Duration: 5 Nights
Pricing: Starting at under $1,300USD per person, min. 2 people
Activities: CHEPE Train ride, canyon views, 2 Magic Towns
Independent of Fully Guided options available
On this Quickie trip through the majestic Copper Canyon, you'll find yourself immersed into a culture and a land that is still considered rural and mostly untamed. You'll get to experience riding the Chepe Train and traveling to the bottom of Basihuare and Copper Canyon. You'll see the enigmatic Raramuri Indians all along the way and visit a waterfall, several missions and many overlooks. This trip covers part of the 'Magic Route' that includes 2 Magic Towns.
This trip differs from the Canyon Special by reducing the trip by 1 night. It excludes the nights in Batopilas but includes a night in Divisadero.
5 nights/6 days – easy and relaxing vehicle supported trip including light day hiking at elevations from sea level to just over 7,000 feet. This trip includes 7 meals per person and can be done as Fully Guided or Independent. It will be quoted as Independent unless you request it to be Fully Guided at time of booking.
- -Chepe Train ride through Septentrion Canyon
- -Copper, Tararecua and Basihuare Canyon views
- -The Divisadero Adventure Park – optional zip lining, cable car ride & via ferrata
- -View interesting rock formations on the Raramuri land
- -See Cusarare Waterfall and take the steps to the bottom of it
- -Visit Lake Arareko near Creel
- -Enjoy a visit to San Ignacio and Cusarare Missions
- -Wander through the beautiful alpine village of Creel
Duration: 5 nights
Start location: Los Mochis, Sinaloa
End location: Chihuahua City, Chihuahua
(This trip can be done in reverse with a few adjustments)
Day 1: El Fuerte
Private transfer from Los Mochis Airport to El Fuerte, a colonial town just 1 hour away. Hotel of your choice (View Hotel Options). If you can arrive by a morning flight today, you'll have time to get in some kayaking on the El Fuerte River this afternoon as an optional activity.
Meals on own
Day 2: Divisadero
Private morning transfer to the train station and 1st class train tickets from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas. Transfer to your hotel on the rim of the canyon where lunch awaits you. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the views from your room or do a self-guided hike along the rim.
Lunch and dinner included at hotel
Day 3: Creel
Morning Divisadero Area Tour to visit all the overlooks in Divisadero, including the seldom seen Oteros Canyon overlook, and an opportunity to ride the cable car, zip lines and or via ferrata as optional activities inside the Adventure Park in Divisadero. There is time today to do some hiking at the lower cable car area with the Raramuri Indians from Bacajipare as an optional activity after your cable car or zip line ride to the bottom of the canyon. Also available at the Adventure Park is a Eurobungy, mini golf and a rock climbing wall. The Via Ferrata is a great optional activity inside the park for those adventure and thrill seekers. Ground transfer from Divisadero to Creel, about one hour away, and drop off at your hotel. Afternoon free to do an optional activity or just relax and do some shopping in town. (View Hotel Options). Bikes, scooters, ATV's and horseback riding are available in Creel.
**Optional hikes can be included today in the Creel area after your arrival if you prefer to spend your time hiking. Just let your trip designer know what you prefer as you build your trip.
Breakfast included at hotel
Day 4: Creel
Full day Copper Canyon Tour today to see the following sights;
- -Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs and Monks
- -Lake Arareko
- -San Ignacio Mission
- -Cusarare Waterfall
- -Cusarare Mission
- -Loyola Museum
- -Basihuare Canyon
- -Copper Canyon
A picnic lunch is included along the way today and you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Creel again at the end of the day.
*Continental breakfast is included at Quinta Mision Hotel, but not at Best Western. Picnic lunch included today during tour.
Day 5: Chihuahua
Transfer from Creel to Chihuahua City this morning with a stop to visit the Mennonite Community of Cuauhtemoc if desired. We can stop by a Mennonite run restaurant for you to experience their excellent cuisine en route to Chihuahua as well if you are hungry. After lunch, we'll drop you off at your hotel in Chihuahua City (View Hotel Options). An afternoon guided City Tour of Chihuahua will be set up for you to enjoy the history of this amazing city and see such sights as; Pancho Villa's house, Quinta Gameros, the Federal Building with Hidalgo's Dungeon and the main Cathedral. We highly recommend you enjoy your last meal in the state at La Casona, an amazing restuarant in the old Terrazas Mansion in downtown Chihuahua. The hotel can help you make a reservation. Cocktail dress and jacket are recommended to enhance your experience, but not required.
*Continental breakfast is included at Quinta Mision Hotel, but not at Best Western
Day 6: Fly home
You'll be driven to the airport this morning for your flight out.
Breakfast included at hotel
Some Extra Information About This Trip
1.) Our Canyon Quickie Package needs a min. of 2 ppl. but can be done with only one person if you don't mind paying a higher price.
2.) This trip is best done from Los Mochis towards Chihuahua (East) but it can be done from Chihuahua towards Los Mochis (West) with a few adjustments. Please email us for more information about doing the trip in reverse.
3.) All you need to do is sort out your flights into the arrival city and out of the departure city and we'll do the rest.
4.) This trip can be done as described as Independent or Fully Guided, however you choose.See below for explanations on what these two terms mean.
- Independent basically means we will organize your hotels, tours, transfers and train tickets so that you are maximizing your time here in the canyons but you will not be escorted. Guides will only accompany you on tours or transfers. Cost of trip price will only be affected by the hotels and picnics you choose.
- Fully Guided means you'll have an expert, multilingual guide with you from the start of your trip to the finish. These guides are experts in history, culture, flora and fauna and will give you in-depth information about not only the Copper Canyon but Mexico overall. Cost of overall trip price will go up about $1,400USD to do it Fully Guided, regardless of number of people on the trip. Add in more friends and family to make your per person price drop and make it even more affordable.
5.) Your trip is completely private so you can choose your own pace and do a relaxed, vehicle-supported journey or you can get out and hike along the way in many places if you choose to.
6.) Trip pricing depends on which hotels you choose and how many people are in your group so if you like this trip, please send us an email with your number of participants and which hotels you'd prefer where available and we'll send you out a formal quote/itinerary with all the details, photos and pricing for your specific trip.
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