Copper Canyon Railway

Mexico and the Copper Canyon

This ten day sample Mexico holiday starts in Mexico City before flying up to Chihuahua for the spectacular journey through the Copper Canyon on the Al Pacifico railway to Los Mochis.

Highlights: Mexico City – Chihuahua – Creel – Divisadero – Bahuchivo – El Fuerte – Los Mochis

Batopolas Chihuahua

Days 1-3

Mexico City

You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. We also include a city tour with a visit to the important Anthropology Museum and an excursion to Guadalupe and to the Aztec site of Teotihuacan. There is plenty of time for you to explore the markets, museums, galleries, squares and parks in your own time and discover restaurants, bars and cafes of the Zona Rosa. If you would like us to book additional excursions or activities, please let us know.

Day 4

Fly to Chihuahua

Transfer to the airport in time to check-in for your flight to Chihuahua in the northern part of the country. You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel.

During the bloody Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) Chihuahua was one of the strongholds for revolutionary bandit leader Francisco "Pancho" Villa and the Northern Division.

Day 5

Chihuahua to Creel

Early morning departure transfer to the station to board the ‘Chepe’ (Chihuahua-Pacifico) train for the first leg of the journey to Creel. This is a journey of around 5 hours.

You will be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 6

Creel to Divisadero

We offer optional excursions in the morning to Lake Arareko, the Tarahumara Caves or San Ignacio Mission. Around 11.30am return to Creel station to board the ‘Chepe’ train for the second leg - a journey of two hours - to Divisadero, where the hotel is within walking distance of station.

Day 7

Divisadero to Bahuichivo

We include an excursion to Balancing Rock and the outlook point, both with magnificent views of the Copper Canyon. Around 1.30pm, walk across the station to board the ‘Chepe’ for the third leg of the journey, to Bahuichivo, arriving around 3.00pm. Here you will be met and driven to the hotel in the old mission community of Cerocahui.

Day 8

Cerocahui to El Fuerte

During the morning you will be on your own to explore Cerocahui or you may want to participate in one optional tour around the area, such as visiting the Urique Canyon, overlooking the deepest point of the Copper Canyon (1,879 m deep). Mid-afternoon we head back to the train station, to hop onto the ‘Chepe’ and travel for 4 hours as far as El Fuerte town, which, in the 19th century, was an important mining centre and where there are now some lovely boutique hotels.

Day 9

El Fuerte to Los Mochis

It is better to travel the last leg of the journey (78 km) to Los Mochis by road in daylight rather than wait for the evening train. You will be driven to your hotel in Los Mochis.

Optional excursion to take a boat ride out to Topolobampo bay.

Day 10

Depart Mexico

Departure transfer from your hotel to Los Mochis airport in time to check in for your flight.

The above sample Mexico holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications


Mexico offers a range of  hotels from three star accommodation to small boutique hotels to five star chains according to your budget. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Mexico holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Mexico Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample iMexico holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your own particular requirements for this holiday – please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Mexico holiday.

Duration of your Mexico Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Mexico holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Mexico holiday plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Mexico holiday.