Day 1: Arrive to El Paso
Arrive to El Paso Texas and transfer on your own to your hotel (hotel courtesy shuttle available.) This evening meet in the lobby with our professional Adventures Mexico tour guide for our get acquainted briefing.
Day 2: El Paso - Chihuahua City
Visit Chihuahua City.
Day 3: Chihuahua City - Posada Barrancas
This morning we travel by coach to Posada Barrancas. On the way we will visit the Mennonite community of Cuauhtemoc, settled shortly after the Mexican Revolution. It has been developed as one of the Mexico's leading agricultural areas. We will be able to browse through displays of handcraft Mennonite quilts and comforters. After lunch we will continue to Posada Barrancas. This afternoon explore the mountains and canyons where the shy and primitive Tarahumara Indians live. Enjoy a beautiful Tarahumara sunset over the Canyon.
Day 4: Posada Barrancas - El Fuerte
All Aboard!! This morning we will have a walking tour along the canyon. Some free time will be given to bargain with the Tarahumara Indians who sell their handicrafts near the hotel. After lunch we will board the Ferromex "Chepe" first class train coach for our rail trip through the rugged terrain across Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains to El Fuerte.
We will have an unforgettable stop in the Divisadero (The look out point) to have a view of the three Canyons that comprise the Copper Canyon. This area is four times larger than the Grand Canyon and gives visitors many memorable vistas of the pristine mountains wilderness. Our rail trip will continue through the Copper Canyon and the Colonial Town of El Fuerte for overnight.
Day 5: El Fuerte
>We will have a walking tour visiting the colonial church, the City Hall, the main plaza and the local market among others. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the pool at the hotel or take some tours on your own.
Day 6: El Fuerte - Creel
All Aboard!! Early this morning we will board the train again and admire the beautiful scenery on the return trip. The train winds and bores its way through tunnels of the Tarahumara of the Western Sierra Madre. This afternoon we arrive to the lumber village of Creel for our night stay amid the pines.
Day 7: Creel - Casas Grandes
After breakfast we head off by coach to Casas Grandes, the commercial center of this thriving region. We will tour the Museum of the Northern Cultures and Paquime Archaeology site, with influences of both Pueblo Indian and Mesoamerican cultures. Before returning to the hotel, we will stop at a local fabric where we will see a Pottery demonstration and will have the opportunity to buy the famous Mata Ortiz Pottery.
Day 8: Casas Grandes - El Paso
We will depart early in the morning for El Paso airport, arriving approximately at noon. Please allow time for flight check-in. Flights should not be booked before 2:00 pm.
Explore the area 4 times larger than the Grand Canyon in the first class ChePe train. Wander El Fuerte, Chihuahua City and the archaeological site of Pakime.
Day 1: Arrive to El Paso
- Chihuahua City
- Mennonite community of Cuautemoc
- Tarahumara Indians
- Ferromex "Chepe" train
- Sierra Madre landscape
- El Fuerte
- Mata Ortiz Pottery