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Fall Copper Canyon Train Tour

Chihuahua train in Copper Canyon

The Copper Canyon train weaves its way through the Sierra Madres with 37 bridges and 86 tunnels.




















We have several trips full for August through December for our premier Copper Canyon train trips. There is still room though on one that leaves El Paso on Sept 30.

Here is that info–call us right away for details and registration:

Copper Canyon Train Trip
10 Days from El Paso through Copper Canyon to Baja California–$1,795 double occ/$2045 single occ
Date Overnight City Hotel Included Meals Activities Notes
Sep 30, Wednesday Arrive El Paso, Texas- stay over or travel to Casas Grandes Microtel Inn and Suites, 2001 Airway Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79925, (915) 772-3650 The hotel is right out front of the airport to the right 300 yds.. You can make your way there by foot or call the airport Microtel from the hotel call center in the luggage area. Expect your guide to make contact tonight. Otherwise plan to meet him in the lobby with bags ready at 8a tomorrow.
Oct 1, Thursday Casas Grandes Casa de Nopal, +52(636)692-4402 B,D Meet your guide in hotel lobby at 8:00am. Leave for Casas Grandes with a possible stop at Don Cuco for an introduction to Sotol on the way. Paquime ruins, Mata Ortiz pottery, and various historic sites around Casas. Sotol is THE drink of Chihuahua and is somewhat like tequila- but better! Right on the edge of Casas are the Paquime Indian archaeological ruins- a UNESCO World Heritage site- and nearby is the tiny village of Mata Ortiz. The pottery from this area is very special and known around the world for its intricacy and character.
Oct 2, Friday San Juanito Noritari B, D We travel down through ranch country into the wooded Sierras and get our first taste of Copper Canyon. There are rock formations, Tarahumara Indian villages, waterfalls in season, and some delicious local eateries. Our destination is the lovely Noritari, a solar lodge with the creative chef, Sol.
Oct 3, Saturday Aereponapuchi in the Divisadero area Mansion Tarahumara B,L,D Some time to finish seeing the Creel area and we are off to nearby Divisadero and a room with a view. We arrive at this tiny town and a local lodge- above the canyon- Mansion Tarahumara. Dinner, relax as well as perhaps watch the sunset over the vast reaches of Copper Canyon. “Arepo”as we call it, is officially “nowhere Mexico”. The area around Arepo gives us a good long look at Copper Canyon, and we have plenty of time to look around. Enjoy the view! Mansion Tarahumara is a family run lodge with great food and excellent views. You will look down on the vast Copper Canyon heartland.
Oct 4, Sunday Aereponapuchi in the Divisadero area Mansion Tarahumara B,L,D We have all day to relax and enjoy this area with lots of options including hiking, horseback, the gondola/zipline, local Raramuri dwellings (one is in a cave), and browsing through the local markets. Areponapuchi- Just call it Arepo and don’t expect the big city. This tiny place sits near the rim of some of the best views of Copper Canyon. The new gondola and ziplines are a scenic thrill, and you can walk or ride horses in and around the great canyon. Also a good place to pick up local souvenirs. Horses are available here- huge views!
Oct 5, Monday Cerocahui San Isidro Lodge B,L,D We board the train late morning and head through the mountains to Cerocahui and the little San Ysidro lodge. The place is known for its food, the local Tarahumara runners, and QUIET. You may need warm clothes and the little stove in your room—and someone cuddly to sleep with. Cerocahui- This quiet little town sits in a beautiful valley and is a great place to overnight. We will stay above town nearer to the majestic Gallego overlook.
Oct 6, Tuesday El Fuerte Posada Hidalgo B,L Plenty of time to take a walk and relax. Then we reboard the train for the unsurpassed journey toward our evening destination, El Fuerte. Tunnels, bridges, canyons, mountains…have your cameras ready! We arrive in El Fuerte after dinner on the train…this place is known for incredible food! El Fuerte- A small town with a quaint (and delicious!) market and lots of colonial architecture. History, Indian culture, bird watching, and a palm lined plaza make this place a favorite.
Oct 7, Wednesday Sea of Cortez or Todos Santos Baja Ferry Room or Casa Toya We have time to take in the local market, the plaza, and a river trip to see the birdlife and petro glyphs. Then we are off to catch the ferry or flight to Baja. You will have a room on the ferry. There is a bar and eating facilities as well as a deck for starwatching. If we are able to fly,you will arrive at Casa Tota in the evening.
Oct 8, Thursday Todos Santos, Baja Casa Tota We arrive at La Paz in the morning and have breakfast in one of the little local eateries. Then we have options for a boatride out on the Sea of Cortez or head to the artsy little village of Casa Tota. Our destination is the quiet little community of Todos Santos, home of the infamous ‘Hotel California”. Here we can lay by the pool, walk the beaches, stroll through the art shops and perhaps see whales in season.
Oct 9, Friday Fly home from Cabo airport (SJD) You may choose to extend your stay in Todos Santos or Cabo.

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