From Los Cabos to the Copper Canyon
Day 1: Los Cabos – Todos Santos – famous hotel “California” – La Paz
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Todos Santos – a small town with the population of no more than 5000 people which is situated one hour driving south from La Paz and one hour driving north from Cabo San Lucas in the foothills of Sierra de la Laguna. The town is directed to the Pacific Ocean having a lot of green plants – palm groves, mango and avocado. Short time ago the town was registered in the list of “Mexico’s magic towns” for its history and ancient architecture. Walking tour through the center of old city. We highly recommend you not to lose the opportunity and to have a lunch in a very famous place of the world – hotel “California” which is mentioned in the song of Eagles «The Hotel of California”. This is a small pearl in the middle of desert. After lunch transfer to La Paz, accommodation in the hotel. Time for rest.
Day 2: La Paz – Topolobampo (Los Mochis) – El Fuerte
Early transfer from the hotel to the ferry pier. 07:00 – departure with the ferry from La Paz, Baja California to the Topolobampo bay (Los Mochis). 15:00 – arrival to the Topolobampo bay which is famous for its marine park. There is tune, shrimps, shells, oysters and crabs. It’s half harbor, half reserve. Meeting at the harbor and transfer (about 2 hours) to El Fuerte, Sinaloa state. El Fuerte is a very harmonious town that combines historical, natural and architectural attractions. Local people always observed traditions and cultural values during lots of centuries. That is why the town was registered in the list of “Mexico’s magic towns”. Here the legend of brave Zorro was born. Local citizens affirm that this character was real and also say his name: Don Diego de la Vega. The house of the national hero is preserved. Tourists can also see the show which is called “Happy hour with Zorro”. Hotel check-in. Free time for walk through the town.
Day 3: El Fuerte – Divisadero/Posada Barrancas
08:00 – transfer from the hotel to the train station CHEPE (Chihuahua Pacific Railway). The next stop is Cooper Canyon. During your trip you will cross kilometers of Cooper Canyon which is situated in the mountains of Sierra Madre. You will enjoy spectacular views that will absolutely impress you: giant cactuses, overgrown hills, red cliffs, beautiful bridges and spectacular waterfalls. 14:00 – approximate time of arrival to Divisadero Posada station, transfer to the hotel. Walking tour through Canyon. Don’t forget your cameras to take pictures of a fantastic sunset in Canyon. Dinner at the hotel. Time for rest.
Day 4: Divisadero/Posada Barrancas – Creel
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. We recommend you to walk through neighborhood, to take amazing pictures of the Canyon and of the “flying stone” that is situated on the brink of the Canyon, to get to know closer the way of life and traditions of Tarahuamara. Optionally you can have a ride on a rope-way Teleferico. Lunch at the hotel. 13:00 – transfer from the hotel to the train station CHEPE. 14:00 – train departure. 16:00 – arrival to Creel. Transfer to Creel. Creel is the historical centre of Tarahumara who live on mountainsides, among canyons, in the remote high mountain area. Craft producers and small shops of this city tell us about the culture and habits of this indigenous people. We recommend you to visit a gift store Casa de las Artesanias, where you can buy different arts and crafts articles. Time for rest. Night in the hotel.
Day 5: Creel – Chihuahua (tour to Mennonites Community)
10:00 – departure to the excursion. You will visit the spectacular and quiet lake Arareco, located 5 km south from the city. Among other points of interest there are thermal springs in Recouata, cliffs of unusual form in Valle de Los Hongos. The next place we will visit is the village of the indigenous peoples Tarahumara. Tarahumara (the translation is “foot-runner”) – Native American people who live on the side hills of Cooper Canyon in the state of Chihuahua. They are renowned for their long-distance running ability. Their record is not the speed but the length of the distance. The tour continues in the city of Cuauhtemoc, where one of the biggest Mennonites community lives. Mennonites are protestant group close to baptism. You will see their household during the lunch in the authentic Mennonite house. The table will be served with cheese, freshly baked bread, different jams, cookies, apple pies – everything made by tireless workaholics – Mennonites. Transfer to Chihuahua. Arrival to the hotel. Accommodation in the hotel. Time for rest.
City tour, visit of central square of the city, main cathedral and Pancho Villa museum – famous leader of Mexican Revolution in 1912 (day off: Monday). In the museum you will not only see personal items of Pancho, but also a big collection of the photos and documents that reflect historical events of that time. Transfer to the airport in the evening.