and the Virgencita Spring. Lunch and Dinner are included at your hotel.
Day 3 Cerocahui to Divisadero
After breakfast at your hotel, you will transfer back to Bahuichivo and re-board the ChePe train for your short trip to Divisadero, the crown jewel of the region. The views from the rim of the canyon are breathtaking. The lodge is situated near the rim of the mighty Urique Canyon, providing wonderful views that extend for miles. Optional side trips available in the area include canyon tours, horseback riding, jeep tours, and helicopter rides. We recommend upgrading to the Posada Mirador Hotel which is situated on the rim of the canyon. The hotels in Divisadero all provide views which overlook the mighty Urique Canyon.
The views of the three Canyons that comprise Copper Canyon make Divisadero (“The Divide”) an unforgettable stop on your trip across the mountains. This area is four times larger than the Grand Canyon and gives visitors many memorable vistas of this pristine mountain wilderness. Breakfast and Dinner are included at your hotel.
Day 4 Divisadero to Creel
Breakfast and Lunch are included before you re-board the ChePe train for a short ninety minute trip to Creel, the shopping and excursion center of the Copper Canyon. After checking in to your hotel you are free to relax or do some exploring on your own. Creel is the shopping center and trading center for the region, offering everything from hand made musical instruments to pottery and jewelry. Creel is also the tourism center of the region, with optional trips to the famous Cusarare waterfall, Basihuare Canyon, the Mission, La Bufa Canyon, Recohuata Thermal Springs, and the highly recommended two-day extension to Batopilas – a thrilling journey to the bottom of the canyon. Breakfast and Lunch at hotel.
Note: If you are interested in extending your already magnificent journey by traveling to canyon floor.
Day 5 Creel to Chihuahua
This morning you will go on a tour of Creel, including such sites as Mushroom Valley, the Mission, Tarahumaran Indian Caves, and Lake Arareko before boarding the ChePe train for your continuing trip to Chihuahua. Upon arriving in Chihuahua you will be transferred to your hotel for a night of relaxation and reflection.
Day 6 Depart Chihuahua
The tour comes to a close as you are transferred to the airport or bus station (Busses leave every hour) for your trip home. Be sure to inquire about transfer options to El Paso if you do not want to fly home from Chihuahua.
Note: We also have a shorter version 5 days/4 nights here below.
Day 01: Arrive Los Mochis Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 02: Los Mochis/Divisadero Early morning transfer to the train station for train trip to Divisadero, one of the most spectacular sites of the Copper Canyon. (B,L,D)
Day 03: Divisadero/Creel Breakfast, morning at leisure. In the afternoon, reboard the train for an hour trip to Creel. Transfer to your hotel(B).
Day 04: Creel/Chihuahua After breakfast, you have the opportunity to explore the surroundings. In the afternoon continue along the Tarahumara Mountain Range to Chihuahua. Transfer to your hotel.(B).
Day 05: Depart Chihuahua Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight out.(B).
5 Days/4 Nights - 3 Stars
|Los Mochis or Chihuahua||T.Superior||On request||AUD$1704||On request|
6 Days/5 Nights - 3 Stars
|Los Mochis or Chihuahua||T.Superior||On request||AUD$1960||On request|
7 Days/6 Nights - 3 Stars
|Los Mochis or Chihuahua||T.Superior||On request||AUD$2282||On request|
Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events. All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.
Tour name :
Copper Canyon Tour
Custom-made, flexible trips to Central and South America. You tell us when, where and how you’d like to travel.
We will put together a program that best suits your needs and preferences.