El Paso to Chihuahua
Depart El Paso by bus. Busses leave hourly all through out the day and is a five hour transfer time. (Transfer from airport, bus station, or El Paso area hotel and all accommodated to the bus depot.) Upon arriving in Chihuahua you will be met by an English speaking driver who will transfer you to your hotel for the evening. If you arrive in Chihuahua early enough, take some time to explore the city and take in the sights of this historic location.
Chihuahua to Creel
Your adventure begins today as you board the "ChePe" first class train at 6:00 am, bound for Creel. The scenery gradually changes from a dry and relatively flat desert landscape to one of scenic canyons and mountains as the train climbs from an elevation of 4,600 feet to more than 8,000 to cross the Continental Divide. Upon arriving in Creel, take a local tour of the city, Mission, Indian Caves, and the Lake Area before checking into your hotel. Creel is the shopping center and trading center for the region, offering everything from handmade musical instruments to pottery and jewelry. Creel is also the tourism center of the region, with optional trips to the famous Cusarare waterfall, Basihuare Canyon, the Mission, La Bufa Canyon, Recohuata Thermal Springs, and the highly recommended two-day extension to Batopilas - a thrilling journey to the bottom of the canyon.
If you are interested in extending your already magnificent journey by traveling to the canyon floor please click here
for information about the Batopilas Extension
Creel to Divisadero
Enjoy a leisurely morning where you have time to do some shopping and sightseeing before catching the 11:26 am train to Divisadero. Upon arriving in Divisadero, transfer to your canyon hotel for the evening. The lodge is situated near the rim of the mighty Urique Canyon, providing wonderful views that extend for miles. Optional side trips available in the area include canyon tours, horseback riding, jeep tours and helicopter rides. We recommend upgrading to the Posada Mirador Hotel, which is situated on the rim of the canyon. The hotels in Divisadero all provide view’s which overlooks the mighty Urique Canyon.
The views of the three Canyons that comprise Copper Canyon make Divisadero ("The Divide") an unforgettable stop on your trip across the mountains. This area is four times larger than the Grand Canyon and gives visitors many memorable vistas of this pristine mountain wilderness.
Dinner is included at your hotel.
Divisadero to Bahuichivo/ Cerocahui
Enjoy Breakfast and Lunch at the hotel before you re-board the ChePe train for a short but extremely scenic train ride to Bahuichivo, the jumping off spot for passengers heading to Cerocahui - the most beautiful mountain village in the state. Upon arrival at the Bahuichivo train depot you will be transferred the 45 minute journey to the charming town of Cerocahui, and the amazing Hotel Mision. With the rooms nestled amongst the vineyard, and a sparkling little pool beckoning you for a dip. We suggest that you relax, unwind and enjoy.
Dinner included at hotel.
Bahuichivo/ Cerocahui to Los Mochis
Following breakfast is included at the hotel, you have a fantastic morning tour the Gallego Lookout overlooking the canyon. Lunch at the hotel before you transfered to Bahuichivo and re-board the ChePe for the incredible trip down the mountain. This portion of the trip is undoubtedly some of the most scenic, as you descend nearly 5300 feet through rugged mountains and deep canyons. Keep your camera handy - you will need it. The train is scheduled to arrive in Los Mochis at approximately 10:25 pm. You will be transferred to your Los Mochis hotel for the evening.
The tour comes to a close as you are transferred to the airport for your trip home and we say “adios!”. Transfer to the Los Mochis bus station or to Topolobampo Bay can also be accommodated.