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Intense Copper Canyon

Chihuahua - Creel - Divisadero - Los Mochis (5 days / 4 nts)  From $871

View at Copper Canyon

Located to the southeast of the city of Chihuahua we find the Copper Canyon, which is made of twenty canyons of up to 3,046 meters high, the extension of thsese canyons surpasses in four times those of Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Day 1: Arrival in Chihuahua
Copper CanyonArrival in Chihuahua, meet by our local representative and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon city tour. The historic colonial city Chihuahua, is located on the edge of the hot, dry Chihuahua desert and has important agricultural, livestock, mining, industrial and commercial interests. Some of the highlights to be seen in Chihuahua are the cathedral, remains of the aqueduct built by Jesuits, astounding murals found in some of the public buildings, the home of the revolutionary Pancho Villa, and a never occupied mansion built by a mining magnate for a wouldbe-bride, now the art nouveau museum. Overnight hotel Palacio del Sol.

(Included meals: NA)

Day 2: Chihuahua - Creel (on the Chepe Train)
Early transfer to train station to board the passenger train “Chepe” “Chihuahua – Pacifico” on to Creel. Creel has a great number of natural attractions in its surroundings and it is the starting (or ending) point of the world of the Tarahumara culture seen from the communities of San Ignacio de Arareko and Cusarare. You can visit the arts and crafts museum, located at the old railroad station. There is an excellent exposition of the Raramuri culture. A lot of walking can be done starting at the hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the Arareko lake, located about 7 km from Creel, a Tarahumara cave and the Jesuit mission. Overnight al hotel The Lodge at Creel.

(Included meals: NA)

Day 3: Creel - Divisadero
Transfer to train station to continue to Divisadero, meaning “overview”, is the name given by the railroad to its mid-point siding carved into the high rim of the Urique Canyon, one element of the Copper Canyon system, stop for approximately 15 minutes to walk around and take pictures. Then continue for a 5 minutes ride to arrive at Posada Barrancas station and transfer to your hotel. The view from your hotel is breathtaking, down to the silver thread of the Urique river. Trails head out from this point up and down the canyon walls – in addition to newly developed walking trails leading to the canyon floor and river there are many ancient Indian trails which still serve as the only transportation network serving this vast region. Fullboard and overnight at the hotel Mirador.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Divisadero - Los Mochis
Los MochisEarly free to continue walking and exploring the beauty of landscapes by the viewpoints of the Canyon. By noon, transfer to the train station. Arrival in Los Mochis and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Santa Anita.

 

(Included meals: Breakfast)

Day 5: Los Mochis - departure 
Departure transfer from hotel  to the airport.

(Included meals: Breakfast)

Guide speaking English/Spanish
Quality Hotels Single Double Triple
4* Quality Inn Chihuahua (Chihuahua)
The Lodge at Creel (Creel)
Mirador
Santa Anita (Los Mochis)
$1,127 $871 $797

Valid 2-Jan-14 to 15-Dec-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Includes:
Welcome and transfer from airport upon arrival. Accommodations, meals, transfers and tours as noted in day-by-day itinerary. Entrance fees on sightseeing, tours. Official English / Spanish speaking local guide on tours.  Services in group basis. Train ticket Chihuahua - los Mochis (or v.v.)
 
Does not include:
International and domestic flights. International and domestic airport departure taxes. Meals not mentioned in the itinerary. Optional activities. Personal expenses (laundry, beverages, communications, etc).

Notes:
- Prices in USDollars, minimum 2 passenger/s.
- A supplement will apply for solo travellers.
- Official English / Spanish speaking local guide on tours.
- Triple rooms with 2 beds only, hotels don´t guarantee 3 beds.
- Specific properties may be replaced for others of same quality.
- Check in at hotels is normally at 3pm. Check out at 12.00 (noon) .
- The order of the itinerary may be altered according to flight schedules.
- All prices may vary on special holidays, Easter week and/or long Weekends.
- Services in shared basis (SIB) are only available from 7 am to 8 pm. Arrivals and departures out of this schedule will require private services.
- The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational and/or weather reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route and visits, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.
- Category of hotels is based on standards of the country (only to be used as a guide). One star being the most limited of services and, five stars having superior amenities and closer to international standards.