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Discover Copper Canyon by train

14 days from £4,695pp

Includes flights
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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the Copper Canyon on board El Chepe.

  • Spend time on the Pacific coast exploring the town of Zihuatanejo.

  • Get to know Mexico City with a private guided tour.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Mexico City
  • Los Mochis
  • El Fuerte
  • Bahuichivo
  • Cerocahui
  • Bahuichivo
  • Barrancas/Divisadero
  • Chihuahua
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
  • Mexico City

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Mexico City

International outbound flight , Mexico City

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Mexico City. When you arrive in Mexico City you will be met by your guide who will drive you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time there may be time to head out and explore from your hotel.

Day 2 Mexico City

Mexico City

A great introduction to Mexico is a tour to Teotihuacan and you will have your own guide to make the most of this incredible temple site.

Day 3 Mexico City

Mexico City

A chance to stretch your legs today on a walking tour of Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo and San Angel, within lunch included to keep you and your guide going.

Day 4 El Fuerte

Mexico City , Los Mochis , El Fuerte

A domestic flight will take you to Los Mochis on the coast of the Gulf of California. Here you will be met and driven to the small town of El Fuerte. There will be time for a walking tour of the town which was once an important trading hub for the mines in the region.

Day 5 Cerocahui

El Fuerte , Bahuichivo , Cerocahui

Today you will board El Chepe, the train that will take you through the Copper Canyon. On the first day of this truly spectacular journey you will travel to Bahuichivo at an altitude of around 1,800m above sea level. You will be met at the station and driven to Cerocahui, a tiny village where forestry is the main industry. It is situated in the Canyon itself and has access to a stunning view point where three canyons meet.


Day 6 Barrancas/Divisadero

Cerocahui , Bahuichivo , Barrancas/Divisadero

This morning you will have a tour to that stunning view point before boarding the train again. You continue on to Barrancas which is near the highest point at 2,350m above sea level. From the station there will be a shuttle to the well named Hotel Mirador.


Day 7 Barrancas/Divisadero


Today you will ride the Copper Canyon Cable Car taking in the best views of the region including Outlook points and the Balancing Rock.


Day 8 Chihuahua

Barrancas/Divisadero , Chihuahua

This morning is free for you to relax or explore further and in the afternoon you will board the train to Chihuahua. This section of track rises and falls through mountainous scenery as you ultimately descend to around 1,600m. Leaving the train for the final time you will be met and driven to your hotel.

Day 9 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Chihuahua , Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

A domestic flight will take you to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo on the Pacific Coast. This beautiful and historic town will be your base for the next few days as you take advantage to relax a little.

Day 10 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo


Time at leisure. There are plenty of water based activities that can be arranged here or you can head inland and keep equally active if you want so please do let us know if you prefer to keep going. If not then sit back and enjoy the relaxing coastal town.

Day 11 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo


Time to explore the town.

Day 12 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo


A final day to relax on the beach.

Day 13 International return flight

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo , Mexico City , International return flight

Your driver will return to take you to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel Specialist Tessa
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