Copper Canyon & El Chepe Train

The Copper Canyon is situated in north western Mexico, running from Chihuahua in the central region to Los Mochis on the Gulf of California. It is a magnificent combination of six river systems and twenty canyons which together more than match Arizona’s Grand Canyon for width, depth and sheer jaw-dropping grandeur. Part of the Copper Canyon National Park, it is truly awe inspiring, with mountainous copper-green rock walls which provide its iconic name.
 
You can bike, hike, horseback ride, drive - or take the El Chepe train Mexico. This is the most popular method because this is no ordinary train. The Chihauhua al Pacifico Railway, or El Chepe, is one of the classic train journeys of the world. It runs for 400 miles over 39 bridges and through 86 tunnels, rising 2,500 metres onto the Sierra Tarahumara.
 
For more information and advice on Copper Canyon holidays & the El Chepe train, Mexico - call our friendly team on 01582 766122 or send us an email.
 
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The El Chepe train, Mexico is a stunning railway engineering achievement and yet another of Mexico’s World Heritage Sites. It is actually a regular computer train which runs daily in each direction so you can get off and on where you like, for as long as you like. This also gives the villagers and townspeople the opportunity to lay out and sell their food and crafts to the passengers.
 
The train is comfortable and air conditioned with a restaurant or snack bar available. The idea is to stop off along the way to see what this spectacular region of Mexico has to offer.
 
And there is lot to see. The town of Creel, approximately halfway to the coast, is situated close to the canyon’s highest point. This is a popular place to break your journey and another option is to travel here from Chihuahua by road. You can then join the train here for the most spectacular part of the trip. Creel is a well equipped tourist centre with a great choice of geological, architectural and artistic attractions. You can see the Valleys of the Frogs and the Mushrooms, where the volcanic and sedimentary rock layers have been eroded over millennia into uncannily familiar shapes. The Escultura de Cristo Rey, an 8 metre high white statue of Christ, stands at the top of a 500 metre high walk and steps., but the view is worth the effort! The Loyola Museum is also worth a visit, with its collection of lost paintings by famous Mexican artists and sacred 16th and 17th century works of art.
 
The local Tarhumara or Ruramuni people among the oldest and most traditional native American societies in North America. The Casa y Museo de Artesania’s de Creel showcases their superb prizewinning arts and crafts.
 
Just twenty miles away you can visit the Cusurare Falls, 30 metres high and surrounded by pine forest, with the Recowata hot springs nearby. The springs are very popular but with a temperature of seventy degrees centigrade they are not for swimming! While at Cusurare, check out the region’s oldest Jesuit mission, of Santo Cinco Senores from 1741, which has been preserved in fascinating original condition.
 
An excursion away is the Basaseachic Falls. At 246 metres these are the second highest in Mexico. They are clearly viewable from several vantage points from the walking trail and an absolute must-see.
Mexico: El Chepe Train + Copper Canyon + Yucatan
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12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
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Embark on one of the most famous train journeys in the world aboard 'El Chepe' - the Chihuahua-Pacifico train that travels for 15 hours through the spectacular landscapes of the green Copper Canyon in northern Mexico. Also visit historic Mexico City, before relaxing on the glorious beaches of the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula, or Baja California. Train and all transfers included.
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Mexico City
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Zócalo Plaza
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Templo Maya
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Chihuahua
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El Chepe Train
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Copper Canyon
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Divisaderos
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Los Mochis
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Riviera Maya beaches
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Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins
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Mexico City
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Zócalo Plaza
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Templo Maya
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Chihuahua
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El Chepe Train
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Copper Canyon
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Divisaderos
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Los Mochis
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Riviera Maya beaches
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Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins
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