Mexico City & Copper Canyon

From Mexico City to Chihuahua
  • Mexico
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Tour Description

Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. It's known for its Templo Mayor (a 13th-century Aztec temple), the baroque Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by Diego Rivera. Copper Canyon, in northern Mexico, is a series of massive canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. Popular for hiking, it gets its name from the copper-green hue of the canyon walls.

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Discover the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Mexico City

Located in the heart of Mexico, Mexico City is the capital of Mexico, and the oldest capital city of the Americas. It is rich in history and colourful culture.
Arrive any time & transfer to your hotel.

Day 2
Mexico City

Explore magnificent Mexico City, built on top of the ruins of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. The first stop is the Zocalo (main square), one of the largest public squares in the world. Visit the cathedral Metropolitana – the largest church in Latin America and the Palacio Nacional, which hosts Diego Rivera’s murals. A stop is made at a handicraft market, where you will have time for some browsing. Drive along the famous boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, built during the short-lived reign of Emperor Maximilian to connect the main square and his castle in Chapultepec. Lastly you will stop at the Museum of Anthropology. Time to explore the treasures of the Aztec culture. Operates from Tuesday to Saturday.

Day 3
Mexico City

Pick-up from selected hotels, we will drive to the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan, located 50 km northeast of Mexico City. A stop is made at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, where three cultures converge: Aztec, Spanish, and contemporary Mexican. Continue to the Basilica de Guadalupe. It is here where the Virgin of Guadalupe is said to have appeared before an Indian named Juan Diego in 1531, and an image of her was miraculously emblazoned on his cloak.
Time to explore the New Basilica de Guadalupe (the old basilica, built in 1700, is slowly sinking).
Your journey continues to Teotihuacan, one of the most impressive cities of the ancient world, held sacred by the Aztecs. Explore its temples, palaces and pyramids, including the Quetzalpapalotl Palace Complex, the Temple of the Feathered Conches, the Pyramid of the Moon, and the immense Pyramid of the Sun, ranked among the biggest in the world.

Day 4
Mexico City Copper Canyon

Transfer from your hotel to Mexico City Airport.
Flight Not Included, additional costs apply.
Upon arrival at Los Mochis airport you will be met and transferred to El Fuerte.

PLEASE NOTE: While on your Copper Canyon Rail Tour, Spanish is the main language with little English spoken

Day 5
Copper Canyon

We will drive 45 km to the Divisadero outlook point, for an awesome view into the precipitous depths of Copper Canyon. The Tarahumara Indians display their beautiful handicrafts here. We continue to the famous Piedra Volada. The brave ones can stand on this wobbly rock with a precipitous fall for an unforgettable photo.

Day 6
Copper Canyon

We will drive 5kms to Lago Arareco, an enchanting lake nestled between pine forests and fanciful rock formations, including the Elephant Rock. We will continue to the 30 meters high waterfall Cascada Cusarare, and to visit the nearby Jesuit mission. On the way back we will see caves inhabited by Tarahumara Indians.

Day 7
Copper Canyon Chihuahua

Full day departure from hotel in Creel to visit the Mennonite communities and drop off at your hotel in Chihuahua (private service), Approx. duration: 6 hours.
We will drive to an area of Mennonite farming villages, located 1.5 hours west of Chihuahua. Founded by Dutchman Menno Simonis in the 16th century, the Mennonites maintain a code of beliefs that, from the start, put it at odds with several governments in the world: members take no oaths of loyalty other than to God and they eschew military service. Persecuted for their beliefs, they moved from Germany to Russia to Canada, and thousands settled in the tolerant, post-revolutionary Mexico of the 1920s. Often blond and blue-eyed, the Mennonites stand out from their Mexican neighbours and have remained culturally distinct, many only speaking their own dialect of old German. We will visit some Mennonite villages with their pitched-roofed wooden houses and barns, the Mennonite museum, and village shops selling the famous Mennonite cheese. Drop off at your hotel in Chihuahua.

Day 8
Chihuahua Depart

Transfer to Chihuahua airport.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 7 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
  • Included Copy 20 Other meals where stated
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Tours in the itinerary
  • Included Copy 20 Airport transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Transport
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Duration

8 days

Price from

$1,480 USD

Per person, twin share

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