Los Mochis to El Fuerte
Upon arriving in Los Mochis, you will be transferred to the historic town of El Fuerte for a relaxing and quiet evening in this fantastic colonial town. (The transfer time is 1.5 hours and can be accommodated to any flight or bus arrival time.)
El Fuerte to Divisadero
Today your adventure begins in earnest as you board the "ChePe" first class train. You will traverse the most scenic segment of the railroad, climbing from sea level to an elevation of more than 7000 feet. Spectacular rivers, canyons, mountains, and towering cliffs abound in all directions. Upon arriving in Divisadero, you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening. The hotels in Divisadero all provide views which overlook 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. This line took 111 years to complete due to the financial hurdles caused in part by mountainous terrain and rugged canyons. By the time the railroad was completed in 1961, more than 200 trestles/bridges and 87 tunnels were built.
Dinner is included at your hotel.
Divisadero to Los Mochis
Breakfast and are Lunch included at the hotel before departing at approximately 1pm, heading for Los Mochis. Today you traverse the most rugged railway in the Western Hemisphere as you descend nearly 8,000 feet through the Sierra Madre Range. Canyon and mountain scenery abounds in all directions. Upon arrival in Los Mochis you will be transferred to your downtown hotel for the evening.
Breakfast and lunch are included at your hotel.
Your Copper Canyon adventure comes to a close this morning as you check out of the hotel and are transported to the airport for your flight.