Copper Canyon Railway

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


DAY 1:

Your Mexico holiday begins as you fly transatlantic into Mexico City, where you will be met and transferred to your starting hotel. Welcome to Mexico!

DAY 2:

Enjoy a city tour of Mexico City, including a visit to the important Anthropology Museum, an excursion to Guadalupe and to the Aztec site of Teotihuacan.

DAY 3:

Day at leisure to explore the markets, museums, galleries and parks in your own time and discover the bars and cafes of the Zona Rosa.

DAY 4:

Fly north to Chihuahua, a former stronghold for revolutionary bandit leader Francisco “Pancho” Villa during the Mexican Revolution.

DAY 5:

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. Upon arrival at the station you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 6:

Optional morning excursion to Lake Arareko, the Tarahumara Caves (above) 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:

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:

Morning at leisure to explore Cerocahui or participate in an optional tour, such as visiting the Urique Canyon, overlooking the deepest point of the Copper Canyon. In the afternoon, head back to the train station, to travel for 4 hours as far as El Fuerte town, an important mining centre back in the 19th Century.

DAY 9:

Travel the last leg of the journey (78 km) to your hotel in Los Mochis by road in daylight  Optional afternoon excursion to take a boat ride out to Topolobampo bay.

DAY 10:

Your Mexico holiday draws to a close as you are transferred from your hotel to Los Mochis airport in time to check in for your onwards flight home or further afield.

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.