Welcome to Chihuahua & Central North Mexico

Tourism, unfortunately, has been ravaged by drug-gang violence, so don't venture off the beaten track without a guide. The ‘Golden Triangle’ – where Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa converge – is noted for its opium production and particularly high levels of violence. While there is some danger of being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, tourists are not generally targeted.

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$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

El Hechizo 3hr Sightseeing Tour- San Ignacio, Valley of the Mushrooms, Monks...

Choose between a morning tour with a pickup time of 9:30am or an afternoon tour with pickup at 3pm. You will be transported to the nearby Tarahumara community of San Ignacio de Arareco. On your 3-hour tour, you will explore 3 valleys and Lake Arareco. Your knowledgeable, local guide will teach you about the culture, history, and daily life of the Tarahumara Tribe.

$120 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kawii and Tarahumara Village Tour with Copper Canyon Hike

Meet in front of Cafe La Troje de Adobe on Calle Francisco Villa 13 at least 5 minutes prior to the tour start time. You will travel approximately 1 hour from Creel to a Tarahumara village by vehicle. Once we arrive to the Tarahumara Village we will begin a guided hiking tour with a  Guide around the village that promises endless views of the Copper Canyon. Not only will you walk the same paths of the stewards of this landscape, you will learn, through the eyes and voice of your tour guide about the Raramuri native people's culture, the challenges they face, their connection to nature, and beliefs in the spirit that lives in the very mountains, lakes and valleys you will see on your tour. After a 6-hour tour you will return you to the start point in Creel. Your tour guide, will share with you about the culture, history, and the unique situation this community is in regarding their land and existence on their ancestral homeland.This tour promises you leave the Copper Canyon with a heart full of a new appreciation for a culture and people you may have never imagined exists.

$60 Kid Friendly

Tour Combinado

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cusarare Falls, Copper Canyon, Northern MexicoItinerario: -Cueva habitada por Tarahumaras de Doña Petra-Lago de Arareko-Valle de los hongos-Valle de las Ranas-Valle de los Monjes-Misión Jesuita de San Ignacio-Misión Jesuita de Cusarare-Cascada de Cusarare-Museo de LoyolaCueva habitada por Tarahumaras SebastianAnímate!… Sera la mejor aventura!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lago de Arareco, Creel, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico-Cueva habitada por Tarahumaras de Doña Petra-Lago de ArarekoDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Valley of the Monks, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico-Valle de los hongos-Valle de las Ranas-Valle de los MonjesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Cusarare Mission, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico-Misión Jesuita de Cusarare-Cascada de Cusarare-Museo de LoyolaDuration: 35 minutesStop At: San Ignacio Mission, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico-Misión Jesuita de San Ignacio-Cueva habitada por Tarahumaras SebastianDuration: 30 minutes

$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Creel to San Ignacio de Arareko and Tarahumara Private Tour

On this private half-day tour your guide will pick you up from your Creel hotel or a central meeting point in downtown and take you to see some of the most interesting places around Creel and the Tarahumara town of San Ignacio de Arareko. During your tour, you will see the interesting rock formations of Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs and Monks. You will admire amazing landscapes and views of green forests and the Sierra Madre Occidental. You'll also visit the San Ignacio Mission which sits in the middle of the town and the Arareko lake.As you tour the area, your guide will provide insight into the Tarahumara culture and traditions, along with the geography and natural history of the region. Keep your camera handy for endless photo ops of the breathtaking landscape. Your last stop is Cueva de Sebastian and you can choose the return time as this is a private tour and you will have time to explore the town on your own before heading back. 

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