Dates for this tour are subject to change by 1 or 2 days
either way due to changes in flight schedules
The Copper Canyon Railway
A stunning piece of engineering achievement. Opened in 1961 after decades of construction, the railway was designed to connect the Pacific Ocean with Mexico’s central desert territory and Chihuahua. The route continues to be a major freight connection between Chihuahua and the Pacific coast.
The railway line is over 390 miles (650 km) in length, crosses 39 bridges (the longest bridge is over 500 meters long) and 86 tunnels (the longest over 1,500 meters long).
The track starts at sea level at Los Mochis, and will rise to an altitude of around 8,000 ft (2,500 m) before descending into Chihuahua City which lies at around 2,500 ft (800 m) altitude. The line crosses some of Mexico’s most rugged terrain; hugging the edge of mountains and crossing deep ravines on its bridges. The scenery it travels through is truly breathtaking.
The Executive Chepe Express offers services for travelers looking for unique experiences.
The Chepe Express is a luxury train, composed of nine passenger cars, designed to make the landscapes of the areas an unparalleled experience with exceptional panoramic views, it has a terrace, a bar and a double-decker car that houses the restaurant Urike (in reference to the deepest canyon of the Sierra Tarahumara).
The onboard restaurant offers a proposal of Mexican cuisine with Frenchified touches as in the time of the Mexican railroad boom. The products like Mennonite dairy products, chiles and fruits are from the region.
In this space the chefs Daniel Ovadia and Salvador Orozco took on the task of looking for the most representative cuisine of Chihuahua and Sinaloa, in order to offer a menu that represents the flavors of the mountain region of the north of the country.
For lovers of photography, the terrace will be ideal because it has sliding windows that allow you to capture special moments of the trip without visual obstacles and safely.
Barranca del Cobre, Copper Canyon
Is a region in the desert of Northwest Mexico that hosts some of the most spectacular and stunning natural scenery in Mexico’s inland territory.
The area known as Copper Canyon is actually a series of 20 canyons, formed over the years by six rivers. The area is sometimes compared to Arizona’s Grand Canyon, although the Copper Canyon region is at least seven times the size, and has different topography, flora and fauna to the Grand Canyon.
The Copper Canyon is in Mexico’s wilderness. The Rarámuris or Tarahumaras Native American people, still live a simple life in these canyons, as they have done for thousands of years. Today, they also sell their crafts and food to visitors who take the Copper Canyon Train Ride or stay in the villages along the Canyon
Topolobampo is without a doubt one of most important commercial ports of the Pacific, getting more notoriety among national and international travelers and turning tourism, little by little, into the way of life of its inhabitants.
Located in the Sinaloa’s municipality of Ahome, Topolobampo is known historically for being the place where the first airship battle took place in 1914. Nowadays, the port is well-known by the ecotourism and outdoor activities lovers because of its undeniable beauty and natural wealth.
One of the most beautiful colonial towns in Sinaloa’s northwestern region.
For centuries it was a major trading post for gold and silver miners. Some lovely colonial mansions line the cobblestone streets leading to a central Plaza de Armas, that comes alive in the evenings.
El Fuerte was founded in 1564 by Spanish conquistador Don Francisco de Ibarra, the first explorer in the treasures of the Western Sierra Madre mountains. In 1610 a fort was built to ward off the fierce Zuaque and Tehueco Indians, who constantly harassed the Spaniards. El Fuerte became a major trading post for silver miners and gold seekers from the Urique, Batopilas and Rain of gold mines in the nearby Sierra Madre.
In 1824, El Fuerte became the capitol of what is now the states of Sonora, Sinaloa and a part of Arizona. It remained for several years. There is much rich history in and around El Fuerte. You can be sure that a historical walk around this picturesque colonial city of about 30,000 people is a very rewarding experience. El Fuerte is also famous for being the legendary birthplace of Senor Diego de la Vega, also known as El Zorro.
A wonderful virgin landscape setting in the middle of the mysterious Tarahumara
Indian country. The charming village of Cerocahui is located at the edge of Urique Canyon, the deepest canyon in the western Sierra Madre system. This “ejido” (government-established community cooperative) is dedicated to forestry. Previously the town was involved in mining at “Sangre de Cristo” which closed down in 1963 and now ranching and farming predominates.
Posada Barrancas / Divisadero
About 4km southwest of Divisadero, Posada Barrancas train station is next to Areponapuchi, the only village on the train line right by the rim of the canyon, it is where it all comes together for the first time, with spectacular views of the canyon.
The mega new attraction nearby is the Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon Adventure Park), where activities include the formidable Tram Ride and Zip-Lines that whoosh you over precipitous 1500m-plus canyon drops.
An easy path with several good viewpoints runs along the canyon rim to the left (north) of Posada Barrancas, and several lookouts (as well as the adventure park) lie short distances off the road between here and Divisadero
• Round trip airfare from/to Guadalajara
• All the transfers from/to Ajijic
• First class train tickets Chihuahua-Pacifico (CHEPE)
• Executive class train tickets of the new CHEPE Express
• 6 Nights Hotel accommodation
• 2 Nights in Los Mochis
• 1 Night in El Fuerte
• 1 Night in Cerocahui
• 2 Night in Posada Barrancas
• 11 Meals included
• Specialized guide throughout the tour.
• Entrance fees to the places mentioned in the itinerary.
• Tips for bell boys, maids and waiters.
• 16% Government taxes
• Walking tour in El Fuerte
• Walking tour in Cerocahui
• Visit to the Tarahumara girls boarding school
• Tour to the Gallego hill, viewpoint of the Urique canyon
• Walking tour in Divisadero
• Visit to a Tarahumara cave
• Visit to an indian village for a demonstration of their traditional dances
• Topolobampo Bay Tour
• Boat Tour
• Show of El Zorro
• And much more!!