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Category Archives: Our Team in Copper Canyon

We give back…a new laptop for a student in Chihuahua!

One of my main guides on Copper Canyon tours is Alfredo Murillo. People love his skill, humor, insight into culture, etc. Due to reduced tourism trade in Mexico, the Murillo family has been hit hard financially. They have one son in college ( third year of architecture school) and one starting next year. Alfredo mentioned […]

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One of our guides with some local culture.

One of our best on Copper Canyon tours is Alfredo Murillo, a long time professional guide and resident of Chihuahua City. Recently we were kicking back in Casas Grandes and he began to imitate the propane sellers driving the streets of Chihauhua advertising their goods. This is just one of the “value added” parts of […]

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The Incredible Food in Copper Canyon

Most people know little of the unique foods of northern Mexico- called norteƱo food. It is hearty, simple, often stock based, and it varies a great deal. The variety stems from the fact that there are several distinct cultures in the Sierra Madres. There is the historic ranch culture and from this strain comes the […]

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Our Team in Copper Canyon: Gustavo Lozano

He is quiet…he is unassuming …and he is our mainstay in the heart of Copper Canyon. I met this skilled guide on the train one day as it rolled up through Copper Canyon. I saw him at a distance talking with some guests. Perhaps I have an aversion to guides who talk all the time […]

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When we say authentic…

There are so many options for places to stay and eat on a Copper Canyon excursion. What we do is to find the really cool local places and then to plan our trips to be sure and include them. Hotels like in the video above in Chihuahua City- an old historic mansion that is filled […]

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Off the beaten path in Copper Canyon

Train Tours in Copper Canyon There is a plethora of “canned tours” of Copper Canyon and we often see them herding people along their one day on the train and gringo food type of quick trips through this majestic places. What we do is totally different. Values From day 1, the Authentic Copper Canyon approach […]

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Riding the Gondola in Copper Canyon

They are almost ready to open the new gondola (tirolesa) near Piedra Volada in the Divisadero area in Copper Canyon. I was there with our first “Blue Corn Express” culinary trip last week and we got a sneak preview. It is not actually open but they are taking school groups and odds and ends of […]

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Our Team in Copper Canyon: The Jovial Alberto Lopez

A phone conversation with Alberto Lopez. I was on the phone last night with Alberto Lopez. He was in his home/lodge on the square in the tiny town of Cerocahui. I was all hot to trot about telling him of our arrival there in a few days with our first culinary trip, “The Blue Corn […]

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What do we mean, “Authentic”?

Authentic? Authentic is according to dictionary.com “not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique”. I used the word authentic as the first word in the name of this company because I wanted people to experience the true Copper Canyon with all the culture, history, people, and places. I wanted them to be there…not just […]

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Do you need travel insurance?

Recent Conde Nast Traveler Article Do you really need travel insurance for Mexico? Conde Nast Traveler had a blip last month on the value of trip insurance. I found it valuable and then found this article on travel insurance to be very informative. People often come on our trips and feel like the extra $120 […]

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