El Paso – Chihuahua
Depart El Paso by bus. Buses leave hourly throughout the day and is a five hour transfer time. A private driver will meet you and transfer you to the bus depot from the airport or any El Paso area hotel. 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 – 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 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.
Dinner included at hotel.
Divisadero – El Fuerte
Breakfast and Lunch included at the hotel before departing at approximately 1pm, heading for El Fuerte. Use your free time in the morning to purchase handmade crafts from the Tarahumara Indians. After lunch, board the train for a rail trip through the rugged terrain across Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains to El Fuerte.
Your journey today will take you through the stunning Copper Canyon and end for the evening in the Colonial Town of El Fuerte.
Today you have the entire day to relax, explore, and enjoy the amazing colonial city of El Fuerte. You will be lodging within blocks of the downtown city Plaza lined with beautiful palm trees and artwork. There is a variety of shops and cafes to enjoy along with the El Fuerte Museum and Municipal building lined with fascinating murals.
This afternoon you will enjoy a leisurely River Float tour down the El Fuerte River where you will encounter numerous types of birds and plant life that are native to this tropical environment. You will also have the chance to see the ancient Petroglyphs carved into the rocks that line the river.
El Fuerte – Creel
Your journey begins this morning as you say good bye to El Fuerte and board the Ferromex First Class Chepe Train headed for Creel. Today you will traverse again the most rugged railway in the Western Hemisphere as you climb more than 7,000 feet through the Sierra Madre Range. You will be surrounded by canyons and mountain scenery abounds in all directions. Upon arriving, you will be transferred to your Creel hotel for the evening.
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Creel – Chihuahua
This morning you will go on a tour of Creel, including such sites as Mushroom Valley, the Mission, Tarahumaran Indian Caves, and Lake Arereko 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 – El Paso
It is time to say “adios.” Transfer to El Paso by bus. Buses leave every hour and upon arrival in El Paso you can be transferred to the airport or any El Paso area hotel.