ACTIVITY LEVEL: Low to Medium
Ready for a truly unforgettable adventure that will take you well off the beaten path?
Let The Continental DRIFTER® take you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mexico's Copper Canyon!
Explore the breathtaking canyon and its meticulous landscapes. Discover Creel's charming old Western appeal and experience Divisadero's grandeur (after all, it's situated right on the canyon rim).
Savor the many distinct flavors of El Fuerte which is located in the middle of lush rain forests, while peeking into Cusarare's many hidden secrets. Hop onboard El Chepe for a train journey you won't soon forget and have an opportunity to take pictures like no other—witness firsthand how this incredible rail system connects many different communities through beautiful scenery!
Our tour also allows visitors to get up close and personal with the locals, especially the Tarahumara Indians, who are known for their arts and crafts and distinctive way of dressing (as well as their long-distance running capabilities).
You'll also learn about their culture and way of life by conversing as you explore one of nature’s greatest wonders!
""This was my 3rd trip with Ralph. His tours are always well planned & organized. Ralph is calm, patient and very helpful. Copper Canyon is as spectacular as he describes; hiking to an amazing waterfall, zip lining Mexico's longest zip line thru the Canyon or you can simply ride the cable car. The local Tarahumara people are shy, but warm and friendly. If you're from the U.S., Copper Canyon is in your backyard, a highly recommended tour for anyone with a sense of adventure (or not)."
~ Silvia B. (Mexico, Cambodia, India, Chicago, others)
"My trip to Copper Canyon, Mexico, was really an eye-opener. It is a destination that was never on my radar until PhotoEnrichment Adventures started going there. While there you get to see a side of Mexico that never gets mentioned. The landscape was beautiful and the rolling clouds made for great photos. Another highlight was meeting and interacting with the native Tarahumara people in their cave homes. They were very welcoming to us. We were able to go inside their homes and take as many photos as we wished."
~ Patrick M. (Mexico, Spain, Cambodia, Antarctica, Morocco, India, others)
“This was my first trip with Ralph which I found most informative as I had never travelled to Mexico before. Ralph is an excellent tour guide, his attention to detail is clearly of paramount importance because he takes pride in running a tight ship!”
~ Robert J. (Mexico, Costa Rica, others)
“Loved it. I always felt in very capable hands with Ralph and Patrick. P.S. Patrick is wonderful. He is such a thoughtful and knowledgeable person. Hope I get to take a trip with him someday.”
~ Alice A. (Mexico, Cuba)
“Wonderful experience and amazing to see the extent of Copper Canyon and the beautiful Tarahumara people...”
~ John Y. (Mexico, Cambodia, France, Vietnam, others)
“This was my first trip with [PhotoEnrichment Adventures] and I'm certain it will not be my last. Ralph and Patrick did a great job orchestrating interesting and challenging activities for us and selected excellent accommodations. I would recommend PEA's trip to Copper Canyon to all my friends.”
~ Jim B.
“A brilliantly run trip by Ralph et al with superb logistics, wonderful cultural education, spectacular scenery, and excellent food! And the train ride was a gem, too.”
~ Gary K.
“I feel comfortable photographing all the native people on Ralph’s trip because he has been here before and they know what to expect from us tourists.”
~ Nancy E.
"The key thing about Ralph's tours is that I do not feel like a tourist."
~ Patrick M. (Mexico, Portugal, France, Spain, Costa Rica, others)
"Copper Canyon turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life."
~ Caroline J. (Mexico, Cuba, Morocco)
"As a cultural tour guide, Ralph introduces you, and doesn't sort of direct you, to the culture of Copper Canyon."
~ David T. (Mexico, Vietnam, others)
"Excellent trip to get outdoors, the visual is almost unbelievable. El Chepe Train ride was much more modern and comfortable than expected."
~ John R. (Mexico, Colombia, Cambodia, Iceland, others)
ALL ACTIVITIES, DAYS AND TIMING ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Most meals are included and B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner
Participants can expect about a half-day of scheduled activities and a half-day of free time, on average.
Please know that all aspects of this itinerary are subject to change.
Plan your flight to arrive at Chihuahua City airport (airport code: CUU) any time before 4 pm this day and then be welcomed by local staff and TRANSFER to your hotel.
DINNER at a local restaurant in the Old Center of Chihuahua is included.
Overnight at Hotel Quality Inn Downtown (or similar).