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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.

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Dave Hensleigh, Copper Canyon Guide

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. Dave hails from rural roots in Kansas […]

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Authentic Copper Canyon trips are a value.

Our trips are like the big boys (REI and Natl Geographic– go check em out and you will see how we compare) with two differences. Not only are we way way less expensive (like at least $1000 cheaper), but our trips have that special cultural edge: 1. Authentic Copper Canyon gives you much more of […]

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Bird Watching in El Fuerte

Bird Watching on the Rio Fuerte is featured in a new video from a recent Authentic Copper Canyon trip. This is an amazing way to spend a morning. First of all the river is placid and quiet. Then you begin to see a bird here and onother there- actually I usually doin’t see them but Rafael […]

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The Enchanting Faces Copper Canyon

The enchanting Tarahumara people of Copper Canyon

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A conversation with Juan Quezadas at Mata Ortiz

I was traveling with Eric and Karen- theTrans Ameicas Journey people and we had the chance to sit down with Juan Quezada, the famous potter of Mata Ortiz. It was fascinating discussion about the origins of the family based pottery works. Check out this video and the pics below.

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A Little Serenade on the Bus in Copper Canyon

Usually we take a bus or van out of Copper Canyon because the train schedule is very late getting into Chihuahua City. It gives a different view of the open land as you come out of the Sierras. So we are comimg out a few weeks ago and at various stops along the way a […]

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Waterfall at Cusarare, Copper Canyon, Mexico

This little Tarahumara town is one of the favorite spots on our journeys. There is so much to experience here especially if you love art. The little museum next to the mission has a collection of Baroque period art salvaged from the mission- quite a find. Recently outside the museum, we watched a local Tarahumara […]

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More on the Birdman of Ocolome

Rafael shows us tons of medicinal palnts in Copper Canyon

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Bird Watching in El Fuerte

I call him “The Bird Man of Ocolome”. His name is Rafael. He is Ocolome Indian from thelittle village of Ocolome, and as he sits at the rear of the boat, you soon realize you are in the presence of a treasure-house of knowledge. Like he knows every plant and bird we are encountering. So, […]

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The “San Felipe el Real” hotel in Chihuahua City

This Chihuahua City hotel is charming, hospitable and always an absolute favorite of our Authentic Copper Canyon guests. There are just six rooms and each is uniquely decorated in period fashion. The building was restored by Santiago and his wife Wendy (a prof in Architechtural History) and they act as personal hosts for each group. There […]

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