El Paso to Chihuahua
Depart El Paso by bus. The Bus leaves hourly throughout the day and is a five hour transfer time. (Transfer from airport, bus station, or El Paso area hotel are 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 Divisadero
Your day begins bright and early at 5:15 am as you are transferred from your hotel to the train station to board the First Class ChePe train en route to Divisadero. The scenery gradually changes from a dry and relatively flat desert landscape to that of scenic mountains and valleys, as you climb from an elevation of 4,600 feet to more than 8,000 to crest the Sierra Madre Range. The hotels in Divisadero all provide stunning views of 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 Creel
Breakfast and Lunchare included before departing at approximately 2pm. You will re-board the ChePe train for a short ninety minute trip to Creel, the shopping and excursion center of the Copper Canyon. After checking into your hotel you are free to relax or do some exploring on your own. 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 Chihuahua
This morning, you will go on a tour of Creel, including such sites as Mushroom Valley, the Mission, Tarahumaran Indian Caves, and Lake Arareko before boarding the ChePe train for your return trip to Chihuahua. Upon arriving in Chihuahua you will be transferred to your hotel for a night of relaxation and reflection.
Chihuahua to El Paso
The tour comes to an end as you checkout of your hotel and are transferred to the Chihuahua bus station for your 5 hour journey back to the El Paso airport for your flight home. Buses depart Chihuahua hourly, and you want to make sure you have at least two hours prior to your flight departure. Transfer to an El Paso area hotel can also be accommodated.