Mexico City & Copper Canyon

7 days from $2,884 per person*
  • Explore the Tarahmara Caves and Lake Arareco with private guide.
  • Visit the beautiful Angel of Freedom statue in Chihuahua.
  • Private guided tour of the historic Teotihuacan Pyramids.
  • Journey by train through the landscapes of Copper Canyon.
  • Enjoy an expert selection of hotels.
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Embark on this unique exploration of Mexico’s most exciting city, and one of its natural treasures: the Copper Canyon.

Begin in Mexico City as you explore the Museum of Anthropology and the Pyramids of the Sun & Moon, peeling back many layers of pre-Columbian history. Eat your way through the cities lively food markets, or take in unique and disruptive modern art in one of its many galleries.

Next onto Chihuahua, where you will tour the Revolution Museum , the former private home of Poncho Villa, and gaze upon the majestic Angel of Freedom statue in the cities charming Main Square.

Board your train for an exhilarating ride through the copper canyon; a trip some call the most scenic railroad excursion on the continent. Larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon, this is a breathtaking experience, and must be seen to be believed. Visit local churches, communities and caves located amongst the unusual rock formations and fragrant pine forests that dot the landscape of this region.

Stay in unique accommodation, from historic city hotels to cliff side lodges, as well as a must-do Posada experience. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Please note that flights are not included in your quotation, but we have airfare experts standing by to help. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Mexico City
    Mexico City
    • Meet and Greet
    • Transfer - Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 2 Mexico City
    Mexico City
    • Tour - Private - Tour - Private - Mexico City South & Xochimilco (Full Day Tour)
  • Day 3 Mexico City to Chihuahua
    Mexico City to Chihuahua
    • Transfer - Airport (departure) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(2)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Chihuahua to Creel
    Chihuahua to Creel
    • Chihuahua - Creel ["Chihuahua al Pacifico" Train Experience] - 1st Class Train
    • Transfer - Shared - Train Station
    • Private - 1/2 Day Arareco Lake, Tarahumara Caves & Jesuit Mission - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Creel to Divisadero to Barrancas
    Creel to Divisadero to Barrancas
    • Creel - Barrancas ["Chihuahua al Pacifico" ( 1hr, 40 min)] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Shared - Train Station
    • Private - 1/2 Day Divisadero & Arepo - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Barrancas to Los Mochis to El Fuerte
    Barrancas to Los Mochis to El Fuerte
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(12)
    • Barrancas - El Fuerte ["Chihuahua del Pacifico" Train] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Los Mochis to El Fuerte
  • Day 7 El Fuerte
    El Fuerte
    • El Fuerte - Los Mochis [ (1 hr)] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Flight (Not Included)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Mexico City

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

Today you will be met by your driver outside of customs (international flights) or after leaving the secured area of the terminal (domestic flights) and privately transferred to your Mexico City hotel.

Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (4*)

Don't just stay near historic sites in Mexico - actually stay inside one when you visit the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton™ Mexico City hotel - Centro Historico. The hotel is a registered historic building featuring charming architecture dating back to the 1800s. Located less than five miles from the Benito Juarez International Airport, only two blocks from the Zocalo and Centro Historico of Mexico City, and within walking distance of the many historical, cultural and natural attractions of this international destination. This beautiful Mexico City, MX hotel features a spectacular six-story atrium with stained glass ceiling, and a rooftop patio overlooking Centro Historico. Hampton Inn Mexico City offers offer beautifully updated rooms and suites with an elegant Mexican flavor featuring plush furnishings and upscale amenities including luxurious linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton.

Mexico City
Mexico City
Hampton Inn Mexico City
Hampton Inn Mexico City

Day 2: Mexico City

Explore Mexico City’s southern neighborhoods that feel like small villages despite being part of the big city. Your guide will lead you in an exploration of the tree-lined streets of San Angel and Coyoacán and along the waterways of Xochimilco.

Walk the footsteps of some of Mexico’s most revered artists and writers, including a visit to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul – a blue house where Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born and later died, now a museum dedicated to her life. If time allows you will also have a chance to visit the Museum of Dolores Olmedo, a 16th century building with a cohesive collection of fine arts from Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, as well as hundreds of pre-Hispanic figurines and sculptures.

At Xochimilco, you will explore the canals while floating on a colorful boat called a trajinera to learn about the Aztec’s ingenious technique for growing food upon the fertile riverbeds of the pre-Hispanic canals - the chinampas are still in use today but for growing flowers rather than food crops.

Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (4*)
Teotihuacan Pyramids
Teotihuacan Pyramids

Day 3: Mexico City - Chihuahua

Enjoy a private transfer to the airport from your hotel in Mexico city.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Enjoy a Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Depart by private vehicle with English speaking guide for your half fay city tour of Chihuahua.  Explore the city of Chihuahua - visit the Government Palace, Main Plaza, The Cathedral & Revolution Museum (formerly the house of Pancho Villa). A visit to Chihuahua's charming Main Square will leave you speechless after seeing the beautiful Angel of Freedom statue. Experience the architecture of the city's residential areas and much more on this fascinating tour.

Accommodation: Divisadero Barrancas Hotel

Hotel Divisadero Barrancas is located at Km 622 of the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico route. The hotel has a privileged location, being the only hotel on the edge of the canyon with views to 3 of the most beautiful canyons in the system (Copper Canyon, Urique and Tararecua) that form the Sierra Madre. Clients can enjoy the spectacular views from the balcony of their room and from the panoramic restaurant. The hotel, with prestige and worldwide fame, is known for its excellent personalized service and complete harmony with nature. With 52 rooms, Panoramic Restaurant, Lobby-Bar, Delicafe, Reading Room, Souvenir Shop, Lounge, wide parking; Hotel Divisadero Barrancas is your best choice at the Copper Canyon.

Chihuahua
Chihuahua
Divisadero Hotel
Divisadero Hotel

Day 4: Chihuahua - Creel

Enjoy a 5 hour train ride through the copper 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.

Meet your driver for a shared hotel transfer.

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.

Accommodation: The Lodge at Creel

The Lodge at Creel Hotel & Spa Best Western, is your gateway to Mexico's Copper Canyon, the awesome abyss that is North America's other Grand Canyon. The Lodge at Creel is located in Chihuahua state, 45 km from the majestic Copper Canyon. All rooms are modern log cabins Guest rooms are rustic, country-style spaces that mix amenities and modern comforts. Amid a setting of tastefully decorated log cabins and the warmth of the old-fashioned mountain lodge, the goal is to make your visit an unforgettable experience.

 

Creel
Creel
The Lodge at Creel
The Lodge at Creel

Day 5: Creel - Divisadero - Barrancas

Board the train today and enjoy a journey through the Tarahumara Sierra Madre. Arrive in Barracas in the afternoon.

Meet your driver for a shared hotel transfer.

Enjoy a private guided tour to the look out point of Arepo, take in the breathtaking scenery. Areponapuchi, locally known as "Arepo", is a village a few miles west of Divisadero, toward Mochis. Arepo is also the Posada Barrancas train stop.

Spend time visiting the local church and community of Divisadero which is literally a train stop that overlooks the joining of Tararecua, Urique and Copper Canyons.

Accommodation: Hotel Mirador

Poised like an eagle's nest at the canyon edge is the 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. 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.

Barrancas
Barrancas
Hotel Mirador
Hotel Mirador

Day 6: Barrancas - Los Mochis - El Fuerte

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.

You will be met and transferred to the hotel Posada del Hidalgo in El Fuerte.This drive is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Accommodation: Posada del Hidalgo

Hotel Posada del Hidalgo is a magnificent mansion colonial museum in El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico, It was built just below the old fortress or former fort built by the Spanish conquistadors in 1564. It is believed to have been the original site where the young Diego de la Vega was born alias '' El Zorro.'' Posada del Hidalgo features a spacious and impressive garden, typical of the old tropical colonial houses. The hotel consists of 5 units linked together over 100 years in time, each with its own Spanish Colonial style courtyards that will send you back to a romantic era.

 

El Fuerte Mexico
El Fuerte Mexico
Posada del Hidalgo
Posada del Hidalgo

Day 7: El Fuerte

Enjoy a private transfer from El Fuerte to Los Mochis 

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (4*): Mexico City

Don't just stay near historic sites in Mexico - actually stay inside one when you visit the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton™ Mexico City hotel - Centro Historico. The hotel is a registered historic building featuring charming architecture dating back to the 1800s. Located less than five miles from the Benito Juarez International Airport, only two blocks from the Zocalo and Centro Historico of Mexico City, and within walking distance of the many historical, cultural and natural attractions of this international destination. This beautiful Mexico City, MX hotel features a spectacular six-story atrium with stained glass ceiling, and a rooftop patio overlooking Centro Historico. Hampton Inn Mexico City offers offer beautifully updated rooms and suites with an elegant Mexican flavor featuring plush furnishings and upscale amenities including luxurious linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton.

Hampton Inn Mexico City
Hampton Inn Mexico City
Hampton Inn Galleria
Hampton Inn Galleria

Divisadero Barrancas Hotel: Chihuahua

Hotel Divisadero Barrancas is located at Km 622 of the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico route. The hotel has a privileged location, being the only hotel on the edge of the canyon with views to 3 of the most beautiful canyons in the system (Copper Canyon, Urique and Tararecua) that form the Sierra Madre. Clients can enjoy the spectacular views from the balcony of their room and from the panoramic restaurant. The hotel, with prestige and worldwide fame, is known for its excellent personalized service and complete harmony with nature. With 52 rooms, Panoramic Restaurant, Lobby-Bar, Delicafe, Reading Room, Souvenir Shop, Lounge, wide parking; Hotel Divisadero Barrancas is your best choice at the Copper Canyon.

Divisadero Hotel
Divisadero Hotel
Standard Room
Standard Room

The Lodge at Creel: Creel

The Lodge at Creel Hotel & Spa Best Western, is your gateway to Mexico's Copper Canyon, the awesome abyss that is North America's other Grand Canyon. The Lodge at Creel is located in Chihuahua state, 45 km from the majestic Copper Canyon. All rooms are modern log cabins Guest rooms are rustic, country-style spaces that mix amenities and modern comforts. Amid a setting of tastefully decorated log cabins and the warmth of the old-fashioned mountain lodge, the goal is to make your visit an unforgettable experience.

 

The Lodge at Creel
The Lodge at Creel

Hotel Mirador: Barrancas

Poised like an eagle's nest at the canyon edge is the 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. 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.

Hotel Mirador
Hotel Mirador

Posada del Hidalgo : El Fuerte

Hotel Posada del Hidalgo is a magnificent mansion colonial museum in El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico, It was built just below the old fortress or former fort built by the Spanish conquistadors in 1564. It is believed to have been the original site where the young Diego de la Vega was born alias '' El Zorro.'' Posada del Hidalgo features a spacious and impressive garden, typical of the old tropical colonial houses. The hotel consists of 5 units linked together over 100 years in time, each with its own Spanish Colonial style courtyards that will send you back to a romantic era.

 

Posada del Hidalgo
Posada del Hidalgo
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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