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Mexico Copper Canyon Train Adventure

  • Off the beaten track
Travel down through Mexico's Copper Canyon on the famous El Chepe train. Take a week-long, scenic ride down through Northern Mexico’s rugged and awe-inspiring mountainous landscape while enjoying the views from your train carriage. Along the way, stop in the colorful city of Chihuhua, the Magic Town of Creel, the colonial gateway of El Fuerte and the little town of Divisadero.
Tour itinerary includes
  • Countryside
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Train

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Bienvenidos a Chihuahua!

Arrive in Mexico’s largest state, Chihuahua. This city is surrounded by mountains and the people are extremely welcoming. Meet your transfer at the airport and travel to your hotel which is situated in the centre of the historic district of the city

Night at Plaza Chihuahua (Chihuahua)

Day 2: Behold the Archeological Site of Paquime

Explore the mysteries of Paquime, an archeological site in the north of Mexico which, at its height, was one of the largest, most complex settlements in the country and played a key role in trade movement across Mesoamerica. For years, archeologists have pondered over what happened to this incredible city. Explore the extensive remains and come to your own conclusions. Return to Chihuahua in the afternoon.

Night at Plaza Chihuahua (Chihuahua)

Day 3: All Aboard El Chepe!!

Rise early this morning in order to board your train at 6am. The early start is worth it as you can watch the sunrise over the mountains of the Copper Canyon from your train carriage. You will never tire of looking out at the incredible landscapes as you travel through the state of Chihuahua, Arrive in the afternoon in Creel, a magic town and the doorway to the incredible mountain range, the Sierra Tarahumara.

Chihuahua, Creel
Night at The Lodge (Creel)

Day 4: Encounter the Communities of the Tarahumara

Today, visit the surroundings of Creel and meet the Raramuri women who make products by weaving straw. Stop by Lake Arareko and enjoy the beautiful view. Use this time to simply be and try some meditation. In the afternoon, travel through the Valle de los Monjes to serve an amazing landscape formed of rocks shaped like chimneys and frogs. Meet the Rarmuri people once more and join them at the San Sebastian cave to observe their handicrafts. Return to Creel at the end of the day.

Night at The Lodge (Creel)

Day 5: Journey to Posada Barrancas

Hop back on the El Chepe train and journey south through Chihuahua to Posada Barrancas where you will stay in the hotel Mirador. This is located at a point known as ‘el divisadero’, the divide. From your terrace, enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Copper Canyon. It’s possible to take a walking tour of the surroundings and visit a Tarahumara cave.

Chihuahua, Barrancas
Night at Hotel Mirador (Posada Barrancas)

Day 6: Relax with Glorious Mountain ​Views

Spend your day at leisure in the Copper Canyon. It’s possible to do some of the adrenaline-filled activities here such as ziplining and taking a cable car through the mountains. Alternatively, sit with a book on your terrace and take in the peace and quite which surrounds you. We promise you there’s no feeling quite like it.

Night at Hotel Mirador (Posada Barrancas)

Day 7: Catch the Train to El Fuerte

After a leisurely morning in Posada Barrancas, take your final train journey and travel further south into the state of Sinaloa, to the colonial gateway to the Copper Canyon, El Fuerte. Check-in to your hotel and then take a wander around this sunny and colonial city. Explore some of the sites such as the Iglesia de Dolores, the Miguel Angel Morales Ibarra Community Museum or the ruins of an old Jesuit temple. This evening, enjoy some fresh food while listening to traditional music in one of the squares.

Barrancas, El Fuerte
Night at Hotel Posada del Hidalgo (El Fuerte)

Day 8: Hasta Luego Mexico

It's time to say goodbye to Mexico as your train journey through the Copper Canyon has come to an end. We hope you’ve had an incredible time taking in the marvellous views out of your train window and exploring the small towns and cities along the way. Depart from your hotel with more than enough time to get to the airport. Have a safe flight home!

Mexico City

Chihuahua Creel Barrancas El Fuerte Mexico City

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,200 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax4 Pax6 Pax
Price per person$1,260$1,180$1,130

Included in price:

  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in double rooms in 4* hotels
  • Breakfast in hotels
  • Lunch when stated
  • Private transport with driver in air-conditioned vehicle for transfers to hotels and train stations
  • El Chepe train ticket

Not included in price:

  • Additional meals and beverages (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Insurance

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