CANYON TEMPEST TRIP
10 Nights - Private
3 Magic Towns, Batopilas, Chepe Train
Divisadero & The Highest Waterfall In Mexico
On this all encompassing Copper Canyon trip through the majestic Sierra Madre, you’ll find yourself immersed into a culture and a land that is still considered rural and mostly untamed. You’ll get to experience everything from riding the Chepe Train and traveling to the bottom of many canyons. You’ll see the enigmatic Rarámuri Indians all along the way, and visit an old Silver Mining town that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Hike in Batopilas canyon and enjoy a back roads 4x4 experience. Marvel at the highest waterfall in Mexico and hike in Candamena Canyon where it is located.
Start location: Los Mochis, Sinaloa
End location: Chihuahua City, Chihuahua
10 nights/11 days – easy and relaxing vehicle supported trip including optional light to medium day hiking at elevations from sea level to just over 7,500 feet. 13 meals per person are included on this trip.
- Private, historian guide and deluxe vehicle
- Full day of hiking and 4×4 experience in Batopilas Canyon OR 4×4 only experience for non-hikers; both options offer amazing canyon views in Batopilas and other canyons
- Optional River Float Tour down El Fuerte River
- Chepe Train ride through Septentrion Canyon – best part of the line
- Urique, Copper, Tararecua, Basihuare, Humira, Septentrion and Batopilas Canyons views
- One night at a rim view hotel in Divisadero
- Drive through 4 different canyons
- The Divisadero Adventure Park – optional rides on the zip lines, ZipRider, and cable car
- Three nights at an old hacienda in Batopilas
- Visit the The Lost Cathedral & two 16th century missions
- Four nights at the canyons only Eco Lodge
- Hiking in Candamena Canyon with Basaseachi Falls, Mexico’s highest waterfall
- Walk along a section of the old Silver Trail along Batopilas River or to an old mine with nice views of the town of Batopilas below
- Immerse yourself in history on a Chihuahua City Tour
- Enjoy several gourmet box lunches and deluxe picnics
Private transfer from Los Mochis Airport El Fuerte, a colonial Magic Town just 1.5 hours away through the fertile El Fuerte Valley. Rest of day at leisure. A guided river float tour is available as an optional activity if you arrive by a morning flight (recommended).
All meals on your own
Morning transfer from your El Fuerte hotel to the Chepe train station outside of town. 1st class Chepe train tickets to Posada Barrancas train station. Transfer to your hotel on the rim of the canyon just outside of Divisadero. Lunch awaits you at the hotel upon arrival, and you’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy your rim view room. If you are on a fully guided trip, your guide will take you on a hike along the rim of the canyon, or if you are doing an Independent trip, you can hike along the rim on your own.
Lunch and dinner included at hotel
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, traditional 7 zip lines, the ZipRider and/or the via ferrata as optional activities inside the Adventure Park in Divisadero. You’ll also have time to do a walk along the canyon rim of about 2.5kms, along a paved path with amazing canyon views.
Your guide will let you know what your lunch options are in the Divisadero area and a private vehicle transfer from Divisadero to the Magic Town of Creel, about one hour away, is provided after your Divisadaero Area tour, and you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Creel to check -in. Your afternoon is free to do an optional activity, or just relax and do some shopping in this beautiful Alpine Village. Bike and scooter rentals, guided CAN AM ATV tours, and horseback riding are available in Creel, as optional activities, through our The 3 Amigos offices on the main street just a few blocks from your hotel.
Breakfast included at hotel
Today is a full day tour to see the highest waterfall in Mexico, Basaseachi Falls, located in a seldom seen canyon called Candameña Canyon. You’ll drive through several small villages over about 2 hours to reach this canyon and will be able to view the falls from two separate vantage points; one facing the falls across the canyon, and the other standing atop the falls itself, with the water gushing past your very feet. Hiking is available here over a variety of trails of varying skill levels so there is something for everyone. Those not wishing to hike can be transported from view point to view point with your guide in the vehicle. Note: Hiking is not mandatory, but one must be able to walk a min. of 1 km over a paved path to get to the view points, then one 1km back again to the parking lot. A box lunch will be included for you today to carry with you if you decide to do some hiking. If you do not hike, then your guide will set up your box lunches on top of the waterfall so you can enjoy the canyon view.
Continental breakfast included at hotel, gourmet box lunch included during tour
Today you’ll be exploring the far reaches of the canyons that few tourists ever get to see. You’ll be driven down paved roads through 4 different canyons and through a wondrous variety of scenery; culminating in a series of switchback roads into the amazing Batopilas Canyon towards the end of the day; arriving in the Magic Town of Batopilas, an old silver mining village from the 16th century, around sunset.
An outdoor and stylish picnic lunch is included along the way today for your comfort and immersion into the canyons. You’ll be dropped off in Batopilas at the end of the day at the incredible Riverside Lodge Hotel; an old hacienda from the silver mining days that features private gardens, murals on the ceiling in the main salon, and claw foot bathtubs in each room.
**Please be advised that this tour to Batopilas is for the adventurous at heart only. We will be traveling along steep canyon roads, and through remote areas of the canyons. This section of the trip is for those wishing to see authentic Mexico and immerse themselves into the culture and people of the canyons. A visit to Batopilas is best described as ‘stepping back in time’ and is an unforgettable experience.
Continental breakfast included at hotel, deluxe picnic lunch included during tour
Today is a full day in Batopilas to visit the local sights. You’ll be driven to the Lost Cathedral of Satevo, and will have some time to walk a bit in the canyon bottom. You have a choice of doing two different hikes today; one of them along the old aqueduct, which is part of the old Silver Trail that goes along the river. Or one to an old mine with views of Batopilas from above. You’ll also visit the Batopilas museum, which is very interesting and features photos about the annual reenactment of the Silver Trail Ride where the arrieros load the silver onto mules and drive the mule train to Chihuahua to bank the silver.
Continental breakfast included at hotel
You have two full day options today for seeing some amazing canyon views in a local fashion. One option is to be driven by a local 4×4 vehicle to a tiny Indian village half way up a canyon, and then to do a 1.5 hour hike to the top of that canyon for incredible views of 2 different canyons. The other, if you are not a hiker, is to be driven by local 4×4 vehicle to an overlook of Batopilas Canyon, one of the highest look outs in the region.
Box lunch included for hiking option, and picnic included for non-hiking option
You’ll return to the upper sierra today, driving through Humira, Basihuare, Copper and Batopilas Canyons, arriving back in Creel in time for lunch. Free time in the afternoon to unwind from your canyon adventure and to enjoy any optional activities such as horseback riding, renting a bike, scooter or doing a guided CAN AM ATV tour.
Continental breakfast included at hotel
Free day in Creel for any optional activities you may care to do. Horseback riding is available or you may wish to rent a bike or scooter to see a bit of the area on your own. We also offer the canyons only guided CAN AM ATV tour. We can set up anything you like at our The 3 Amigos offices, or you can just relax today and enjoy the ambiance of this mountain village in the heart of the Copper Canyon.
Continental breakfast at hotel
Transfer from Creel to Chihuahua City this morning with a stop to visit the Mennonite Museum in Cuauhtemoc if desired. There is a small entrance fee to the Mennonite Museum if you decide to make a stop there. We’ll drop you off at your hotel in Chihuahua upon arrival to the city. You can have lunch at your hotel and rest up a bit to enjoy the city tour in the afternoon.
The guided City Tour of Chihuahua will allow 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.
Breakfast included at hotel
You’ll be driven to the airport this morning for your flight out. We recommend an afternoon flight out so you have time to enjoy the two pools, Jacuzzi and steam room at your hotel this morning.
Breakfast included at hotel
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