The Copper Canyon in north-west Mexico offers some of its most breathtaking landscapes, best explored by train.
Explore some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Mexico at the remote Copper Canyon National Park, in the heart of the Tarahumara Mountains. The park is a collection of huge canyons, deeper and longer than the Grand Canyon over the border in America and gets its name from the copper hue of the canyon walls. Within its boundaries are glistening waterfalls and rivers and centuries-old indigenous communities, who have somehow managed to make a home and maintain their traditions, whilst living within the caves of canyons.
The best way to explore the jagged canyons and appreciate the stunning scenery is to climb aboard the Copper Canyon train for one of the most memorable rail journeys in all of Latin America. See below for a detailed five day itinerary.
Also known as the Chepe train, the Copper Canyon railway is a remarkable feat of engineering, which took almost 90 years to complete. You pass through 88 tunnels, over 39 bridges, and a dramatic range of mountain landscapes. Explore the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history on our five day tour.
Day 1 Depart for Los Mochis Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure.
Day 2 Transfer to the train station. Our journey leads us through the Tarahumara Mountain Range, passing striking scenery. The train winds its way up through canyons and mountains where the views are arresting and the track has steep hair-raising, drops on either side. After several stops, arrive at the train station of Divisadero for an overnight.
Day 3 Morning at leisure to explore the surroundings Barrancas and visit the breathtaking Urique Canyon, deeper than the Grand Canyon and arguably more impressive. Depart by train to Creel and transfer to our hotel.
Day 4 Morning free, or you can visit the area where the Tarahumara Indians live. Originally cave-dwelling nomads, they used to live in isolated pockets and have retained their traditions and beliefs. Continue in the afternoon on the train journey to Chihuahua. Overnight.
Day 5 Transfer for your return flight.
The train is fully air-conditioned, with comfortable seating, a bar and restaurant carriage.
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