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Copper Canyon Independent Itineraries

“We just returned from our trip to Copper Canyon.  It was wonderful.  Thank you so much for assisting us in the planning of this amazing
adventure.  We were sad to hear that so many US travelers are not going to this incredible area for fear of violence.  We felt safe at every
moment in every city and all of the Mexican people we met along the way were very kind and hospitable.  I hope more travelers learn about
his beautiful place and diced to go soon.”  – KM&PS

Copper Canyon Mexico, Independent Itineraries:  The Copper Canyon is a very remote area, and trip planning is difficult without knowledgeable help. In addition to our regularly scheduled group tours to the Copper Canyon, we arrange custom itineraries for independent travelers for clients traveling on their own.  If you wish to book a trip to the Copper Canyon with us, we can custom-tailor it to fit any need. Departures are available from Los Mochis or Chihuahua City. We recommend beginning your trip from Los Mochis or El Fuerte so you may see the most dramatic part of the route during the prime time of the day.

We offer optional certified bi-lingual native guides to accompany you on the entire trip to the and to give you the most complete experience in Copper Canyon. Their valuable knowledge of the area and the people offer a depth of insight and rich opportunities for inter-cultural exchanges that you would not have on your own.

We would make your reservations at hotels, for food and transportation, and–if you are not accompanied by a guide–arrange for you to be met and helped by English speaking people along the way (a real must if you do not speak Spanish).

 

5-DAY COPPER CANYON ITINERARY for INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS
Day 1    Arrive in Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita in Los Mochis or Arrive in Chihuahua City; Quality Inn San Francisco in Chihuahua City
Day 2    Copper Canyon Train Trip to Divisadero; Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 3    A Day on the rim of Copper Canyon; Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 4    Train ride through the Canyon to Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita or Chihuahua City; Quality Inn San Francisco
Day 5    Return Home

The 2017/2018 net package price is $865 p/p double room; $1070 for one person in a private room.  Package includes 6 meals in the Canyon, lodging, first-class train tickets, transfers to and from the train station, and a complete info packet including a beautiful book with colored pictures of the Copper Canyon. It does not include airport transfers, meals in Los Mochis or Chihuahua, plane fare, tips, and trip insurance.
Note: Add $250.00 to begin and end the trip in Chihuahua.

6-day COPPER CANYON Itinerary for INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS
Day 1    Arrive in Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita in Los Mochis or Arrive in Chihuahua City; Quality Inn San Francisco in Chihuahua City
Day 2    Copper Canyon Train Trip to Bahuichivo; Hotel Misión in Cerocahui
Day 3    Bus Tour to Urique Canyon; Hotel Misión in Cerocahui
Day 4    Copper Canyon Train Trip to Divisadero Area; Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 5   A Morning on the Rim & Afternoon Train ride through the Canyon to Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita or Chihuahua City; Quality Inn San Francisco
Day 6    Return Home

The 2017/2018 net package price is $1115 per person, double occupancy; $1320 single occupancy. Package includes: 9 meals in the Canyon, lodging, first-class train tickets, transfers to and from the train station, and a complete info packet including a beautiful book with colored pictures of the Copper Canyon. It does not include airport transfers, meals in Los Mochis or Chihuahua, plane fare, tips, and trip insurance.
Note: Add $250.00 to begin and end the trip in Chihuahua.

7-day COPPER CANYON Itinerary for INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS
This trip, beginning & ending in Los Mochis, is our #1 recommendation.

Day 1    Arrive in Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita in Los Mochis or Arrive in Chihuahua City, Hotel San Francisco in Chihuahua City
Day 2    Copper Canyon Train Trip to Bahuichivo; Hotel Misión in Cerocahui
Day 3    Bus Tour to Urique Canyon; Hotel Misión in Cerocahui
Day 4    Train Ride to Divisadero; Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 5    Train Ride through the Canyon to El Fuerte: Hotel Posada Hidalgo
Day 6   Train ride through the Canyon to Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita
Day 7    Return Home

The 2017/2018 net package price is $1365 per person, double occupancy; $1545 single occupancy.  Package includes 9 meals in the Canyon, lodging, first-class train tickets, transfers to and from the train station, special tour in Urique Canyon, and a complete info packet including a beautiful book with colored pictures of the Copper Canyon. It does not include airport transfers, meals in Los Mochis, El Fuerte or Chihuahua, transfer between El Fuerte and Los Mochis, plane fare, tips, and trip insurance.
Note: Add $250.00 to begin and end the trip in Chihuahua.

8-day COPPER CANYON Itinerary for INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS
An 8-day itinerary could include the frontier town of Creel or the colonial town of El Fuerte.

Day 1    Arrive in Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita in Los Mochis
or Chihuahua City; Hotel San Francisco in Chihuahua City
Day 2    Copper Canyon Train Trip to Bahuichivo; Hotel Misión in Cerocahui
Day 3    Bus Tour to Urique Canyon; Hotel Misión in Cerocahui
Day 4    Cerocahui Waterfall & Copper Canyon train trip to Divisadero Area, Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 5    Morning Cable Car Ride across the Canyon; Possible Tarahumara Indian Racing, Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 6    Morning on the Rim of the Canyon;  Train ride through the Canyon to El Fuerte, Hotel Posada Hidalgo
Day 7    Morning in El Fuerte, afternoon transfer to Los Mochis        Hotel Santa Anita
Day 8    Return Home.

The 2017/2018 net package price is $1605 (USD)per person double occupancy; $1930 (USD)single occupancy. Package includes: 12 meals in the Canyon per person, lodging, first-class train tickets, 6 train station transfers, a special tour to the rim of Urique Canyon and a complete info packet including a beautiful book with colored pictures of the Copper Canyon.  It does not include meals in Los Mochis, El Fuerte or on the train, plane fare, tips or trip insurance.
Note: Add $250.00 to begin and end the trip in Chihuahua.

8-day COPPER CANYON & Batopilas Itinerary for INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS
This itinerary has the added adventure of riding to the historic mining town at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon. A minimum of two persons for this trip is required.

Day 1    Arrive in Los Mochis; Hotel Santa Anita in Los Mochis  Canyon or Chihuahua City; Hotel San Francisco
Day 2    Copper Canyon Train Trip to Creel, The Lodge at Creel
Day 3    85-mile drive to the bottom of Batopilas Canyon; Hotel Real de las Minas in Batopilas
Day 4    Visit the Lost Cathedral and Batopilas Mining Company’s Estate Ruins; Hotel Real de las Minas in Batopilas
Day 5    While Returning to Creel, Stop to Visit a Tarahumara Indian Cave Home, Ranch, Mission, and Walk to a Waterfall; Transfer to Divisadero, Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 6    Bus Tour to Divisadero Overlook, Cable Car Ride; Hotel Posada Mirador on the Rim
Day 7    Train Ride to Los Mochis; Hotel Sta. Anita or Chihuahua City; Quality Inn San Francisco
Day 8    Return Home

The 2017/2018 Copper Canyon net package price is $1725 (USD)per person, double occupancy; $1870 (USD)(single occupancy within a group). Package includes 10-15 meals (depending on hotel in Creel), first-class train tickets, 6 train station train transfers, and a private 3-day tour to Batopilas. It does not include airfare, airport transfers, trip insurance or tips. Minimum of 2 people required.
Note:  Add $250.00 (USD) to begin and end the trip in Chihuahua.

*New Copper Canyon Adventure Park:  Copper Canyon has a new adventure park which sports the second longest zip line course in the world and the third longest  cable car ride  in the world (6 km).   For those who like speed and adventure, one can fly across the canyon system on a seven jump, eleven platform zip line course which extends over 4 miles through the canyon. “ Flying” at over 2300 ft. above the canyon floor and  walking across the two suspension bridges allows a dramatic view of the canyon floor which you do not experience from hiking or even from a helicopter. The zip liners will return at the end of their course on the cable car.

The longest cable car ride in Mexico is a part of the new adventure park.   Two cable cars holding 60 passengers each run across the canyon, affording magnificent views of Tarahumara Indian ranchos in this expansive canyon system.    In addition, there is the “Via Ferrata”, an obstacle course with rappelling, rock climbing and horizontal traverses that is an amazing test of outdoor skill, utilizing the latest in safety equipment.

We also have small escorted group tours available.