Welcome to Copper Canyon & Northern Mexico

Northern Mexico is the ultimate frontier land: vast cactus-strewn deserts, craggy mountains and breathtaking canyons define this most iconic of regions, familiar to almost anyone from its role in countless Wild West movies. If the landscape is diverse, then the people of the north are equally so: cowboys, revolutionaries and bandits have, over the centuries, left their mark on the region, while the varied and still... Read More

Top experiences in Copper Canyon & Northern Mexico

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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.

$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Como Piedra: Hiking Tour Around a Tarahumara Villa

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 Tarahumara Guide around the village that promises endless 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 native tour guide, Chunel, 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 hike. After a 3-hour hike you will return you to the start point in Creel. Chunel, 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

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. 

$316.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Monterrey Hot Air Balloon Ride

Rise early to start your hot-air balloon experience with hotel pickup from Monterrey, and then travel for about 40 minutes by minivan out of the city toward Allende. Stop at the launch field, and hop out of your minivan to watch your balloon inflate. After a safety briefing, step inside the balloon’s basket and take to the skies with your professional pilot. Flying between 1,000 and 5,000 feet (300 and 1,520 meters) above the ground, depending on the wind, see the magnificent sights in the state of Nuevo León. Have your camera ready to capture bird’s-eye views of the Sierra Madre Oriental, the mountain range that runs along the eastern side of Mexico. As you watch the sun rise over the pine and oak forests of the Sierra Madre Oriental, listen to your pilot talking about landscape markers mapped out beneath you. On a clear day, you may see a peak that looks like a saddle; that’s Cerro de la Silla, or Saddle Hill, a well-known landmark associated with Monterrey. You also could see Las Cruces river and Tía Liberata mountain, and you might even catch the flash of a puma or mule deer darting into the woods. Your ride in the clouds lasts 35 to 40 minutes depending on weather conditions. Touch back down to the ground and enjoy some sparkling wine (provided) to complete your memorable morning before your minivan ride back to Monterrey.

$46.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Arrival Transfer: General Mariano Escobedo International Airport to Monterrey Hotels

When you arrive at Monterrey’s General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, meet your professional driver, who will show you to your air-conditioned transfer vehicle and drive you in comfort to your hotel. The airport is about 17 miles (27 km) from central Monterrey. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantly and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

$15.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: General Mariano Escobedo International Airport to Monterrey Hotels

When you arrive at General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, your private driver will take you directly to your Monterrey hotel in air-conditioned comfort. The airport is approximately 17 miles (27 km) from central Monterrey. When making a booking, please provide all flight arrival details and full address of your accommodation. Your transfer will be confirmed instantly, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Price is per person, based on 9 adults per car/vehicle.