This Copper Canyon a unique destination in the interior of Mexico offers an adventure Getaway to the traveler who wants experience the real Mexico, the culture of Chihuahua, the Chepe Train to the Copper Canyon, the small villages of Creel, Divisadero, Cerocahui, Urique, El Fuerte and Los Mochis. The Copper Canyon offers from all age groups an exciting vacation for families, active couples, empty nesters a soft adventure destination of the interior of Mexico with the biggest and most impressive canyon system in the entire world along with the ambiance of Mexico.
The Copper Canyon is 4-times larger than the Grand Canyon consisting of incredibly high walls, waterfalls and overlooks that rise over 1500 feet above the canyon floor. It’s the majestic landscape rugged terrain and hundreds of miles of panoramic beauty are seen by very few compared to the beach destinations of Mexixco. The Copper Canyon is also home to the Tarahumara people who have lived here for centuries.
One of the most scenic ways of visiting the Copper Canyon is by train that departs from Chichuahua daily to Los Mochis on the Pacific coast. El Chepe railroad is one of the last passenger trains in Mexico. For over 50 years the Chichuahua to Pacific Railroad has been the most interesting train Mexico. The train departs daily from Chichuahua and travels through the western Sierra Madre range for 653 Kilometers before arrving into Los Mochis on the Pacific 16 hours later. The train travels through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the mountainous region between Creel and El Fuerte. Part of the attraction is riding the train and main reason to visit the Copper Canyon is to experience the destination by stopping and exploring some of the villages in route like Creel, Divisadero, Bahuichivo and El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa.
Our sample travel itinerary begins in the city of El Paso Texas or the city of Chihuahua. Travelers who start their Copper Canyon journey in El Paso, usually cross the boarder into Mexico than transfer to the City of Chichuhua, a scenic 4 hour drive. The City of Chichuahua is a modern business city with numerous cultural institutions an manufacturing industries like the car and aerospace.
This trip is planned with the flexibility of adding fun activities for the more adventurist and flexible sightseeing for the traveler who wants to relax and enjoy the culture, history and sights the destination.
Day 01 – El Paso or Chihuahua Mexico
Meet and Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the City of Chihuahua. Afternoon guided walk through the historic center of Chihuahua visiting Cathedral , Government Palace , Gameros Museum and Museum of the Revolution or house of Francisco Villa. Overnight City Chihuahua
DAY 02 – CHIHUAHUA / CREEL
Early morning transfer to the El Chepe Train to Creel. Transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon Mountain Bike tour of the area of the Valley of the Frogs, Monks and Mushrooms ( Limestone rock formation ) Arareco lake and Mission . Return to Hotel . Dinner and overnight. For the non-bike riders this afternoon you will visit by van the same points of interest as the bike riders. Overnight in Creel.
Day 03 -Creel to Dividasero
Morning Cusarare Waterfalls excursion and an afternoon train to Dividasero in the Copper Canyon. Or full day tour to Basaseachi Waterfall and early evening to Dividasero Copper Canyon.
A visit to Basaseachi Falls takes you into the Candamena Canyon to view on the highest waterfalls in Mexico. The Candamena Canyon is one of the widest canyon in the Copper Canyon system, enjoy some great hiking through spectacular wilderness if you so choose. This tour stops at two overlooks; the traditional one with the view of the falls and the one directly on top of the waterfall to give you a different perspective of the canyon and falls. One can hike down either side of the canyon overlooks to the other side if one is so inclined, while your driver drives around to meet you on the other side.
This 2-hour tour from Creel visits the waterfall in Cusarare, Cusarare Mission & Village and the Loyola Museum (if open). See the Raramuri Indians up close and buy some of their crafts as you walk along the trail to Cusarare Waterfall.
Return back to Creel and catch the afternoon train to Dividasero.
Day 04 -Dividasero
Morning trip to the Copper Canyon Adventure Park – Morning Zipline
After the zipline, take a guided walk about 45 minutes downhill to reach the Bakajipare Raramuri community. Return to the top of the rim canyon by Tram. Afternoon free to explore the rim walking trail or biking the rim.
Day 05- Dividasero / Cerocahui
Morning free to relax or take a leisure walk along the rim. The more Adventurist can take a Mountain bike ride along the rim or short ATV excursion. Afternoon Train to Bahuichivo Station. Transfer from the train Station by van to the town of CEROCAHUI. Arrive at the station Bahuichivo , transfer about 25 min to Cerocahui. Free time can visit the main square, Cerocahui Javier Mission and the hotel’s vineyard . Dinner and overnight .
DAY 06 – Cerocahui
Breakfast. The village of Cerocahui is on the edge of Urique Canyon, with a small population of 900. It is a lovely village where one can explore the beauty of the region. This morning travel down 4300 in 15 miles to the small village of Urique. En route stops at the Gallego viewpoint for amazing views of Urique Canyon. After traveling down the switchback roads to the bottom of the Urique Canyon, you will have time to wander around and eat lunch. Afternoon return back to Cerocahui.
Day 07 – Cerocahui / Bahuichivo / Los Mochis
Breakfast, morning walk to a near by waterfall. Afternoon return to the hotel and transfer to the train station . Departure and arrival to the city of Los Mochis. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation .
DAY 08 – Los Mochis / HOME
Reunion in the lobby and transfer to the international airport of Los Mochis. From Los Mochis you can travel back home or extend your stay and take the Ferry across the Sea of Cortez to La Paz Mexico or you can take a short flight to Mazatlan and relax on the beach for a few days.