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10 days in the Copper Canyon

Copper CanyonI just returned from 10 days in Copper Canyon with travel agents. I marvel again at the Adventure Park at the Divisadero Area in Copper Canyon. Rock climbing, repelling, cable cars and zip lines are among its offerings. The Park offers a 7-jump zip line which is the longest in Mexico and the Zip Rider which is the longest single zip line in the world.

I have ridden the 7-jump zip line about 6 times and I am always ready to go again. It is such a trill to be flying through the air over canyon views that one cannot see any other way. At one point you are 2275 feet above the canyon floor. Three miles of course with two hanging bridges added in gives you plenty of time to revel in the scenery. Looking around you see dramatic scenes with steep rocky cliffs, stream beds and Tarahumara Indian ranches. One of the lines is 1.2 km long and on one of the lines you double up so you will make it across the chasm to the other side

The Zip Rider seems too tame for me, but, for those who want soft adventure riding in comfortable chairs at 65 miles per hour, it can be an adrenaline rush. The vertical drop is 450 feet and is over 8000 ft. long with a 17% grade. It takes about 2.5 minutes whereas the 7 zip line can take up to 3 hours, depending on how many people are riding it that day. You can boast you have ridden the fastest, highest and longest single zip line in the world.

Even if you do not ride a zip line, you should at least ride the cable car across the canyon. It is 3.6 miles long and offers a good view of Tarahumara Indian ranches and the canyon floor and flora. On the 7-jump zip line, you return on the cable car so you get both adventures in the same adventure.

Copper Canyon Mexico Travel Tour

Discounted Bus/Train Tour from Phoenix to Copper Canyon , Mexico

 Copper Canyon Travel TourWe designed this trip to be the easiest, most economical, most convenient way to visit this world-famous Canyon system as you cross the border with a guide and have no need to fly into Mexico on your own.  There is so much to offer here– spectacular views, primitive Indians, memorable train ride, 5 climate zones, zip lining and cable car rides in the Adventure Park. Going from sea level to 8000 feet elevation, the train ride into the Canyon is “the most dramatic in the western hemisphere.”(according to Reader’s Digest.)  As you pass through many of the 87 tunnels and “fly” over the 39 bridges, do a 180 degree loop inside the mountain and loop over yourselves on the train, you have to applaud the persistent visionaries who saw this railroad as the best direct shipping route to the Orient.  It was international from its inception.  It is noted to be 1000 feet deeper, and wider and greener  than Arizona’s Grand Canyon.  Our clients give us valuable feedback:  “S & S Tours staff live up to their giving personal attention in planning a wonderful adventure.  We give them a 5 star rating—the best.”  “Copper Canyon, Mexico was indeed everything and more than we anticipated.—all the result of the professionalism, the experience, the efficiency, the friendship and the reputation of S & S Tours.”  “You have not seen or experienced Mexico if you have not seen it with S & S Tours.  They are exceptional in experiencing the culture, food and fun to be had there.”  (from a client who traveled 15 times with us.)

Begins and ends in Phoenix.  April 3-12, 2016.  $200 discount for a $1195 price p/p per double room.  A minimum of 20 required.

Sue (Susy) Stilwell        Owner, S & S Tours
Web:  www.ss-tours.com;  www.coppercanyon.com

$1195 per person per double room.

Ph: (520) 803-1352; (866)780 2813; Fax:  520 803 1355

4250 S. Hohokam Dr.; Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

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