(Mexico City, Chihuahua, Creel, Barrancas, Los Mochis)
Mexico City is the capital and largest city in Mexico and North America as well as one of the largest cities in the world. The Copper Canyon or "Barranca del Cobre" is a group of canyons consisting of 6 distinct canyons in the Sierra Tarahumara in the southwestern area of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. The overall canyon system is larger with deeper portions than the Grand Canyon in the United States. The canyons were formed by six rivers which drain the western side of the Sierra Tarahumara (part of the Sierra Madre Occidental). All six rivers merge into the Rio Fuerte and empty into the Sea of Cortez. The walls of the canyon are a copper/green color which is where the name originates. The result is a breathtaking rail journey that has be experienced to fully appreciate. Experience this tour with priavate vehicle and specialized guide.
Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Take a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Mexico city.
One of the premier Mexico City hotels, the JW Marriott Hotel offers luxury accommodations in the exclusive Polanco District. This flagship hotel in Mexico City D.F. is located in the heart of the business and entertainment sector; capturing the sophisticated side of Mexico City. The JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City is internationally renowned and award winning - Conde Nast readers have chosen it as the "Best Overall Hotel in Mexico and Central America" and "Best Hotel for business travelers". This famous Mexico City Hotel is within walking distance of museums, the city's financial hub, and some of Latin America's best shopping dining and night life. All of this, combined with first class service, makes the JW an impressive hotel in Mexico City for business or leisure travel.
Guided excursion to the famous Teotihuacán Pyramids. This tour lasts approximately 5 hours, and starts with a visit to the Virgin of Guadalupe Shrine, visited by millions of Mexicans and people from all around the world. Continue to the north of the city, to the Teotihuacán Pyramids, where you will visit the Sun and the Moon Pyramids, the Quetzalcoatl Temple and the fortresses.
Travel through the southern part of Mexico City through the district known as "University City" and see the famous library building. Continue on to the traditional floating gardens of Xochimilco. Enjoy a boat ride along the canals.
Enjoy a flight onboard AeroMexico from Mexico City to Chihuahua
Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Explore the city of Chihuahua - visit the Government Palace, Main Plaza, The Cathedral & Revolution Museum (formerly the house of Pancho Villa).
Private transfer to/from train station.
Enjoy a 5 hour train ride through the coppen canyon on your way to Creel. The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico (Chihuahua-Pacific Railway), also known as El Chepe from its reporting mark CHP, or Ferrocarril Chihuahua-Pacífico is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking the city of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, to the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa and its port Topolobampo. It runs 673 km (418 mi), traversing the Copper Canyon, a beautiful and rugged series of canyons that have led some to call this the most scenic railroad trip on the continent. It is both an important transportation system for locals and a draw for tourists. The tracks pass over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels, rising as high as 2,400 m (7,900 ft) above sea level near Divisadero (the continental divide), a popular lookout spot over the canyons. Each one-way trip takes approximately 16 hours. The track also crosses over itself in order to gain elevation.
Enjoy a private guided tour of the beautiful Lake Arareco, the impressive Tarahmara Caves and the Jesuit Mission. Lake Arareco is high in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua located about 14 kilometres south of Creel. It is a U-shaped lake, surrounded by unusual rock formations and a fragrant pine forest. A few kilometres away is a scenic canyon with the Cascada Cusárare waterfall featuring a drop of 30 m (100 feet). The Rarámuri or Tarahumara are an indigenous people of northern Mexico renowned for their long-distance running ability.
Originally inhabitants in much of the state of Chihuahua, the Rarámuri retreated to the Copper Canyon in the Sierra Madre Occidental upon the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The area of the Sierra Madre Occidental which they now inhabit is often called the Sierra Tarahumara because of their presence.
The Best Western, The Lodge at Creel Hotel & Spa is your gateway to Mexico's Copper Canyon, the awesome abyss that is North America's other Grand Canyon. All rooms are modern log cabins with gas fireplaces, private porches and remote control television's with cable and movie channels. Amid a setting of tastefully decorated log cabins and the warmth of our old-fashioned mountain lodge, with a touch of elegance, the goal is to make your visit an unforgettable experience.
Board the train today and enjoy a journey through the Tarahumara Sierra Madre. Arrive to Barracas in the afternoon.
Enjoy a private guided tour to the look out point of Arepo, take in the breathtaking scenery. Spend time visiting the local church and community of Divisadero.
Poised like an eagle's nest at the canyon edge is the Posada Barrancas Mirador Hotel, near the highest point of the canyon. This overlooks exhibit awe-inspiring scenery from the rim of Copper Canyon. This deluxe hotel is surrounded by pine trees, and appears to be "etched out" of the natural rock itself. The Posada Mirador is actually an extension of the well known Rancho Hotel. This beautiful structure is unique in architecture and decor and each of its 65 luxurious rooms and suites has a private terrace where you can enjoy one of the finest views of the canyon. It is a bird watchers paradise.
Enjoy a private transfer to/from the train station.
Spend the morning at leisure - in the afternoon transfer to the train station and board the train for the final day through the Copper Canyon; Sierra Tarahuamara onto Los Mochis.
You will be met and transferred to the hotel Posada del Hidalgo in El Fuerte.This drive is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Posada del Hidalgo is a beautiful colonial mansion. This attractive structure was built in 1890 by Don Rafael Almada, a wealthy and influential "alcalde" (mayor) who spent five years and 100,000 gold pesos on its construction. The wooden trim was made from 285 Canadian red pine beams
Enjoy a private transfer from Posada del Hidalgo to Los Mochis (train station or airport)
Enjoy your flight onboard AeroMexico from Los Mochis to Mexico City
Depart from the international airport - End of itinerary.
The Best Western, The Lodge at Creel Hotel & Spa is your gateway to Mexico's Copper Canyon, the awesome abyss that is North America's other Grand Canyon. All rooms are modern log cabins with gas fireplaces, private porches and remote control television with cable and movie channels. Amid a setting of tastefully decorated log cabins and the warmth of our old-fashioned mountain lodge, with a touch of elegance, the goal is to make your visit an unforgettable experience.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Mexico for the most up to date visa information.
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