Copper Canyon Family Semana Santa

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The Copper Canyon Family Semana Santa Experience is ideal for active families who wish for a cultural immersion during spring vacation.

This unique 10 day trip is operated visits remote Tarahumara villages, frontier mining towns, and colonial cities during the Holy Week celebrations around Easter time. Families enjoy a home stay experience with the Norogchi community.

Highlights

El Fuerte – Wander this historic Magical Town and roam the cobble stone streets for a taste of old Mexico

Chihuahua al Pacifico – Enjoy a first class train trip through the Sierra Madre Mountains

Creel – Visit another Mexican Magic Town built on one of the main rims of the Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon – Hike the rugged and wild  Copper Canyon region with visits to  remote indigenous family compounds perched on canyon walls

Culture & Tradition – witness the traditional dancing and processions that mark the Semana Santa Holy Week in a remote community

Dates & Prices

Prices

Because this itinerary will be custom tailored to your liking, please inquire for exact pricing.

Dates

This trip can only be run around Easter time.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival  to Los Mochis and El Fuerte
Transfer to the charming colonial gateway to the Copper Canyon, El Fuerte. Check in to our beautiful historic lodge and then roam the cobble stone streets for a taste of old Mexico. Relax and wander this quaint and historical city. Overnight: Hotel Posada del Hidalgo or equivalent.

Day 2

Chihuahua al Pacifico El Fuerte / Bahuchivo
All aboard the world famous Chihuahua al Pacifico (El Chepe) train trip into the Sierra Madre Mountains (170 km). This comfortable first class train leads us through dozens of tunnels and over countless bridges with exceptional opportunities for taking pictures or just enjoying the view.  We arrive in the early afternoon to Bahuchivo.  There will be time for walks around and enjoy the countryside. Later this evening a Mexican dinner awaits. Overnight: Hotel Mision

Day 3

Cerro del Gallego
After breakfast, we will have a chance to further explore and enjoy the rugged canyon terrain with a private tour to Cerro del Gallego for an amazing overlook of the Copper Canyon. Overnight: Hotel Mision

Day 4

Bahuchivo and Creel
Back onto the train and on to Creel (120 Km), the frontier logging and mining town turned tourism center of the Copper Canyon. Check into our cozy lodging at Best Western the Lodge at Creel Hotel & Spa. Afternoon arrival will give you time to wander the many gift shops; make sure to try and buy directly from the Tarahumara indigenous people who are usually selling their crafts on the main plaza. Alternately, the crafts cooperative contributes to the local communities. Overnight: Best Western Lodge at Creel

Day 5

Creel Private Tour to Valley of Monks and Posada Barrancas
After a hearty breakfast and hotel check out, meet your guide to explore by vehicle  the Lake Arareko, Valleys of the Monks & Mushrooms.  At Arrival settle into your lovely hotel and admire amazing views of the canyon. The late afternoon is free for relaxing or exploring the canyon terrain around the property, to later enjoy dinner on property. Overnight: Hotel Mirador

Day 6

Semana Santa Activities with Local Community
Discover the local culture with the community festivities and traditions, this afternoon and evening, we will witness the traditional dancing and processions that mark the Semana Santa Holy Week. Overnight Norogachi Community Lodging  

Day 7

Hotel Mirador
After breakfast and a chance to explore we will say good bay to our new friends and set out driving through the rolling hills of the high sierra to our destination at Hotel Mirador, stopping en route to see some  impressive view points. The late afternoon is free for relaxing before enjoying a lovely dinner on property. Overnight: Hotel Mirador

Day 8

Explore the area including fertility rock, Oteros Canyon view, Adventure Park and more.
After breakfast today, meet your expert guide to learn more about the canyon and enjoy amazing views such as the Otero Canyon – 1520 meters depth, and the Fertility Rock. Later today experience the crossing of the canyon in a spectacular cable car ride (one of the highest in the world) to a breathtaking viewpoint from where you can marvel at three of the main canyons, including the Copper Canyon itself – affording magnificent views of Tarahumara Indian ranchos in this expansive canyon system. You may also experience an amazing Zip line excursion, with spectacular overviews of the canyon, and other optional activity. Overnight: Hotel Mirador

Day 9

Hotel Mirador / El Fuerte
You start the day with breakfast and a chance for a final walk or souvenir shopping with the local crafts vendors before your early-afternoon transfer to Train Station, back onto the train and on to El Fuerte, the charming colonial gateway to the Copper Canyon, check into your cozy lodging at Posada del Hidalgo. This evening you are free to roam the cobble stone streets for a taste of old Mexico exploring the charming town of El Fuerte on your own.

Day 10

Departure Day
Transfer from El Fuerte to Los Mochis Airport (1:45 hour) for onward flights home.

 

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