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Category Archives: Our Team in Copper Canyon

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Our team in Mexico’s Copper Canyon: What I look for.

Some really skilled leader (I think it was Bill Hybels at Willow Creek) told me that when you hire someone you look for three qualities and they all start with C. I look for these “3 Cs” when I consider people to be a part of my team in Copper Canyon. 1. First is character. […]

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Four Distinctives of our Copper Canyon Trips

There are some distinctives with Authentic Copper Canyon trips that make what we do not only special, memorable, and fun, but also a deep immersion into the culture of Copper Canyon. We live these distinctives and it is why we lead the pack in providers to Copper Canyon: 1. Our Values. All we do will […]

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The three best hotels in Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon Hotels There are many fine places to stay along the Copper Canyon train. Since CHEPE has no sleeping cars and does not travel over night, people are curious about the hotels and ask me which are the best. Tough question. I have experienced many and they vary in style and quality. There are […]

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Our trips are AUTHENTIC

Copper Canyon trips that unforgettable We have a set of values that drive all that we do. They are not just statements on a wall or points in a brochure. Rather they are the commitments we have that guide us in the planning and deciding and envisioning that goes into every journey we take to […]

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Dave Hensleigh…Copper Canyon Guy

Dave Hensleigh…CopperCanyonGuy People enjoy riding the rails through this vast land with Dave Hensleigh, and he enjoys it too! His experience, his keen insight on the land and culture of the country, his unbridled passion for the experience there- all of this combines to make him the ideal Copper guide. Roots: Dave hails from rural […]

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THE trip for street foodies

There are so many ultimately redeeming qualities of the Copper Canyon travel experience for those who truly love to experience other cultures. The Copper Canyon train is in the top seven in the world- everyday it passes through incredible country and has 37 bridges and 86 tunnels. The indiginous people (the Raramuri of “Born to […]

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Walk Across Juarez #7

I am smiling chuckling- we had so much fun there in Juarez. I am high in Copper Canyon along the train line in the little town of Areponapuchi. My room at Mansion Tarahumara is littered with scrawled papers, open books, dirty socks, half empty and stale tequila glasses…and I am deeply happy as I think […]

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Jilo and 500 Pesos

I drop by Jilo Mancinas’  little hovel of a house in Areponapuchi. The front area serves as a garden, grazing area for Jilos ponies and parking for his beat up little pickup. Jesinia comes to the door. The pure beauty of this little girl flows. She and her sister Daniela live here with there parents. […]

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Casa de Nopal in Casas Grandes

Spencer and Emi MacCallum live in Casas Grandes and have been instrumental in the promotion of Mata Ortiz pottery as well as providing vision and direction for the preservation and restoration of numerous old building in town. Our Copper Canyon Tours regularly stop here in this tiny and historic village. Near the plaza in Casas […]

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Hotel Mansion Tarahumara…WOW!

I use several hotels and cabanas around the Areponapuchi area (at the Posada Barrancas station on CHEPE in Copper Canyon).  The one that always gets rave reviews from our guests (and me!) is Mansion Tarahumara. The food is very good- a bit more American than most places and very tasty. The hospitality is warm and […]

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