Mexico's Copper Canyon is located in the north-west desert region of Mexico and offers visitors some of the country's most spectacular and stunning scenery as well as one of the world's most famous rail journeys. The Copper Canyon region is actually a series of 20 canyons, right in the middle of Mexico's wilderness and is home to the Tarahumara people who continue to live the simple life of a bygone era. The best way to see the Canyon is to ride the Copper Canyon Railway, also called the "Chepe" train, which runs from Los Mochis to Chihuahua and vice versa on a daily basis. It is a stunning feat of engineering, opened in 1961 to connect the Pacific coast with Mexico's central desert region. The train features a dining car and comfortable seats and the views from the cars are simply spectacular.
You can take the train ride in one day for the view alone, or you could spend up to a week in the region, using the train line as your main route through the canyons, stopping overnight to explore and discover different local areas such as Creel, Posada Barrancas, Cerocahui and El Fuerte to visit Tarahumara villages, stunning Canyon lookout points, old Missions and take short treks along the canyon ridges.
The Hotel Mirador is perched near the highest point on the rim of the Copper Canyon, with truly stunning views. The hotel has 65 luxurious rooms and suites, each with private terrace and authentic custom-made furniture reflecting the local Tarahumara Indian culture. Walking and hiking is popular with many spectacular routes to choose from, for example the 5-mile round trip to the Tarahumara Ranch ...
This beautiful colonial mansion was built in 1890 and is situated on the west coast of Mexico in El Fuerte. The Posada Del Hidalgo hotel offers 68 rooms in three styles: original rooms with high ceilings and balconies, and two styles which are more spacious and face the beautiful gardens – all are air conditioned with en suite bathrooms. There is an outdoor pool for guests and a curio shop o...
Best Western at Creel is a ranch style property is located south west of Chihuahua, 45km from Copper Canyon. It has 37 rustic rooms (including one for disabled travellers), all with TV, coffee maker, water cooler and WiFi and a honeymoon suite which also has a Jacuzzi and kitchenette area. The ‘Las Vigas’ restaurant is spacious and comfortable and is open throughout the day and the adj...
The Quality Inn San Francisco is conveniently located in the historic downtown district of Chihuahua . Ideal for a stopover for the Copper Canyon rail journey the hote offers 124 air-conditioned rooms. The on site restaurant serves local and international cuisine. There is also a lounge bar. All public areas are covered by complimentary WiFieach, to the spa or restaurants....
This 7-day itinerary takes you on one of the world’s greatest railway journeys through the Copper Canyon and showcases the best of Mexico City. The Copper Canyon Railway, locally known as the "Chepe" train, is considered one of the great railway journeys of the world. With stops along the way, you have plenty of time the absorb the magnificent scenery and take in the stunning panoramas of the cany...
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