Welcome to Copper Canyon & Northern Mexico

Though the narco wars have impacted the north terribly in recent years, it remains a safe place to visit for anyone taking a few sensible precautions, and these days you’ll find you have it pretty much to yourself. The Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacífico (Copper Canyon Railway), Mexico’s only remaining long-distance passenger train ride, is the region’s most outstanding sight, but its colonial towns, superb beaches and diverse wildlife are other strong lures.

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Copper Canyon & Northern Mexico activities

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

El Hechizo Tour from Chihuahua

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.

$95 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.

$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. 

$56 Cultural & Theme Tours


Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico and is the country's ninth-largest city Monterrey serves as a commercial center of northern Mexico and is the base of many significant international corporations. In this tour, you are going to live the downtown Monterrey, knowing the main attractions, its history, beginning with the colonial bishop hill, where we have an excellent view of the city, and know the historical center, Metropolitan Cathedral, Municipal palace and the Macroplaz (it is a town square or plaza located in the heart of the city of Monterrey. Know one of the most important buildings of our great city, the museum of the palace of government. Of course you can not miss the sailing across the channel from the famous Paseo Santa Lucia, whichis one of the most important attractions in the city. It was also part of the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures' attractions and where you will have the opportunity to see the Parque Fundidora (foundry park).

$66 Cultural & Theme Tours


You will explore the major tourist attractions such as Magic Town's most prestigious waterfall northeast of the coun-try "Cola de Caballo" as well as the Santiago Villa de Santiago, in the northernmost region of the state of Nuevo León, is the ideal place for regios and tourists to enjoy each day of relaxation, fun and adventure. Located in the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, its urban center serves as a framework for the natural wonders found inside, especially its canyons, rivers and impressive waterfalls. village where we visit St. James's Church, Main Plaza, El Mirador, La Boca lake, the comercial área Cavazos.

$64 Transfers & Ground Transport


The García Caves (Grutas de Garcia) are the world’s second largest cave system. These caves, discovered in 1843, will astonish you with their natural formations whose creation began more than 50 million years ago. A three-minute journey up to the caves by a cable car offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Xempal Zoo. (This visit is optional. Entrance costs about US$6). In Xenpal Zoo we offer you a family space, where you can come to spend the day with the family. Inside our zoo, we have fun and educational books recorded, that here you do not come, only to see animals, but you come to learn about their care, the species and how wonderful nature is.

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