The next train trip to Copper Canyon comes up about every month or so. Each trip is a full experience on the Copper Canyon train and the ruins and pottery wonders at Casas Grandes and Mata Ortiz. Some of our trips start in El Paso. TX, cover the full extent of the train line, returning through Baja. Others start in Chihuahua City–you can fly there on American or United daily.
You can also fly from the west coast through San Diego/Tijuana to Los Mochis (LMM) on Volaris Airlines.
We have trips scheduled about every month or so–and can arrange a trip for individuals or groups on about any date. <<click here>> for all of our Copper Canyon and Mexico trips.
Call Dave today for info—217.369.9897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a sample itinerary :
|Basic Copper Canyon Trip|
|11 Nights from El Paso to Baja- Priced at $1895 less 11 meals|
|Date||Overnight City||Hotel||Included Meals||Activities||Notes|
|Jan 1, 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||B||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.||Note: This itin has options to exchange days in Copper Canyon for any number of the days in Todos Santos.|
|Jan 2, Thursday||Casas Grandes||Casa de Nopal||B,L,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.|
|Jan 3, Friday||Creel||Best Western Creel||B, L||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.||This is the bustling hub of the canyons and is filled with known and unknown food haunts. Veronicas (known) and Estelas (unknown) are recommended. There is a little museum/gift shop run by a local mission that is quite good.|
|Jan 4, Saturday||Aereponapuchi in the Divisadero area||Mansion Tarahumara||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.|
|Jan 5, 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!|
|Jan 6, 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.|
|Jan 7, 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.|
|Jan 8, Wednesday||Sea of Cortez||Baja Ferry Room||B||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 in the evening for the overnight journey to Baja.||You will have a room on the ferry. There is a bar and eating facilities as well as a deck for starwatching.|
|Jan 9, Thursday||Todos Santos, Baja||Casa Tota||B||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 Todos Santos.||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.|
|Jan 10, Friday||Todos Santos, Baja||Casa Tota||B||Many options today and tomorrow in this lovely area.|
|Jan 11, Sat||Todos Santos, Baja||Casa Tota||B||Options abound including laying by the pool or on the beach and doing nothing.|
|Jan 12, Sun||B||Fly home from Cabo airport (SLD)|