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Category Archives: The People

Our guests see one of the most amazing places in the world…yet they always return from Copper Canyon saying that it was the people who made their experience.

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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Pottery Firing at Mata Ortiz

Mata Ortiz pottery is so unique and captivating. Much of the cultural draw is in the fact that it is all produced by local, non-gallery townsfolk in the tiny village of Mata Ortiz, nearCasas Grandes. So you walk from house to house around town-Juan Quezada is realy the only one with a gallery- and get […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe in Creel

The Virgin of Guadalupe is Mexico’s most important saint and is the center of many religious festivities. The Our Lady of Guadalupe festivities happen around December 12 and are the beginning of the Christmas season. Recently we came into Creel in Copper Canyon – actually we hardly ever go to Creel because it is a […]

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One More Enthusiatic Guest in Copper Canyon

Time after time people have these life changing experinces in the rich culture of the Sierra Madres.’This is what makes our work so much fun!

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The Incredible Food in Copper Canyon

Most people know little of the unique foods of northern Mexico- called norteño 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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In our experience, the itinerary is not what you remember (3)

It is that certain moment at a certain place that takes your soul away… People come from all over to travel to Copper Canyon with my team…from the US, Canada, Europe…even Australia! They come knowing a bit of the wonder they will encounter. They know the train through Copper Canyon is amazing, they know the Tarahumara Indians […]

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In our experience, the itinerary is not what you remember (2)

It is the food! The food scene in the Sierra Madres is varied and unique. There are several cultures shoulder to shoulder in the Sierra Madres- the Mexican population, the Tarahumara Indians, the Mennonites- and this makes for variety of delicious options there. Central northern Mexico- this “Norteño” area-  is largely undeveloped by most standards […]

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Christmas in Copper Canyon

There is nothing like the Christmas season in the Sierra Madres. It can be a bit nippy up high, but usually it warms during the day. Every little town has its celebrations and there are church services, songs, and decor. The Christmas celebration for the Tarahumaras always involves a big brew of Tesguino. We were […]

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