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Mexico: Mysteries  Of The Copper Canyon

Mexico: Mysteries of the Copper Canyon

8 days & 7 nights, Private Journey

El Fuerte, Sierre Madre Mountains, Creel, Batopilas Canyon & Chihuahua

Discover one of the Americas’ most stunning natural areas on this in-depth exploration of Mexico’s Copper Canyon region. From the charming colonial town of El Fuerte, board your first-class train into the Sierra Madre and to the edge of the Copper Canyon. After a day immersed in the rugged landscape, continue to wild Batopilas Canyon. From your hacienda, take a number of scenic hikes, visit the “Lost Cathedral of Satevo,” or just relax in the stunning natural surroundings. End your journey with a festive fiesta in Chihuahua.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Los Mochis / To El Fuerte

    Upon arrival, you will be met and privately transferred to El Fuerte, the charming colonial gateway to the Copper Canyon. Enjoy the evening at leisure to stroll the cobblestone streets and perhaps savor a wonderful dinner at one of the restaurants near your hotel.

    Hotel Posada Del Hidalgo - 1 Night
  • Day 2
    To the Copper Canyon

    After breakfast, head to the train station to board the Chihuahua al Pacific El Chepe train for the journey trip into the Sierra Madre. This first-class train travels through dozens of tunnels and over countless bridges with exceptional opportunities for taking pictures or just enjoying the view. Upon arrival, it’s a short, 15-minute transfer to your incredible hotel, the only property that offers sweeping views of the canyon from each and every room. In the afternoon, there will be time for walks around the countryside to enjoy the rugged canyon terrain. Sit down to a sumptuous Mexican dinner before retiring for the evening.

    Copper Canyon Sierra Lodge - 1 Night (B, D)
  • Day 3
    To Creel

    After breakfast, return the train station to board El Chepe for your scenic journey to Creel, an old frontier logging and mining town at the heart of the Copper Canyon region. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. If you like, take a stroll around the main plaza where indigenous Tarahumara artists often sell their crafts.

    Plaza Mexicana Margarita - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 4
    To Batopilas

    Descend the rugged switchbacks into the depths of Batopilas Canyon, passing through the Copper and La Bufa canyons. Arriving at Batopilas, check in to your gorgeous hacienda, a perfect base for exploring this historic mining outpost. The rooms look out onto the Batopilas River, and you can walk into town to have a look at the ruins of the Sheppard Hacienda, admire the vestiges of colonial architecture, or perhaps enjoy a beer with the locals at the Swinging Bridge Bar.

    Batopilas Riverside Lodge - 2 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 5
    Batopilas

    Savor a full day in this incredible town. As you soak up the history of an era lost in time, you can relax by the river, choose from a number of day hikes, or take a trip to visit the “Lost Cathedral of Satevo.” Its grandeur and magnitude attest to the importance of this town and the riches that it produced at the turn of the 20th century. Return to the tranquility of your hacienda for a lovely dinner.

    Batopilas Riverside Lodge (B, D)
  • Day 6
    To Creel

    After an early breakfast, embark upon the incredible climb, by van, out of the Batopilas Canyon up a spectacular array of switchbacks back to Creel, where you have the afternoon free to relax or explore town. You may choose to visit the local crafts cooperative or make an optional visit to the nearby hot springs. Optional tours to pretty Lake Arareko or the historic Cusarare Mision are also possible.

    Plaza Mexicana Margarita - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 7
    To Chihuahua

    Enjoy the morning at leisure before departing Creel for Chihuahua. The afternoon is free for relaxing or visiting some of the fascinating museums and historical sites of this important cultural and economic center of northwestern Mexico. Spend your final evening in Mexico out on the town, celebrating at a farewell fiesta.

    Hampton Inn by Hilton Chihuahua - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 8
    Depart for Home

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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Mexico: Mysteries  Of The Copper Canyon