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Exploring the Copper Canyon by Rail

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PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 3420

Private Tour Highlights

  • Riding the Chihuahua-Pacifico train through the Copper Canyon and drinking in spellbinding views of this majestic natural sight.
  • Soaking up the gems surrounding Copper Canyon such as the Piedra Volada waterfall, Arareko Lake, Tarahumara Caves and San Ignacio Mission.
  • Climbing the towering ancient temples of Teotihuacan, whose grandeur is awe-inspiring and panoramic views unforgettable.
  • Soaking up the historical gems of Mexico City, including colonial palaces, imposing cathedrals and atmospheric streets.
  • Touring the Coyoacán district, including the “Blue House” - Frida Kahlo’s home and now a museum dedicated to this charismatic artist.
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Tour Overview

What better way to experience Mexico than by Exploring the Copper Canyon by Rail! After departing Mexico City, you will head to the breathtaking archaeological site of Teotihuacán. You will get to ride the Chihuahua-Pacifico train, better known as “Chepe,” on the way to magnificent Copper Canyon. This tour also includes optional short excursions. You will also get to see El Fuerte, an important mining center in the 19th century, which has since been turned into a hot spot for boutique hotels.

This trip can be customized to fit your individual travel dates and any specific requests you may have. Your Yampu travel consultant will prepare a customized itinerary for you.

Inclusions
Price includes:
Domestic air transportation from Mexico City to Chihuahua and Los Mochis to Mexico City, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours (in English) including all entrance fees, Meals where specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

Note: Prices include private day tours and transfers in this itinerary. Yampu Tours believes this is the best way to experience the destination but if you are interested in group/shared tours please consult with your Yampu Tours Tour Consultant.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$3265 £$3420 £$3634 £$4171
Single £$4660 £$4970 £$5398 £$6467

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Mexico City

Upon arrival in Mexico City transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure or choose from optional excursions.

Upon arrival in Mexico City transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure or choose from optional excursions.

Day
2

Teotihuacan Site – Mexico City Walking Tour

In the morning depart the city heading to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. By the afternoon, after a magnificent tour of the ruins, return to Mexico City to visit the first quarter – el Zocalo. Mexico City is also known as the Ciudad de los Palacios (City of Palaces). The tour continues in the main square, where one will visit some Colonial palaces like the Palacio Nacional, the Metropolitan Cathedral and other beautiful architectural sites and walk through the main streets. Continue to the Paseo de la Reforma to admire its monuments and buildings. ...read less

Mexico-City
Day
3

Frida Kahlo Museum

The Villa of Coyoacan is located in the south part of the city. Enjoy a private tour and visit the “blue house,” as it is also known, where Frida Kahlo used to live. This extraordinary painter was born and raised here, and now is a museum where some of her artwork and personal belongings are displayed. The tour continues in Coyoacan’s main plaza—one of the first quarters built during Hernan Cortes’ government. Beautiful architecture can be seen in many colonial buildings and houses throughout this residential area. The Leon Trotsky Museum is located close to the Frida Kahlo Museum. This old house is where he lived after being expelled from Russia and where he found refuge in Mexico City. ...read less

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4

Chihuahua

Transfer to the airport for a flight to the colonial city of Chihuahua, on the northern part of Mexico. Once there, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to the colonial city of Chihuahua, on the northern part of Mexico. Once there, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day
5

Copper Canyon

After an early call in the morning, be transferred to the railway station to begin this amazing journey. Board the “Chihuahua-Pacifico” train, better known as “Chepe,” which offers beautiful landscapes to the visitors from Creel on. The first destination will be Divisadero, overlooking the magnificent Copper Canyon. Upon arrival at Creel station, be met and transferred to a hotel. In the afternoon take advantage of some free time to explore the area.

After an early call in the morning, be transferred to the railway station to begin this amazing journey. Board the “Chihuahua-Pacifico” train, better known as “Chepe,” which offers beautiful landscapes to the visitors from Creel on. The first destination will be Divisadero, overlooking the magnificent Copper Canyon. Upon arrival at Creel station, be met and transferred to a hotel. In the afternoon take advantage of some free time to explore the area.

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Day
6

Ararekp Lake – Tarahumara Caves – San Ignacio

After breakfast at the hotel tour some local areas such as Arareko Lake, Tarahumara Caves and San Ignacio Mission. Have the afternoon free to relax or take a horseback tour (not Included)

After breakfast at the hotel tour some local areas such as Arareko Lake, Tarahumara Caves and San Ignacio Mission. Have the afternoon free to relax or take a horseback tour (not Included)

San-Ignacio-Mexico
Day
7

Piedra Volda - Cerocahui

This morning, take a short tour of Piedra Volada. Transfer to the train station to ride to Bahuichivo, another station of the “Chepe.” There, be picked up to head to the hotel in the old mission community of Cerocahui.

This morning, take a short tour of Piedra Volada. Transfer to the train station to ride to Bahuichivo, another station of the “Chepe.” There, be picked up to head to the hotel in the old mission community of Cerocahui.

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Day
8

El Fuerte

During the morning enjoy some free time to do one of the optional excursions around the area—such as the Urique Canyon excursion, overlooking the deepest point of the Canyon (1,879 meters). Back at the train station continue the ride to El Fuerte, once an important mining center in the 19th century and now has turned into a preferred region for boutique hotels.

During the morning enjoy some free time to do one of the optional excursions around the area—such as the Urique Canyon excursion, overlooking the deepest point of the Canyon (1,879 meters). Back at the train station continue the ride to El Fuerte, once an important mining center in the 19th century and now has turned into a preferred region for boutique hotels.

Day
9

Flight Home

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Los Mochis airport for your flight to Mexico City and connect to the international flight back home.

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Los Mochis airport for your flight to Mexico City and connect to the international flight back home.

Mexico City, Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

Copper Canyon, Zona Centro, Chihuahua, Mexico

Places You'll See

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    Copper Canyon

    Larger and deeper than the famous Grand Canyon in the United States is the Mexican Copper Canyon. Formed by six different rivers, these canyons have a brilliant copper green color from which its name was earned. Here one can see the highest waterfall in Mexico, the Piedra Volada Falls, as well as buy goods from the traditional Native American Raramuri people.

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    Chihuahua

    Take in this marvelous City’s history with a visit to some of the many museums here in Chihuahua. Walk amongst the remaining colonial buildings while observing local artwork before stopping by the glorious temple of San Francisco, a national hero that had fought Spain for Mexico’s independence. One can also visit a local cave system nearby that is suitable for all types of mobility.

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    Mexico City

    From the bustling nightlife, to the massive collection of museums, Mexico City appeals to all. Bring the family to Six Flags Mexico, or the Chapultepec Park and Zoo. Sports fans can enjoy the Estadio Azteca, the biggest soccer stadium in the world, or the Arena Mexico to watch the famous Lucha Libre. Or simply stroll the streets and visit different restaurants and shops.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Mexico City : Hotel NH Centro Historico

Chihuahua : Quality Inn Chihuahua

4 Star Properties

Copper Canyon : Hotel Santa Anita

5 Star Properties

Mexico City : Presidente InterContinental (Polanco View)

Mexico City : Hyatt Regency Mexico City

Copper Canyon : Posada Mirador Barrancas

Luxury Properties

Mexico City : St. Regis

Mexico City : Four Seasons

Testimonials

Diane, Alfred and Jaydon M.

Traveled August, 2013

Each of us did plant a tree near the school. We were all sad to say good bye.

We had a wonderful time in Peru. The hotels were perfect as you know we had stayed at Casa Andina in Cuzco before, we even ended up having the same room.Hotel Pakaritampu we also enjoyed this property, loved how there were terraces in the back and you were surrounded by mountains. It is an easy walk from the train station I don’t think it took us 10min. One of the other highlights of our trip was the day we spent in Misminay. We had the pleasure of preparing breakfast for the preschools. They were adorable.We made oatmeal, ham sandwiches and we also passed out passion fruit. For lunch we were served baked potatoes, the best we ever had so wonderfully fresh with cheese and a dip which I can’t recall the name. And chicha beer. The children made us thank you cards which i took home with me. When we return to Peru we plan on spending a few days there assisting with anything they need us to do. Each of us did plant a tree near the school. We were all sad to say good bye.

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Jeanette S.

Traveled June, 2013

and I absolutely loved it

Thank you for a great trip! Merida is definitely a must see! A beautiful city! I felt completely safe and even went out in the evening to see the beautiful folkloric show at the town center. The central location of the Hotel del Gobernador was a really good choice! Everybody was very friendly , punctual and knowledgable. I really enjoyed Celestun and the tour into the estuary, the guide stopped for me in little towns along the way to Celestun to show me real life in villages in Yucatan. The tour through the swamp was interesting and super fun, because my guide had a very good knowledge about the wildlife and nature there. My Hotel in Cancun was sweet, very clean and friendly and the food in the Palapa was pretty good. I wanted a beach view so I decided to upgrade and it was well worth it. It is a great Hotel for familys with little kids so next time I probably would have picked a bigger Hotel like the Iberostar since I traveled by myself. However there was nothing wrong with The Kin Ha Beachscape , it is just more for familys and couples,good location for shopping. As always you guys were great in organizing everything for me and I felt very safe and well taken care of! Everybody was so surprised that I decided to go to Mexico by myself but I had full confidence in your company to make everything go smooth for me . I love that your company takes pride in making trips unique and knows how to customize . I went to Brazil with Yampu Tours a few years ago and my friend and I absolutely loved it! Keep up the good work and your customers have no other choice than to fall in love with the people and the countries they travel to!

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Tonya

Traveled August, 2008

Great beaches and fantastic nightlife

We had a wonderful time, thank you! We loved Mexico City and the City tour. Teotihuacan, Uxmal, & Kabah were amazing. By the time we went to Chichen Itza we were a little tired of archaeological sites! But, I was glad to see them. Cancun was very touristy. We did go down to Playa Del Carmen and had a wonderful time there. I would recommend anyone to visit Playa Del Carmen. Great beaches and fantastic nightlife! All in all we had a very pleasant time. We both agreed we would go back to Playa Del Carmen since it’s only 2 hours from Miami. Thank you for all your help!

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