From Los Cabos to the Copper Canyon
Day 1: Los Cabos – Todos Santos – The famous “Hotel California” – La Paz
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Todos Santos, a beautiful small town in Baja California with a population of no more than 7000 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 like palms, mangoes, and avocado. Recently this town was included in the list of “Mexico’s magic towns” for its history and ancient architecture. Walking tour through the center of the town. We highly recommend you not to lose the opportunity of having lunch in the very famous “Hotel California” which is mentioned in the song «Hotel California” of the recognized group Eagles. Todos Santos is a small pearl in the middle of the desert. After lunch we will transfer you to La Paz to check-in in the hotel. Time for rest.
Day 2: La Paz – Los Mochis – El Fuerte
By Ferry or flight from La Paz to Los Mochis (according to your request and availability). Upon arrival it is optional to visit the Topolobampo bay which is famous for its marine park. There are tunas, shrimps, shells, oysters, and crabs. It’s half port and half reserve. Transfer for about 2 hours to the picturesque town El Fuerte, located in the State of Sinaloa. El Fuerte is a small but 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”. The famous legend of the brave Zorro was born in here. Local citizens affirm that this character was real and 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 this beautiful town.
Day 3: El Fuerte – Divisadero
Transfer from the hotel to the train station to get on the exciting “Chepe” Express. This for sure will be an amazing experience. The next stop is Divisadero, in the Cooper Canyon. During this journey you will cross kilometres of Cooper Canyon which is situated in the “Sierra Madre Occidental” mountain range. You will enjoy gorgeous views that will absolutely impress you: giant cactuses, overgrown hills, red cliffs, several tunnels, beautiful bridges, and waterfalls. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival to Divisadero. Walking tour by the edge of the Canyon. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures of a fantastic sunset. Time for rest.
Day 4: Divisadero– Creel
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. We recommend you walking through the area to take amazing pictures of the Canyon and of the “Piedra Volada” that is situated on the edge of the Canyon, to get to know more the way of life and traditions of Tarahumara. Optionally, with extra payment, you can visit “Aventura Park” where you can do unique activities in Copper Canyon like the largest zipline in the world (2,554 metres), Via Ferrata, Rappel etc. Transfer to Creel. Creel is the historical centre of Tarahumara who live on mountain sides, among canyons, in the remote high mountain area. There are craft producers and small shops of this beautiful and cozy “Magical town” that tell us about the culture and habits of this indigenous people. We recommend you visit the 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 – Mennonites Community - Chihuahua
Today you will visit the spectacular and quiet lake Arareko, located 5 km south from the town. Among other points of interest there are the thermal waters of Recowata, cliffs of unusual form in Valle de Los Hongos. The next place we will visit is the village of the indigenous Tarahumara people. Tarahumara (the translation is “foot-runner”) are Native American people who live on the side hills of the 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. The tour continues in the city of Cuauhtemoc, where one of the biggest Mennonites community lives. Mennonites are a Protestant group close to the Baptists. You will see their houses and can taste the delicious cheese, freshly baked bread, different jams, cookies, apple pies – everything made by the Mennonites, a tireless workaholic people. Arrival to Chihuahua to check-in in the hotel. Time for rest.
Day 6: Chihuahua
We will do a very interesting City tour, visiting the main square of the city, to the main cathedral, and the Pancho Villa Museum, famous leader of Mexican Revolution in 1912 (museum closes on Monday). In the museum you will not only see personal items of Pancho Villa, but also a big collection of the photos and documents that reflect historical events of that time. Transfer to the airport in the evening.