There are plenty of possibilities to explore the Copper Canyon like hiking, with a mountain bike, by car or riding horse. The most popular way is by train. The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico runs along the main canyon, called Urique, between Chihuahua and Los Mochis. The railway ride goes over 650 km of rail, passing 39 bridges and 86 tunnels. The journey takes about 15 hours. Along the journey you will be very likely to see numerous Tarahumara people (native Indians) selling food, artwork and other goods. The railway is known to be one of the most spectacular of the world.
Arrival in Los Mochis – Transfer to El Fuerte (1 hr. 50 min, drive)
Day 1: Arrival in Los Mochis and transfer to “El Fuerte”.
Overnight in El Fuerte.
El Fuerte – Bahuichivo train station – Cerocahui
Day 2: First class train ride to Bahuichivo station. Arrival and transfer to the Mision Cerocahui. In the afternoon, there is the possibility to go for a walk through Cerocahui or during the rainy season (June to October); you can take a horse ride to the waterfalls of Cerocahui.
Overnight in Cerocahui.
Cerocahui – Posada Barrancas
Day 3: In the morning excursion to the view point of the Urique Canyon, the highest of the 5 canyons (2000 m). Enjoy the ride and the view. Transfer by Car or Van to Posada Barrancas. At the afternoon will be the tour to the flying stone, Divisaderos and some nice points of view over the copper canyon.
Overnight at Hotel Mirador
Posada Barrancas – Creel – Posada Barrancas
Day 4: Full day tour to Creel. The tour includes the visit of the Areoke Lake, the valley of mushroom, Tarahuamara people and the Village of Creel. Drive back to Posada Barrancas. Duration of the tour is about 6 hours.
Posada Barrancas – Chihuahua
Day 5: Free program in the morning. At Midday transfer to the train Station and drive with the Chepe Train to Chihuahua. Arrival at about 21:35 h. Transfer to the Hotel Real Inn.
Overnight Hotel Real Inn
Chihuahua – Transfer
Day 6: Transfer to the airport.
Arrival and departure times
El Fuerte – Bahuichivo, Departure 8:55 – Arrival 12:56
Barrancas – Chihuahua, Departure 14:35 – Arrival 21:35
This schedule may change without previous notice.
Good middle class and typical Hotels during the Tour
Breakfast at Hotel Posada Hildago and Real Inn
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Hotel Mision and Hotel Mirador
Train Ticket 1. Class right side seat
All transfers and tours like mentioned in the program
Private English speaking Guide and private vehicle with A/C for the excursions
All entrance Fee’s
24/7 emergency contact
Meals not mentioned
Tips for guide and driver